off-site Artists in Conversation
August 30, September 14 and 21, 2023
off-site Artists in Conversation
Dates and Participants
Wed. August 30, 2023. 16:00
– Artist: Yona Lee, Jungyoon Hyen / Moderator: Ahn So Yeon
Thu. September 14, 2023. 16:00
– Artist: GRAYCODE, jiiiiin / Moderator: Kim Nam-see
Thu. September 21, 2023. 16:00
– Artist: Jong Oh, Choi Goen, Hyun Nahm / Moderator: Lee Hanbum
About the Artists
GRAYCODE, jiiiiin (b. 1984, b. 1988)
GRAYCODE, jiiiiin is an artistic group known for their expertise in electroacoustic music composition. Employing the subtle nuances of sound vibrations, pressure dynamics, and musical tension, they craft captivating works that transform the invisible realm of sound into a tangible and immersive reality. In 2021, GRAYCODE, jiiiiin showcased a solo exhibition at Sejong Museum of Art, and the accompanying publication, Data Composition, was selected as ‘2021 Best Book Design from Republic of Korea’. The group has presented their works through exhibitions and performances at notable sites including the Nam June Paik Art Center (2022), Project Space SARUBIA (2020), The Korean Cultural Center in Germany (2019), and Lunchmeat Festival (2018). In 2018, GRAYCODE, jiiiiin received the esteemed ‘Giga-Hertz Production Prize’ from ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Jong Oh (b. 1981)
Jong Oh utilizes simple linear materials, including threads, wood sticks, metal rods, pencil lines, and thin lighting structures, to create installations that directly interact with architectural elements. By skillfully manipulating gravity, light, and shadows, Oh constructs visually captivating installations that establish a harmonious relationship between form and environment. The size, shape, and boundaries of each artwork are determined by the space in which it resides, and the construction process is executed with precision within these inherent limitations. Oh’s artistic prowess has been showcased in solo exhibitions including First Echo (One And J Gallery, 2022), Double Sided (CR Collective, 2022), A Pause On The Arc (Doosan Gallery, 2021) and Corner Dialogue (Seoul Museum of Art, 2018). He has also made significant contributions to group exhibitions, including A Place Between Rhythm And Rhythm (Choi Man Lin Museum, 2023), Hare Way Object (Deoksugung Palace, 2020), Songeun Art Award (Song Eun Art Space, 2020), Geometry Beyond Simplicity (Museum San, 2019) and Point Counter Point (Art Sonje Center, 2018).
Yona Lee (b. 1986)
Yona Lee is an artist who makes sculptures that combine structures of stainless steel tubing with everyday materials of urban and domestic spaces. Her work ranges in scale from tabletop objects to installations that occupy entire buildings and interior architecture. Lee’s work has recently been the subject of solo museum exhibitions at the Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand (2022); Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2018-2019); City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (2018-2019); and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand (2020). Her work has been featured in large-scale thematic exhibitions including the Busan Biennale, South Korea (2020); 15th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, France (2019); and Changwon Sculpture Biennale, South Korea (2016).
Choi Goen (b. 1985)
Choi Goen is an artist who engages in a profound exploration of unfamiliar materials, which she carefully observes in her daily experiences, pondering how these materials can be transformed into sculptural works. By skillfully bending and cutting pipes that were once integrated into buildings, Choi transcends their original purpose and turns them into sculptural lines. Her artistic creations take on a dual nature, becoming both sculptures in their own right and verbs that animate the artistic process. In 2016, Choi held her first solo exhibition Torso at Kim Chong Yung Museum. Since then, she has showcased her works in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Seoul, including Cornering (Amado Art Space, 2022), Vivid Cuts (P21, 2021), and Orange Podium (Audio Visual Pavilion, 2018).
Hyun Nahm (b. 1990)
Hyun Nahm’s employs the methodology of “miniascape”, condensing and compressing the world we encounter today into small objects. This process involves pushing the boundaries of diverse modern and industrial materials to their limits while translating contemporary social phenomena and structures into tangible sculptural techniques. His solo exhibitions include Burrowing at the Bottom of a Rainbow (Atelier Hermès, Seoul, 2021), My Early Adulthood Pilgrimage Is Wrong, as I Expected (Instant Roof, Seoul, 2021), and Miniascape Theory (Art Space Hyeong & Shift, 2020). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including Busan Biennale 2022, Cloud Walkers (Leeum Museum, 2022), OPENING CEREMONY (YPC Space, 2022), Two Tu (P21 & Whistle, 2022), and 3X3 (Audio Visual Pavilion, 2018).
Jungyoon Hyen (b. 1990)
Jungyoon Hyen derives inspiration from the interactions and unseen forces within spaces that shape the lives of beings. The artist utilizes sculpture as a medium to convey the desires, emotions, or intensions of the body, either by infusing it with a particular attitude or by revealing the inherent qualities of the sculpture itself. By carefully considering the placement of the sculptures in spaces, Hyen stimulates the viewers’ imagination, offering them the opportunity to envision potential actions and experiences that the sculptures may embody. Her solo exhibitions include See you down the road (Factory2, 2021), I swim to cry (Songeun Art Cube, 2020), and You Again (OS, 2019). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions such as SUMMER LOVE 2022 (SONGEUN, 2022), MMCA Young Korean Artists 2021 (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), Gwacheon, 2021), and also took part in many residencies such as SFAC Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (2022) and MMCA Goyang Residency (2021).
*All talk programs will be held in Korean. No English translation services will be provided.