Yeesookyung is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Seoul, Korea. Internationally known for her acclaimed Translated Vase series, the artist combines histories: art historical, spiritual, and cultural into unique objects, imagery, and performances that reflect both her personal heritage and a global borderless moment. Many of her works mix distinct historical references.

Yeesookyung Yeesookyung
Seoul, 1963
Korea, South

Past Exhibitions


Ota Fine Arts Singapore
04/03/2017 — 08/04/2017

Imagined Peripheries

Ota Fine Arts Singapore
26/11/2016 — 24/12/2016

Solo Shows


Yeesookyung: Contemporary Korean Sculpture, Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, USA

Saint Breeders, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, Korea

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

When I Become You, Yeesookyung in Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan


The Meaning of Time, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Take Me Home Country Roads, Space Willing N Dealing, Seoul, Korea


Flame, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore, Singapore


Yeesookyung, Sindoh Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Yeesookyung, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


Jung Marie’s Jeongga, Yeesookyung’s Devotion, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Broken Whole, Michael Schultz Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Yeesookyung, Thomas Cohn Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Yeesookyung, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Yee Sookyung im Schloß Oranienbaum, Museum Schloß Oranienbaum, Dessau, Germany


Broken Whole, Michael Schultz Gallery, Berlin, Germany Paradise Hormone, Mongin Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Group Shows


Pungryunamdo Art Project, Haengcheon Museum, Haenam, Korea

MMCA Gwacheon, 30 Years 1986-2016: As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea

Born in Flames : Korean Ceramics from the National Museum of Korea, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

When Words Fail, HITE Collection, Seoul, Korea

Rivers-The Way of Living in Transition / Asia Contemporary Art Links, Gallery 1 at Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju, Korea

Earth, Fire, Soul -Masterpieces of Korean Ceramics, Salon d’Honneur at the Grand Palais, Paris, France

Art from Elsewhere, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Arnolfini, Bristol, U.K (Travelling Exhibition)

Motions, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore

CERAMIX: Art and Ceramics from Rodin to Schütte, Sèvres – Cité de la céramique, Sèvres, France

Art from Elsewhere, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)


Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia, USC Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena, USA

CERAMIX: Art and Ceramics from Rodin to Schütte, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands

Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA

[ana] please keep your eyes closed for a moment, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Art and the Measure of Liberty, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, NY, USA

Contemporary Art, Infiltrated into a Museum, Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, Youngin-si, Korea

Accidental Encounter, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Rivers-The Way of Living in Transition, PIER-2 Art Center, Kaosiung, Taiwan

HaengChon Art Project, Daeheung Buddist Museum, Baekryunsa, Gangjin, Korea

Blessed Land, Yang Pyeong Art Center, Yang Pyeong, Korea

Memories of artistic soul, Cheonan Arts Center Museum, Cheonan, Korea

My Blue China, Fondation d’entreprise Bernardaud Limoges, France

Water and Land – Niigata Art Festival, Closed school in Niigata, Niigata, Japan

Art from Elsewhere, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)

Art from Elsewhere, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)

Art from Elsewhere, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Seoul Country of birth: Korea, South Date of birth: 1963 Lives in: Seoul, South Korea