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Jewyo Rhii

Seoul, b.1971

Jewyo Rhii introduced her works of art, which she produced for about 5 years from 1998, mainly in the form of books in which she revealed an environment of the birth of works and the gradual flow of time. She published three art books in which urgent efforts that a...

Jewyo Rhii introduced her works of art, which she produced for about 5 years from 1998, mainly in the form of books in which she revealed an environment of the birth of works and the gradual flow of time. She published three art books in which urgent efforts that a man makes to improve the physical and mental environment of the everyday life are disclosed humorously in the form of photos, drawings, and unique makings. Later, she started to find interest in herself as an artist in non-retrospective nowness, various coincidences in different places, spontaneous events, unfamiliar space, and dynamics...

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Biography

Jewyo Rhii introduced her works of art, which she produced for about 5 years from 1998, mainly in the form of books in which she revealed an environment of the birth of works and the gradual flow of time. She published three art books in which urgent efforts that a man makes to improve the physical and mental environment of the everyday life are disclosed humorously in the form of photos, drawings, and unique makings. Later, she started to find interest in herself as an artist in non-retrospective nowness, various coincidences in different places, spontaneous events, unfamiliar space, and dynamics of each exhibition factor. Her interest in other's matters through the experience of her living abroad in many different cultures shows in the ephemeral objects with temporary materials and quick drawings that deal with the insecurity, resentment, deficiency, and vulnerability in individual existence. She often uses 'None-Finite' installation method, expressing the manner of hesitation and the pendency in the exhibition. Her recent works are distinctly characterized as undisclosed stories, revolving around a unique relationship that the other person's drifting life toward a particular fate has with the artist's continuing life. Rhii's unique method of physically and even corporeally recording those moments and stories in her recent pieces is a striking moment in the current progression of her work.

RELATED CATEGORIES

Art making / Artist's attitude / Drawing / Installation / Minority / New York / Performance / Publications / Relationship / Seoul / South Korea / Symbolic objects / Uncertainty / Weakness

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 1997
    MFA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • MA, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
  • 1995
    BFA, Ewha Women's University, Seoul

Solo Exhibition

  • 2017
    Dawn Breaks, Seoul, Collaborative project exhibition with Jihyun Jung, Art Sonje Center, Seoul
  • 2015
    Of Pictures, Sophie's Tree, New York
  • Dear my love, Anti-Capitalist, Galerie Ursula Walbrol, Dusseldorf

Group Exhibition

  • 2016
    The 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
  • Ten Years, Please, Seoul Art Space Mullae, Seoul
  • 2015
    Dawn Breaks-Unknown Packages, Queens Museum, New York

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Curriculum Vitae

Educations

  • 1997
    MFA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • MA, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
  • 1995
    BFA, Ewha Women's University, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Dawn Breaks, Seoul, Collaborative project exhibition with Jihyun Jung, Art Sonje Center, Seoul
  • 2015
    Of Pictures, Sophie's Tree, New York
  • Dear my love, Anti-Capitalist, Galerie Ursula Walbrol, Dusseldorf
  • Jewyo Rhii, Wilkinson Gallery, London
  • 2014
    Commonly Newcomer, Queens Museum, New York
  • 2013
    Night Studio, Artsonje Center, Seoul
  • Walls to Talk to, MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
  • Walls to Talk to, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 2012
    Walls to Talk to, Galerie Ursula Walbrol, Dusseldorf
  • 2010
    Lodged, Galerie Ursula Walbrol, Dusseldorf
  • Night Studio Project, The Artist's Studio in Itaewon, Seoul
  • 2009
    Muscle Aches: Arrivals, Doosan Gallery, New York
  • 2008
    Lie on the Han River, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden
  • Airport Romance, Galerie Ursula Walbrol, Dusseldorf
  • 2007
    Ten Years, Please, Gallery27, Kaywon Art & Design School, Uiwang, Korea
  • Liegen Am Han – FLUSS (Lie on the Han River), Galerie Ursula Walbrol, Dusseldorf
  • 2006
    Jewyo Rhii, Samuso, Seoul
  • 2001
    Comfort Tools, Habitat Exhibition Space, London
  • 1998
    Feet Trip, Coca-Container of Contemporary Art, Uiwang, Korea
  • 1991
    Forty Fast Drawings, Dosan Park, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016
    The 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
  • Ten Years, Please, Seoul Art Space Mullae, Seoul
  • 2015
    Dawn Breaks-Unknown Packages, Queens Museum, New York
  • Le Souffleur: Schurmann Meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • 2014
    Boom She Boom, MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
  • 2013
    Some End of Things, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2012
    Intense Proximity, La Triennale Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • 2010
    The River Project, Campbelltown Art Center, Australien, Australia
  • Trust, Media City Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • 2009
    Everyday Miracles (Extended), Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco
  • Everyday Miracles (Extended) II, REDCAT, Los Angeles
  • 2008
    The 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
  • To Burn Oneself with Oneself: Romantic Damage Show, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam
  • (Love) Will Tear Us, Kunstverein Medientrum, Graz, Austria
  • 2007
    Movement, Contingency and Community, Gallery 27, Kaywon Art & Design School, Uiwang, Korea
  • Die Elbe in Between, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Not Only Possible but Also Necessary. Optimism in the Age of Global War: Deam House, The 10th Istanbul Biennale, Antrepo, Istanbul
  • 2007 Hermès Foundation Missulsang Award Exhibition, Atelier Hermès, Seoul
  • Videonale 11, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
  • 2006
    Somewhere in Time, Art Sonje Center, Seoul
  • Plug-In Re-Imagining the Collection, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Small, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten, Amsterdam
  • Tomorrow, Artsonje Center, Seoul
  • 2005
    Secret Beyond the Door, Korean Pavilion, The 51st Venice Biennale, Venice
  • 2004
    Somebody Else's Problem, Istanbul
  • 2003
    Under Construction>, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
  • Time After Time - Asia and Our Moment, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
  • The Postman Is Genius, Montevideo, Amsterdam
  • 2002
    Fantasia, Contemporary Arts Center, Beijing, China
  • Korean Air France, Ssamziespace, Seoul
  • 2001
    Fantasia, Space imA, Seoul
  • 2000
    New Contemporaries Bloomberg New Comtemporaries 2000, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; Corner House, Manchester; Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Publications

  • 2013
    Walls to Talk to, Koenig Books, London
  • 2009
    Of Five Carts and on, Samuso, Seoul
  • 2008
    Jewyo Rhii, Samuso, Seoul
  • Ten Years, Please, Story Index, Seoul
  • 2005
    Two, Jewyo Rhii, Seoul
  • 2002
    Warming and Humidfying, Jewyo Rhii, Seoul
  • 2000
    Once You Lie Down, Jewyo Rhii, London

Grants & Awards

  • 2011
    Doosan Residency, New York
  • 2010
    Yanghyun Prize, Yanghyun Foundation, Seoul
  • 2007
    Hermès Foundation Missulsang Award, Seoul
  • 2005
    Artist-in-residency, The Rijksacademie, Amsterdam
  • 2004
    Artist-in-residency, The Rijksacademie, Amsterdam
  • 2001
    Fantasia Residency, Space imA, Seoul
  • 2000
    Selected Artist, New Contemporaries 2000, Edinburgh, UK
  • 1998
    Artist Residence Program, Ssamziespace, Seoul

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