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Kiwon Hong
The Reason

08.11.16 02.12.16

On November 2016, artist in residency Kiwon Hong presented a work in progress from the project The Reason in video format in the Central Hall of the house of ´ace.

During his residency, Hong visited different spaces and institutions of the city of Buenos Aires linked to equestrian sports. His interest in horses sprouts from the experience of an accident that the artist had at a young age and his temporary loss of mobility. This has led him to focus a big part of his work towards the reflection on the movement of living beings in relation to objects and the temporal relations between subordinators / subordinates.

In particular, in his time in Buenos Aires, Hong visited the Palermo racetrack, a horse-saddles factory where he sought to point out the importance of the manufacture of those objects that mediate between humans and horses, and the German Equestrian Club, where he had the opportunity to talk with a riding teacher, a blacksmith and a veterinarian.

His important research work in Buenos Aires has also been the beginning for the subsequent development of his work, either in video format or in objects and installations that include sound as an important element.


This project was made in collaboration with Julian Matta

BIO
Kiwon Hong
1978 | Seoul, South Korea.
Lives and works between Seoul and Europe.

EDUCATION
2009 | BFA at the Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of The Arts. London, UK.

EXHIBITIONS
2016 | Asymmetric conversation & Open studio at Bilbao Arte. Bilbao, Spain
2012 | Kiwon Hong’s Solo Show at Brain Factory. Seoul, South Korea.
2011 | From One Place to Another at Galerie Plan.D. Düsseldorf, Germany.

RESIDENCIAS
2016| Bilbao Arte, Bilbao, España.
2015| Artist Residency TEMI, Daejeon Culture and Arts Foundation, South Korea.
2013| SEMA Nanji Residency, Museo de Arte de Seúl, Corea.
2012| Augarten Contemporary, The Belvedere, Viena, Austria.
2011| Artista de intercambio en residencia, Kulturamt Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Alemania.
2011| Goyang Art Studio, Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo. South Korea.

BECAS
2016| Artist Grant, Gyeonggi Culture and Arts Foundation. South Korea.
2015| Public Art R & D, ARKO. South Korea.
2012| SEMA Exhibition Grant, Seoul Museum of Art. South Korea.

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Exhibitions

The Reason
Kiwon Hong

23.11.16 23.12.16

On November, 2016, Kiwon Hong, artist in residence in South Korea, presented a work in progress
from the project  The reason; through video in the Central Hall of the house of ´ace.

During his artistic residency Hong visited different spaces and institutions of the city of Buenos
Aires linked to equestrian sports. His interest in horses lies the experience of an accident that the
artist had at a young age and his temporary loss of mobility. This has led him to focus a big part
of his work towards the reflection on the movement of living beings in relation to objects and the
temporal relations between subordinates/ subordinates.

In particular, in his time in Buenos Aires, Hong visited the racecourse of Palermo, a horse-saddles
factory where he sought to point out the importance of the manufacture of those objects that
mediate between humans and horses, and the German Equestrian Club, where he had the
opportunity to talk with a riding teacher, a blacksmith and a veterinarian.

His important research work in Buenos Aires has also been the beginning for the subsequent
development of his work, either in the video-art format or in objects and installations that include
sound as an important element.

This project was made in collaboration with Julian Matta

Related artists

´aceNITE

To Inhabit and Remember
Artists in Dialog

23.11.16

For the last ´aceNITE of 2016, occupied all the rooms occupied with an impeccable variety of international and Argentinean artists.

In the Políglota Room, invited artist Shaurya Kumar (India) presented artworks from the series Cast in Ruins, of great technical and conceptual subtlety. Kumar is an artist with a very consolidated international trajectory.

The Central Hall presented the video in progress of the project The reason, by the artist-in-residency Kiwon Hong (South Korea), and the Dialogue Space hosted a site-specific installation by Min-Hyung Kang (South Korea)—both artists were able to do their residencies thanks to ARKO (Arts Council Korea). The installation of Kang’s project Eye of the Hawk, which was a re-creation of a room of the smallest type of residences in the Korean cities, also reached La Torre studio through the windows and involved the performance of security agent who “protected” the ´ace house by taking care of the ´ace logo.

In the Transversal Space, Amanda Coimbra (Brazil), artist selected through the Semillero 2016 call, presented her book Memories of a Travel Album, made from the recovery and selection of photographs of a family album that had suffered a flood.

Finally the Terrace inaugurated a new mural realized in collaboration by the U.S. artist Cosby Hayes and Argentine artist Toia Grehan. The mural resulted in a very good interaction of two quite different imprints towards muralism, Cosby on the one hand with an urban and political iconography and on the other hand Toia Grehan with a bucolic and romantic iconography.

As always, we thank all the people who collaborated with the artists in residence: Germán Gaspar, Julián Matta and Nieves Varela.

Invited artist
Shaurya Kumar (India)

Palimpsest Project
Toia Grehan (Argentina)—Fundación´ace fellowship

Artist from Semillero 2016 
Amanda Coimbra (Brazil)

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #3
Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline July 31th, 2021

 

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