South Korea

Hye Young Shin

29.06.15 24.07.15

Korean artist Hye Young Shin’s works include books, paper sculpture, drawings and prints. Through her work, Shin desires to create a structural and ambiguous space through which the viewer is encouraged to recall and create memories in her art space. Shin uses the forms of books and paper due to their ability to hold and share experiences and memories.

During her residency in ‘ace  the artist developed big scale drawings that are part of an installation in the Poliglota Room. Human figures in introspection and reflexive attitudes at different heights, pursue to create a solemne atmosphere related to particular situations as facing a relatives illness or loss.

Currently, she is the Assistant Professor of Print Media in the Department of Art & Art History in the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA.


My art practice centers on visualising connections that make human relationships and kindle new meaning.

In the project Blessing, I attempt to create human figure drawings that hopefully enable the manifestation of emotional evolution of individuals who are facing illnesses in various ways. From my own recent experience of suffering and death of my close family member, I realized a profound appreciation for human life after my father’s passing. It was an awakening moment not only for myself as an artist who seeks to produce artwork that serves a profound metaphor for the value of being human but also as an individual that wants a close relationship with another person.

I hope this project serves as a nostalgic accomplishment for my own grief and for other people who have similar sorrows and regrets by losing loved ones with incurable illnesses.

Hye Young Shin
1976 |Busan, South Korea.
Currently lives in USA.

BFA in Printmaking and Painting from Hong-Ik University and Kyoung-Sung University, South Korea.
MFA, University at Buffalo, USA.

2014 | Clay Street Gallery, FOTO FOCUS Biannual, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
2014 | Fine Art Gallery in the San Francisco State University, California, USA.
2014 | 20|20 Gallery of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in the Elizabeth Arts Foundation, New York City, New York, USA.

Her prints and artist’s books are in several archives across USA.

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Blessing is an installation of large-scale drawings entirely produced during Hye Young Shin’s residency in ´ace, which reflects the artist’s interpretation of the experience of disease. The installation consists of 4 pieces of 6 meters each, which reflect different psychological stages of human beings when confronted with this situation. Graphite drawings on Mylar paper (having some transparency) are highly expressive while are embodied with exquisite technical quality.

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We wanted to thank the public, colleagues and friends who attended Despojamiento, the ´aceNITE that took place in July. During this event we were able to exhibit the work that artists Hye Young Shi (South Korea)  and Anna Nicholson (Puerto Rico) produced during their June-July residences.

In the Poliglota Room, the Young Shin Hye’s work seeked to create spaces in order to share experiences with the public. Blessing is an installation of large-scale drawings that was entirely produced while he completed his residency in ´ace. He reflected on the experience of disease. The installation consisted of 4 pieces of 6 meters each, which reflected different psychological stages of human beings when confronted with different diseases. Graphite drawings on Mylar paper (having some transparency) are highly expressive while are embodied with exquisite technical quality.

Anna Nicholson, an artist who works with expertise with all of the printmaking techniques, in In Icarus’ Skin, she recreated the myth of Icarus. Where his wings were melted by the sun when he desired to fly higher than he could. The metaphor makes a strong allusion to the economic problems that Puerto Rico faces.

Finally, the public had the opportunity to enjoy the exhibitions of artists in residence from May to June and Joseph Kaplan Zorica Vasic well as Portfolio Ccycles before its closure.


Is an event that occurs periodically, on Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm.
During this time ´ace opens its doors and exhibition spaces to the community to show projects made by the artists in residence as exhibitions, installations and audiovisual presentations, art works of Argentine and Latin American artists selected in a free way, present books, art critics, hold performances or to do everything together!

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D Line (Green)
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Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

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A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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July 31st, 2024

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