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
Tori Wrånes works primarily with performance: combining voice and sculpture. Wrånes’ use of costumes, props, architecture and sculptures deform her outward appearance and creates dreamlike constellations. Her recent works includes the commission Stone and Singer for the 19th Biennale of Sydney as well as Yes Nix for Performa 13 in New York. Her large-scale piece about sound on wheels, Spin Echo, was a concert in Disney Concert Hall parking structure in Los Angeles. A choir on bikes and bodybuilders pulled and spun around musicians on carts, creating spiral sound-drones. In Your Next Vacation Is Calling at Lilith Performance Studio in Sweden, Wrånes rearranged the interior space into a three-dimensional abstract painting. The slow movements of the participants, sound and colors created an abstract desert, evoking a floating chaos without words and seeming without logic.
Tori Wrånes lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Wrånes graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2009 and took part in the exhibition To Be Heard is to be Seen at Henie-Onstad Art Center in the same year. In 2013 she showed at Colombo Art Biennale in Sri Lanka and at the The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway, in the exhibition I Wish This Was a Song – Music in Contemporary Art.
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Residents from Norway
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.