Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2017

Jan, Feb, Mar

Haegue Yang | Visual Artist

Haegue Yang | Foto: Philippe Migeat
Haegue Yang | Foto: Philippe Migeat
born in Seoul, South Korea

Haegue Yang is a visual artist currently living and working in Seoul and Berlin. She combines domestic and industrial materials with sensory effects such as light and sound, to render them into installations and performative abstractions. Her works are simultaneously conceptual and sensorial, ambivalent yet revelatory, operating in the realms of politics, history, and culture.

Yang’s recent solo exhibitions have been presented at numerous prominent institutions, such as Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016), Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal (2016), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (2016), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2015), Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2015), Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2013), Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, Scotland (2013), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France (2013), Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2012), Tate Modern Tanks, London, England (2012), Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (2011), the New Museum, New York, USA (2010), the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (2009), and the Korean Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy (2009). She has participated in group exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (2015), the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2015), Sharjah Biennial 12, UAE (2015), the Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan (2014), Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2014), Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (2013), and dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012).