Artist: Byungsu Lee
Curator: Melanie Pocock (UK)
Based on his research for places, Byungsu Lee has explored "a place that is real but not real" and "an issue with situations or deficiencies that are real but cannot be identified.” He has been showing interest in places and working them in a fictional way. Recently His artworks have expanded to the visual culture produced by the media and the systems that represent them, and have been expressed as digital simulation works using computers. He has participated in six solo exhibitions and various domestic and international exhibitions. He participated in the residency program of the Seoul Art Space Geumcheon(2010-11), the Cheongju Art Studio(2012), the Gyeonggi Creation Center(2019), and the Incheon Art Platform.(2020)
Melanie Pocock is the Curator of Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, UK, where she is responsible for exhibitions, commissions, and publications. Prior to joining Ikon, Pocock was Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2014 – 19), where she organised more than sixty exhibitions with local and international artists. Her essays and reviews have been published ArtAsiaPacific, Art Monthly, Frieze, Kaleidoscope, LEAP, Ocula, The Financial Times, divan | Journal of Accounts, Journal of Curatorial Studies and Third Text. In 2014, she edited the first monograph on the work of Malaysian artist Shooshie Sulaiman, published by Kerber Verlag. Pocock is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and holds an MA (Distinction) in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art.