Hyejeong Yoo

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Hyejeong Yoo (b.1992 in Seoul) is a photographer and currently lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Photography from Chung-Ang University, she moved to Germany and graduated in 2022 with a Diploma in Photography in the class of Prof.Heidi Specker at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig.

Her works derive from questions surrounding concepts of birth and death, presence and absence. Reflections of existence are replaced by dust drifting through the air, sculptures in cemeteries, and the physical burden of carrying the Other. Her interests also lie in the tension and unfulfillment of language in human and non-human relationships. Natural light, silence, strict compositions and the empty eyes of her subjects are essential to her staged images. Her work raises questions of time and existence in the here and now.

Education

2022-

Meisterschülerin with Prof.Heidi Specker, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Germany

2022

Diploma in photography (with honours), Class of Prof.Heidi Specker, HGB Leipzig, Germany

2016

B.F.A in Photography, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea

2013

Student exchange program in Media Art, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

Selected Exhibitions

2023

PEP New Talents 2022, 254 Forest, Brussels, Belgium

2022

Treues Herz, Goethe-Institut Seoul, South Korea

Fotohof Calling, Fotohof Studio, Salzburg, Austria

Angenommen, Hier, Neue Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Gera, Germany

A5, AS/EM, curated by Erik Swars, Leipzig, Germany

Leutzscher KunstRasen Festivalsommer 2022, Leipzig, Germany

Carrying, Caring, HGB Gallery, Leipzig, Germany (Diploma show)

2021

Margo, Me and More, HGB Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

Fernweh, Poiesis Galerie, Markkleeberg, Germany

Come Closer, Spinnerei Halle 14 UG, f/stop Reflections, Leipzig, Germany

2020

The World is Not Enough, curated by Hanna Stiegler and Paul Niedermayer, Adalberstr.9, Berlin, Germany

2019

Science-Fiction-History, Gallery of European Art School of Bretagne, Quimper, France

Let Us Stop Here, Gallery SMAC, Berlin, Germany

World Biennial Of Student Photography, Novi Sad, Serbia

2018

Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark

Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, Photokina, Cologne, Germany

2017

After You, Kunstraum D21, Leipzig, Germany

2015

Vision, Gallery Luminarie, Seoul, South Korea

2014

5色, Yoon Design Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Awards / Grants

2022

Grant / Artist-in-Residence, Camera Austria & Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, Graz, Austria

2020

HGB Studienpreis

Artist-in-Residence, SASSO Residency, Vairano, Switzerland

2018

Deutscher Jugendfotopreis

2011

Academic Excellence Award, Chung-Ang University, South Korea

Collections

2020

Migrant Communities: Stories, Individuals and Identity, Student Edition Exhibition & Exchange Studio Art Department, Printmaking Collection Stockton University, New Jersey, USA

Publications

2022

Der Greif, Issue 15 - The Collectivity Issue, Munich, Germany, selected work Carrying, Caring

Monthly Photography Magazine, No.649, Seoul, South Korea, selected work deine Füße auf meinen Füßen

2020

Dreiklang, No.5, Leipzig (Oper Leipzig Magazin), Germany, selected work Untitled

2019

Blank Vol.1, Wien, Austria, selected work Brilliant Lies

2015

Jigeum Vol.3, Seoul, South Korea, selected work Presence

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