documentation courtesy of Chiara Dalla Rosa and Katie Yook


Phantom Limb is an exhibition and event series in London, curated by Kathy Cho and Katie Yook, centering the lived experiences of Korean diaspora artists.

Artist Interviews

Zadie Xa (31 October 2018)
Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin ( 24 October 2018)
Joan Oh (17 October 2018)
Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (10 October 2018)
Dylan Mira (3 October 2018)

Special thanks to:

Cody Dock and Gasworks Dock Partnership, Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants, Danish Arts Foundation, Goldsmiths Alumni and Friends Fund, MODE Award, Asia Art Activism, Corsica Studios, Jihwaja, They Are Here, Miia Laine of SOAS Radio, and To Whom This May Concern

Corsica Studios Screening Programme artists:
John Flindt, Stefanie Gerstmayr, Jayson Haebich, Dana Hong, Byungchan Kim, Joan Low, Joan Oh, Gillies Adamson Semple, and Shino Yanai


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waking up from cryosleep
29 May 2019 6-11pm
Rye Wax
London, SE15 4ST

An evening of video screenings, performances, and DJ sets.

Lunar New Year Party: Diaspora Disco x Eastern Margins x Phantom Limb

7 February 2019 7pm-2am
The Yard Theatre
London, E9 5EN

An evening of food, performances, art and music celebrating Lunar New Year 2019.

Phantom Limb
1-18 November 2018
Weds-Sun, 12-6pm
Cody Dock
London E16 4TL

An exhibition at Cody Dock, featuring work by artists Dylan Mira, Jette Hye Jin Mortensen, Joan Oh, Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin, and Zadie Xa

Opening of Phantom Limb, performance by Jette Hye Jin Mortensen in collaboration with Musarc
1 November 6-9pm

A Vegetable Fermentation Workshop with Kimchi Radishian, led by Joan Oh
3 November 1-3pm

Fleshing Out the Ghost: the Fetish, Desire, and Master in K-beauty, performative lecture by Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin
18 November 5-6pm

Phantom Limb: AMZ, k28, Ila Brugal, Flemish Bond, Fourth Floor Room + video screenings
30 August 2018 8pm-1am
Corsica Studios
London SE17 1LB

A dance party and video screenings to support Phantom Limb.

Phantom Limb: Karaoke Party
9 August 2018 8pm-12am
Vauxhall SE11 5QY

A night of 노래방 ‘noraebang’, private room Korean style karaoke.

Phantom Limb: Potluck Dinner
28 June 2018 6-9pm
Goldsmiths Curating Studio
Deptford SE8 4RZ

A potluck dinner in celebration of Korean food and culture.

Research / Sharing / Gathering ‘Here’...‘There’ / East & Southeast Asian Diasporic Art
15 June 2018 1.20-7.30pm
Central Saint Martins
Kings Cross N1C 4AA

An afternoon of presentations, crits, and discussion convened by Alexandra Chang and Erika Tan.

Reading List

This reading list has been compiled in collaboration with the artists & curators of Phantom Limb, and the Asia Art Activism network. Through an open call we have compiled pivotal and important Asian diaspora related readings that have informed our art practices, research and personal politics. We see this list as open ended and just a small selection of readings that are out there.

If you have any reading suggestions, questions, or comments, please feel free to contact us.


Ang, IenOn Not Speaking Chinese: Living Between Asia and the West. 2001. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, language, 'Chineseness', global identity

Boggs, Grace LeeLiving for Change. 1998. [link]
Tags: Korean diaspora, autobiography, activism, Asian-American

Brah, AvtarDiaspora, border and transnational identities. 1996. p178-208.
Tags: Asian diaspora, global identity

Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung. Dictee. 1982. [link]
Tags: Korean American, autobiography, poetry, art

Chee, AlexanderEdinburgh. 2018. [link]
Tags: Korean American, fiction, Asian American, coming of age

Cheng, Anne AnlinThe Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation and Hidden Grief. 2001. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, race, generational trauma, affect

Cho, Grace MHaunting the Korean Diaspora. 2008. [link]
Tags: Korean diaspora, feminisms, historical, Korean War, affect, memoir

Eng, David LThe Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy. 2010. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, gender, queer, psychoanalysis, race, intimacy, affect

Lee, Min JinPachinko. 2017. [link]
Tags: Korean diaspora, fiction, Japan, historical, family

Lee, Rachel CThe Exquisite Corpse of Asian America. 2014. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, feminisms, gender, queer, biopolitics, Asian-American, affect

Lowe, LisaThe Intimacies of Four Continents. 2015. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, interdisciplinary, race

Min, AncheeRed Azalea. 2012. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, autobiography, Shanghai

Minh-Ha, Trinh TFramer Framed: Film Scripts and Interviews. 1992. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, feminisms, film, script writing, Vietnam

Minh-Ha, Trinh TWomen, Native, Other. 2009. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, feminisms, gender, queer, writing, postcoloniality

Takaki, RonaldA Different Mirror for Young People. 1993. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, young people, Asian-American, non-fiction, history

Zhang, JennySour Heart. 2018. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, fiction, Asian-American, short stories


Cheng, Anne AnlinOrnamentalism: A Feminist Theory for the Yellow Woman. 2018. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, feminisms, gender, race, embodiment

Chun, AllenFuck Chineseness: On the Ambiguities of Ethnicity as Culture as Identity. 1996. p111-138. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, global identity, 'Chineseness'

Lee, Jaeah JThe Forgotten Zine of 1960s Asian-American Radicals. 2018. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, activism, Asian-American, zines, historical

Sakai, Naoki“You Asians”: On the Historical Role of the West and Asia Binary. 2000. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, essay, global identity, Japan

Voices that ShakeResources for non-Black Asians on Anti-Blackness. Ongoing. [link]
Tags: Asian diaspora, race, anti-blackness, living resource