Jeongwon Eom (b. 1991) lives and works in London. She graduated with a B.A. from Busan National University and is studying at Slade School of Fine Art, MFA Media. Her previous exhibitions include: Artwall Project Space (Greece, 2016), Atelier Foret (Korea, 2015)
As the winner of the 2017 KCCUK Open Call, Eom presents her first ever solo show in the UK (3 - 22 April 2017) where she will explore how one individual can use a series of self-measurements to creatively envisage their environment and make the territory surrounding it expand and grow.
Jurors Matt Williams (Curator, Institute of Contemporary Arts), Kirsty Ogg (Director, New Contemporaries) and Aaron Cezar (Director, Delfina Foundation) applauded all the applicants for the high maturity of their artistic practices. However, the jury decided to give one of the solo exhibition opportunities to Jeongwon Eom in recognition of her potential and the unique articulation of her practice.
The KCCUK Open Call is an exhibition programme at the Korean Cultural Centre UK that provides a springboard within the UK’s competitive art scene for emerging artists of Korean origin. This annual programme is open to various forms of creative artistic expression and communication and through individual and collaborative works attempts to heighten the attention drawn to UK-based Korean artists.
Jeongwon Eom’s Open Call Exhibition will run from 3 - 22 April 2017 at the Korean Cultural Centre UK