currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Jiwoon Yoon (1988, Pyeongtaek, South Korea) is an visual artist based in Berlin. She mostly grew up in South Korea and received an MFA from Columbia University in the city of New York. Starting with her early works on her identity and family history, she explores dynamics between an individual and social change. While observing how society affects individuals and how individuals react back to it, she searches for a moment where a single event meets a broader story, which ultimately shows nowness and reality. She is interested in the relation between bodyness and home, personal memory and identity, as well as new technology that brings meaningful social changes in the current dominant socio-political system, the combination of capitalism and democracy. She works within an interdisciplinary art practice, encompassing video installation, moving images, text and performance. The geopolitical specificity of the Korean peninsula in East Asia and cultural identity, formed under the influence of constant conflict, underlie her artistic expression and medium.

She has exhibited worldwide, including at Kunstraum LLC in New York, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery in Singapore, Fisher Landau Center For Art in New York, Judith Charles Gallery in New York, Wallach Gallery in New York, Hongik Museum of Art in Seoul, Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, South Korea and WomenCinemakers Biennale in Berlin, Germany.
2016 Columbia University,
School of the Arts, New York
MFA, Visual Arts, New Genres
2011 Seoul Women's University,
College of Fine Arts, Seoul, Korea
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Curatorial Works
2016 Simmer: The Politics of Food
Kunstraum LLC, New York, NY
Selected Articles & Interviews
2019 WomenCinemakers Biennale, Berlin, Germany
2016 Simmer is an Exhibition on the Politics of Food right before the Boiling Point _by Carly Ayres
Selected Exhibitions & Projects
2017 the 17th Seoul International NewMedia Festival(NeMaf), Glocal Propose X, Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul, Korea
  The 14thGongju International Art Festival, Preview show, Limlip Art Museum, Chungnam, Korea
2016 Fictive Dreams, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Singapore
  Finished Goods Warehouse, Curated by Natalie Bell, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY
  MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fisher Landau Center For Art, New York, NY
2015 Lesson One: Listen & Repeat, Platform 12, Seoul, Korea
  Floating Point, Judith Charles Gallery, New York
  First Year MFA Exhibition, Wallach Gallery, New York, NY
2014 익숙한 질문 낯선 답(Familiar Questions & Unfamiliar Answers), Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul, Korea
  경계의 언저리(The Fringes of the Boundary- Solo Exhibition) , Gallery Barom, Seoul, Korea
2013 Triangle Art Festival in Daegu, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea
  Triangle Art Festival in Seoul, Hongik Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2012 Slow Art show, 'From Farmers' market at Heyri Art Village, Paju, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
  Seoul Women Ⅱ, Gallery Sobab, Yang-Pyeong, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
  The 2012 Art Factory Project, Rice warehouse, Janghang, Socheon, South Chungcheong Province, Korea
  생리生理 (Logic of Life) - A Public art project of realizing logics of life from nature, Heyri Art Village <Gate 6>, Paju, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
  Seoul Women Ⅰ, Gallery Sobab, Yang-Pyeong, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
2011 Between, Gallery Indeco, Seoul, Korea
2012 Media Canvas, Seoul Square, Seoul, Korea
2010 VideoChannel, One Minute Film Collection, Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Germany
  Experimental Film & Video Festival in Kangwon, Wonju Media center, Wonju, Kangwon Province, Korea
2009 Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, Ex-Choice Selection, Seoul Art Cinema, Seoul, Korea
Awards & Honors
2014 ~2016 Visual Arts Scholarship, Columbia University, New York
2014 ~2016 Visual Arts TA Tuition Fellowship, Columbia University, New York
2008 ~2011 Academic Scholarship, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea

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