Asia Art Archive welcomes tammy ko Robinson as Researcher-in-Residence.
During her residency, ko Robinson is engaging with late artist Ha Bik Chuen’s archive, focusing on the materials related to sociopolitical upheaval within Ha’s archive, such as those around 1967 Leftist Riots.
On 28 October 2017, ko Robinson participates in the workshop Histories on Edge, which is part of The Performing Archive: Deep Archival Engagement as Artistic Practice, a collaboration with Lingnan University’s Department of Cultural Studies. In particular, she shares her ongoing research, material culture study, and archiving project with fellow artist-researcher Jerome Reyes around the cultural legacy of the I-Hotel from the 1970s onwards.
On 1 November 2017, as part of the screening of The Fall of the I-Hotel (57 min, 1983), ko Robinson discusses the film, the I-Hotel movement, and archiving as a medium in art practice.
tammy ko Robinson is an artist-researcher based in Seoul. Her body of work explores decoloniality and the stewardship of airwaves, land, and water through videos, installations, and archive creation. ko Robinson's works have been exhibited at ArtSonje, Bongsan Art Center, Kukje Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Seoul Museum of Art, among others. Her writings have been published in The Hankyoreh, Pressian, SPACE Magazine, Asia-Pacific Journal, ArtAsiaPacific, KoreAm, Flash Art, and InSEA. Formerly faculty of the School of the Art Institute Chicago and the San Francisco Art Institute, she now serves as an Associate Professor at Hanyang University where she teaches cinema and new media.
ko Robinson’s residency is part of The Ha Bik Chuen Archive Project (2016–2019), generously supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.