Joan Shin would like to acknowledge the Wallumedegal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land where she works and pays respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.
Joan Shin is a Korean/Australian interdisciplinary artist whose practice involves memory in space and her curiosity for illogical representations of meaning. Her diverse works range from mixed media installations to real-time generative systems, embedded with subliminal social and material cues to illustrate her spatial narratives. Being inquisitive of how space shapes our understanding of other spaces, Shin probes social dialectics by examining the impact of cultural constructs on the spatial form, and inversely, the ability of form to impact human reasoning. She focuses on this moment of inquiry by expressing material compositions that offer resonance to other places and memories, granting unto viewers the perception of the immaterial within space. Recently, Shin has exhibited work at the AD Space and Down Under Space in Sydney and at Tributary Projects and the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Outside the gallery environment, Shin continues to experiment with other mediums that push the boundaries of public and private spaces, playing with absurd digital visualisation apparatuses or contributing space-altering light installations to Sydney’s music scene.