Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin explores the porousness of bodily boundaries and the ceaseless movement of living processes, like fermentation, echoing the history of colonialism. Shin is interested in the history of conquest and the literal digestion of materials – smells, microbes, and food – as a system of relations that emerges from a complicated history of entanglement. Shin explores how the living body is not only an ecology reproduced by constituent forces - affects, molecules, microbes, animacies, tissues, cells, energies, and other particles - but also an assemblage crosscut by technological, economic, and environmental forces that render the body vulnerable as they reproduce its conditions of possibility. Maintaining a practice focused on queer sociality and sensorial ecology, previous collaborators include scientists, microbiologists, SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), fungal spores, fermented proteins, indigenous mold microorganism, leaf mold, and other organic membranes.     tiffanyjaeyeonshin @ gmail . com CV


M for Membrane

Wave Hill
Sept 5  –  Oct 18, 2020  


10 Korean Artists Who Are Shaping Contemporary Art


Interview with Decompose

Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin: Fermentation as Transmaterial Alchemy


Microbial Speculation of Our Gut Feelings
Recess Session
Jan 9 - Feb 22, 2020

stain begins to absorb the material spilled on 엎질러진 얼룩이 물질을 흡수하기 시작한다
Jan 16, 2019 - Feb 15, 2020
organized by Doosan Art Center Seoul 두산아트센터

Selected Review

Ana Iwataki: Speaking nearby Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin's Microbial Speculation of Our Gut Feelings |  Recess Critical Writing

Microbial Speculations on Our Gut Feelings |  Brooklyn Rail

stain begins to absorb the material spilled on |  Brooklyn Rail

Yellow Skin, White Gold | Asia Art Archive
Col(Lab) 2.0 connects beauty, race, war
Setting the Stage: Korean Women Artists on Performance and Beauty | Asia Art Archive
Ghost in the Ghost | Brooklyn Rail by Emily Sun
Critics' Picks | Artforum
Flesh and Ghosts | BOMB Magazine
Universal Skin Salvation | ArtAsiaPacific
In a New Art Show, Sephora Meets Imperialism’s Evils | Garage