National Museum of Women in the Arts
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
March 04 1951 - November 05 1982
Photo of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, 1979, by James Cha, courtesy of University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, USA
Place of Birth:
American, South Korean
Phonetic Spelling:
teh-REE-sah hahk kyoung chah
Minority status:
Work Type/Media:
Books and manuscripts, Performance Art , Drawings and prints, Multimedia (electronic, digital, video, film), Decorative and utilitarian works, Sculpture
Artistic Role(s):
Assemblage Artist, Book Artist, Ceramicist, Collagist, Draftsperson, Filmmaker, Installation Artist, Mixed Media Artist , Multimedia Artist, Performance Artist, Sculptor, Video Artist
Conceptual Art
Other Occupation(s):
Administrator, Editor, Instructor, Linguist, Poet, Teacher, Technician, Traveler, Writer
Place(s) of Residence:
New York
San Francisco
Where Trained/Schools:
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA (1969-1978) Centre d'Etudes Américain du Cinéma, Paris, France (1976) University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA (1968)
Related Visual Artists:
classmate and wife of Richard Barnes friend of Yong Soon Min friend of and collaborated with Judith Barry friend of Susan Wolf friend of and collaborated with Reese Williams friend of Mark Thompson friend of Barbara Howard friend of Randy Caldwell colleague of and influenced by Stephen Laub student and friend of James Melchert student of Raymond Bellour student of Thierry Kuntzel student of Peter Voulkos influenced by Jean-Luc Godard influenced by Terry Fox influenced by Alain Resnais influenced by Alain Robbe-Grillet influenced by Andy Warhol influenced by Michael Snow influenced by Stan Brakhage influenced by Andrei Tarkovsky influenced by Carl Theodore Dreyer influenced by Chris Marker influenced by Yasujiro Ozu
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Artist-in-Residence, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada (1982) Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, USA (1979) Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA (1979)
Earliest exhibition:
Barren Cave Mute, Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA (1974)
NMWA exhibition(s):
Inside the Visible
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
Artist retrospective(s):
The Dream of the Audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, USA (2001)
Related places
New York (died at)