Artist: Jiwon Yang
Curator: Barbara Cuetro (Germany)
Jiwon Yang engaged with the act of drawing and writing. Her practice revolves around sound, installation, and (physical/conceptual) drawing actualized in the form of art. The work is prompted by a set of principle questions on drawing and writing. She develops the work relying on particular moments when a question leads to another question, in the process of her inquiry and probe into letters—especially the original form of letters, the protoplasm (thing in its original form) of language, and the relationship between language and sound.
Jiwon Yang had her 3th solo shows in 2019 at SeMA Storage in Seoul under the title of MOEUM, and she has been an artist in residence at Incheon Art Platform. She was selected as promising artist at the Incheon Foundation For Arts and Culture in 2020-2021.
Barbara Cueto is a curator and researcher interested in the intersection of activism, new technologies and contemporary art. She has convened and curated projects internationally at institutions like MMOMA Moscow for the 6th Moscow Biennale for Young Art in Russia, Asian Culture Centre in Gwangju in South Korea, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Bétonsalon in Paris, De Domijnen in Sittard, Marres in Maastricht, Impakt Festival in Utrecht, and de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam, all in the Netherlands. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis of the University of Amsterdam, where she is a research fellow. She is alumna of the curatorial programme of de Appel in Amsterdam, holds a MA in Arts Management from the University of Maastricht (NL), and a BA in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid (SP). Besides that, she is also on the Editorial Board of the Dutch Journal of Gender Studies, and she has recently published _Authenticity?_ with Valiz Amsterdam