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b. 1967, South Korea

Meekyoung Shin Biography

Meekyoung Shin is active in the contemporary art scene in both Korea and the U.K. Employing soap as a material, the artist recreates various cultural artifacts, ranging from Ancient Greek and Roman statues to vases and Buddha statues from Asia. Removed from their specific cultural background and recontextualized into artworks, these 'translated' works suggest, as its primary attribute, the incompleteness of translation and representation, connecting to the characteristics of soap which gets 'worn down'. Majoring in sculpture in university, Meekyoung Shin had numerous solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Arko Museum, Space K in Korea, MMCA, Seoul National University Museum, Sungkok Art Museum, Hakgojae Gallery in Shanghai, China, Haunch of Venison, London, Belton House, The National Centre for Craft, Design, and Bristol Museum, and in international art exhibitions such as Nanjing Triennale in 2008, Venice Biennale Special Exhibition in 2011, as well as multiple art fairs, including Art Basel in 2008, Shin was nominated for the Korean Artist Prize in 2013 by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, and received the Prudential Eye Award for 'Best Emerging Artist in Sculpture' in Singapore, in 2015.

Meekyoung Shin Featured Artworks

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Megalith Series by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinMegalith Series, 2019stoneware and glaze
P21 Enquire
Translation Series by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinTranslation Series, 2013soap
20 x 25 x 15 cm
P21 Enquire
Restroom Project by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinRestroom Project, 2013soap, fragrance, pigment
24 x 40 x 15 cm
P21 Enquire
Written in Soap by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinWritten in Soap, 2013soap
18 x 12 x 12 cm
P21 Enquire
Written in Soap by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinWritten in Soap, 2013soap
18 x 12 x 12 cm
P21 Enquire
Written in Soap by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinWritten in Soap, 2013soap
18 x 12 x 12 cm
P21 Enquire
Written in Soap by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinWritten in Soap, 2013soap
18 x 12 x 12 cm
P21 Enquire
A Petrified Time: Bronze by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinA Petrified Time: Bronze, 2018soap, copper leaf, varnish
32 x 20 x 15 cm
P21 Enquire

Meekyoung Shin Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Have A Good Day, Mr. Kim! at Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne
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27 June–21 August 2015 Group Exhibition Have A Good Day, Mr. Kim! Choi&Lager GalleryCologne

Meekyoung Shin Represented By

P21 contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea P21 Seoul

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