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Mark
©2023 GHEEM sookyoung All rights reserved. 

Mark
GHEEM Sookyoung
b. 1992, South Korea, Live & Work in France

gheemsookyoung@gmail.com
(IG)  @gheem.sookyoung

(vimeo) Gheemsookyoung


I bring the weight to weightless fragments. 

    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.






UPCOMING / CURRENT
《 The Third Place 》
2023.11.29 - 2024.03.13.
Vernissage 2023.11.29
Centre Culturel Coréen, 20 rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris, FR


EXHIBITIONS
2023    The Third place 》, Centre Culturel Coréen, Paris, FR
2023   《 le Salon 》, La Villa des Arts, Paris, FR
2023   《 불혹 . 유혹  | 不惑 . 有惑 》, Kim bo seong art center, Seoul, KR
2023   40e exposition de l’AJAC 》, Space SAZIC, Seoul, KR
2023   INTERFERENCES 》, M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Metaverse Exhibition
2022    《 16th Edition Venice International Art Fair 2022 》 curated by Luca Curci, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, IT
2022    《 CICA ART FESTIVAL 2022 》, Cica Museum, Gimpo-si, KR
2022    Être et Paraître 》, Centre Culturel Coréen, Paris, FR
2022    Futur Parfait III 》, La Générale Nord-Est, Paris, FR
2022    《 Baek, Interprétations du Vide 》, la Maison de la Corée, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris, FR
2021    14th & 15th Finalist Exhibition 》, Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenal of Venice, Venice, IT
2021    Outre Mesure 》, Korean Cultural Center, Paris, FR
2021    FACADE 》, Hackney Downs Studios, London, UK
2021    WHAT IS ART II 》, Boomer Gallery, London, UK
2020    Ici, Cet endroit étranger a pris vie depuis que j’y ai mis les pieds. 》, La Villa des Arts, Paris, FR

2020    3m2, 24Beaubourg, Paris, FR
2019    Oh les Beaux-jours ! 》, MAME, Tours, FR
2018    《 Les Corps de l’Archive 》, Palais des Congrès de Tours, Tours, FR

Screening
2013    《 13th EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival 》,
Cinematheque KOFA(Korean Film Archive), Seoul, KR


PRESS
ITSLIQUID, Interview with Luca Curci, during the 16th Edition of VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at Palazzo Bembo.

RESIDENCY
2022    Residency La Générale Nord-Est, Paris, FR

AWARDS
Finalist, 15th Arte Laguna Prize 2021
Finalist, COCA Project 2021 (Center Of Contemporary Artists)
Recommended Artists From the Jury - Sculpture / Installation Category, Premio Combat 2021 Prize
Certificate of Artistic Merit, Luxembourg Art Prize 2021
    GHEEM Sookyoung is a South Korean artist who has made a significant impact on the international art scene with her original and powerful works. Her exhibition experience in cities around the world, including Venice, London, Paris and Korea, demonstrates her talent and ability to connect with audiences across many different cultures. On the occasion of “INTERFERENCES” organized by M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, the artist exhibits "Distance" and “Va et Vient", which are a perfect example of her unique and innovative approach to art. "Distance" is a performance piece that explores themes of separation and connection. The scene of two women tied and kept apart by two columns, with a rope winding around them, is a powerful and visually intense image.

    The physical distance between the two women represents the emotional and psychological separation, which many of us can recognize and relate to in everyday life."Va et Vient", is another example of her unique and innovative approach to art. This wooden sculpture lying on the ground representing a half sphere explores themes of balance and tension. The precarious form of the sculpture creates a sense of tension and uncertainty, representing the delicate balance that exists in life and the struggle to maintain stability in a constantly changing world. GHEEM Sookyoung demonstrates her ability to create powerful visual images that evoke intense emotions and a deep connection with the audience. Her technique and style are unique and original, making her an artist to watch.

Art Curator Martina Viesti