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b. 1969, South Korea

Yeondoo Jung Biography

Interested in the mediated reality of contemporary life, Yeondoo Jung's video and photographs portary a surreal and fantastical vision of the everyday. Describing his own work as more documentary than mise-en-scene, the artist invites participants to enact heroic situations. The chance encounters that result are often startling yet attempt to situate viewers in the present. In this sense Jung's works are anti-illusionist.

Yeondoo Jung Represented By

Kukje Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Kukje Gallery Busan, Seoul

Yeondoo Jung In Ocula Magazine

Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race Ocula Report Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race By Mark Waugh, Seoul

So everyone who went to the opening of the 55th Biennale of Venice knows that the art world moves at curious speeds. You see movers and shakers lost in chat and apparently blind to the works on the wall or asleep on their feet in queues for the ‘Must See Pavilion’. Well one of the slowest moving of these was for Kimsooja's...

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Yeondoo Jung In Related Press

7 East Asian photographers from the Deutsche Bank Collection 1970-2010 Related Press 7 East Asian photographers from the Deutsche Bank Collection 1970-2010 3 January 2016, Art Radar Journal

Tokyo’s Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is exhibiting a selection of photographs from Deutsche Bank’s collection of over 60,000 works until 11 January 2016. Art Radar highlights seven Asian photographers from the Collection’s first ever showcase of international photography. Time Present: Photography from the Deutsche Bank...

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Yeondoo Jung: D'ici et d'ailleurs at MAC/VAL Related Press Yeondoo Jung: D'ici et d'ailleurs at MAC/VAL 25 October 2015, MAC/VAL

Yeondoo Jung’s solo exhibition at the Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL) will open from October 24, 2015 to March 6, 2016. A part of the Année France-Corée 2015-2016 in celebration of the 130th year of diplomacy between France and Korea, the artist participated in the residency program at MAC/VAL from July to August last...

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Seoul eye: say cheese? Evergreen Tower by Jung Yeon-doo Related Press Seoul eye: say cheese? Evergreen Tower by Jung Yeon-doo 7 August 2015, TimeOut Seoul

There’s an artificial quality to Jung Yeon-doo’s work that you can’t quite figure out. Despite the ever-so-slightly awkward smiles and staged poses, the people in these photos aren’t hired models. These are real families that live in the same apartment complex. 

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