amy kahng

nyc / la / seoul

Amy Kahng is a PhD candidate in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University. Her dissertation project examines twentieth century Asian American artists and their relationship to land and landscape. Other research interests include global contemporary art, modern and contemporary art in Korea, and transnational feminist art practices. Her MA thesis centered South Korean artist Lee Bul’s use of parody and play in the 1990s. Amy was a 2022-23 Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and her research has been supported by Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Graduate Council Fellowship (Stony Brook), and the Center for Korean Studies (Stony Brook). Amy is an independent curator and has contributed to projects at MoMA, MFA Boston, J. Paul Getty Museum, Kukje Gallery, and the Weisman Museum of Art. She co-curated Revisiting 5+1, an exhibition that reexamines Frank Bowling’s historic 5+1 exhibition at Stony Brook University, and co-edited the accompanying catalog. She also exhibited Moving towards Home: Art for Palestine in New York City 1989 & 2024; Mis/Communication: Language and Power in Contemporary Art, which is touring five SUNY campuses; and Printing Solidarity: Tricontinental Graphics from Cuba.