Browsing the Delfina Foundation website while looking at events for the UK-Korea Year of Culture, I discover that things are happening already. Founded in 2007, Delfina promotes artistic exchange and experimentation.
Soyoung Chung residency
London: 26 June — 17 September 2017
Delfina Foundation | 29-31 Catherine Place | London SW1E 6DY
Soyoung Chung (South Korea) is an artist interested in geological studies. In her practice, she examines the underlying layers of time present in the formation of spaces occurring on the urban territory that surrounds her. By relating to this dynamics, she questions the concept of the indeterminacy of the world. Many of her installations, video works and public programmes that she initiates focus on this suspended state implied in the process of formation that can be found in both artificial and natural spaces. In her recent work, she has been investigating political aspects and the history of local materials in the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).
During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Soyoung will continue her investigation into geology as a methodology for her artistic practice, exploring time through surfaces and combining ancient material with modern thinking.
Since her graduation from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts de Paris in 2003, she has exhibited in South Korea at the Kumho Museum of Art, OCI Museum of Art, Art Sonje Center, Arario Gallery, Seoul Museum of Art, Plateau and SongEun Art Space; and in France at the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermes, Le Cyclop in Milly-la-Forêt and Association Lille 3000.