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Heewon Oh

Heewon Oh studies explores how an open space of the white cube transforms into a landscape that contains works which “evolve” with time and gaze. Coming from a sublime experience of entering a gallery space painted in whiteness, her works examine a controlled existence of displayed paintings and surroundings in which they define.

Oh (born 1986) first graduated from Hongik University in BFA Painting and finished MFA Fine Arts at Seoul University of Science and Technology. She has been working and exhibiting a series of ‘Blind Site’ since 2011 that reflects a critical idea of an empty art space and its surroundings. In 2014 Heewon presented a first solo exhibition ‘White Void’ at Factory Gallery and participated in various selected group exhibitions including ‘8 Works: Collections of the Artists’, ‘Polar Night’ and ‘The Scrap’.


EDUCATION
2017 Seoul University of Science and Technology, Seoul MFA Fine Art
2011 Hongik University, Seoul BFA Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Parallel Grounds, Chapter II, Seoul, Korea
2014 White Void, Factory Gallery, Seoul, Korea

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 EVER-CHANGING, One Four, Seoul, Korea
2018 How Many Steps, Geumcheon Art Factory, Seoul, Korea
2018 VIEWERs, Boan 1942, Seoul, Korea
2018 PACK 2018, Space 413, Seoul, Korea
2018 THE SCRAP, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
2018 Wandering, 021 Gallery, Daegu, Korea
2017 8 Works Collections of the Artists, Audio Visual Pavilion, Seoul, Korea
2017 LOTUS LAND, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea
2016 Ilhyun Travel Grant, Ilhyun Museum of Art, Yangyang. Korea
2016 After & Before, Seoul Tech Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2016 Polar Night, R 3028, Seoul, Korea
2015 BETA ABSTRACT, NoToilet, Seoul, Korea
2015 GOODS 2015, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea
2014 TODAY’S SALON, Common Center, Seoul, Korea
2013 99 Celsius + 1, SEOGYO Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2013 PUBLIC ART: New Hero, Samsung Bluesquare NEMO, Seoul, Korea
2012 Project 72-1, Hongik Elementary School, Seoul, Korea
2012 We are left, We are right, Space CAN, Seoul, Korea
2011 Unchanging bye Opaque bye, BANDEE Art Space, Busan, Korea

AWARDS
2019 SFAC Solo Exhibition Grant, Seoul 
2018 Seoul Youth Art Group Project Grant, SFAC, Seoul
2017 SFAC Solo Exhibition Grant, Seoul
2013 99℃: Young Artist Supporting Project, Seogyo Art Spcae with NART, Seoul

RESIDENCY
2017-2018 Geumcheon Art Factory, Seoul, Korea