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.
Past Resident2015: Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
Sung-Chih Chen’s works are based on the idea of using the language of the material itself to present the sensitive parts of life that are often ignored. Chen’s works are mainly large spatial installations often utilizing the unit of standard residential space. The pieces incorporate time-based social events which include both rupture and subtle experiences collected and experienced by participants. Sung-Chih Chen notates human nature in daily life and seeks a sense of beauty from ugly objects.
Sung-Chih Chen（born in 1978, Taiwan) lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. He has participated in residency programs including MMCA Goyang Art Studio, Korea; Visiting Arts London; The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo; Cité International des Arts, Paris. Chen is the recipient of the Espace Louis Vuitton Taipei Audition- First Prize; 35 Visual Artist Support Winner; The 12th Visual Arts Prize of Li Chun-Shan Foundation; Taishin Arts Award – Top 7 of Visual Arts; and Taipei Arts Award Honorable Mention.
Residents from Taiwan
Past Resident2015: Artadia
As a Chicana artist, Delilah Montoya’s personal quest in image making is the discovery and articulation of Chicano culture that elucidate the dense history of Aztlán. Her artistic vision is an autobiographical exploration, but one that has far reaching implications for her community and the preservation of its unique history. Montoya’s work is grounded in the experiences of Latino Culture and brings together a multiplicity of syncretic forms and practices – from those of Aztec Mexico and Spain to cross-border vernacular traditions – all of which are shaded by contemporary American customs and values. Her projects investigate cultural phenomena; whether investigating spiritual rituals, ideas of race or questioning gender traditions, yet always addresses and often confronts viewers’ assumptions.
Delilah Montoya’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe; Photo Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas; Magnan Emrich Contemporary, NYC; and FotoFest, Houston. Her work in collections such as Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; Art Museum of the Americas, Smithsonian Institute; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work is also published in Women Boxers: The New Warriors; Art of Colonial Latin; and Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement. Her awards include Artadia Awards, Houston Texas; and the Richard T. Castro Distinguished Professorship. She is a professor at University of Houston in the School of Art. Montoya received a M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico.