Yva Jung’s project entitled "Monday Morning" commences with a performance at a market where she locates herself alongside other vendors. She will present sculptures made with dew. The audience are invited to barter their stories for the sculptures. Jung will then create new works telling these stories and these will become part of her upcoming exhibition with Departure Lounge (30 May to 13 July 2019). Records of the performance will be collected and put into illustrated booklets, which will be given away to visitors at the show’s closing event on Saturday 13 July, 1-3pm. The performance will build relationships with the public in a non-art location and invite them into the gallery, where Jung will showcase her new work that will reflect her interactions with the public.
This project is generously funded by Arts Council England and RevolutonArts. It is organised by Departure Lounge and supported by Luton Culture.
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Yva Jung Biography
Born in Seoul, currently based in London and Hertfordshire.
Yva Jung’s art practice is temporal, site-specific, performative and interdisciplinary. The main art forms Jung works with are sculptures, drawings, videos and improvised encounters.
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 England (2019), Arts Council Korea (2018, 2011, 2008), Jerome Foundation (USA, 2011) and Canada Council for the Arts (2010).
Jung was awarded artists’ residency fellowships including Florence Trust (London, 2018/19), Griffin Gallery (London, 2017), Arctic Circle Residency (Svalbard, 2011), Triangle Art Workshop at 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 SPACE (London, 2018), Art Night (London, 2017), KCCUK (London, 2016), CAFAM Biennale (Beijing, 2014) Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (Berwick-upon-Tweed, 2013), Taipei Contemporary Art Center (Taipei, 2013), Sangsangmadang Gallery (Seoul, 2011) and Soho20 Gallery (New York, 2009).
Artist's website: http://www.yvajung.com/
Artist's instagram: @yvajung