Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International

Yooyun Yang

Yooyun Yang (b. 1985, Seoul; lives in Seoul) explores the nuance of people’s depression, fears, and the ultimate solitude that cannot be completely shared with others. Her paintings investigate a keen wariness about the gap between the familiarity and unfamiliarity of an object, whereby the more familiar it is, the more it feels unfamiliar. Recent solo exhibitions include I Know the Day Will Come, Amado Art Space/Lap, Seoul; Distrust and Overtrust, Gallerylux, Seoul; They Cry, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul; The Full Night, GalleryBundo, Deagu; Daydream, Gallery SoSo, Heyri Art Valley, Korea; and Scar, Ccot+Incubator, Seoul. She had participated in numerous group exhibitions, including The 8th ChongkundangYesuljisang, Sejong Center, Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul; The Adventures of Korean Painting: I Will Go Away All By Myself, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Cheongju; and October, Arko Art Center, Seoul. She has been artist-in-residence at CHAPTER II Residency, Seoul; Studio Whiteblock, Cheonan; Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan; and Incheon Art Platform. She holds a BFA and an MFA in Oriental painting from Sungshin Women’s University.

a painting of a hand
Yooyun Yang, See the light, 2019, acrylic on Korean paper (jangji), 59 1⁄16 × 82 11⁄16 in., Seoul National University Museum of Art Collection, image courtesy of the artist