BIO
Min-Hyung Kan (1983, South Korea)

Artist, curator, and residency organizer, currently working in many different fields of visual arts, and interested in decentralizing artist community beyond Seoul. 
Currently, running Barim, residency space, Gwangju.

Majored in social psychology and new media art. Kang is interested in how artists discover new media in art and how it is read by the audience. For Kang, bringing a new medium to visual art is a social psychology experiment that she is intrigued by the artistic method of setting a certain environment and trigger people’s reaction. New media is not necessarily technology, yet it includes all the methods to trigger.

For the last 3 years, Kang has curated more than 17 exhibitions and workshops. 

This residency has been possible thanks to the generous support of the Department of International Exchange of Arts Council Korea (ARKO)

ARKO

Min Hyung Kang

RESIDENCIES

El Ojo del Halcón

07.11.2016 to 02.12.2016



Min-Hyung Kang is an artist and curator from South Korea who runs the residency space in the city of Gwanju called Barim.

During her residency at 'ace Kang will research the history and working structure of 'ace, get to know former artists in residence in order to draw comparisons and common aspects with Barim. This aims to open the reflection to new possibilities for both spaces. Kang will produce a work of art with all this research that will be presented on November 23rd within an 'aceNITE. 

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

In an era where it is too normal to leave our homes to work, artists are simultaneously in local and beyond local through residency, then what is the future of residency?

During my stay, I will research history and context of Proyecto ace as well as local visual arts. Collecting materials, I may want to interview previous (or current) artists, or their previous works. Also the system and mechanism of Proyecto ace and its contribution to local, and how it embraces the local artists and international artists in a context.

As an artist, curator, and residency organizer, I am currently working in many different fields of visual arts, and interested in decentralizing artist community beyond Seoul. Being trans-local is as important as working in local and with local, especially in Korea where art is too centralized, and one of my research themes is to find a way to work as equally important and qualitative as the central.