EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL. 2007-2010

MFA, Painting.

Thesis title: “Being-body as incorporeal tracing and enfolding-mind by tactile sight” Committee members: Melissa Pokorny, Timothy Van Laar, Conrad Bakker, Ryan Griffis. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (December 5, 2011) 

Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea.

BFA, in Painting, Summa Cum Laude with distinction in the major. 2001-2005

Awards and Grants

2013  The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency, VisArts, Rockville, MD.

2010  ONE: The Manifest. First prizewinner. Cincinnati, OH.

2010  Honorable Mentions, Anniversary show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL.

2010  Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.

2010  Helen E Platt Blake MFA Materials Grant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.

2007  SOMA Drawing Center Archive. Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea 

2005  Top Honor student in Painting, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea.

2001 - 2004  Barom 2 Scholarship, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea 


Publication 

Being-Body as Incorporeal Tracing and Enfolding-Mind by Tactile Sight: Art Work, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing 2011


Solo Exhibitions

2018

2010

 Anima-Animus-Persona, Gallery 336B, Illinois Central Collage, Peoria, IL. USA

ONE: The Manifest, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.USA

2009

 Preserving death and shapes of living things- for 1793; to celebrate the birth of museum and the head of the king: Fictional collection exhibition in conjunction with the Champaign County Historical Museum, Champaign, IL.USA

2009 

A solo show in 16 parts, Link Gallery, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.USA

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 Homegrown, Concourse Gallery, Visarts, Rockville, MD

2015 Drawing exhibition, SOMA Drawing Center, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2015 Visarts Faculty show, Concourse Gallery, Visarts, Rockville, MD

2012 

2012

2011

PLAYTIME, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea, Curated by Sungwon Kim  

Erde-eARTh, Stadttorgalerie, Voitsberg, Austria

Mouthing(the Sentient Limb), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA, Curated by Kelly Kaczynski

2011

SANT JORDI, Les quintanes espai d’art, Llorenc del Penedes, Tarragona, Spain

2010

Annual Small Works Invitational, Arts West Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC. USA

2010

Anniversary show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL. USA 

2010

32nd JoongAng Fine Arts Prize, Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

2010

MFA Exhibition; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL. USA

2010

Emerging Illinois Artists, curated by Laura Fried, Mclean Arts Center, Bloomington, IL. USA

2010

New Insight,curated by Susanne Ghez, NEXT Art Fair, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL. USA

2010

3D, Link Gallery, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. USA

2007

Into Drawing 2, SOMA Drawing Center, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2004

BFA Exhibition, Barom Gallery, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea


Curatorial Project

2015 Symposium-Project 837, Upcoming event in Visarts, Rockville, MD. USA

2015 Project 837: Home and homelessness, Part2, Upcoming event in Visarts, Rockville, MD. USA

2015 Project 837: Home and homelessness, Part1, On-going event in Project PLASE, Baltimore, MD. USA

2011 Nomadic Fantasia first exhibition-Indra’s netIndi go art gallery, Champaign, IL. USA 

Artist Residency

2018

2013

2011

 Enos part residency, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL 

 The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts, August 21 to October 16, Rockville, MD

 Artist Residency in CeRCCa, Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles, Llorenc del Penedes, Tarragona, Spain

Projects and related activities

2018 On going research about Edwards family and their house, Enos part residency, Springfield, IL

2015  Say My Name(Scenario) - Story Supervisor

2015  Voice of Silence(Scenario) - Synopsis, Story Supervisor

2015  Project PLASE Art Club workshop member, Project PLASE, Baltimore, MD

2014  Better than tomorrow (Film)*- Story Supervisor

2014  Graduate Student Mentoring: Yeim Bea, Curatorial Practice Graduate Student in MICA,

          Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2014  Artist Advisory Council Visarts 2014, Visarts, Rockville, MD


2012


2012

2012

2012

2011

2010


Time Between Dog and Wolf, Tarot card reading performance and installation, 

Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea

Oedipus; sentience scape I, Performance directing, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea                           

1.Kunstlersymposium Voitsberg 2012, Art Symposium Voitsberg, Voitsberg, Austria 

Assistant of artist Myung-Seop Hong, Rondo residency, Graz, Austria

Internship, Assistant of artist Stephen Cartwright, Champaign, IL, USA

Exquisite corpse, painting performance, FUZE, NEXT Art Fair, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL. USA

2009 

 Excavation romantica: “selling coffee lid casted by plaster” performance at the Urbana Business Association Second Saturday, Urbana, IL, USA

2006

 Guppy Breeding: Being Orchid: fish breeding documentation project. Suji, South Korea

2006

 Witch’s book: Encyclopédie méthodique ou par ordre de matières: Excavation and restauration fictional history project. Tracing the origin of imaginary book at the Piana library, Cesena, Italy

2004

 Witch’s book: Encyclopédie méthodique ou par ordre de matières: Excavation and restoration fictional history project. Excavating imaginary book, Seoul, South Korea

2003

 Oilism: Excavation and restoration. Fictional history project. A participatory paper, food and video installation, based on an imaginary article about the generation of imaginary group of people in the future. Seoul, South Korea

2002

 Kindergarten Project: how does space create social action? Social space study, Y.Hong, K.Kim, Sang Il-Dong, Gang Dong-Gu. Seoul, South Korea

2002

 Tribute to the death of painting: drawing performance, drawing by ink dripping automatic toy car with violin performance. Seoul, South Korea


Teaching Experience

Teaching Children's Comic 101, 102 Visarts, Rockville, MD 2015

Teaching Children's Painting 101, 102 Visarts, Rockville, MD 2015

Teaching Cocktail & Canvas Visarts, Rockville, MD 2015

Mentoring Graduate student : Maryland Institute College of Art, Curatorial Practice, MD. 2014-2015 

Teaching assistant: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. 2010

Graduate Assistant of Professor Stephen Cartwright for sculpture I and sculpture 2

  • Advising and mentoring about 20 students to perform critical thinking of art, understand the character of materials, engage with the process of making, and achieve problem-solving skills.
  • Designing final project, giving a lecture and leading the critique.
  • Grading based on students’ individual achievement.

 

visiting Lecture

Visiting artist lecture, Mokwon University, Daejeon, South Korea 2012

Graduated Studio Critiques and Artist Lecture, The Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute college of Art, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 07, 2013


EXTRA COURSEWORK

“difference et repetition” III - life, death, destiny, lectured by Lee, Jungwoo, 2013

“difference et repetition” IV - What is multiplicity?, lectured by Lee, Jungwoo, 2013

“difference et repetition” V - Deleuze and biophilosophy, lectured by Lee, Jungwoo, 2013

*artnstudy (http://www.artnstudy.com) Online education center of art and philosophy in Korea


SELECTED PRESS AND MEDIA

2014 “작품 속으로 들어간 관객(Audience walking into art work)”, Heungmizine60, 

         Hong, Kyoung-Han, April, pp4-9, South Korea

2014 “CeRCCa 2009-2014,” Oct. pp61-65, Spain

2013 “관계의 미학과 관객 참여의 실상(Relational Aesthetics and reality of spectator participation)” 

          Koh, Dong-Yeon, Wolganmisool, Feb. pp140-145 South Korea

2012 “골라 보는 즐거움, PLAYTIME, (enjoyment based on one's choice, PLAYTIME)” 

         The Government Broadcasting Service KTV, 22 Nov. South Korea

2012 “ ‘여기’에서같이노는/시간(Here, Together, Play, Time) Ku, Nayeon, Article, 

         a journal of contemporary art, 12 Nov. South Korea

2011 “One Singular Citation” Jane Durrell, Citybeat, 24 Jan. USA

홍윤정

 

Artist statement

Body, mind, time, space, life, and their relation are the concepts that I have kept close to myself during my studio practices.

My interest in the lives of objects manifested in a piece “preserving death and the shapes of living things - for 1793; to celebrate the birth of museum and the head of the king (2009),” at the Champaign County Historical Museum. In this work, I exhibited “Wilson collection,” a fabricated object collection with self-made identity as an Anglo-Saxon middle age man, with a backdrop of an actual historical museum collection. This collection includes Victorian-style moss terrariums; a dead fish collection in resin; skins of animals; holed hamburger patties coated with resin after having been eaten by ants; and animal porcelain collections referencing ancient Chinese taxonomy in the fiction of Borges as discussed by Foucault. This exhibition framed the primary subjects of my artworks: archaeology and taxonomy, history and fiction, gazing and being gazed at, positioning and gesture, and the life and death of things.

Following this research project and exhibition, my interest shifted towards studying the desire of creation. I began to make sculptures that embody a gesture of becoming. Made from wood scraps and resembling a staircase, my first sculpture in this series was “Episteme (2009),” I then created “Anti-Oedipus (2010),” a floor piece made from wood fragments and shredded books. As these fragments proliferate and collide with one another, their evolving configurations impart the desire to become a floor, a plat, a map, a gesture, and a record. During these practices, I considered the sculpture as a singular narrative that conveys the desire to be something. These works exist between the tensions of internal narratives (becoming/making the/a staircase) unfolding outward outside, and an external frame (the surface of the staircase) that holds the desire back into its body.

After these series of studio experiments, I was determined to know how other artists incorporate and deal with the body-mind relation via their art making methodologies. My curatorial project, “Nomadic Fantasia-Indra’s net (2011)” was about this question. I organized an exhibition and interviewed artists who are using their body as a site, studying bodily experiences as a subject matter, and exploring mind-specificity during studio practices.

While refining my art making desires, I planned two performances in 2012. In the first work, the “Oedipus; sentience scape I,” I combined site-specificity and performance by directing a dancer’s moves to enact a written script based on the story of Oedipus and relating it to the architectural elements (e.g. wall, floor) of the performance site, an old station building. In the second work, the “Time Between Dog and Wolf,” I combined a performance and installation by tarot card reading for visitors who come up to the set-up stage. By becoming a fortuneteller, I let other people be my work. After talking about personal issues, visitors donated their possessions as part of the installation and as a trace of their existence and interaction. More then 230 people participated in this project and voluntarily became the work themselves. For two weeks, I experienced how an artwork is created by connections and how a life is framed by the mind. By letting visitors listen to my advice and letting them keep their possessions on the floor, I intervened in their lives by my words.

Recently, my interest in creation is not only making, but also curating artworks. I have started a collaborative curatorial project “project 837: Home and homelessness” in 2014 with the interest of understanding a home as a minimum unit of life. During this project, I am exploring the way that collective information and experience from one’s surrounding environment converges into their identity. 

홍윤정 웹사이트 이력 

Related links

YUNJEONGHONG.COM  

PROJECT 837 

NOMADICFANTASIA.COM  

Consulting Artist & Creator

http://aticula.yolasite.com/

Yun Jeong Hong ( Born in South Korea) received her BFA from Seoul Women's University (2005) and MFA from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2010). Her works involve writing, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and performance. To perceive how historical contexts are constructed through narration, she focused on writings with layers of recursive citations during her BFA. During her graduate studies, Yun Jeong explored life of objects in institutional spaces such as museum by placing fake collections among real ones. As her long-standing interest in relation between mind and body, Yun Jeong directed a performance in 2012 to investigate the flow of mind by spoken language and body movement.

In the last couple of years, Yun Jeongs’ works have been shown internationally and nationally included in exhibitions PLAYTIME, curated by Sung won Kim in 2012, at Culture Station Seoul 284 in Seoul, South Korea, Mouthing (the Sentient Limb), curated by Kelly Kaczynski in Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, 2011, 32nd JoongAng Fine Arts, Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Art Center (2010, Seoul, South Korea), NEW INSIGHT (2010) at Art Chicago, the International Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art, curated by Susanne Ghez, Into drawing2 of SOMA drawing center at the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (2007, Seoul, South Korea). In 2010, her sculpture was awarded the first prize of ONE: The Manifest, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati.

Apart from her studio practice, Yun Jeong curated an exhibition “Nomadic Fantasia-Indra's net (2011)” in Champaign, Illinois, with artists working on body and mind tracking as their research. In addition, she participated in International Artist symposium in Voitsberg in Austria (2012) and Artist Residency of Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles (2011) in Llorenc del Penedes, Tarragona in Spain. 

From 2014 to 2016, Yun Jeong had served to the art community of DC area as a member of Artist Advisory Council in Visarts, Rockville, MD. During 2015, Yun Jeong supervised a Graduate student of Curatorial Practice in MICA (Maryland Institute Collage of art) and designed two exhibitions and symposium related with homelessness in Baltimore and Rockville.

Yun Jeong moved in West Lafayette, Indiana at 2017 and continues her working, studying, writing, curating and consulting as an independent artist. She is proceeding couple of projects about heterotopias space such as how to reshape hidden figures and victorian artifacts related to Edwards place, Springfield as an art form from the time that she became a residency artist in enos park residency, Springfield, IL

She is also collaborating with artist Paul shortt for printing and artist hansaem choe for understanding heterotopias space created by spoken language.

*Voice of Silence 

*Scenario selected as one of top 12 projects at Venice Biennale College-Cinema 2016/2017

*Shortlisted for Sundance Screenwriters Lab January 2016 (working title 'Without A Trace') 


*Better than tomorrow 

*Best Student Short Film at London Short Film Festival, 2016, London, UK 

*Offical selection at RIIFF/Flickers' Roving Eye International Film Festival, USA, 2016

*Official selection for Atlanta Film Festival, 2016, USA

*Official selection for East End Film Festival, 2015, London, UK 

*Official selection for Greenhorn Short Film Festival, 2015, London, UK

*Official selection for Kerry Film Festival, 2015, Kerry, Ireland

*Official selection for XPONORTH Festival, 2015, Scotland, UK 

*Official selection for Sci-Fi London Film Festival, 2015, London, UK 

*Official selection for the International competition, at Cellu L’art Short Film Festival, Jena, Germany