Jayoung Yoon deals with the perception of being present in a moment. By using the ephemeral, tactile qualities of materials, she tries to transform the invisible thoughts in mind into her physical art works, and allow the viewer to dis-identify from their mind. Her work varies in format from performance to video, photography and installation to feel the ‘Now,’ physically and emotionally.
Born in Seoul, Korea, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009. She was awarded the Franklin Furnace Grant Fund in 2010. Yoon has attended many Artist-in-Residence programs such as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, Sculpture Space in New York, and others in Utah, Florida, and Argentina. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the USA and Korea.
To stay fully conscious and present in the moment Yoon is interested in creating works that make people slow down, pause and wait, and then move beyond. While in Swing Space residence, she will create a series of site-specific temporary installations, with performances to “cleanse the memories” related to the history of Governors Island. She will do a collective performance in public.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist