Yangachi South Korea, b. 1970
Yangachi (b. 1970) is a leading media artist in Korea who, starting with his web-based work in the early 2000s, has critically explored the possibilities of new media and the social, cultural, and political influences behind it. “Yangachi” is a pseudonym used by the artist (whose real name is Cho Sung Jin), the online ID used in the early stages of his work having become his moniker. Yangachi has experimented with and expanded the realm of media not only through holding exhibitions, but also through collaboration with experts in various fields including music, dance, architecture, and literature. Major exhibitions by the artist include those at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (2016, 2013, 2012, 2004), the Seoul Media City Biennale (2010, 2018), the Busan Biennale (2016), the Gangwon Biennale (2018), the Seoul Museum of Art (2015, 2016), Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (2018, 2011, 2010), the Arko Museum of Art (2017, 2020), and the Nam June Park Art Center (2008, 2015, 2016), as well as many international exhibitions at art institutions and art events in France, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, the United States, and Chile. The artist was also the recipient of the Hermes Missulssang Award in 2010. Yangachi’s works are currently housed in a number of prominent institutions including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, the Seoul Museum of Art, the Gyeonggi Museum of Art, and the Amore Pacific Museum of Art.
Yangachi: Galaxy ExpressOctober 15 - December 13, 2020Barakat Contemporary is delighted to present Galaxy Express, a solo exhibition of pioneering Korean media artist Yangachi, from October 15 to December 13, 2020. In Galaxy Express, Yangachi posits that digital art is a psychic medium allowing for communication with other universes. This exhibition presents a realization of such a...