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 follows a community of performers of the genre. In 2013, she was awarded Hermes Foundation Missulsang with the project. She is expanding her research area to other Asian female theater, including Takarazuka and Taiwanese Opera. In 2018, she has been awarded with the Korea Artist Prize 2018, organized by MMCA Seoul, during Seoul Mediacity Biennale.

 

Siren Eun Young Jung, at the Maison Hermes in Seoul. Courtesy of the artist and Hermes Foundation
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

2016
Anomalous Fantasy (Staging), Season Program, Namsan Art Centre, Seou
Wrong Indexing, Sindoh Art Gallery, Seoul

2015
Trans-Theatre, Art Space Pool, Seoul

Group Shows

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

2016
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

2015
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

2014
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

2013
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
W: Siren Eun Young Jung M: sirenssong@gmail.com