Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Soon-Mi Yoo

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Cambridge, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001

Born in South Korea, Soon-Mi Yoo studied German Literature at Yonsei University before earning an M.F.A. in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Arts where she is currently a member of the Film/Video faculty. Yoo's films embrace and expand avant-garde and essayistic modes of non-fiction cinema, reopening forgotten, often suppressed, chapters of modern history in order to explore the still unresolved conflicts and collective memories that continue to haunt and define the Korean Peninsula.

She has an M.A., German Literature, Yonsei University, Korea; 1984 - B.A., German Literature, Yonsei University, Korea



Soon-Mi Yoo worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio‚Äôs maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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