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emily jung


I am an interdisciplinary artist/artsworker working in Toronto, Canada.
Whether in artistic or in administrative capacity, I attempt to offer my labour in the forms of simplicity, clarity, and care. On good days, I am working on kickstarting the grassroots artsworker collective: Labour In The Arts
My recent creative essay: Korean Seniors Don’t Care for Bingo, will come out on Choa Web Magazine in November 2022. My bilingual play Dead Korean Girl Comedy Show/처녀귀신 코미디 쇼, is currently in development supported by rice & beans theatre company’s Polyphonic Residency.
I recently worked as Marketing Manager at Theatre Passe Muraille, and currently work as Director of Communications at The Theatre Centre. I view administration as an intersection of my artistic practice (not something I do on the side in order to sustain my art).
I am Korean.
detailed yellow drawings of forsythia flowers. women and ghosts embrace in comfort and cry together amidst the flowers and the branches.

Land Acknowledgement

Tka:ronto has been a gathering place that has hosted stories and artists for thousands of years. As a first generation immigrant, I give my gratitude for the land that I get to call home. I acknowledge and stand in solidarity with the original caretakers of this land, the Anishinabek, Wendat, Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the Credit. I promise to reside on this land thoughtfully, give thanks to water, and to be caring. If you are unfamiliar with Indigenous history or the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, you can follow the buttons below.
“토론토”는 캐나다 정부가 지칭한 이름으로, 원래의 이름은 Tka: ronto (드가론토), “물속의 숲”이라는 뜻입니다. 또한 이 땅은 원주민들이 몇천년동안 살았고, 살고있는, “만남의 터”입니다.
나는 1.5세 한국인 캐네디언 이민자입니다. 이 땅에서 “캐나다”의 역사를 훨씬 넘어 몇천년동안 원주민들의 예술과 이야기가 나눠져 왔음을 인정하고, 그 사실에 예의를 표합니다. 새로운 땅에서 터전을 잡고 살아가려하는 “이민자”라면 그 땅의 역사, 아픔, 사회 문제점 또한 함께 지고 가야한다고 생각합니다.
제가 일하며 살고 있는 토론토는 Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee, Missisaugas of the Credit 그리고 Wendat 사람들의 고유 영토임을 인정합니다. 항상 감사한 마음으로 땅과 물과 내 주의의 자연을 돌볼것을 약속합니다.
캐나다 원주민 관계와 역사에 관해 더 알고 싶으시다면 밑에 있는 링크들을 따라가시면 됩니다: