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).
Der Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen