Santa Clara University

Phone: 408-554-5710
Location: Victor B. and Julia Botto Vari Hall
Room number: Arts & Sciences 124
Courses taught:
Genre & Auteur History and Theory (COMM 136A), Expanded Cinema Production (COMM 133B) and Global Screenwriting (COMM 130B)

Dr. Jonathan Fung

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (AYAL)

B.F.A. in Photography, Academy of Art University, 1998

M.F.A. in Photography, Academy of Art University, 2000

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Fairfax University, 2006

Dr. Jonathan Fung is an accomplished filmmaker and installation artist. He collaborated with Nam June Paik, the father of video art, for Modulation in Sync at the Guggenheim Museum and for Electronic Superhighwayat the Holly Solomon Gallery in New York City. He was a participant at the Doek Festival, where his film Een Nauwe Poort (A Narrow Gate) was screened outside the canals of Amsterdam onto 17th century ship sails. His work was also exhibited at the Venice Biennale in the Snow Show exhibition. Dr. Fung's disconcerting video installation on anthropophagi, I Eat, Therefore I Am, was on display at the San Jose Museum of Art. He conceived Down the Rabbit Hole that exposed the darkness of human trafficking by bringing awareness about the sex trade industry and initiating a call to action in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. In addition to his art, Dr. Fung produced and directed The Soul Show, which was a weekly live urban arts talk show created to inspire and make a positive difference in the youth of our generation. He is raising a social consciousness through his award winning film Hark,exposing sex trafficking and using the film as a pedagogical resource at conferences, school, churches and community groups. Hark screened at the Festival De Cannes Court Metrage and was an official selection at many film festivals. Hark received Best Narrative Film Awards at the Awareness Film Festival, Third World Indie Film Festival, Wine Country Film Festival, and recognized at the CreaTV Awards for Excellence in Directing. Hark is spreading global awareness and was shown at the European Border Guards (ED4BG) Conference in Warsaw, Poland and is now part of the Fundamental Rights and Ethics in European Border Security Management Joint Master’s program. Last Fall, Dr. Fung’s public art installation, Peep, focused on human trafficking for the 5x5 Nonuments Exhibition in Washington DC, which has been commissioned to travel to downtown San Jose in January 2016 during human trafficking awareness month and Super Bowl 50, because there is cause to believe there is a spike in sex trafficking during major sporting events. Additionally, Dr. Fung will unveil a new art installation titled Coolie for the Gold Rush Exhibition at the de Saisset Museum. Coolie examines forced labor during the mid-1800’s during the Gold Rush times. Dr. Fung is committed to bringing hope and positive change through the arts, faith, education and justice.