Siren Eun Young Jung studied in Visual Art and Feminist Theory at Ewha Womans University in Seoul and at the University of Leeds. Her artistic interest lies in how the yearning desires of unknown individuals meet with the events of the world, how such contacts become resistance, history, or even politics. Since 2008, she has been working on Yeosung Gukgeuk (Korean Traditional Female Theater) Project in which she
traces the lives of surviving actors of the genre that emerged in the newly independent nation in the 1950s and waned during the military dictatorship.In her work, siren eun young jung employs various mediums of performance and video in order to question the concept of gender and critically analyze the construction of tradition and history. jung has been particularly active within Asia, participating in Tradition (Un)Realized (2014), Ghosts, Spies, Grandmothers: SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul (2014), Discordant Harmony (2015, 2016), Asia Pacific Triennale (2015), Gwangju Biennale (2016), Taipei Biennale (2018), Shanghai Biennale (2018), TPAM-Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (2014, 2018), and Serendipity Art Festival (2018). She is the winner of the Hermès Foundation Missulsang (2013), Sindoh Art Prize (2015), and Korean Artist Prize (2018).


Pavilion of Korea, siren eun young jung
siren eun young jung
Incheon, 1974
Korea, South

Past Exhibitions

The Making of an Institution

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
11/02/2017 — 07/05/2017

Solo Shows

Anomalous Fantasy (Staging), Season Program, Namsan Art Centre, Seou
Wrong Indexing, Sindoh Art Gallery, Seoul

Trans-Theatre, Art Space Pool, Seoul

Group Shows

2017 Asian Diva: The Muse and The Monster, Seoul Museum of Art (Buk Seoul Branch), Seoul
EXiS2017, Art Sonje Centre, Seoul
2 or 3 Tigers, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Polyphonies, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future, Taipei biennial 2016, Taipei
The 8th Climate: The 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon
Discordant Harmony, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei
Staging Film, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

Discordant Harmony, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
ASIA TIME, The 1st Guangdong Asia Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia
FANTasia : Asia Feminism, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
The Future is Now, La friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

The Future is Now, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
Ghosts, Spies, Grandmothers : Seoul Media City 2014, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Traditional (Un)Realized, Arko Art Center, Seoul
Post-Movement: Night of Café Mueller, Kuandu Museum od Fine Art, Taipei
On the Border: 2014 Toronto Korean Film Festival, Toronto
Something in space escapes our attempts at surveying, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
Community Performativity, Asian Art Theatre for Asia Culture Complex, Gwangju
TPAM(Performing Art Meeting In Yokohama), KAAT, Yokohama

Where The Ends Meet, Gallery Houg, Lyon
Tell Me Her Story, Space C, Seoul
Hermes Foundation Missulsang, Atlier Hermes, Seoul
Learning Machine, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yong-in
The Songs of Slant Rhyme, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Festival Bo:m, mary Hall, Sogang Univ., Seoul.


Contacts & Details

City of birth: Incheon Country of birth: Korea, South Date of birth: 1974 Lives in: Seoul, South Korea
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