Koo Jeong A
Koo Jeong A was born in 1967 in Seoul. Her reflections on the senses and the body incorporate objects with the capacity for transformation, still and moving images, sound and scent. These disparate mediums are combined with natural elements such as wind, gravity, site-specific reconfigurations and interventions into architectural space. By placing these varying mediums into delicate and meticulous tension, Koo Jeong A’s installations trigger a certain energy in their encounter, asking the viewer to engage in a cryptographic unravelling of each artwork.
In order to conjure alternative realities, Koo Jeong A draws from a wide spectrum of concerns, which she developed over the years – ranging from human cognition that underpins her transient approach in our earthly environments and the cosmic constellations that simultaneously connect and expand. Nothing is merely ordinary in her enviroments; on the contrary, any material or phenomena – be it a mound of charcoal, a shaft of iron, or a glare of sunlight – is endowed with dignity and reverence and incites the surprise of a discovery.
Koo Joeng A has been named “2016 Artist of the Year” by the Korean Cultural Centre UK, celebrated with a solo exhibition in London in 2016. Recent solo shows include: “Koo Jeong A”, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York (2020); “Radiant 2O2O”, Galería Albarrán Bourdais, Madrid (2020); “OooOoO”, Triennale di Milano (2019); “density”, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2019); “TENGAM TENGAM”, König Galerie, Berlin (2018); “Magnet Cities”, Pilar Corrias, London (2018); “ajeongkoo”, Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2017); “Enigma of Beginnings”, Yuz Project Room at Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2016); “Koo Jeong A x Wheelscape: Evertro”, Everton Park, Liverpool (2015); “Annual Journey”, Pilar Corrias, London (2015); among others. Significant group exhibitions include: “The World According to”, Pace Gallery, New York (2019); “La Source”, Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles(2019); “Art Setouchi 2019”, Japan (2019); “Foresta Urbana”, Museo Riso / Piazza Bologni, Palermo (2018); “Take Me (I’m Yours)”, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2017); 32nd Bienal de São Paulo – “Incerteza Viva” (2016); “Art Night”, curated by ICA, London (2016); “Take me (I’m Yours)”, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2016); “Discordant Harmony”, Hiroshima MOCA (2015); “recto/verso”, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2015); “Take me (I’m yours)”, Monnaie de Paris (2015); “The World in 2015”, UCCA, Beijing (2015); “Repetition and Difference”, Jewish Museum, New York (2015); “A stroll through a fun palace”, 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014); among others.
As of March 2020