Jungyoon Hyen

Jungyoon Hyen takes interest in the relationships formed between society, individuals, and communities. The artist references different aspects of beings that operate their everyday lives within their situated power dynamics. Hyen's sculptures contain body parts (including expressions, body language, rhythm, and more). The artist goes through a process of clustering and subjectifying these sculptures. Then she uses this process to fluidly map out chronological events. This allows her to explore various ways to meditate on subjects and imagine the formations of new communities. Hyen’s recent interest lies in projecting certain behaviors on sculptures and treating the sculptures as actors. Hence the exhibitions become their stage. The artist proposes various scenarios by meticulously controlling the sculptures' gaze and their roles within the said stages.

  • Education
    • 2017 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art
      2013 BFA Painting, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2021 See you down the road, Factory2, Seoul, Korea
      2020 I swim to cry, Songeun Art Cube, Seoul, Korea
      2019 You Again, os, Seoul, Korea
      2018 Walking on Tiptoes, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, UK
      2017 MAMA NEVER TOLD ME HOW MY DREAMS WILL BE SHATTERED, The Foxhole Project, London
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2022 SUMMER LOVE, Songeun, Korea
      2022 INANIMATEFY, VSF, Korea
      2021 Young Korean Artists 2021, MMCA Gwacheon, Gwacheon, Korea
      2019 Pleasure of misinterpretation, Space 55, Seoul, Korea
      2019 Let’s go through this again, Portland Works, Sheffield, UK
      2017 SHOW RCA 2017, Royal College of Art, London, UK
      2017 Creekside Open 2017, A.P.T Gallery, London, UK
      2017 Open Studio, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
      2016 Dialogues on the Threshold, St Pancreas Crypt Gallery, London, UK
      2016 Hechos, La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • Residencies
      2022 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Korea
      2021 MMCA Goyang Residency, Goyang, Korea
      2019 K’ arts Studio, Seoul, Korea

      Awards and Collections
      2021 Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture Arts Support Grant
      2020 Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture Arts Support Grant
      2019-2020 Songeun Art Cube Selected Artist
      2017 2018 The Korean Cultural Centre UK and SPACE Studio Award
      2014 ARTisans-Louis Vuitton Workshop Finalist
  • Link

,babe, ,carpet, pipe clamp, steel pipe, spray paint, paint, 220x 292x62(cm), 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

On my knees, stainless steel pipe, powder coated, oil bar, resin, 65 x 74 x 23(cm), 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

I swim to cry, air drying clay, silicone, swimming goggles, polystyrene foam, plywood, 38x68x26(cm), 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Never let you go, stainless steel pipe, silicone, necklace chain, feather, 380x25x50(cm), 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

Left: I got over you (almost), steel, silicone, silicone pigment, 58 x 37 x 16(cm),2022 Right : I got over you, steel, silicone, silicone pigment, 38x 34 x 14(cm), 2022 Courtesy of the artist.

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