KWON Hayoun (b. 1981) explores the vast potential of new media technology as it stretches across the spectrum of animation, documentary, 3D, and virtual reality (VR). Artist weaves stories of the time, memory, stories of the people who intermediate with her. Based on historical events or doubts about collective memory, the artist meets people who have experienced it and organizes the work based on their voices and personal memories. As a result, the events in work lies between the facts that we have accepted and the truth of those who have actually experienced them. Through experiencing the conflict and amalgamation between our memories and new testimony, our stories and memories are newly rebuilt. The event, space, time, and narratives in the work start from an extremely objective foundation, but the viewer can verify the truth of the incident in the process of experiencing the path given by the artist, becomes increasingly private and confused, which is a unique the artist’s work has.
KWON Hayoun has participated in solo exhibitions at Arario Gallery I Shanghai (Shanghai, China) in 2019, Galerie Sator (Paris, France), Doosan Gallery (Seoul, Korea) in 2018, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France) in 2017, Lectoure Photo and Art Center (Lectoure, France), École des Beaux-Art Chateauroux (Chateauroux, France) in 2015. Major group exhibitions included the Busan Biennale (Busan, Korea) in 2020, Culture Station Seoul 284 (Seoul, Korea), Ilmin Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea), Nicolas Kunstahalle(Copenhagen, Denmark), Daegu Museum of Art (Daegu, Korea) in 2019, Arario Gallery Seoul I Rise Hotel (Seoul, Korea), Jean Grand Duke of Contemporary Art (Luxembourg), Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea) in 2018, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(Seoul, Korea),Namjun Paik Art Center(Youngin, Korea), MoMA(NY, US) in 2017, Art Sonje Center(Seoul, Korea) in 2015. He won a number of awards in addition to Arc Electronica(Austria), Lisbon Indie Animation(Portugal), Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival(Romania), Palais de Tokyo(France), European Media Festival(Germany),International Documentary Film Festival(Russia) and etc.
KWON Hayoun: Si proche et pourtant si loin28 February - 5 May 2019 Shanghai
Inaugural Exhibition: Remembering, or ForgettingRYSE HOTEL 24 April - 1 July 2018 Seoul04. 24 - 06. 17, 2018 Asami KIYOKAWA ∙ Atsuro TERUNUMA ∙ UJI (HAHAN) Handoko Eko Saputro ∙ XU Bacheng ∙ KIM Inbai ∙ KWON Hayoun ∙ DON Sunpil -...
[Exhibition] KWON Hayoun: The Gold Rush8 October 2020Arario artist KWON Hayoun features in “The Gold Rush”, a group exhibition at Ilmin Museum of Art. The exhibition examines historical records dating back to...
[Gallery] Exhibition Notice5 June 2018Arario Gallery Seoul | Ryse Hotel will be extending the Inaugural Exhibition 'Remembering, or Forgetting” through 8 July 2018.