Ki-ŏk: Memories of a Korean-American Generation

Christina Pae

This installation is a part of Listening Through Time and Place: An Interactive Oral History Exhibit, OHMA's multimedia interactive popup exhibition of stories, which will take place at the Social Hall at Union Theological Seminary on April 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

Ki-ŏk, which means "memory" in Korean, is an exhibit that explores the experiences of a generation of Korean-Americans who lived under Japanese rule, survived the Korean War and immigrated to the United States in the 1950s and 60s. The exhibit brings their private memories into public consciousness, uncovering previously silenced but enduring personal and family legacies.

Christina Pae joined OHMA after almost twenty years as a corporate lawyer intermingled with several forays in the food industry. In her prior lives, she worked at some of the largest financial institutions in the world, a Michelin 3-star restaurant, and a cheese cave in Long Island City. She received her A.B. in Russian Studies from Brown University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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