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
Ruth Campau works in an expanded field where the work’s interaction with the surrounding environment is essential. Her mark is the idea that with a concentrated brushstroke, she can convey presence by translating and freezing it solid onto a surface; brushstrokes immortalize the body’s movement. Her jumping off point is the notion of an infinite painting, where what she is showing is merely a segment of a larger painting and, as such, merely a kind of representative of a human presence. Accordingly, the complex of issues that are prevalent in the very execution takes on a great deal of importance and the body, motion and time become decisive key factors in her work.
Ruth Campau’s work has been shown at Baltic Sea Record 2013, Stadtgalerie Kiel; Sculpture by the Sea 2013, Aarhus; KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, 2013; Designmuseet Danmark, Copenhagen, 2013; Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, 2012; The National Museum, Copenhagen, 2012; Gallery Hartwich Rügen, Berlin, 2012; PS Projectspace, Amsterdam, 2012; Gallery Asbaek, Copenhagen, 2011; Preview, Tempelhof, Berlin 2010 and KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, 2010. Her work is in the collections of serveral museums including ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, and the Esbjerg Kunstmuseum. Campau lives and works in Copenhagen.
Residents from Denmark
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.