Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
(1951 - 1982)
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha was active/lived in California. Theresa Cha is known for mixed media-conceptual, performance.
Biography Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951 - 1982), a UC Berkeley alumna, was an influential yet under-represented Korean American artist who worked in media ranging from performance, film and video, to mail art and artist books. Cha's work is an ongoing exploration of themes drawn from her personal experiences as a geographic exile, and of cultural and linguistic displacement. Her work is complex, incorporating diverse cultural references in several languages including Korean, French, and English.A native of Korea, Cha moved with her family to San Francisco in 1963 and received four degrees from UC Berkeley: BA (1973) in comparative literature; BA (1975), MA (1977), and MFA (1978) in Art Practice. During the last two years of her short life, she live
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