Artist: Jiyoung Yoon
Curator: Shazeb Shaikh (India)
Jiyoung Yoon is interested in revealing the responses individuals have to their given environment and the attitudes they form in order to improve their circumstances. At the same time, Yoon also pays attention to undisclosed and internal structures that are hidden. Yoon's recent exhibitions include This event(2020, Seoul Museum of Art), Us Against You(2020, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art), Night Turns to Day(2019, Art Sonje Center), Carpenter’s Scene(2019, Insa Art Space), Aging World-Will you still love me tomorrow?(2019, Seoul Museum of Art), Ecological Sense(2019, Nam june Paik Art Center), and We Don’t Really Die(2019, ONE AND J. Gallery).
Shazeb is currently the CEO and Director of Programs and Projects at The Story of Foundation(TSO), a lifelong and life-wide learning organisation based out of Goa, India. In the past, TSO has hosted India’s first arts-meet-science public festivals with The Story of Light - this was also India’s official contribution to the UN-adopted International Year of Light (2015). The Story of Space (2017) and the currently ongoing thematic of The Story of Mind (2019-21) are the other two festivals in the trilogy of live and informal learning programs hosted by TSO.
Shazeb is also the Founder-Director of KYTA (established in 2014) - an experimental residency program currently hosted at 3500mtrs in the highest cold desert in the world - Ladakh in India. He’s also the Founder-Director of The Blackout Festival that focuses on experimental urban subculture. Started his apartment on 21-12-2012, the festival has hosted a major international edition in Basel, Switzerland in 2015.
Shazeb also performs as a live-cinema producer and has been part of several projects and communities ranging from public space awareness, independent cinema, and multidisciplinary artist collectives.