Yva Jung’s art practice is temporal, site-specific, performative and interdisciplinary. The main art forms Jung works with are moving images, digital prints, drawings, installations, and improvised encounters.
Jung’s work begins with a particular way of observing the external world. Often the slightly skewed observations of everyday situations are based upon placing herself in an unfamiliar environment or a particular place. Then, with drawings, sculptures and videos, she creates a composition that interconnects encounters, stories and places. This process is an ongoing, reflective dialogue with daily experiences and everyday objects that Jung subverts to add stories to.
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Yva Jung was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, (London, 2016) and MA Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (New York, 2008). Jung received arts grants from various institutions including Arts Council Korea (2018, 2011, 2008), Jerome Foundation (USA, 2011) and Canada Council for the Arts (2010).
Jung was awarded artists’ residency fellowships including the Griffin Gallery (London, 2017), Slade Summer School Research Residency (London, 2014), the Arctic Circle Residency (Svalbard, 2011), Triangle Art Workshop at the CCA (Lagos, 2010), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (NY, 2009), and Darling Fonderie (Montreal, 2010).
Her work has been shown in various exhibitions including Art Night (London, 2017), Korean Cultural Centre UK (London, 2016, 2015), CAFAM Biennale (Beijing, 2014) Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (Berwick-upon-Tweed, 2013), Taipei Contemporary Art Center (Taipei, 2013), Sangsangmadang Gallery (Seoul, 2011), Kunstakademie Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf, 2010), Soho20 Gallery (New York, 2009), Amie and Tony James Gallery (New York, 2008), and Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art (Malmo, 2004).
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