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 (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 Ulsan Museum of Art (Ulsan, Korea) in 2022, MMCA (Seoul, Korea), Ilmin Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea) in 2021, 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. She 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.