Two Bridges/Chinatown, Manhattan
From 2014–2018, Sue Jeong Ka’s ID Shop operated as a facilitator, working with art and public institutions to support homeless and immigrant youth in the process of applying for government-issued identification (ID) cards. ID Shop: Round Robin marked the third activation of the project during the artist’s Create Change Residency in 2017. Using the concept of round robin—a form of protest that allows for the sharing of thoughts while concealing participant’s identities—Sue Jeong Ka documented the history of (un)documented immigrants’ public life and personal narratives providing anonymity by concealing their identities.
All documents realized through ID Shop: Round Robin functioned as symbolic petitions informed by participants’ stories. The documents were presented as diagrams and co-collaborative drawings and displayed in various public locations.