• Jinny Yu
  • Don't They Ever Stop Migrating?
  • from till
  • Tuesday - Friday, -
  • Saturday and Sunday, -
  • Closed on Monday
Curated by:
  • Elisa Genna
  • Vittorio Urbani
  • Ola Wlusek
Exhibition produced by:
  • Nuova Icona
With the support of: Sponsored by:
  • City of Ottawa
  • Ontario Arts Council
Technical assistance:
  • Emmeti impianti s.a.s.
San Ludovico Oratory:
  • Dorsoduro, 2552 (Calle dei Vecchi) - Venezia
  • Waterbus n.6, 2, San Basilio stop

Jinny Yu's site-specific installation at the Oratorio di San Ludovico in Venice comprises of a large three-dimensional painting with sound. Reflecting on the recent migration crises in the Mediterranean Sea and Bay of Bengal, Yu's new work Don't They Ever Stop Migrating? explores one's position within an increasingly globalized world. Using Hitchcock's The Birds (1963) as metaphor, the exhibition explores a range of emotional responses and attitudes towards mass migration.

Jinny Yu

In her work, Jinny Yu attempts simultaneously to scrutinize conventions of painting and to explore new possibilities within the medium. Oscillating between the fields of the abstract painting and the object, her work seeks out aspects of painting beyond the pictorial space.

Born in Seoul (Republic of Korea) and based in Ottawa (Canada) and Venice (Italy), Jinny Yu’s work has been shown widely, including exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Portugal, South Korea, UK and USA in various museums, public art galleries, artist-run centers, international art festivals and fairs, and commercial galleries: McMaster Museum of Art (Hamilton), Richmond Art Gallery (Vancouver) Ottawa Art Gallery, Confederation Centre Art Gallery (Charlottetown), Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury), Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa), St. Mary’s University Art Gallery (Halifax), Produzentengalerie plan.d. (Düsseldorf), Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Kyoto), Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation (Venice), Kunst Doc Art Gallery (Seoul), Conduit Street Gallery at Sotheby's (London), Pulse New York and Miami Beach and ISCP Gallery (New York). She was an artist in residence at the International Studios and Curatorial Program in New York, Nanji Art Studios in Seoul, Banff Centre for the Arts.

Yu, who is Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Ottawa, was awarded the Mid-Career Artist Award by Council for the Arts in Ottawa in 2013; Laura Ciruls Painting Award from Ontario Arts Foundation in 2012; and was a finalist for the Pulse Prize New York 2011. Her work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec.