Jinny Yu

b. 1976, Seoul (KR)

Jinny Yu’s work grows out of an inquiry into the medium of painting, as a means of trying to understand the world around us. Her project Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating? was exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale. It subsequently toured at The Rooms and was acquired by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Her work has been shown widely in Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Portugal, South Korea, UK and USA in various venues: Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art (2020); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2019); Canada House (London, 2017); Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin, 2016); Richmond Art Gallery (Vancouver, 2015); Produzentengalerie plan.d. (Düsseldorf, 2014), Ottawa Art Gallery (2014); Pulse New York and Miami Beach (2011, 2014), St. Mary’s University Art Gallery (Halifax, 2013); Kunst Doc Art Gallery (Seoul, 2012); ISCP Gallery (New York, 2011); McMaster Museum of Art (Hamilton, 2011); Confederation Centre Art Gallery (Charlottetown, 2011); Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa, 2009); Sotheby’s Conduit Street Gallery (London, 2007); Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation (Venice, 2006); and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Kyoto, 2004). She was an artist in residence at La Napoule Art Foundation in France, BoxoPROJECTS in Joshua Tree, KIAC in Dawson City, ISCP in New York, Seoul Museum of Art Nanji Studios, and at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Yu, a Professor of Painting at the University of Ottawa, was awarded the Mid-Career Artist Award by Ottawa Arts Council in 2013; Laura Ciruls Painting Award from Ontario Arts Foundation in 2012; and was a finalist for the Pulse Prize New York Prize 2011 and 2014. Her forthcoming solo exhibition will take place at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto in 2024.

Curriculum Vitae

Jinny Yu, Hôte


Why Does Its Lock…

That is the problem

Confession by

Confession by

What Is to Be Done?

About Painting

Story of a Global Nomad

Me(n)tal Perspectives