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A Warm Welcome to Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture

Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo Portrait
August 23, 2023

The HAVC Department is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo as the newest member of our faculty. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese and Tibetan art and visual cultures. Her current book project, The Peripheries of Empire: Art Workers Traveling to Tibet under the People’s Republic of China, 1960-2008, examines the visual construction of ethnic Tibetan identity in state-sponsored artworks and unpacks how the majority Han Chinese population turned to minorities at the nation’s periphery to rediscover cultural ‘authenticity’ in the post-Mao period. As a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), she curated the first major exhibition of contemporary Tibetan art on the West Coast. She has published articles in the Journal of Contemporary Chinese ArtOrientations, and Archives of Asian Art, and continues her curatorial practice in addition to teaching and research. Most recently, she curated Endless Knot: Struggle and Healing in the Buddhist World at BAMPFA in 2022-2023. Please join us in welcoming Rosaline to the HAVC Department!