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Yoon Young Park

Voice of the Black Bird 2009, Ink on Rice Paper, Chair, Crystal Paper Weight, 45x45cm, 55x65cm
Artist Name: Yoon Young Park
Residency Dates: November – November
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Lives & Works: Seoul, Korea and Vancouver, Canada
Education: DFA, Korean Painting, Ewha Womans University; MFA, Oriental Painting, Ewha Womans University; BFA, Oriental Painting, Ewha Womans University



In her multi media practice Yoon Young Park combines elements steming from traditional calligraphy and surrealism while incorporating a host of contemporary cultural references  from fiction, documentaries and games. She is interested in the “how” and “why” of things and enjoys the collection of clues, deducing from evidence, and enjoying the process. Her current forays into conjectural future catastrophes or past disasters and their impact on the planet is an ongoing investigation as she blends in presonal memories.

Yoon Young Park is the recipient of several awards including the Hermès Foundation Prize. Her exhibitions include: “Made in Korea” at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; “Made in Pop Land” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; “Voyage of the Black Bird” at Atelier Hermès, Seoul; “Wonderland” at the National Museum of China, Beijing; “Modest Monuments” at King’s Lynn Arts Centre, King’s Lynn; “Art Spectrum” at Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; and the Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju. In 2009, she won the award Hermès Korea Missulsang (Hermès Korea Prize for Contemporary Art). Previous residency experiences include Location One, Art Omi, and Doosan NY.


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