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
Nicolás Grum was born in San Miguel, Chile, in 1977. He studied visual arts at U.C. Santiago de Chile. His work is developed through diverse artistic mediums, particularly video, drawing and installation. In most of them, irony and humor is present. His works constantly put in crisis the idea of authority and the operation of established systems, playing with concepts like Unstable, Failure, Disaster, Environment or Adaptation. In the last two years his works has been part of Trienal de Chile, 2009; Beijing Biennial, 2009 and several groups shows in Rio du Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santa Cruz, Berlin and Shanghai.
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Residents from Chile
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.