Kim Yong-Ik was born in Seoul in 1947 and graduated from Hongik University in 1980 with an MFA in Painting. He served as a professor of Painting at the Arts and Design College in Kyungwon University from 1991 to 2012.
Selected solo exhibitions of Kim Yong-Ik include his retrospective Closer…Come Closer… at Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul (2016) and Timidly Resisting the No-Pain-Civilization at Art Space Pool, Seoul (2011). Group shows include the 5th Yokohama Triennale (2014); SeMA Gold 2012: Hidden Track at Seoul Museum of Art (2012); Timidly Resisting the No-Pain-Civilization at Art Space Pool (2011); Tripping the Balance at Anyang Public Art Project (2005); Gwangju Biennale (2002); Korean Pop at Sung-kok Art Museum, Seoul (1999); Yokohama Museum of Art (1983); the 13th São Paulo Art Biennial (1975), and a series of Independents exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Gwacheon from 1974 to 1979. His works are in the permanent collections the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum among many others.
Haegue Yang was born in 1971 in Seoul, South Korea, and received her BFA from Seoul National University. Her work has been featured in the Venice Biennale (2009), the Gwangju Biennial (2010), and the Taipei Biennial (2014). She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2009); the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2010); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2012); and the Bergen Kunsthall (2013). Her work has been included in group exhibitions such as The New Décor at Hayward Gallery, London (2010), and Berlin 2000–2011: Playing Among the Ruins at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2012). She received the 2005 Cremer Preis, and was one of two winners of the 2007 Bâloise Art Prize. Yang lives and works in Seoul and Berlin.