Past Resident2015: Danish Arts Foundation
Rasmus Høj Mygind
Rasmus Høj Mygind’s practice encompasses a range of media including; painting, digital printmaking and ready-made sculpture/assemblage, often mixed together as parts of larger installations. A recurring interest – perhaps a fetish for objects and aesthetics from the building industry- is evident in his work. Practical gestures from art handling, such as the protection tape put on the glass to protects the work, is used as a part of the composition of a series of framed works. Roof gutters are used as frames for paintings. It’s borderline archaic art as we know it. And yet there is something else going on, post-taste.
Rasmus Høj Mygind’s recent solo shows include Work.pdf, Ringsted Galleriet; PVCntings & Suggestions 4 Bronzes, 3D, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen; and Break Time Pro, OTHER Projects. Mygind’s work has been exhibited at IMO, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art, TOVES, Malmø Konsthall, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Galerie West, Randers Kunstmuseum.
Residents from Denmark
Past Resident2015: Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
Sejin Kim works with a variety of media apparatuses, including documentary realism and cinematic language to explore various and perplexing relationships between individuals and contemporary society. Her approach chronicles everyday anxiety and fear, loneliness and alienation, conflict and confusion, and other conditions an individual endures while negotiating their existence and identity in a society that sustains itself by placing limitations on its members.
Sejin Kim received an MFA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art in London and an MA in Film/TV from Sogang University in Seoul. She has shown her work in solo exhibitions including The Proximity of Longing, Cultural Station284 RTO, Seoul, 2014; Prizma Gallery, Istanbul, 2015; and 24hr City, Brain Factory, Seoul, 2009. Group exhibitions include A View from The Other Side, Media Art from Finland and Korea, Moonshin Museum, Seoul, 2014; Fluid City, Media Theater I-Gong, Seoul, 2014; The Shade of Prosperity, INIVA, London, 2012; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2011, ICA, London; and S1 Art Space, Sheffield, 2011. She won Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2011 and The 4th DAUM Prize, 2006.
Residents from South Korea
Past Resident2015: Greenwich Collection, Ltd.
Jan Mun explores the generative principles of how complex systems such as botany and fungi, economies, and social networks function; and the effects of interactions between different entities, whether cultures, plants, or people. Mun is a media artist that creates social sculptures. She uses a combination of artistic and scientific processes that manifest in the form of social practice, interactive installations, and bio-art. Mun is an amateur mycologist, microbiologist, and beekeeper working in collaboration with communities to innovate ways to communicate with each other and the larger public.
Jan Mun is working on two long-term projects: Greenpoint Bioremediation Project an artist-led creative cleanup and community partnership to innovate bioremediation practices for residents in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (one of the most polluted urban areas in the country) and ProfileUS: Invasive Species, which examines the biopolitics of the migrations of non-native plants and people in the United States.