Ja-young Chung is a multi-media artist, who is primarily a visual artist. She is a musician, animator, filmmaker, and story-teller with numerous exhibits and installations utilizing nearly every form of media, including performance, film, computer graphics, sound, and movement. Her work has exhibited worldwide in both solo and group shows at such institutions as the IAC Building, Glasslands Gallery, The Red Room, Culturehub, and Issue Project Room in New York City; the New Media Festival, the Seoul Arts Center, and HCI Design Conference in South Korea; and the Dot Mov Festival in Sapporo, Japan. In addition, Chung’s work appears in the permanent collections of the Korean Film Archive.
Although she majored in visual arts, she played three Korean traditional instruments in her childhood, so her body has been remembering the sounds. She incorporates the music she plays with sounds of nature to create visuals. In her work, there is harmony between traditional arts and contemporary technology. Chung received a MPS from ITP at Tisch school of arts in New York University in 2010, a B.F.A. from Seoul National University in 2005 and from Ewha Woman’s University in 2003. She was born in Pohang, South Korea.
During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Chung will take aesthetic components from the dancing water in the river around Governors Island, then make a story from fellow resident Swing Space artists. During her residency she hopes to discover “how my waves will comfort people.”
Featured Image Photo Credit: courtesy of the artist