Youngmin Kang transforms images and objects captured from digital media, architecture or cultural phenomenon into different contexts by expanding the limits of a particular media through changing the format of the information contained within. When modified into a different space, dimension, scale, and media, his provides a moment of clarity about the original medium and references. Specific meaning in each work emerges through the detailed process of manipulation and can be associated with cultural, socio-political, and identity issues.
Youngmin Kang (born 1969 in Seoul, South Korea) studied painting (BFA/MFA) at Seoul National University and studio art (MFA) at the University of Texas at Austin. He has shown his work in solo shows at Gana Contemporary, Space CAN, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Project Space Sarubia, all South Korea and O’Kane Gallery, Houston. Group exhibitions include National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Reverscape, Jeju Museum of Art, Seoul International Photography Festival, and Gyeonggido Museum of Art, all South Korea.
Residents from South Korea
Mårten Lange’s work revolves around repetition, evidence gathering and the impulse to catalog the world. Working primarily with series of photographs and artist books, he explores themes of science through the material and sublime properties of technology and the natural world.
Mårten Lange (born 1984, Sweden) and studied photography at Valand Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden and at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK. His work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as MELK, Oslo; IMA Gallery, Tokyo; Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin; Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg. He has published several artist books and monographs, the most recent being Citizen, Études Books, 2015.
Residents from Sweden
Jean-Paul Kelly is an artist exploring the relationship between materiality and perception. The videos and objects that Kelly makes pose questions about the limits of representation by examining complex associations between found photographs, videos, sounds, and online media streams. By working through these documents, Kelly seeks to illuminate the gap between physical matter and the subjective experience of it in the world.
Jean-Paul Kelly’s work has exhibited at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; The Power Plant, Toronto; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto; Mercer Union, Toronto; and Gallery TPW, Toronto. He was a guest artist at the 2013 Flaherty Film Seminar and a resident at the Delfina Foundation, London. He won the Kazuko Trust Award, the Film Society of Lincoln Center Images Festival Award. Screenings include the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. Kelly is based in Toronto, Canada.