Artists

Yu Jinyoung

Working with a cast of semi-invisible sculpted characters, Jin Young Yu explores the disparity between the outward and inward self. While her work has drawn on an ever-evolving storyline—from the meek-faced outcast wishing to be invisible to others, to the family overtly flamboyant in its attempt to appear “normal” as it entertains guests, to the hidden scars we all carry with and within us—Yu’s conceptual impetus is consistently clear: to acknowledge the anxiety of social situations, and to expose the implicit acts of cover-up one engages in as he or she adheres to social convention.

Yu’s work centers on the use of two opposing media, and the tropes their usage represents: the disguise—faces and clothing rendered in vibrantly painted plaster; and a yearning for invisibility—bodies molded of ultra-transparent PVC , a material Yu prefers for its weightless, distortion-free quality.

Born in Korea, 1977. Lives and works in Seoul.

EDUCATION

2001  B. F. A., in Sculpture, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul
2005  M. F. A., in Sculpture, Sungshin Women’s University, Graduate School, Seoul

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • (Forthcoming) Shoshana Wayne Gallery, LA, USA

2018

  • the LIFE, CHOI&LAGER Gallery, Germany (Cologne) 

2013

  • I’M OK, CHOI&LAGER Gallery,  Germany (Cologne)

2008

  • A family in disguise, UNION Gallery, U.K (London)

2007

  • WELCOME, KIMI ART Gallery, Korea (Seoul)
  • ABUNDANT EMPTINESS, Ami&kanoko Gallery, Japan (Osaka)

2006

  • ABUNDANT EMPTINESS, Chang Gallery, Korea (Seoul)

2004

  • LEAF, LIFE, Noam Gallery, Korea (Seoul)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 

  • (Forthcoming) Berlin Meets Seoul, Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by CHOI&CHOI Gallery, Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, KUNSTLEBEN BERLIN Art Guide UG)
  • (Forthcoming) FLOWER, CHOI&CHOI Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

2016

  • Please Return to Busan Port, Vestfossen Museum, Vestfossen, Norway

2015  

  • Have a Good Day, Mr.Kim, Michael Horbach Foundation, Cologne, Germany 

2011  

  • Hello, LeBASSE projects, U.S.A
  • An eye on korean contemporary, France (Paris)
  • The Solo Project Art Fair Switzerland (Basel)
  • Hey!, musée de la halle st pierre, France (Paris)

2010  

  • Wow~! Funny Pop, Gyeongnam art museum, Korea (Gyeongnam)
  • Lack of being, in ter alia art company, Korea (seoul)
  • Alice’s Art Cube, Ansan arts center, Korea (Ansan)
  • Star Wars-Episode III, UNC Gallery, Korea (seoul)
  • Korean Art Show,  U.S.A (New York)
  • London Art Fair, London, U.K

2009  

  • The Cold Cell, do-it-yourself art centre, London, U.K
  • Transformation in art, Savina Museum, Seoul
  • Hong Kong Art Fair, HKCEC, Hongkong
  • Museum in a Look, Woljeon museum, Icheon

2008  

  • PULSE MIAMI Art Fair, Miami, U.S.A
  • Merry Colorful Abstraction, Gallery  Artside, Seoul
  • I Wanna Be a Contemporary Artist, The Arts House, Singapore
  • Hong Kong Art Fair, HKCEC, Hongkong
  • The Battle of Taste, Sangsangmadang, Seoul

2007

  •  I Design, Kumho museum, Seoul
  • BATON TOUCH, art space hyun, Seoul
  • A complex, sungkok museum, Seoul

2006  

  • Wall_a story behind That, Gallery Zandari, Seoul
  • Museum Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • Whey protein, KIMI ART Gallery

2005  

  • Seoul Art Fair, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
  • Funny Funny 4, Gallery Sejul, Seoul

2004  

  • Objet painting, Gallery Chosun, Seoul
  • 21C shamanism, Gallery Choheung, Seoul
  • Rapture Party, The alternative space Hap, Club COD, Seoul
THE LIFE - Yu Jinyoung

THE LIFE | 2018

Yu Jinyoung Exhibition 2013 Cologne | CHOi&Choi Gallery

Yu Jinyoung | 2013

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