Soyoung Chung

Soyoung Chung (born 1979) experiments sculpture by expanding its boundaries through site-specific installation, video and performance.
Chung’s works are based on her site explorations and research to restructure the entity of time from each individual to the communities, and to materials themselves. Using geology as a main language to unveil layers of history, she questions the temporality of materials presented in geo-political contexts.

  • Education
    • 2003 DNSAP-Diplome Superieur National d’Art Plastique at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2021 Sea Cucumber, Manganse and Ear, One and J Gallery, Seoul
      2016 Night and Day, Offsite Art Sonje, Seoul
      2013 Traveling without moving, D project space, Seoul
      2011 On the ground floor of Geology building, OCI Museum of art, Seoul
      2008 Zero Construction, Project Space Sarubia, Seoul
      2007 A different kind of tension, Kumho Museum of art, Seoul
      2006 Innerscape, Gallery Misschina Beauty, Paris
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2021 DMZ Peace and Art Platform, Jejin Station, Gangwondo Goseong
      2021 Margins of Error, Nirox Foundation, South Africa
      2021 Border-less.Site, curated by Junglim foundation, Culture Station 284
      2020 Summer-Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K
      2020 Negotiating Borders, Fondation Fiminco, Romainville, France
      2019 The 14th International Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil
      2019 Power Play, Delfina Foundation, London
      2018 Extended Manual, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
      2018 Cour des Miracles, Doosan Gallery, Seoul
      2018 Delfina in SongEun: Power Play, Songeun Art Space, Seoul
      2018 The Real DMZ, New Art Exchange, Nottingham
      2017 Triangulating Particulars, Hilbert Raum, Berlin
      2016 Songeun Art Award, Songeun Art Space, Seoul
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • 2021 MMCA Changdong Residency, Seoul
      2018 Gapado Artist in Residence, Hyundai card, Gapado
      2017 Delfina Foundation, Seoul

      2021 Award by Minister of Culture for Public art project
      2016 SongEun Art Award (Excellence Prize)

      Collections at Seoul Museum of Art, Daelim Museum, OCI Museum and privates
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〈Rolling〉 2021, powder coated steel, variable dimension

〈Jetlag〉 2021, Steel frame, mesh, fishing net, bearing, variable dimension

〈Island for fishermen〉 2018, found buoy, copper, variable dimension, Courtesy Delfina Foundation, Korean Cultural Centre UK, and SongEun ArtSpace Photo credit Tim Bowditch.

〈Mirrors for Mirok Li〉 2021, silver nitrate, sodium hydroxide, glucose, ammonia, purified water, tempered white glass, stainless steel, 80x120x6cm

〈Mountain Ori〉 2021, beeswax from DMZ, pigment, wig, variable dimension

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