Soyoung Chung

Chung’s works have been produced while pondering philosophical questions about time that the myriad materials surrounding our lives have passed through. Chung said she found a stone one day, and it inspired her to imagine the time of the Earth. Her interest spontaneously reached beneath the Earth’s surface (geology) she stood on and above it (geopolitics). Erosion and deposition serves as keys to understanding the universal history of creation and annihilation. It was when her imagination extended from soil to continents, from horizon to borders, from cities to islands, to become new weaving stories of individual, historical, natural memories.

  • Education
    • 1998-2000 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
      2020 Glass Beach, Instant Roof, 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
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2021
      Time of the Earth, National Museum of Modern and Contempoary Art, Gwacheon
      Margins of Error, Nirox Foundation, South Africa
      Border-less.Site, curated by Junglim foundation, Culture Station 284
      Artists Take-Over, Songeun Art Space, Seoul
      Negotiating Borders, Fondation Fiminco, Romainville, France
      The 14th International Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil
      Power Play, Delfina Foundation, London
      Extended Manual, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
      Cour des Miracles, Doosan Gallery, Seoul
      The Real DMZ, New Art Exchange, Nottingham
      Triangulating Particulars, Hilbert Raum, Berlin
      Songeun Art Award, Songeun Art Space,Seoul
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • Residencies
      2021 Changdong Residency, MMCA, South Korea
      2018 Gapado Artist in Residence, Gapa Island, South Korea
      2017 Delfina Foundation, London

      2021 Public Art award by the Ministry of Culture. South korea
      2016 The 16th Songeun Art Award Prize

      Sema, Artbank MMCA, Daelim Museum

〈Drawing an Island〉, 2020, single channel video, 5'33'. courtesy of the artist.

〈Mirrors for Mirok Li〉 2021, silver mirror reaction on tempered transparent glass, 80 x 120 x 6 cm(Each). courtesy of the artist.

〈Jetlag〉, 2021, steel pipe, mesh, bearing, fishing net, plywood, LED, powder coated, 160 x 270 x 300 cm. courtesy of the artist.

〈Rolling〉, 2020-2021, steel, powder coated, variable dimension. courtesy of the artist.

〈Island for fishermen V〉, 2021, found buoy at Gapado, copper, 20×115×105cm. courtesy of the artist.

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