Past Resident2014: Arts Council Korea
Yongseok Oh is a Korean-born artist who emphasizes the crossing of the past and the present, and of the real and the imagined, by creating a visual collage of stills, moving images and cinemas. He explores the structure of the cinema and daily life and collapses a certain cinematic narrative through collage techniques.
He has been recognized widely and his works have been shown at various international biennales including Seoul Media City Biennale, 2006; Shanghai Biennale, 2006; Seville Biennale, 2008; Biennale of Cuvee, Lintz, 2008 and Moscow Biennale, 2011. Selected group exhibitions include: Thermocline of Art, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2007; Metamorphosis, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2008; CINEMA SIM, Itau Culture, San Paulo, 2008; Trance POP, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2008; The Imaginary Line, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, 2009; Textual Landscapes, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, 2009; Sporadic positioning, Arario gallery, Cheonan, 2012 and Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2012. Recently, he collaborated on a project with L`OCCITANE, Paris.
Residents from South Korea
Past Resident2013: KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
In her site-specific installations, videos and video installations, Anja Kempe deals with the unknown of physical space and the potential of movement. She develops architectural extensions that augment space. Her dynamic images of space act as expansive choreographies for the viewer. Her latest works deal with the body itself. She brings together the individual memory of the body and the collective memory of individual movements.
Anja Kempe (born 1973) was educated at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design and at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. She has exhibited internationally in group shows and solo exhibitions including at z33, Hasselt; Ars Electronica Campus, Linz; Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; Museum Schloss Moyland; Kunstverein Leipzig; NGBK Berlin; Interfood Vitrine, Aachen; Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin; Art Cologne and Young Artist Project, Daegu. Kempe lives and works in Leipzig where she teaches at the Academy of Visual Arts.
Past Resident2013: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Claire Moeder is interested in the history of exhibitions. Her articles, exhibition reviews and research are all means of examining that which goes into making a uniquely rich exhibition. Her fascination for words along with an inclination toward long perambulations through museums have led her to write about the complexity of the museum space. She has preserved a particular interest for those artists who appropriate the exhibition and turn it into their own field of play. Her recent curatorial work is guided by a spirit of close collaboration with artists and by a curiosity for works that enable her to preserve and sustain a child’s gaze.
Claire Moeder is a Montreal-based curator, author and critic. She earned a master’s degree from the Art History and Curatorial program at University of Rennes, France. She has covered art exhibitions for the online magazine Ratsdeville since 2010 and has also published several articles for journals in Quebec (Zone Occupée) and France (Marges). She contributed to the catalogue for the 2009 Mois de la Photo à Montréal and to the first monograph dedicated to the work of Christian Marclay. Since 2008, Moeder has taken part in numerous exhibition projects with artists in the Quebec. In 2014, she will curate an extensive exhibition of the work of Iranian-Canadian artist Sayeh Sarfaraz and will publish the first monograph devoted to the artist.