Bona Park‘s works and projects question social systems, including art, by uncovering the various structures and labors therein. By juxtaposing art with social conditions her practice creates awkward situations that confuse and upend the boundary between art and daily life, often appropriating art historical references that switch into new social and environmental contexts. She plays with these concerns as a game with its own rules, which then turns back on itself. This ‘game like’ characteristic produces a performativity where spectators can actively involve themselves in the works, imposing differing outcomes and points of view. This process results in her practice stationed between the reality outside of the gallery and art inside the gallery. Since receiving her MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, London, in 2008, Bona has participated in various international projects and residency programs including UNIDEE, Cittadellarte- Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy, 2009), Gyeonggi Creation Center, (Korea, 2010), Pingpong Art Space (Taiwan, 2011), Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon (Korea, 2012), and Twilight Project (Taiwan, 2013). In 2013, Bona Park was awarded the Sindoh Artist Support Program.

Bona Park
Bona Park
Seoul, 1977
Korea, South

Past Exhibitions

Power play

Delfina Foundation
26/01/2019 — 16/03/2019

Delfina in SongEun: Power play

SongEun ArtSpace
30/08/2018 — 01/12/2018

Solo Shows

2015
Kotakina Blue, Sindoh Art Space, Seoul, Korea

2013
Friends, Gallery Chosun, Seoul, Korea

Group Shows

2016
Discrete Use of Reality, DOOSAN Gallery Seoul, Seoul, Korea

2015
The 15th SongEun Art Award Exhibition, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, Korea
You Speak/I Dance, Doris Mccarthy Gallery, UTSC, Toronto, Canada
The Mentalists, Delfina Foundation, London, UK
Repeat/Rehearsal, Delfina Foundation, London, UK

2014
Parts and Labour, OSAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, Osan, Korea
ARTSPECTRUM 2014, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2013
Kissing Complexity, Aleph Project, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Twilight Project, Cheng Da Bookstore, Tainan, Taiwan
Learning Machine, opening performance, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea

2012
The Ungouvernables, the 2012 New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York, NY, USA
Image and Text-Ut Pictura Poesis, ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Seoul Country of birth: Korea, South Date of birth: 1977 Lives in: Seoul, South Korea
W: Bona Park M: info@bonapark.co.uk