Chung Seoyoung's work stretches the line between the observer and the object, creating spaces that force the viewer to consider their own space within the realm of the work. She utilizes a precise sculptural language, carefully manipulating everyday objects and materials, and intervening into the spaces with which her works engage. Since the early 2000s, her work has expanded to include video, performance and sound, with many of her recent exhibitions in Seoul taking the form of sculptural interventions into existing spaces, including an abandoned model house (Apple vs. Banana, 2011) and a pavilion in Deoksu Palace (Deoksugung Project, 2012). Part of a generation of artists who contributed significantly to the development of contemporary art in Seoul in the 1990s, Chung continues to develop idiosyncratic work that delights viewers.
Chung Seoyoung was born in Seoul in 1964, where she currently lives and works. After studying at Seoul National University and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, she held residencies with the SSamzie Space Studio Program and the Changdong Art Studio, both in Seoul. Her latest solo exhibitions include the Audio Visual Pavilion (2016), the Ilmin Museum of Art (2013), and Kim Kim Gallery (2011), all in Seoul. Her work has recently been included in group shows at Art Sonje Center in Seoul (2016) and SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul (2014), and has been shown in galleries and museums in Frankfurt, Bonn, Copenhagen, Sydney, and Tokyo. She also exhibited at the Korean Pavilion of the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and at the Gwangju Biennale (1997, 2002, and 2008).
Sculptor Chung Seoyoung discusses her latest exhibition "Knocking Air" at Barakat Contemporary (Seoul). Interview footage courtesy of Barakat Contemporary