Haegue Yang

South Korean, b. 1971

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Haegue Yang

South Korean, b. 1971

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Known for using utilitarian household items, from space heaters to extension cords, and placing them out of context, Haegue Yang’s works reflect the transitory nature of the artist’s own experience of living and working in multiple locations. Her works in video explore displacement and alienation in both geographical and personal terms through a combination of fiction and documentary. Yang’s visual, sound, and olfactory installations reveal the intersections of public and private. To this end, she often includes complex formations of ordinary Venetian blinds, which provide porous boundaries for viewers to navigate around. The installation Non-Indépliables (2006 –2011) features drying racks clothed in layers of colorful yarn or adorned with hanging lightbulbs, wires, and assorted pieces of fabric.

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Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 8 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 7 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 10 more
Biography

Known for using utilitarian household items, from space heaters to extension cords, and placing them out of context, Haegue Yang’s works reflect the transitory nature of the artist’s own experience of living and working in multiple locations. Her works in video explore displacement and alienation in both geographical and personal terms through a combination of fiction and documentary. Yang’s visual, sound, and olfactory installations reveal the intersections of public and private. To this end, she often includes complex formations of ordinary Venetian blinds, which provide porous boundaries for viewers to navigate around. The installation Non-Indépliables (2006 –2011) features drying racks clothed in layers of colorful yarn or adorned with hanging lightbulbs, wires, and assorted pieces of fabric.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 8 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 7 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 10 more
Shows Featuring Haegue Yang
Articles Featuring Haegue Yang
These Artists Are Giving Knitting a Place in Art History
Jan 25th, 2017
Tina Kim Gallery Showcases Haegue Yang’s Hardware-Filled Practice at ARTINTERNATIONAL
Sep 5th, 2015
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