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