Ahram Jeong was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She currently lives and works in New York. Recently, she had a solo exhibition at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, and presented a performance at Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY. She was an artist-in-residency at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, and awarded MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH.
Ahram Jeong’s interdisciplinary project proposes performative aspect of media in creating performative scenarios in-between subjects by alteration and transformation of technology. In these scenarios, they force our sensorial apparatus to be integrated into social and performative situations. Using bodily rhythms to trigger photographic apparatus, create music notation, and stimulate improvised music, the work transforms humanity’s conscious control over machines into something akin to collaboration. The continuous negotiations with the object, the action, and the other implied participants, become important as a kind of performance. The process of the public engaging, meeting the artist, meeting one another, and agreeing to participate creates a continually deferred relationship that destabilizes the work. Deskilling of performance and the participatory tendency in her work are to reverse the traditional role of spectator and to complicate the simple binary relationship between performer and viewer.
During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Jeong will be working on a new series of participatory works related to the context of the Island physically and discursively.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist