Theresa Hak Kyung Cha1951-1982
Berkeley Art Museum - University of California Berkeley
$6,000 for the essay written by museum curator Constance Lewallen for the publication Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Selected Writings. To escape military rule and repressive conditions in her native Korea, Cha and her family relocated many times before settling in San Francisco in the 1960s. Cha was multilingual and used language as a means of exploring issues of displacement and cultural identity and incorporated materials such as glass, burlap, ash and earth in her works on paper and in performance pieces.