So Jung Jun

Overview

Sojung Jun (b.1982, Busan) is an artist based in Seoul, South Korea. She has received her BFA in Sculpture from Seoul National University and MFA in Media Art from the Graduate School of Communication & Art at Yonsei University. Using the language of video and writing, the artist is interested in creating a nonlinear space-time to awake a new awareness of history and the present or in how the changes made in physical boundaries penetrate daily sensorial experiences. In particular, she has produced works that weave and crisscross with her personal experiences by paying attention to people standing on the boundary amid the ruins of modernity and invisible voices. She has newly established what she has fragmented through interviews, historical materials and narratives appropriated from classical texts, and carries out experiments intersecting personal, psychological and aesthetic factors with political ones in life.

 

Jun has held solo and group exhibitions at a number of institutions including National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bern, Nam June Paik Art Center, Atelier Hermès, ARKO Art Center, Palais de Tokyo, Villa Vassilieff, 11th Gwangju Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Leeum Samsung Museum (Seoul, 2012). She is the recipient of the Hermès Foundation Missulsang 2018, Villa Vassilieff Pernod Ricard Fellowship, Paris, France 2016 and Noon Art Prize, Gwangju Biennale 2016. Jun’s works are in the permanent collection of leading art galleries and institutions around the world such as Han Nefkens Foundation, Uli Sigg Collection, MMCA National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(Korea), Seoul Museum of Art, Leeum,

Samsung Museum of Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka (JP), Ulsan Museum of Art (KR), Busan Museum of Art (KR), Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art (KR), Gyeonggi Museum of Art (KR), Doosan Art Center (KR) and SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation (KR).