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The Aberrant

Cat Lamora

January 18, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Essay by Seo Eun Kim

January 18 – February 23rd, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 18th, 7-10 pm

Cat Lamora

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The Aberrant is a three dimensional paper installation that attempts to address the experience of a gyopo — a term for Korean expatriates who have been citizens in their new countries for longer than a decade.

With this work, Cat Lamora questions the affect of expatriation in Korean-Canadian gyopos selfhood, and the deafening loneliness produced by the conflict of navigating the culture one is born into versus the newly adopted. Having to lead a life of duality between  two names, two cultures, and two homes, the piece seeks to express the balancing act that gyopos struggle to reconcile with.

The Aberrant as is a participating exhibition in this year’s Design TO Festival 2019. Please visit for more information!

Documentation by Polina Teif