Korea, South 1985
My name is Eunhee Hong. I was born in Korea and studied graphic design. After I worked as a designer for a year, I went to London to do MFA painting course. Mainly I had done a design work of flat images on computer. However, after I knew the materiality of painting, I became to interest in different recognition of medium and experience of a space. Nowadays I work without limitation of the medium and do an experiment of painting on real space.
As I have met many people from other cultural background since I studied in the UK, I was more interested in social status of woman and woman's right in Korea. I could not recognize easily about woman's disadvantage from social suppression when I was in Korea. My work is related to how social pressure can get woman to be passive.
Now I am currently in Korea. However I want to have opportunities again to do research for social status of women having other social background and share my work with people from other country in Berlin. I think GlogauAIR have a good support for artists to focus on work.
My work starts from questioning about femininity of a woman especially in Korea. A woman’s life in Korea is still suppressed by society. Thus, a woman has objective perception as well as subjective perception of our own body. As experiencing the divided ego from the irony , woman wants to extricate from other's judgement but ironically complete our identity with other’s view as well.
I did some projects of the self-portrait installations on the stage with artificial woman's images learned by ideology of society. I divided a space by lines and did painting and installation on the divided space.
Up to now I focused on expressing the passive feminine gesture. I want to expand the horizon of the theme from new environment. I would do interview with women in Berlin having other cultural backgrounds and expand work more in terms of medium as well.
University/College: UCL SLADE
Degree/Diploma MFA Painting
University/College: Kookmin University
Degree/Diploma BA Visual Communication Design
Exhibitions or awards
Solo Show 2016 : Three lies - Rainbow cube gallery
Australian Independent Music Video Awards 2013 : Winner of Best Independent Music video -East Asia
Directing, Editing Music video
Elephant Music Studio
7, Seolleung-ro 145-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
From 2011 To 2012
163-5, Samseong 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea