When Species Meet
As part of the agreement that Fundación´ace has with ARKO — Art Council Korea, artist Bomi Ahn came to our studio in November-December to do a Production Residency. During this period, she explored different techniques of contemporary engraving and printmaking in our workshop, to transfer her paintings and drawings to a format that offers the possibility of the multiple.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bomi Ahn represents virtual worlds where all kinds of species are synthesized and composed together, and she is usually inspired by science fiction movies, novels, living conditions influenced by technology and meeting people who have different origins, all of which is visualized in her painting, drawings and animations. Ahn feels that there is a realistic side to science fiction movies and our imaginations, as they reflect our unconscious and our desires in a surreal way.
Ahn began her artistic career in 2010 by participating in the Asifakeil Artist-in-Residency program (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) on Q21’s Electric Avenue at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria, one of Europe’s leading arts and culture complexes. Since then, she has participated in Today’s Salon 2015 held at Common Center, All In at Deutsche Villa Galerie in Austria in 2016, and This Side of Paradise at Anyang Museum in Korea in 2018. In 2019, Ahn has his first solo exhibition at his Seoul’s hometown: Biophilia.
The artist uses various art mediums, such as animation, painting, installation and mural, to express her social interests derived from her experiences and observation of the city, the future, high technology, refugees and life as a woman in a patriarchal society.
1986 | Seoul, South Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, South Korea
2016 | Diploma in Visual Arts from the Linz University of Arts. Linz, Austria
2012 | Bachelor of Painting from Hongik University. Seoul, South Korea
2021 | Non Human World, Jeondeungsa Buddhist temple. Incheon, South Korea
2019 | Biophilia, Skyplaza Gallery, City Hall Seoul. Seoul, South Korea
2016 | Vuja De, Kunstverein Paradigma, Linz, Austria
2016 | Future Ecology, KHG. Linz, Austria
2015 | Neuromancer, Neuer Ordner. Linz, Austria
2021 | Prism Spectrum, ACT Ground. Hwaseong, Seoul, South Korea
2020 | Art and Energy, Jeonbuk Museum of Art. Wanju, South Korea
2019 | Coming in the past, meeting in the present, Youngju Mansion. Busan, South Korea
2018 | We play, we stage, and we’re enacting, FoCA. Jeonju, South Korea
2016 | Voyage, Seenfifteen. London, UK
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2021 | Seoul Art Foundation award. Seoul, South Korea
2018 | Factory of Contemporary Arts Residency. Jeonju, South Korea
2017 | Iksan creation center residency. Iksan, South Korea
2017 | 2017 Gamma Young Artist of the Year Award. Seoul, South Korea
2011 | Hubert Sielecki Preis 2011 award, Auszeichnungen, Künstlerhaus. Vienna, Austria