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Curating Creations, Perceiving Patterns and Building Bonds

Beccy Kennedy reviews the KAA’s Invisible Bonds exhibition at the KCC

The latest exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre, Invisible Bonds, explores the unobvious unions which continue to develop between Korean artists and British people, places and spaces. It is the annual show from the Korean Artists Association UK and it aims to build on and reinforce the existing community of Korean artists and their audience base in London. The four curators of Invisible Bonds – Kang, Jun-Im Mclaughlin, Park and Song – are also contributors to the art selection, which consists of mixed media pieces by thirteen artists, most of whom have studied and/or live in Britain.

Bada Song - Match

Bada Song (director/curator/artist of the show) offers the largest piece, Match (2010) – a spread of impressively intricate and thoughtful pencil drawings of locally found sticks, many of which look like fallen tree branches. These extend across the entire wall of the back of the KCC theatre. ((Where Korean singers, musicians and dancers gave memorable performances at the exhibition opening on Friday night. )) Song hereby renders the mundane into the meticulous and the magnificent. She also represents each stick’s scale using a life-sized drawing of a matchstick in one corner, thereby juxtaposing the natural quality of her drawing with the machine-manipulated, scientific-looking match.

Soon Yul Kang

Each of the British based Korean curators of the exhibition offer a different medium, style and approach to the exhibition’s theme. Soon Yul Kang produces seductively serene hand woven tapestries which border between seen landscapes and imagined sanctuaries. Kang is interested in stillness, simplicity, emptiness and meditative contemplation. Her tapestries appear to embed all these concepts but whilst they offer a peaceful, pictographic refuge away from the tangles of the inner London urbis, they also signify the assiduousness of handmade endeavours. The threads are woven using a carefully selected palette of colours intermingled gently across the surface, manifesting in both vertical and horizontal gradations of hue. From a distance they could be mistaken for paintings, but where paint pigments swell once given to water then merge across their surface once they leave their brush, wool has to be manipulated in order to evolve into an image.

Kitty jun im McLaughlin

Kitty Jun-Im Mclaughlin carefully layers delicate Korean hanji paper, paint and ink on Western Modernist style canvas, making semi-abstract compositions, inspired by Korean calligraphy and Eastern and Western philosophies. Each layer seems to represent and capture her experiences as an artist and more personally as a survivor, who embodies her duality of Korean and British cultures and encounters.

Sunju Park: Sun hi (detail)

Sunju Park uses glass as her surface, onto which she paints or prints mysterious, acid etched or silk screened images, before firing them in the kiln at 600 degrees. A little like Kitty, she uses layering to achieve a multifaceted and enigmatic composition, placing the printed glass pieces on top of each other so the pictures merge. The transparency of the surface gives the images a unique, ethereal quality. If you look closely you will find a still from Franco Zefferelli’s 1968 Romeo and Juliet, an upside down building from Gyeongbok Palace or hundreds of miniature photos of parts of Park’s everyday life. Or you can refuse to recognise the familiar and, instead, imagine the unfamiliar.

Joohee Chun

Other fine art highlights in the exhibition, include painter Joo Hee Chun’s abstract, layered formations of semi-calligraphic black and golden swirls caught inside translucent areas of polymer acrylic;

Sung Feel Yun

… current Goldsmiths student, Sung Feel Yun’s black, flat yet terrifically textured vortex;

Yun-Kyung Jeong

… and Yun-Kyung Jeong’s optically invigorating, organic patterns which collaborate influences of Gothic architecture with Eastern animism.

Jung Hoi Jung

Photographic contributions to the exhibition are equally stunning and thought provoking, including Jung Hoi Jung’s black and white, 1970s captures of traditional Korean life;

Miso Park

… Mi So Park’s delicate shots of elderly people’s personal and religious rituals in Korea and Britain;

Seong Hee Jo

… and Seong Hee Jo’s digitally collaged scenes of London by night. Running on a loop is Jihye Park’s psychoanalytically charged, beautifully granular film which presents a short, esoteric narrative about a woman who appears to bundle up and drown her unwanted self:

Jihye Park

Unifying most of the art works is a subtle attention to colour; mostly presented in monochrome or pastel shades, working to symbolise invisibility or, perhaps, rather, the nuance of fusion. But the exhibition doesn’t just seem to concern the fusion of Korean culture within British surroundings, but also the fusion of our consciousness and our unconsciousness, our rationalisation and our imagination, capacities which comprise or are comprised by the human condition. When confronted with an image, the eye looks and the mind behind perceives. The visibility of the bonds, the patterns and the creations depends on your perceptions.

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)