Asumi Ohba (大場 あすみ) was born and raised in Chiba, Japan. Her passion for writing and learning in the field of humanities and social science led her to pursue a college degree in the US after graduated high school in her hometown. In a small liberal arts college in Indiana, she fell in love with Art History and Museum Studies. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree, she received a large scope of trainings and experiences in various art museums, including at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery. 

Currently, she lives Vancouver, Canada, on a traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) people. She learns as a second-year master’s student in the department of the Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at UBC. Her current research focuses on the installation works by Japanese Canadian artists in relation to the collective “silence” of racism and wartime memories.

CV [ver. March 2021]

MA Thesis: Recontextualizing the “silence” of Japanese Canadians : artistic approaches by Cindy Mochizuki and Emma Nishimura

Disclaimer: Everything I write is based on my personal views.