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Heesoo Kwon


Conversion to Leymusoom

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 22, 9:30 PM
Saturday May 23, 6:00 PM

Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $9
Advanced: $15
At the Door: $18 

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Production Credits

DirectorStephanie Garces
ProducerMASAMA Productions & Embark Arts
PerformersLeymusoon Community 2020





Work Sample


Conversion to Leymusoom

The Leymusoom community will activate the Fort Mason Chapel as the site for its first public conversion ceremony. Founded in Berkeley in 2017 by artist Heesoo Kwon, Leymusoom is an autobiographical feminist religion that encourages followers to experience a metamorphosis by recontextualizing personal/familial histories through creating new, feminist rituals and collaboratively developing the movement’s utopian, digital world.

Heesoo Kwon

Heesoo Kwon (b. 1990, South Korea) is a visual artist and anthropologist based in Oakland, California. Kwon received her Master of Fine Art from UC Berkeley in 2019. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the CICA Museum and Visual Space Gunmulsai, South Korea and Et Al, San Francisco. She has participated in group exhibitions at the CICA Museum; the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley; Root Division, San Francisco; SOMArts, San Francisco; and Embark Gallery, San Francisco, among others. In 2012 Kwon received the Female Inventor of the Year Award from the Korean Intellectual Property Office. Her other accolades include the Young Korean Artist Award from the CICA Museum and the Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prize for Photos and Art Practice from UC Berkeley.


Stephanie Garcés (Director)
Stephanie Garcés is a cultural producer, independent curator, and performer based in the Bay Area. She is the co-founder of, a platform for experimental features on local creatives that will soon host digital artist residencies.

Embark Arts (Co-Producer)
Embark Arts is a non-profit organization that offers exhibition opportunities to current and recently graduated Masters in Fine Arts candidates in the San Francisco Bay Area. They provide a space for an engaged community of artists, curators and scholars, and aim to expand the audience for emerging contemporary art. All exhibitions are held at their space, Embark Gallery, at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco. Embark Arts has produced shows for the San Francisco International Arts Festival for the last three years and is proud to continue to bring emerging performance artists to the festival.

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