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GHEEM Sookyoung
Artist/
Visual Artist

GHEEM Sookyoung

Visual Artist

Bio

GHEEM Sookyoung was born in 1992 in Daegu, South Korea. She obtained DNA option Arts at the École Supérieure des beaux-arts de Tours in 2019. She participated in several exhibitions in Venice(IT), London(UK), France and Korea. She now lives and works in Paris and Vitry-sur-seine, France. Her work spans installation, sculpture and performance. She proposes spaces-time work to explore subterranean forms in our ordinary. Instead of pre-scribing the work's shape, she finds the form of work within a relationship or lets her work to shaping itself by interacting with the external environment. Through her performative work, she questions how intangible fragments affect us and how we can depict them. She studied visual communication design at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea. Afterwards, she studied 16mm film cinema and the philosophy of film. She showed her 16mm film at EXIS(Experimental Film and Video Festival) in 2013, and ephemeral works in urban spaces in Seoul. From these experiences, she creates her moving image outside of the screen. “Some things do exist, although invisible. I, as an artist, shed light on how intangible fragments affect us. I have been shifting from place to place. I perceive the change in each living space through metaphysical concepts, like time difference, smell, language, and atmosphere. As I slowly assimilate and adjust to a new environment, my work forms itself accordingly by melting into its surrounding. The assemblage of organic materials is based on their potential for transformation and intrinsic properties. With their fleeting and fragile composition, I reconstruct conflicting moments between the individual and the external environment. Through visualizing these moments, I lead viewers to explore how intangible fragments in our ordinary affect us.”

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