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i, kid: the January 2017 KAA residency at the KCC

i-kid badgeThe Korean Artists Association UK (KAA) presents its annual exhibition and performance at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in January 2017. The title of the exhibition and performance is ‘I, Kid 우리어릴적’. The exhibition and performance of ‘I, Kid’ displays the artists’ reflection of nostalgic memories of their childhood and a glimpse of who they are now. Their stories tell something personal and Korean, yet universal for us to share.

The exhibition presents 10 exciting new artworks by 18 Korean artists, including 7 guest artists. The display forms and media of the artworks vary greatly from traditional painting to cutting-edge virtual reality. On the opening day of the exhibition, 10 talented performing artists, including 3 guest performers, will present reflective works on their childhood.

The exhibition and performance are generously sponsored by Korean Cultural Centre UK and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.

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Arirang: the 2015 KAA residency at the KCC

Arirang poster

Arirang-logo

The Korean Artists Association(KAA) UK present its annual showcase at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in July 2015. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Arirang’. We will explore this strong, meaningful theme with a varied exhibition of art pieces, plus performances using a combination of traditional Korean instruments alongside western instruments, making for and exciting fusion of music. We will also be holding a special workshop at the end where you can participate and gain an understanding of the deep meaning of ‘Arirang’.

2015 Opening Reception: Tue 7th July 6pm – 8.30pm
PERFORMANCE: 7pm
RSVP: koreanartuk@gmail.com

EXHIBITION: 7th – 27th July 10am – 6pm (Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun closed)
Admission Free
Venue: Korean Cultural Central Centre UK
Grand buildings 1-3 strand, London WC2N 5BW
(Entrance on Northumberland Ave)
www.kccuk.org.uk

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Korea Chronicles – the 2014 KAA residency at the KCC

Chronicles

The Korean Artists Association UK (KAA) presents its annual showcase at the Korean Cultural Centre in August 2014. The theme of this year’s event is Korea Chronicles. Generally, Chronicles are a historical account of facts and events set in chronological order as in a timeline. This has inspired the KAA to show the development of the arts and music of Korea from traditional to contemporary, and with some historical figures.

Performers

with Guest Musicians Dayena Song (kayagum) and Sung Young Ji & Gina Ha-Gorlin (percussion)

Participating Artists

Magenta Kang
Soon Yul Kang
Tae Hyung Kim
Jeong Min Moon
Miso Park
Tommy Seo
Feleppa Seo
Suki Berwick
Bo Ram Lee
Jiwon Ree
Dong Hoon Choi
Woo Hyeon Kwon
Sang Mee Jang
Joohee Chun
Danbi Choi
Kitty Jun Im

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KAA’s 2013 KCC “합, 合, Collaboration” programme: the opening performance

Here is the programme for the opening performance on 28 August. Please RSVP to koreanartuk@gmail.com.

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Collaborative Performance

1. ‘Petal – like’ (꽃잎처럼)

Poem by Hye Kyung Park, Sabrina Park Kim (Piano Music), Chang Gyun Woo (Image)

2. Pochagi (보자기)

by Hye Lim Kim (Taegŭm and electronics)

Pochagi is Hye Lim Kim’s first elecroacoustic composition in which she uses elements of Korean traditional music. Pochagi is a Korean patchwork cloth that can be used as a wrapping cloth, and her piece explores the concept of Pochagi, extended to mean a container that can capture the diverse sounds of Korea music. The basic material for the piece is the Korean traditional bamboo flute, the Taegŭm. The acoustic instrument represents, to her, the characteristic Korean sound: the instrument is foregrounded to produce impromptu melodies that descend in various ways from traditional repertories. Meanwhile, the electronic sounds function as a magnifying glass, reflecting the minute layers of sound. In this piece, she attempts to bridge several dichotomies inherent in the flute and in traditional music – complexes of purity / noise, tradition / modernity and delight / sadness.

3. Bi (‘비’ 悲)

by Hyun Su Song (Haegŭm) & Eun Sol Lee (Dance)

This piece of music was composed in 1980 by the Korean master Young Jae Kim. The composition is a sorrowful melody from the provinces of Yeongnam, Honam and the north western provinces of Korea. It is folk music and performed with an Eotmori rhythm which gives the piece an atmosphere of lament and regret. The accompanying solo music for Haegŭm is strongly improvised in places. The accompanying dance portrays a woman’s heart towards a man who is facing death, praying that his pain and sorrow will vanish and that his life on the other side will be filled with eternal happiness. To lighten his path towards the other world a dance move called ‘ji jun’ and the beautiful, yearning sound of the Haegŭm was used in combination to create the piece.

4. POINTS, LINES, CIRCLES

Kayagŭm and Piano Duo with electronic sound (sound-escape) by Cho Rong Park (Composer), performed by Ji Eun Jung (Kayagŭm), Ko Eun Choi (Piano), Julian Toha (Guest Media Artist)

Grandmother, mother and daughter. The mother does not exist without her grandmother, and the daughter does not exist without her mother. The past is inseparable from the future. The future is projected from the past. The new is born of the momentum of the old. Moments gather to compose timelines that conjoin and form the wheels of history. Points, lines and circles are symbolic elements that capture the essence of this idea. They are sound-images used in this piece to express the interaction of these elements in history. ‘Points’ in time gather to form ‘lines’ in time, and these lines morph into ‘circles.’

5. Ko San (‘고산’)

by KAYA (Kayagŭm – Ji Eun Jung; Guitar – Sung Min Jeon) & Hyun Su Song (Haegŭm)

‘Ko San’, which means ‘Solitary Mountain’ was composed by Jin Goo Lee for three kayagŭm. In this arrangement by Ji Eun Jung it is performed on kayagŭm, guitar and haegŭm.

6. East Fantasia

by Tae Hwan Roh (Composer), performed by KAYA & Ko Eun Choi (keyboard), Jin Kyung Park (flute), Hye Jin Yu (violin), So Jin Kim (cello), Yun Shin (clarinet), Jea Hong Shin (Oboe)

‘East Fantasia’ is a piece which combines two distinct musical cultures: Korean traditional music and Western music. This piece was composed to display the sound of creation: a place of purity, where there is passion for life. As the piece begins with the foundation of the pure, elemental and spiritual, the peacefulness progresses to express stronger passion through the rapid tempo and combination of the Kayagŭm and western instruments. This piece provides beautiful harmony and tempo.

7. Piano style

(K-pop music & Dance performance) by Han Bit Cho (Piano), Ae Jin Han (Choreographer), Se Young Jeong and Hyun Seok Kwon (Percussion), 5 Dancers.

In this piano version, K-Pop Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is reinterpreted through media and a wide variety of dance vocabularies such as contemporary dance, ballet and b-boy dance. Part of the popularity of K-Pop Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is owed to Psy’s singular horse dance, one of the song’s representative elements that have united global audiences. Dancing bodies can be regarded as a signifier of non-verbal communication, and a range of ethnicities can enjoy it without understanding different languages. This performance is inspired by the Korean musical dance-theatre production “Ballerina Who Loves B-Boy” and set to traditional Korean instrumentation with piano. Choreographer Ae Jin Han combines movement with the text of the dance-theatre and meaning in the joyful in Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”

8. Hap (‘합’ Collaboration)

by Jung Hyun Choi (Percussion), Jeong Min Moon (Painting), Shzr Ee Tan (Piano), Eun Sol Lee (Dance), Se Young Jeong & Hyun Seok Kwon (Percussion).

‘합’ Collaboration is collaborative performance with Korean percussion, piano, painting and dance. In this performance, Jeung Hyun Choi and Dr. Shzr Ee Tan will be improvising with two Samulnori rhythms: tasurum and kutkori. While they are playing, artist Jeong Min Moon commences Dripping Work, based on American abstract artist Jackson Pollock’s Dripping, and the audience will be invited to participate. When the kutkori rhythm starts, the dancer joins the performance and her foot is used as a paint brush, creating a new collaborative art work.

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오방색 O BANG SAEK: the 5th KAAUK event at the KCC

Obangsaek exhibition invitation

The Korean Artists Association UK (KAAUK) is delighted to present Obangsaek at the Korean Cultural Centre UK.

Obangsaek refers to the five traditional Korean colours of blue, red, yellow, black and white. These symbolize: tree, fire, iron/gold, water and earth respectively, associations which percolate deeply through Korean culture.

The UK based Korean Artists of KAA here explore Obangsaek through visual arts, music, dance and performance.

Visual artists present diverse media; painting, sculpture, illustration, video, photography and installation.

Music is performed on the keyboard, kayagum, flute and traditional percussion instruments (kanggwari, jang-go, jing, and buk). The main rhythmical pattern is the traditional chil-chae in which percussion holds a complex rhythmical structure in four long sections while other instruments improvise.

The dance performance, Bridging Colours, brings out the relationships of the five colours to the seasons and the elements.

Exhibition: Soon Yul Kang, Bada Song, Jean Kim, Young-shin Kim, Kihyun Kim, Miso Park, Sunju Park, Eunjung Feleppa, Sooyung Lee, Hyunseok Lee, Eunmi Li, Enya Elswood, Jeesun Hwang, Joohee Chun, Kitty Jun-im, Dean Shim, Tae Hyung Kim

Performance: Jieun Jung, Sabrina S.D.H.Y Park Kim, Jee Soo Shin (composer), Jeunghyun Choi, Ae Jin Han, Seyoung Jeong, Yong Min Cho, Woojae Jung (stage manager)

Guest Musicians: Gina Ha-Gorlin (Korean percussion), Jin Kyung Park (Flute)

Guest Performers: Dance Department, University of Roehampton

Supported by
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, The Korean Cultural Centre, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company, The Anglo-Korean Society, The Dance Department of the University of Roehampton.

오방색 O BANG SAEK

An Exhibition & Performance by The Korean Artists Association UK
Korean Cultural Centre UK
28th Nov. – 4th Dec.

Opening Reception
Wed. 28th Nov 2012 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Performance 7.30 – 8.00 pm
Please register for the Opening Reception via koreanartuk@gmail.com

Delayed Sojourn – London, home away from home

An annual exhibition by Korean Artists Association UK
Korean Cultural Centre UK
2nd – 8th December 2011

(Private view: Friday 02. 12. 2011, 6.30 – 8.30 pm)
RSVP to koreanartuk@gmail.com

INVITATION: Delayed Sojourn

Delayed Sojourn – London, home away from home represents 16 artists who have various background and diverse media, such as sculpture, painting, photography, film, design, textile, ceramic, architecture organised by KAA UK (The Korean Artists Association in UK).

Artists: Bada Song, Hyun Jun Kim, Hyunseok Lee, Jean Kim, Joohee Chun, Joon Hwan Lim, Jung-Gyun Chae, Kitty Jun-im McLaughlin, Miso Park, Myung Nam An, Shera Hyunyim Park, Soo Ji Shin, Soon Yul Kang, Sun Kim, Unmi Li, Yonghyun Lim (Jackie)

Bada Song

I use a range of media to build series in modules. This allows singularities to distinguish themselves from similar and gain identity through difference. For Delayed Sojourn I adapted this process to Korean language in a translation of the famous verb list deployed in 1968 by American sculptor Richard Serra.

Hyun Jun Kim

The installation of the fish bowls is accompanied by the notes and photographs. It speculates the personal journey to find a home in London through the repetitive process of relocation. It translates the trajectory of the homes into the suspended fish bowls where a fish swarms while keeping a constant distance to another. It creates the systematic illusion, the artificial cloud or the collective wish of ‘swarming-together’.

Hyunseok Lee

My art work as a form of animation narrative seeks to cross the boundary between reality and the abstract world, and is in some senses an ‘Animated Spiritual Documentary’. This artwork as a form of a short animation film, falls into four parts, each with a different content, with the final part moving from an interpretation of the spiritual journey and environment to a representation of a spiritual experience, I have focused on exploring the representation of the Buddhist’s philosophical principles and sacred experience by dramatising abstract and surreal environments.

Jean Kim

Long and winding roads
Off she goes
Naked as she is
Dancing to the city rhythms
Oh, here she comes
Naked as she is

Joohee Chun

I contain and seal my feelings and thoughts in the transparent layers of my paintings to create an ‘affect’ without the need for words. There are always spiritual inspiration, desire, hope which are suppressed any negative parts of my inner emotions in my painting to overcome current situation.

Joon Hwan Lim

There are many different people who were born different country and cultures, which have relationship each other in London. I re-interpreted such diversity to cultural flowing as various ships.

Jung-Gyun Chae

I am attempting to reinterpret Korean aesthetics by modernizing it via the Eastern mind by means of sculpture, installation and what I term “Film-Painting”. I started my work with painting but added projection of film on to sculpture later. This will become a coexistent place of meeting between the object and the film.

Kitty Jun-im McLaughlin

The essence of Kitty’s work derives from her integration of the duality of her experience of Korean and British culture, weaving them together to present an original and imaginative retelling of the influence of experience on the subject. The rich, tactile surfaces of her paintings, composed of rhythmic, linear elements cross the canvas in layers of Korean Hanji paper.

Miso Park

Many overseas students’; lives are suspended like dust in the air; they live with solitude, economic distress, anonymity and the difficulty of managing their new life. The project aims to highlight their mentality and illustrate the hardships of living in the UK. Issues of language, culture, society and emotional changes are addressed in Living Away From Home.

Myung Nam An

I want to express aspects of the human life using ceramic as an accessible way to tell stories about how unexpected changes, fate and luck affect our life. I want my own experience to have a universal meaning of existence as an artist. I intend to express who I am and how I came to be here, there was no past, present and future discernible, and it seemed to me that my work was flowing or waiting to move in one direction or another.

Shera Hyunyim Park

I found London is such a natural environment city especially bank-side landscape seem a frame of artwork as fantastic and dreamy natural image. Image transformed famous London landmarks to natural elements and those elements are combined together to create a frame of scene like artwork itself. Can you see the London Eye, Dali’s Elephants, Big Ben, Eros figure in Piccadilly Circus, Gherkin building and Millennium Bridge?

Soo Ji Shin

Chandelier – It is made by connecting of the many small boats, and it is like a cluster of them. It looks as if the cluster is flying to the sky. It is also made by hand- sewing. (lighting)

Soon Yul Kang

My works are concerned with contemplation inspired by nature and Zen. My images have a timeless aspect to them and convey to the viewer a sense of tranquility and mystical form. The use of a circle in my works conveys a sense of immortality and of an on-going journey. Coming to London was for me the beginning of a new life and that is a journey is still on-going.

Sun Kim

My work is focused on a range of functional ware where I explore traditional and contemporary aesthetics. I use porcelain and also stoneware as the main material to produce my work. I’m very intrigued by cultural connections I find within my work and the making process is a continual challenge for me and a personal investigation into form, shape and volume.

Unmi Li

My work illustrates my growing awareness of a vibrant multicultural city; its hopes and fears expressed in London.

Yonghyun Lim (Jackie)

When I arrived in London the city was like a fairy tale, it inspired me to photograph it, to sketch it and to write about it. Big Ben, London Eye and the river Thames were like scenes from a fairy tale, something that I had dreamt of since I was a child, my dream had come true and I was very excited. After numerous beers it was much more appealing.

Exhibition Committee: Soon Yul Kang, Hyun Jun Kim, Miso Park, Joon Hwan Lim
Exhibition Director: Bada Song

Korean Cultural Centre UK
General enquiries: info@kccuk.org.uk
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BN
(Entrance in Northumberland Avenue)
Opening Times: Mon to Fri 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Enquiries on this exhibition: koreanartuk@gmail.com
The Korean Artists Association UK

Invisible Bonds – 이음새. . . Exhibition, performance and workshops at the KCC, August 2010

Invisible Bonds KAA invitation
The Korean Artists Association UK cordially invites you to an Art Exhibition and Workshops in Korean Music, Dance and Art

Invisible Bonds – 이음새. . .

From 13th to 21st August, 2010
At the Korean Cultural Centre UK
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC 2N 5BW
http://london.korean-culture.org • (0)20 7004 2600
www.koreanartists.co.uk • koreanartuk@gmail.com • 07551 897 356

PROGRAMME

Private View and performance: 6:00 – 9:00pm, 13 August 2010
Opening Performance: 7:30 pm
followed by drinks and canapés
RSVP to koreanartuk@gmail.com

Come and enjoy this fantastic evening of traditional and contemporary Korean culture.

Performing artists: Sunnee Park (Dance) • KAYA (Kayagum & Guitar by Ji Eun Jung and Sung Min Jeon) • Dong Yoon Hwang (Daegum) • Seo Young Choi (Kayagum Byung Chang) • Jeung Hyun Choi (Traditional percussion) • Hye Kyung Park (Poetry)
Guest artists: Bohae Kim (Mezzo Soprano) • Se Ho Lee (Piano)

Art Exhibition: 13‐21 August 2010

Participating artists: Soon Yul KangKitty Jun-Im McLaughlin • Bada Song • Sun Ju ParkSeong Hee JoSungfeel YunYun‐Kyung JeongJoo Hee ChunMiso ParkJihye ParkHye Kyung Park
Guest artists: Jung‐Hoi Jung • Young Jin Park

Click here for further details of the exhibition.

Workshops
Korean Music, Dance and Art: 14 – 20 August 2010
All workshops are FREE; booking is required. For workshop bookings and general enquiries contact koreanartuk@gmail.com or 0795 2087 049.

Korean Calligraphy (for beginners only) by Kitty Jun-Im McLaughlin
Sat 14 August 13:30 – 15:00 & 15:30 – 17:00

Daegum (Korean bamboo flute) by Dong Yoon Hwang
Mon 16 August 13:30-15:00
Wed 18 August 15:30-17:00
In this workshop Dong-Yoon Hwang will outline the history of the Korean bamboo flute the Daegum, present various kinds of Daegum and show how to play them presenting a variety of Korean traditional songs. All participations will have the chance to play a Daegum themselves.

Seon (Zen) Dance by Sunnee Park
Mon 16 August 15:30-17:00
Tues 17 August 13:30-15:00
Thur 19 August 15:30-17:00

Korean Traditional Percussion and Songs by Jeung Hyun Choi
Tues 17 August 15:30-17:00
Thur 19 August 13:30-15:00
Fri 20 August 13:30-15:00

This interactive workshop will be a practical journey into the indigenous arts of Korea, including traditional percussion, songs and music games. You will learn the passion, energy and rhythm of Korean culture, and experience a new sense of togetherness. Individual freedom and communal joy will intermingle as you exchange energy and find yourself smiling at your new friends with exhilaration and joy.

Kayagum by Ji Eun Jung
Wed 18 August 13:30-15:00
Fri 20 August 15:30-17:00

In this workshop Ji Eun Jung will introduce the Kayagum, explaining its origins, the differences between Court Kayagum, Sanjo Kayagum, and Modern Kayagum, music scoring and playing techniques. She will also perform a variety of pieces from the 19th century to the present day. Her performance will be accompanied by a moving backdrop of scenes from Korean rural towns and people taken between 1970 and 1999 to remind us of passing and increasingly forgotten beauties.

(Minimum age: 8, except “Seon Dance” – 12)
(The programme above is subject to change.)

Special Thanks To:
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in the UK: Kyu Ho Choo
Director of the Korean Cultural Centre UK: Yonggi Won

Committee Members:

President: Sunnee Park
Project Coordinator: Ji-Eun Lee
Assistant Coordinator: Jeung Hyung Choi, Heashin Kwak
Secretary: Dong Yoon Hwang
Visual Part Coordinator: Bada Song
Pamphlet Design: Miso Park, Heashin Kwak
Leaflet Design: Sunju Park
Stage Manager: Demetri Grey
Stage Design: Min Kyoung Kim
Opening Event Organisers: Hye Kyung Park, Joo Hee Chun
Website Editor: Philip Gowman
English Language Editor: Peter Corbishley

Invisible Bonds …이음새: Annual KAA exhibition at the KCC, August 2010

Invisible Bonds …이음새
Korean Cultural Centre UK
13th – 21st August 2010
(Preview: Friday 13. 08. 2010, 6 – 9 pm)
An annual exhibition by Korean Artists Association UK

Curated by: Soon Yul Kang, Kitty Jun-Im McLaughlin, Sunju Park, Bada Song
Director: Bada Song

Invisible Bonds …이음새 represents 13 artists who have various background and diverse media, such as painting, photography, drawing, film, poem, textile, glass art, organised by KAA UK (Korean Artists Association in UK).

Soon Yul Kang

Soon Yul KANG’s tapestries inspired by Zen concepts such as simplicity, stillness and emptiness depicting tranquil landscapes that involve subtle changes in colour and light that reflect changes in perspective and mood.

Kitty jun im McLaughlin

Kitty Jun-Im McLaughlin‘s ambitious paintings depict cultural duality, using Hanji (Korean traditional art paper) and layers of collaged canvas to create depth and space, tactile textures and incorporating the rhythmic linear elements influenced by her musical background.

Bada Song

Bada SONG makes repetitive modules of apparently faceless, formless objects and images using various media. Here she adapts her project to an ambitious drawing installation.

Sun Ju Park

Sunju PARK uses silk screen and acid etching to produce enigmatic images which draw the viewer into an intrigue of uncertain symbols. This perhaps derives from her fine art and mural-making background.

Seong Hee Jo

Seong Hee JO uses the technique of collage and produce an imaginary ‘panorama’ of high-rise buildings and other urban features seen by night.

Hye Kyung Park

Hye Kyung PARK introduces her poems both as a live performance event and printed on fans.

Jung Hoi Jung

Jung Hoi JUNG presents an archive of black & white photographic prints dating from 1970s. They beautifully evoke fading signs of traditional Korean life style in striking composition that frame the nostalgic emotions we feel today regarding this cultural shift.

Miso Park

Mi So PARK’s My Last Home asks the viewer to empathise with the welfare of elderly religious people in South Korea and the UK, relating the personal and physical condition of a life to issues of space and place and materiality.

Sung Feel Yun

Sung Feel YUN The vast expanse of the solar system and the micro world of atoms
have something in common; both worlds rotate around an axis. However, this similarity does not mean there is no difference, since all things in the universe are active, changing and reacting to one another.

Jihye Park

Jihye PARK’s film, The Sisters II, portrays and elucidates a mental landscape on the crossroad between the conscious and unconscious, as replayed in memories or in dreams. This film inhabits a space beyond the lines of reality and the present world and verge upon, but do enter sure-footedly, the alternative, surreal enclave.

Yun-Kyung Jeong

Yun Kyung JEONG: Opposites coexist; invisible and subtle collisions, arising from conflicts between countless elements, weave the world.

Joo Hee Chun

In Joo Hee CHUN’s paintings, transparency allows the eye to penetrate, making it impossible to disguise or hide inner layers, thus revealed through and through.

Jin Young Park

Young-jin PARK’s paintings, influenced both by her make-up artist background and her recovery from breast cancer, draw out our mind and spirit through their focus on facial expressions.

Korean Cultural Centre UK
Grand Building, 1- 3 Strand
London WC2N 5BN
General enquiries; koreanart@gmail.com
Opening Times: Mon to Fri 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Admission Free

Invisible bonds: profiles of participating performance artists

박선희 (Sunnee Park, Dance)
suwnwe@hotmail.com

Sunnee ParkSunnee Park, the President of the Korean Artists Association UK is a Dancer. She started her training in Korean traditional dance at 7, progressing to become a member of the Korean classical dancing troupe Little Angels that performed worldwide. While studying at Sunhwa Art School, she joined the Korean Universal Ballet Company. On completion of an MA in Dance and Music and a PhD in Korean Shamanistic Trance at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, she practiced as a dance instructor in Tokyo for ten years, performing throughout Japan during this time. She has lectured on Shamanism throughout the world and has published academic papers on Shamanistic Trance practices. She is currently studying an MA in Dance Movement Therapy at Roehampton University, as well as teaching and performing Korean dance in the UK.

정지은 (Ji Eun Jung, Kayagum)
www.kaya-music.co.uk • mari1339@hotmail.com

Ji-eun JungJi Eun Jung is a professional player of the traditional Korean stringed instrument, the Kayagum. She is an initiator of an Important Intangible Cultural Asset of Korea No.23, Sanjo in the style of Jook Pa Kim. She has a BA in Korean Traditional Music (Ewha Womans University) and MA in Asian Music (Dong Gook University). She taught Kayagum at primary schools in Korea, and is currently teaching at the Kingston Korean School. She has performed publically on numerous occasions in the UK and abroad. As Director of the KAYA Trio her repertoire extends to include modern and Western pieces performed with other instruments.

최증현 (Jeung Hyun Choi, Korean Traditional Percussion)
junghyun40@hanmail.net

Jeung Hyun ChoiJeung Hyun Choi is a Korean traditional percussion player and currently working as managing director of DULSORI, the Korean traditional Music World Group. She has taught Korean traditional percussion and traditional songs for over 20 years. She has been working as a professional instructor for Pung-mul teachers since 2001. She has led many international workshops in Korea and abroad.

• Founding Member of DULSORI Korea, 1984
• Board Member of DULSORY Korea, 1998 to present
• Training Director of ‘TAONORI’, 2004
• Awarded the 2nd prize from National Kukak Competition, Gyeongju, Korea, 1993
• Awarded the 2nd prize from Sa-mul-nol-yi Competition, Korea, 1993

Selected performances
• Closing ceremony of the 8th An-seong Juk-san International Arts Festival, Korea, 2002
• International Workshop for Youth Association for the closing event, Korea, 2001
• Traditional Game Workshop at the 7th An-seong Juk-san International Arts Festival, Korea, 2001
• Workshops for Overseas Korean Youth in Japan, 2002-4
• ‘Finding the lost history, Da-mul’, Tour in China, 1995

Dong Yoon Hwang황동윤 (Dong Yoon Hwang, Daegum)
netys@korea.com

Dong Yoon Hwang studied the Korean bamboo flute known as ‘Daegum’ at Dong-Guk University. He is a member of the ‘Daegum Sanjo Preservation Society, Kim Dong Jin’. He has performed frequently in London, and in two consecutive years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Liverpool Fire-fighters Game. He has also toured in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and France.

최서영 (Seo Young Choi, Kayagum Byung Chang)
sinyoo97@hotmail.com

Seo Young ChoiSeo Young Choi is a professional Kayagum and Kayagum byung chang (Kayagum with singing) player. She is a national initiator of Korea’s Important Cultural Asset, Sanjo in the style of Sukseon An. She majored in Korean Traditional Music at Jeonnam College and was awarded the prizes from Jeonjudesaseup, Tangum and Goryung Kayagum competition. She has taught Kayagum byung chang at a private Korean traditional music institution and primary and secondary schools for fourteen years.

전성민 (Sung Min Jeon, Guitar) – guest artist

Sung Min JeonSung Min Jeon is a Korean guitarist and folk singer songwriter. He mainly plays a steel string acoustic guitar with a harmonica. He started playing the guitar when he was 13. His passion for music was inspired by his family. His father plays various instruments and is also a great singer, while his mother used to run a record shop. His uncle is the leader of the greatest Korean folk duo, Sunflower. Since 2005 Sung Min has been living and performing in the UK.

이세호 (Se Ho Lee, Piano) – guest artist
chupiano@hanmail.net

Se Ho Lee studied Piano (BMus, summa cum laude) at the Chugye University for the Arts and Opera Coach (Artistic Diploma, summa cum laude) at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, Korea. He earned a MMus with distinction in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow, UK and recently completed a PGDIP in Opera Repetiteur at the Alexander Gibson opera school of the RSAMD. He won numerous music competitions, including the first place in the 2008 Piano Accompaniment Competition at the RSAMD, the audience’ prize and special prize in the Osaka International Competition in Japan and the second prize (without the first prize) in the Alberta Conservatory Competition in Canada. As a soloist as well as an accompanist Se Ho Lee has performed on numerous occasions, including St. James Palace RSAMD concert (in the presence of Prince of Wales), “Garibaldi Concerto” by the invitation of the Italian Institute of Culture in Scotland, Jacqueline du Pré Hall in Oxford, Alexander Gibbson Opera Studio, and Academy Concert Hall in Glasgow. He is much in demand as an accompanist and has performed with many choirs, singers and instrumentalists not only in Korea and UK, but also in Japan, Australia and many countries in Europe. In September 2010 he will start the Pianist for Dance course at the RSAMD, supported with a full scholarship.

김보혜 (Bohae Kim, Mezzo Soprano) – guest artist

Bohae KimBorn in South Korea, mezzo-soprano Bohae Kim studied music at Sang-Myung University in Seoul before joining the Korean National Opera Choir in 2002 where she worked for five years as a full time member. She came to Scotland to study Master of Music (Opera) at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) with Patricia Hay. She was highly commended in the Ye Cronies Opera Competition 2008. In the RSAMD’s production of opera scenes, Bohae sang the roles of Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Mercedes (Carmen), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) and 2nd Norn (Gotterdammerung). Bohae Kim played the role of Mere Marie in March 2008 in the RSAMD’s production of Les Dialogues des Carmelites, She has also appeared in Prokofiev’s The Love of Three Oranges (Theatre Royal, Glasgow and Edinburgh Festival Theatre) in January 2009. Her concert engagements include Clonter Opera Gala in 2007, Opera Gala with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in May 2008, Recital for opera arias in September 2008, Mozart Coronation Mass, Vivaldi Gloria in March 2010, Opera gala concert in April 2010 and the recital for Korean songs in May 2010. Her most recent opera role was The Composer in R. Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos in March 2009. In October 2009, she completed Master of Opera at the RSAMD where she had been supported with a full scholarship. In October Bohae Kim will be performing in the 2010 Summer Season La bohème and Euridice with the British Youth Opera.

Invisible bonds: profiles of participating visual artists

키티 준임 (Kitty Jun-Im McLaughlin)
www.kittyjunim.com • youngha1810@hotmail.com

Kitty Jun-Im McLaughlin, who has lived in England for over 30 years, integrates cultural duality and reflects her meandering journey through life. Her painting is a calligraphic choreography that layers the Korean art paper Hanji with collaged canvases to create depth and space and tactile textures that incorporate the rhythmic linear elements of her musical back ground. She completed a MA in Fine Art at Reading University in the U.K.

Selected Exhibitions
• Line Space Colour, Fountayne Road, Seven Sisters, London, U.K., 2009
• Summer Exhibition, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London, U.K., 2009
• Alston Business Centre Open Studio, Barnet, London, U.K., 2008
• Climate of Change, Union Street, London, U.K., 2007
• Dace Road Exhibition, Hackney, London, U.K., 2007

강순열 (Soon Yul Kang)
www.soonyulkang.com • soonyulkang@yahoo.com

Soon Yul Kang studied textile art in Korea, Japan and at West Dean College in the U.K. She completed a MA in textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London and has been a resident artist in Kew Studio in Richmond since 1998. She now returns to Korea each year to lecture at Ewha Womans University.  She specialises in hand woven tapestries, but also creates collages and mixed media works. A tapestry of hers is on permanent display at West Middlesex University Hospital. This year she has been invited as a demonstrating artist at Art in Action 2010 from July 15-18, at Waterperry House, Wheatley, Oxford.

“My tapestries of tranquil landscapes involve subtle changes in colour and light that reflect changes in perspective and mood to induce a sense of peace, healing and meditation inspired by the Zen understanding of simplicity, stillness and emptiness.”

Selected Exhibitions
• Time for Stillness….Time for Silence, Artspace Galleries, London, U.K., 2010 (Solo)
• Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford, U.K., 2010
• Woven Horizon, Colne Gallery, Colchester, U.K., 2009 (Solo)
• ART in WOODSTOCK, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, U.K., 2008
• TAPESTRY 08, the Dean Clough Gallery & Bankfield Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire, U.K., 2008

박선주 (Sun Ju Park)
www.sunjupark.co.uk • sunju.park@ntlworld.com

Sun Ju Park is a freelance glass artist and has worked for many years in the U.K. She studied Glass & Architecture (P.G.) at Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts London in the U.K. She has recently completed commercial glass contracts for Ince and Co. and Queen Anne’s Chambers. Her work marries the tradition of Fine art in Korea and Mural painting in India. She specialises in fusing glass, acid etching and painting in glass for free-standing glass sculptures. Her work uses techniques from silkscreening, painting, as well as acid and etching with sand blasting techniques finished in the kiln. Her coming project is for 56 glass panels 800cm high for the coming hotel Queen Anne’s Chambers in Westminster. It might be of interest to present materials from this at the exhibition. She has architectural drawing for the design and layout of there, which would be of interest.

Selected Exhibitions
• Three Korean Artists, Cochrane Gallery, London, U.K., 2009
• Islington Design Fair, Candid Art Gallery, London, U.K., 2008
• Cambridge Glass Fair, Chilford Hall, Cambridge, U.K., 2008
• Dulwich Glass Fair, Dulwich College, London, U.K., 2008

조성희 (Seong Hee Jo)
hee_e@hotmail.com

She studied Industrial Design at ChonBuk University in South Korea and completed a MA in Photography at Metropolitan University in the U.K. She has been working as graphic designer and photographer since 1991. Her project in the 2010 Korean Artists Association U.K. is an experiment in applying of collage to imagine a ‘panorama’ of high-rise buildings and other urban features as seen by night.

Selected Exhibitions
• London Festival of Architecture, Window Galleries, Canary Wharf, London, 2010
• In Absence, The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Lee House, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, 2010
• Uncertain States, Photo-Space Gallery, London, 2009
• Unfolding, Foyer Gallery, Metropolitan University, London, U.K., 2008

박미소 (Miso Park)
www.misofactory.com • info@misofactory.com

Miso Park is a professional freelancer with a wide range of work experience in journalism, publishing and photography. She completed a MA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales in New Port in 2010. She is currently working for several South Korean magazines as a reporter (Innovation Leader, Consumer’s Life Q and Library Story) and as a travel writer (DockSeoPyongSeol and World Dream). In addition to this work, there have been several commissions with South Korean publishers for writing, translation and photographic work. Miso Park had a group exhibition to show her sequences and movements project, entitled Sleeping Children, at the London College of Communication in 2007. She will have another group exhibition in Penarth, Wales in October 2010 to show her project, entitled My Last Home.

윤성필 (Sungfeel Yun)
www.feelyun.com • yspsss@hanmail.net

Sungfeel Yun is studying at Goldsmiths College. Sungfeel Yun is a recipient of a number of awards, including the Korean National Museum of Contemporary Art Special Award (2006), the Seoul Museum of Art award (2005) and the Bucheon Metropolitan Museum of Art award (2004). The artist’s work is held in a number of private and public collections including Kangwon Land (Gang’weondo, Korea) and Samsung Life Insurance Co. (Seoul, Korea).

Selected Exhibitions
• Chaos + Cosmos, Crypt gallery, London, U.K., 2009 (Solo)
• London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London, U.K., 2009
• LONG NIGHTS, William Angel Gallery, London, U.K., 2008
• SungFeel Yun and Eric Ayotte, Tender pixel, London, U.K., 2008
• Lines in space, Gyung gi do Museum, Korea, 2007
• Moving Life – Taeguk, Gallery With White , Seoul, Korea, 2006 (Solo)
• Stillness in Movement, Gallery Mass, Seoul, Korea, 2006 (Solo)

박지혜 (Jihye Park)
va.jihyepark@googlemail.com

Jihye Park received a MA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College. Jihye Park expands her work to super8 film and 16mm film, using herself as a performer in idyllic locations or in the set using props. Park is interested in the fantastical, horrific and paradoxical elements of fairytales, folktales and mythology. Although she has taken inspiration from music, writers and filmmakers, her main sources are her own recent personal experiences as well as historical events that could be seen as rites of passage. Her main concern is to tell a dreamlike semi-autobiographical work exploring sibling relations, using the fairy tale vernacular as well as allegorical and symbolic personal autobiographical narratives, set in the kitsch and all encompassing world of her own.

Selected Exhibitions

• Salad Bowl in London, APT Gallery, London, U.K., 2010
• Peer 6: Film Screening – The Assistant, Bearspace Gallery, London, U.K., 2010
• 4482 [SASAPARI] Utopia/ Dystopia: A Palace with Contemporary Views, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London, U.K., 2010
• The Devil’s Necktie, The Woodmill, London, U.K., 2010
• Ways of Seeing, Part 1, I-MYU Project, London, U.K., 2010

정윤경 (Yun-Kyung Jeong)
www.yunkyungart.net • yunkyungart@googlemail.com

Yun-Kyung Jeong is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art (2008). Her selected group shows include London Art Fair in London (2010), KIAF in Seoul(2010), 4482: Korean Contemporary Art, Bargehouse in London (2009 & 2010), JOONGANG FINEART PRIZE in Seoul (2010), SONGAM ARTIST PRIZE in Seoul (2010). Her performances include Notations in London (2008). The artist is a recipient of a number of awards including the JOONGANG FINEART PRIZE (2010), SONGAM ARTIST PRIZE (2010), Renaissance Art Prize (2008) and the Foster Fletcher Prize (2008).

Selected Exhibitions
• SONGAM ARTIST PRIZE, OCI Art Gallery, Seoul, 2010
• JOONGANG FINEART PRZE, Seoul Art Museum, Seoul, 2010
• T-R-A-C-E, Shan Hyu Museum, China, 2010
• London Art Fair, London, U.K., 2010
• Natural Recurrence, Nolias Gallery, London, U.K., 2009
• ‘group/grope’, Area10, London, U.K., 2009
• Visual Vocabulary,Willsden Green Library Centre, London, U.K., 2008
• 4482 Korean Contemporary Art, Bargehouse, London, U.K., 2008
• Notations 2008, Performance, UCL Research Centre, London, U.K., 2008

천주희 (Joohee Chun)
www.jooheechun.com • jooheui@googlemail.com

Joohee Chun studied Painting (BFA) at Hong-Ik University in South Korea and completed a MA in Fine Art Practice and Theory: Painting at Winchester School of Art in the U.K. in 2007. She has participated in numerous art festivals and workshops, including LungA International Art Festival Project, Seydisfiordur in Iceland in 2007.

Selected Exhibitions
• Pentland Finchley Community Festival Exhibition, London, U.K., 2010
• Affordable Art Fair, Patrick’s Harvist Gallery, London, U.K., 2010
• Action and Sale of Art (Donation a art work to St. Mary-at-Finchley Organ Appeal
Charity No 1131595 ), St. Mary Hall, London, U.K., 2010
• 4482-2010 Korean Contemporary Artists in London, Oxo tower Bargehouse, London, U.K., 2010
• ‘Mind the Gap’, Gallery Young, Seoul, Korea, 2009 (Solo)
• Moontree Gallery, Bournemouth, U.K., 2009 (Solo)

박혜경 (Hye Kyung Park)
eunha_hk@hanmail.net

Hye Kyung Park is a writer, poet, columnist and a member of the International Pen Club. She has twice been awarded as an international writer by the Overseas Korean Foundation in 2001 and 2005. In 2006 her first poetry book was published by Togijangi House in South Korea. Her essay book, The Scarf of the Snow Man, was published by Togijangi House in 2010.

Publications
• The Scarf of the Snow Man (essay book), Togijangi House, Seoul, 2010
• <그 사람은 뜰 안에 있고 나는 뜰 밖에 서 있다> (poetry book), Togijangi
House, Seoul, 2006
• Columnist for ‘Hanin Sinmoon’ (Korean Newspaper in the U.K.), 2002-2004

박영진 (Young Jin Park) – guest artist
tulipe96@hotmail.com

Young-Jin Park lives and works in Paris. She studied as a specialised make-up artist at L’école d’institut Catolique and L’école Christian Chauveau. As a child she danced and sang with “Little Angels,” and studied painting/drawing at Sunhaw Art School in Seoul. Her art, influenced by her background as a make-up artist, is all about facial expression. Recently she was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her process of recovery she felt strongly drawn to draw people’s mind and spirit through the expression of their faces. More and more she has come to feel the soul of a person that can be seen through their face. She exhibits three works in this exhibition exploring this theme.

정정회 (Jung Hoi Jung) – guest artist
After his successful career in the banking industry for many decades, Jung-Hoi Jung has been actively pursuing his artistic career as a photographer. He is an Intangible Cultural Asset in Busan, Korea. He has been awarded many prizes, including the Korea Photo Culture Award (2002), Grand Prize in the FACOK Cultural Award in (2003), and Merit for the completion of the 2004 Busan Biennale(2005). His works were donated to the Busan Municipal Museum (2002) and the West-Sea Good-Fish-Catch Ritual Preservation Society (2004). He has worked as a manager and judge in numerous photography festivals and competitions, including the National Photo Contest (1981-2007). He is currently working as an advisor of the Photo Artist Society of Korea, invited artist of the Korea Grand Photo Festival and Busan Grand Photo Festival, member of the Dong-A Ilbo Photo Coterie, special member of the Cheongsahoe in Busan and  Busan International Photo Exchange Association.

Selected Exhibitions
•  Invited exhibition in France, Korea- France Cultural centre, Paris, France,1998
• “Those in the Festival”, Busan City hall, Busan, Korea, 2002 (Solo)
• “West-Sea Good-Fish- catch Rituals”, Yeonggwang Bookstore gallery, Busan, Korea, 2004 (Solo)
• “Royal Shrine Memorial Ceremonies”, Hyundai Department Store Gallery, Ulsan/ Busan, Korea, 2005 (Solo)
• “Sea Routes of Peace and Hope”, Busan City Hall, Busan, Korea, 2006 (Solo)
• “Intangible Cultural Assets in Busan”, Busan Citizen’s Hall, Busan, Korea, 2007 (Solo)