• 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.

  • Kim Joon Artist

    After graduating from Yonsei University with a BA in mass communication, Kim Joon (b.1976) wanted to explore photography so he moved to Germany where he studied visual design and photography and media. Starting with his solo exhibition Barmherzigkeit in Bielefeld, Germany, in 2008, he has strongly presented his works at several exhibitions including Feedback Field in Berlin, Germany, in 2012; since then until 2014, Kim has shuttled between Seoul, Korea, and Germany and the UK and presented at a special exhibition The Phenomena of 51.482008,-0.144344 in London. After his homecoming to Korea in 2012, the artist started working in the country as he participated in the residency program at SeMA Nanji Residency and was awarded the 35th Joongang Fine Arts Prize. Since 2014, Kim has been working as a participating artist in the Baengnyeong-do Peace Arts Residency run by Incheon Art Platform while expanding his interests into different art fields, aside from producing art, including art education through sound.

  • Koo Minjeong Artist

    Born in 1987 in Seoul, Korea, Koo Minjeong graduated from Sungshin Women’s University with a BFA in Painting and from Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech) with an MFA in Fine Art. Koo discovers new images through a variety of objets and reconstitutes them to present artificial landscapes. The artist has held solo exhibitions such as Diring (Image of Circle Sound) (Seoul Art Space Seogyo, 2014), Sugar Room (Arko Performing Arts Center Project Space Stage 3x3, 2014), and Found Senses (Cafe Morris, 2014), while participating in a number of group exhibitions.

  • Choi Yoonsuk Artist

    Born in 1981 in Seoul, Korea, Choi Yoonsuk earned a BFA in Western painting at Chung-Ang University in 2007 and an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, in 2011. Choi has held a number of group exhibitions, performances, and screening events in several countries around the world including Korea, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Belgium. The artist has also participated in a special exhibition titled Life and Work and Work and Life held at Shinhan Gallery in June 2014 and Another O, a Doosan curatorial workshop.

  • Yang Yooyun Artist

    Yang Yooyun graduated from Sungshin Women’s University with a BFA and MFA in oriental painting. Starting with her first solo exhibition titled Scar at Ccot+Incubator in 2010, Yang has presented her works at four solo exhibitions, also including Daydream at Gallery SoSo in 2012, The Full Night at Gallery Bundo in 2013, and They Cry at OCI Museum of Art in 2014 as selected by OCI YOUNG CREATIVES, as well as at number of group exhibitions. The artist attempts to bring an individual’s sensitivity, social phenomena, and incidents onto the canvas through her unique artistic sense.

  • Woo Jeongsu Artist

    Woo Jeongsu graduated from Korea National University of Arts with a BFA and MFA in visual arts. Woo illuminates the other side of a society and its contradictions by borrowing images of various subcultures, which have deviated from the mainstream culture, in his dense drawings. Since 2007, the artist has participated in several exhibitions such as Gorgeous Way Out (Gongpoung Art Center, 2009), Linguistic Morphology: Art in Context (Sungkok Museum, 2010), and No Mercy, No Fear (Gallery White Block, 2013). He held his first solo exhibition at Project Space Sarubia in February 2015.

  • Hong Jiyon Artist

    Hong Jiyon graduated from Kookmin University with a BFA in fine arts and from Art Center College of Design with an MFA in fine arts. Starting with a group exhibition at Sheffield Hallam University in which the artist participated as an exchange student in 2006, Kim held group exhibitions each year until 2014. At her solo exhibitions Corrected Memory of a City (Raymond Gallery, Pasadena, CA) in 2010, North Is Where Mountains Are (MFA thesis exhibition, Main Gallery, ACCD, Pasadena, CA) in 2011, and Corrected Memory of a City_B (GlogauAIR Gallery, Berlin, GR) in 2012, Hong presented her art on the discrepancies that exist between reality and ideas. She was featured in the Drawing Center Archive Artist Registry by Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in 2012 and was mentioned as the finalist of the Jean-Claude Reynal Scholarship.

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