David Yun

David Yun's work was shown with great interest Bridge Art Fair New York and Miami, with Micaela Gallery this year, and he is rapidly climbing the ranks of young video artists to watch on collectors' lists. He will show his work, with Gerald Cannon and Jenna North, at Micaela Gallery next month beginning January 20. His work will also be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. You can see his piece "The Pain with Being Thirsty" on display starting at the end of January.

I Do It For My People (January 23, 2009 – March 8, 2009) - The Museum of the African Diaspora's new exhibition, I Do It for My People, examines how contemporary artists articulate demands and issues unique to their groups: ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, and religious. Issues specific to people of color serve as a starting point as we draw connections to concerns of other minority groups. Within such a rich and complex society, we must reach outside our own silos to both understand ourselves as well as seek a broader view of the people and cultural values of our world.

The jury at the Alternative Film/Video Festival in Serbia recently chose Yun's piece "The Pain with Being Thirsty" for the List of significant achievements of the festival. The award includes the right to realize a new film/video produced by the Academic Film Centre (AFC) with full use of all production facilities and technical equipment. The authors will be provided with accommodation and restaurant service within for a period of 1 month. Their awarded films/videos will be published on the non-commercial DVD ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2008.

In addition, Yun's work has been showing regularly within the Bay Area and around the world. Here is a partial list of recent screenings of Yun's work:

- 22nd Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media Stuttgart, Germany,
- Platforma Video 8 Athens, Greece ;
- Jordan Short Film Festival Amman, Jordan;
- 21st Dallas Video Festival Dallas, Texas;
- 6th Detroit Docs Detroit, Michigan;
- 2nd Oblo Film Festival Lausanne, Switzerland;
- Document 6 Glasgow, Scotland;
- Austin Asian American Film Festival Austin, Texas.

His work was also included in the film/video screening at the 10th APAture Festival of Emerging Asian Pacific American Artists which took place at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Yun was recently the recipient of the annual Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship awarded by the San Francisco Foundation to the most promising MFA students in the Bay Area. As a result, his Digital Scratch Films were included as part of the Immediate Future exhibition at the SF Arts Commission Gallery this fall.

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