Youbi is a visual artist and community arts practitioner. She works in many different forms of visual art; such as printmaking, installation, video and performances at Chugye University of Arts, Seoul, from which she graduated as the dux of the university. Since moving to Australia, she has been initiating and facilitating visual arts workshops and collaborative community arts projects. She has developed strategic partnerships with 20 local organisations who support multiculturalism and co-created artworks with over 1,000 participants in Victoria. This includes the community art projects ‘Asylum Silk Roads’ funded by Creative Victoria and Australian Council for the Arts.
Most recently, Youbi has been coordinating ‘Asian Grocery’, selected by the Moreland Development Program. The project created a dialogue about Asian identity in contemporary Australia. ‘Asian Grocery’ was nominated for the ‘Best Live Art’ award at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival and under a new partnership with Creative Victoria, Asian Grocery was displayed in an art installation space over a 14-day period during Cultural Diversity Week at No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne.
Youbi works as a printmaker, in a residency program at a ‘The Ownership Project’ and produces political artworks with woodblock printmaking processes. Working as an artist, arts coordinator and arts educator, Youbi continues to refine an arts practice that engages and draws commonality between people and places. Her passion about art that is participatory, political and playful.