Haegue Yang

Heague Yang, An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds, 2016. Photo: Filipe Braga

Heague Yang, An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds, 2016. Photo: Filipe Braga

Haegue Yang (b. 1971, South Korea) lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Seoul, South Korea. Yang’s practice spans a wide range of media, from paper collage to performative sculpture and large-scale multi-sensorial installation, often featuring everyday objects, in addition to labour-intensive woven sculptures. Articulated in her abstract visual vocabulary, her anthropomorphic sculptures often play with the notion of ‘the folk’ being a cultural idea, while also attempting to transcend it as being a mere tradition of specific cultures. Her multisensory environments suggest the presence of an unnameable desire for a culture of civilisation, whilst exploring ideas of abstraction, labour, dislocation, and emotional connection.

Selected recent solo exhibitions were at KINDL, Berlin, Gemany (2017); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2015); Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2015); Glasgow Sculpture Studios, UK (2013); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France (2013).