Sungyeon Park graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London, UK with a MA in Fine Art in 2007 and a MFA at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea in 2001. Park’s subjects come from small voices within ordinary lives and are concerned with social issues related to visual language and individual experience. Park has received several grants including an Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2006. She had a solo show in 2009 titled still lives; small voices by Arts Council Korea and GyeongGi Cultural Foundation. Park participated in the Art Omi International Artist Residency in New York.
Residents from South Korea
Dušica Dražić works with installation, performance and photography and carries a special interest in art in public space. Focusing on the search for abandoned, forgotten spaces in the urban structure of modern cities and exploring the transformation of these spaces, she rethinks them in terms of cultural continuity, symbolic irregularities and individual actions. In Dražić’s production, concept and form are of equal importance in opening the work to multi-layered interpretations, that is, for developing new ways of seeing. Dušica Dražić explores the ambivalent interrelationship between a citizen and a city, their mutual support and protectiveness and at the same time isolation and destruction. Dražić searches for spaces without order, spaces of irregularity, difference, flexibility and intuition. Dušica’s works deal with micro-histories of a locus and are also an act of narration.
Dušica Dražić was born in 1979 in Belgrade, Serbia, where she currently lives and works. She graduated from the faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade in 2004, and finished an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus University Weimar in 2006. Since 2006 Dušica Dražić is also a part of the collective “usually4” with K. Freino (PL), S. Hopkins (UK/KEN) and Teresa Luzio (P). In 2010 Dražić received the Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos Award (Serbia) and the Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award (Italy) and was granted a DAAD scholarship in 2005/2006.
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Residents from Serbia
Aihua Hsia’s work challenges the notions of boundaries and containment within the human psyche. She explores the collective unconscious by revealing the presence of a shared human essence. Through the employment of the ancient Buddhist sculpture technique, “Datsukanshitu,” Hsia incorporates her Chinese roots, the natural world, and the traditional past into her work. Hsia’s work has been nationally and internationally exhibited at Gifu Municipal Culture Center, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan; and 2 x 13 Gallery, New York. Aihua Hsia was born in Taipei Taiwan in 1973, and received a BFA in Sculpture at National Taiwan University of Arts and an MFA in Sculpture at Okinawa Prefecture University of Arts.