Insoon Ha is a rapidly emerging Toronto artist who creates ambience-saturated sculptural installations and video works that probe the physical and psychic edges of anxiety and disturbance. Her exhibition, Drain, in the project space at MOCCA features an arrangement of several recently-completed components that, exhibited together, conjure worlds embedded and fraught with pain and darkness. Within this environment Ha will enact a live performance during the opening reception of the exhibition.
Insoon Ha was born in Seoul, Korea and received her BFA and MFA from the University of Seoul in the 1990s and obtained an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004. She has had two solo exhibitions at Big Orbit Gallery in Buffalo and her work has been included in group exhibitions at the McMaster Museum of Art, LA CENTRAL Gallery, Cambridge Gallery and Albright Knox Art Museum (Beyond /In Western New York 2005). Drain is her first solo exhibition in Toronto.