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
Paulien Oltheten creates series of photographs and videoworks which explore human relations in public space and examine the similarities and differences in cultures through physical activity. She extends the photo and video works by commenting with sketches and text and will restage behaviors from the photos and videos by herself or with the help of spectators. The result appears as a kind of archive, an anthropological study, and allows us to reconsider the context of reality. It is a study full of gentle humour.
Paulien Oltheten (born 1982) is based in Amsterdam where she studied at the Rijksakademie until 2006. Her solo exhibitions include; It’s my imagination, you know, Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Kitbag Questions, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv and Walk on a line, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. Group exhibitions include Desire Lines, ACCA Melbourne; Daegu Photo Biennial; Safari, Le Lieu Uniques, Nantes; CREAM festival, BANKart Studio, Yokohama and Off the Record, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Oltheten has published the monographs Theory of the Street, 2007; A Sort of Lecture, 2011 and Photos from Japan and my Archive 2011. She was the recipient of the 2012 Dutch Doc Award.
Residents from The Netherlands
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.