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I make minimal, conceptual and performance works, using a variety of media, processes, genres and forms.

In 2012 I won 2nd prize in the Jerwood Drawing Prize for my Ta-iL series, which abstracts forms of traditional Korean roof tiles.

My latest shows, Walk On Yeonji By (2016) and My Yeonji Way (2016) were site-specific installations and performances that extended my interest in popular song and the Korean concept ‘Yeonji’ (a red circle used in traditional make-up).

Another recent show, Cash or Smash (2015), invited the audience to interact with hand-made objects and thereby engage with a performative event alluding to consumerism, waste, and plural economies.

I was born in Jeju Island, Korea, raised in Seoul, and moved to UK in 1997 to become a London-based artist. I studied BA Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts, London (Sculpture) 1999-2002.

 

Selected recent solo shows include:

       Cash or Smash, Book Launch, Tenderbooks, London, UK, 2015

       Cash or Smash, Mokspace, London, UK, 2015

This Way & That, Drift, Asia House, London, UK, 2014-15

SEND-IT, MultipleSpacings, Bern, Switzrland, 2014 

Noon Shadow, Artspace, Seoul, Korea, 2014

Ta-iL, The Agency Gallery, London, UK, 2014


Selected recent group shows include
:

         A.P.T LIVE, A.P.T, London, 2016

To Be Converted, Bread & Jam, London, UK, 2016

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK, 2015

METAPHONICA, Central Saint Martin College, London, UK, 2015

Gaesori buk-buk, performance, Matt’s Gallery, London, UK, 2014

Hills to Mountains, performance, Oto Café, London, UK, 2014

Derwent Art Prize, The Mall Galleries, London/ Trowbridge Town Hall, Trowbrdge, UK, 2014

Bermondsey Art Trail, (screening), Shortwave Cinema, London, UK, 2014

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-82): a portrait in fragments, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK, 2013

Downtime, Ort Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 2013