Heejoon June Yoon is a interdisciplinary artist and educator whose research uncovers the ecology of absurdity and latent violence within the contemporary society. Her recent work revolves around web-culture and feminist narratives through building immersive audiovisual environment as a storytelling platform. Through various forms of storytelling, Yoon has been exploring the cycle of perception/ framing/ indoctrination of normality while questioning the ridiculousness found in this circulation. She makes an unsettling audio and visual image where viewers can come across with an unexpected experience of monstrosity of reality.
Her films and other works have been presented internationally at venues such as Montreal World Film Festival, Boston Cyberarts, Shelter-In-Place gallery, CICA Museum, Space 413, White Noise; and at digital platforms such as the Foundation.app, Wrong Biennale and Radio Nopal.
Yoon has lectured in Rhode Island School of Design and Inha University, held workshops via Scripps College, and Pocoapoco in Oaxaca. See below for the courses:
Resident/Instructor: co-instructor for a mini workshop "Tending to Cryptid Bodies". led w/ Miriam Hillawi Abraham. Pocoapoco, Oaxaca. 2023
Lecturer: Division of Design Convergence. “Photography and Moving Images”, “Understanding Photography and Moving Images”. Inha University, South Korea. 2022 - 2023
Guest Critic: Digital + Media MFA 21 Thesis Review. visited w/ Nora Khan and Fletcher Bach; “Foundation Studio: Design” by Aly Ogasian. Experimental and Foundation Studies. Rhode Island School of Design, RI. 2019-21
Lecturer/Critic: Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies. “Foundations Studio: Design”. Rhodes Island School of Design, RI. 2020-21
Visiting Instructor: Digital Arts Program. “WebVR Workshop”. Scripps College, CA. 2020
Course Designer and Co-instructor: “Blood in the Louvre, Butt in Vimeo”. co-taught w/ Ji Yoon Chung. Rhode Island School of Design, RI. 2020