• Park Mirae Artist

    Born in 1979 in Seoul, Park earned a bachelor’s and master’s in plastic arts from Korea National University of Arts (KNUA). Her residencies include Project CAN Foundation PSB’s Beijing Residency, Studio 683 funded by KNUA, and the first Paju Public Art Platform Residency. Park has held six solo exhibitions including The Rule, 17717 in 2014 and in group exhibitions, her works include Art and Collector at Palais de Seoul Gallery in 2011 and Paintings - All the Windows to the World at Blume Museum of Contemporary Art (Paju, Gyeonggi Province) in 2015.

  • Ho Sangun Artist

    Ho graduated from Hansung University in Seoul with a bachelor’s in painting, and earned a master’s in Western painting in 2012. His solo exhibitions include Things I've Seen, Things You've Seen: HOSANGUN REPRODUCTION OFFICE at Complex Cultural Facility Ccuullpool in 2012. In the same year, Ho published the book Detached View and a year later, he was named a participating artist for Dongbang Yogoi, a support program for up-and-coming artists sponsored by Art in Culture.

  • Shin Gunwoo Artist

    After graduating from Seoul National University with a bachelor’s in sculpture in 1997, Shin earned a master’s in the same subject there in 2006 and added another master’s in sculpture from University College London in 2009. Also in 2009, he received the Land Securities Studio Award of the U.K. Shin has held several solo exhibitions including Blitz at Gallery 2 in Seoul in 2013, Watch the Butterfly Falling at Shin Gallery in New York in 2014, and All Saints at Gallery Koo in Seoul in 2015. Shin is now working at Gallery Purple Studio in Seoul.

  • Shim Ahbin Artist

    Born in 1976, Shim majored in film and video at Kaywon University of Art and Design in Korea, and went on to receive a bachelor’s in time-based art and a master’s in electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee in Scotland. After returning to Korea in 2006, she worked as a gallerist, and in 2011, she held solo exhibitions in Seoul such as You & Me at GYM Project and Opposite Poles of a Unity at Space Willing N Dealing in 2013. Her participation in group exhibitions has allowed her to display her installations featuring a combination of videos and paintings.

  • Jang Taewon Artist

    Born 1976 in Seoul, Jang works on projects both in his hometown and New York. After graduating from Chung-Ang University in 2001 with a bachelor’s in photography, the artist in 2006 earned a master’s in visual art from Columbia University. His solo exhibitions have been hosted by Heidi Cho Gallery in New York in 2007, the Seoul and New York branches of Doosan Gallery, and ILWOO Space in Seoul. More recently, he has taken part in group exhibitions including 31 Experiments on Light: Intimate Rapture at Culture Station Seoul 284. Jang is now based at the SeMA Nanji Residency.

  • Cha Seungean Artist

    Cha earned her bachelor’s and master’s in fiber art at Hongik University and another master’s in painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her honors received include the grand prize at the 23rd JoongAng Fine Arts Competition in 2001, a nomination for the KEPCO Award from KEPCO Art Center as an up-and-coming artist in 2010, and the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (SOMA) Drawing Center Award in 2011. Since 2004, Cha has held solo exhibitions such as Be Still, and Know… in 2011, Between and Beyond in 2012, and Agnes and Seunghwans in 2014, along with a few group exhibitions. She has had residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop in New York and SeMa Nanji Residency and Gyeonggi Creation Center in Korea, and received a grant for new work from Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation in 2013 and one for a solo exhibition from the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture in 2014.

  • Jeong Heewoo Artist

    Jeong majored in Asian painting at Seoul National University and earned her bachelor’s and Ph.D. there; she also received an MFA at California Institute of the Arts. The artist presented her works of documenting the Seoul road Gangnamdaero in solo exhibitions held at The Street Gallery of GS Tower (2008), Light Gallery of Moonshin Museum (2009), Noam Gallery (2011), and Art Space 53 (2013), while displaying her works made from rubbing various road signs, manholes, the surrounding walls of apartments, and wooden signs in Seoul at Boutique Monaco Museum (2012), Gahoedong60 (2013), and Gallery Grida (2014). The Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture also selected Jeong as a participating artist in the Supporting Program for Art Creation and Artistic Activity in 2011, as well as in support projects for visual arts in 2013 and 2014.

  • Lim Sodam Artist

    Earning a bachelor’s in painting from Kookmin University in 2009, Lim worked as an artist from 2012 to 2014 at the Kumho Art Studio Residency. Group exhibitions that featured her works include Class of 2009 at Do Art Gallery, The Far Side of the Moon at Gallery Skape, and Duft der Zeit at Kumho Museum of Art. She also held the solo exhibitions Rainforest at KT&G Sangsang Madang in 2011 and Eclipse at Gallery Skape in 2015.

  • Kim Chaewon Artist

    Born in 1982 in Seoul, Kim graduated from Ewha Womans University with a bachelor’s and master’s in painting. She went on to earn another master’s in print media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed doctoral courses in Western painting at Ewha. The artist designs a space that exists only in imagination using everyday objects through the media of drawing, videos, and installation. Kim has presented her works at solo exhibitions such as 2010: Space Odyssey at Space 15th in 2010, Virtual Windows at Alternative Space Loop in 2014, Labyrinth at Alternative Space Artforum Rhee in 2011, Bijeok 비적: 秘籍 at OCI Museum of Art in 2012, and The Self-imposed Rules Project at Gallery Chosun in 2011, as well as at group exhibitions.

  • Jang Jongwan Artist

    Born in 1983 in Busan, Jang studied painting at Hongik University in Seoul. After receiving residencies at Nanji Art Studio run by Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), and the Force Gallery in Beijing, China, he participated in programs aimed at discovering and supporting up-and-coming artists such as Emerging Artists by SeMA and Oriental Monsters by Art in Culture. Starting with S.O.S. (Save Our Souls) in 2011, he has held a series of solo exhibitions such as Weird Stone in 2012 and I Hear Your Voice in 2014. Jang has also participated in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally such as Asia Young Artists 100 in 2011 in Beijing, China, and Cynical Resistance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Won Seoyeoung Artist

    Won studied photography at Seoul Institute of the Arts and Sangmyung University in Korea, along with media at the Slade School of Fine Arts of University College London. The artist says he is fascinated by objects used in everyday life and has been working on projects combining such objects with elements of painting, installation, and sculpture in a photograph. Won made the shortlist for the International Emerging Artist Award held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2014. After working in London, he returned to Korea and participated in two group exhibitions in Seoul: Space of Difference at Gallery Chosun and Photography and Media 4:00 AM at Seoul Museum of Art.

  • Chung Jooa Artist

    Chung earned a bachelor’s in French literature and a master’s in visual design from Ewha Womans University in Seoul. In 2007, she received the KIAFA Special Award at Indie-Anifest for her work What This Naughty Boy Has to Say, along with several other prestigious awards from both national and international movie festivals. She earned the Special Jury Award from the Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables in Japan, which helped launch her career as an animation director. Later in 2008, Chung moved to France to study at the European School of Visual Art in Angoulême. She has since traveled in France and Korea to show her works at group exhibitions, receiving numerous residencies. She also held the solo exhibition Honest Man in 2011 and 2012 in both countries.

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