kevin park jung-hoo, jin heewoong

March 2 to April 1, 2023

Migrant Instability

Tiotia:ke / Mooniyang / Montreal

Visual arts 

March 2 to April 1, 2023

March 2, 2023 5:00pm

Migrant Instability is a duo exhibition that questions what one carries and/or what one leaves behind when they “move”. The presented works attempt to create a dialogue between the violently transformative experiences of a first-generation immigrant (Jin) and the constant state of displacement a second-generation immigrant (Park) experiences throughout their life. For Jin and Park, the heightened hostility against Asian bodies during the pandemic has also heightened the physical and spiritual disconnection from diasporic homelands.

In Jin’s mynameisyours, personal writings and cell phone footage constitute a reflection upon his positioning within his city while simultaneously and ceaselessly staying on the move to survive — in many senses of the word. Park’s In Place of Your Name, captures the artist’s failed attempt at finding his aunt’s grave, based on his father’s oldest memory; going up a mountain at night to bury his one-year-old sister’s corpse with his own father. The exhibition also presents their collaborative works under the title, Take Us Somewhere, which are composed of video, object-based installation, and writings.

Free entrance

From Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 6pm.


With the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

activities related to the exhibition

March 9th – Moderated discussion with the artists

Free entry- reservation required here.

On March 9th, from 5pm to 7pm, the MAI invites you to a free moderated discussion hosted by Tyra Maria Trono and the artists behind Migrant Instability, Kevin Park Jung-Hoo and jin heewoong. You will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the presence of the artists from 5pm to 6pm, and then participate in a moderated discussion about the exhibition’s themes in the MAI café-bar from 6pm to 7pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists, ask questions, and learn more about their work.

March 23rd – Take Us Somewhere DJ Night

Free entry- reservation required here.

Take Us Somewhere is an evening of collective celebration with an all-Asian DJ lineup. This party is organized in connection with the Migrant Instability exhibition by artists Kevin Park Jung-Hoo and jin heewoong in the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) gallery. Kevin and Jin invite other members of their communities to join them in moving forward, together.
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