Seulki Seo, MFA ’23, is the Sam Fox School’s inaugural Post-MFA Studio Fellow. The fellowship offers a new graduate a chance to work independently alongside the MFA in Visual Art program. Seo will have a private studio space — including continued access to WashU facilities — throughout the 2023-24 academic year for self-directed work. The fellowship also involves serving as an ambassador for the school, providing pedagogical support, and presenting work to current students.
Seo’s research interests include decolonialism, technocolonialism, cyberfeminism, computing history, public humanities, and cultural anthropology. During her time as a Sam Fox School graduate student, she further developed her concept of “Extracted Entity,” a term she coined to describe something that has been “involuntarily removed from its place of origin and relocated elsewhere, either through force or happenstance.” Her practice examines how the concept “can combat Othering, as well as the role art and technology can play within this context.”
During the fellowship, Seo intends to work on two primary goals. The first is expanding her series, “Froward Women” (2022–ongoing), which addresses a range of issues from cyberfeminism to ecology and beyond. Seo is also keen to support the creative community through workshops, critiques, and collaborations.