Hyejeong Yoo

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Hyejeong Yoo (b. 1992 in Seoul) is a photographer currently living and working in Leipzig, Germany. She holds a B.F.A. in photography from Chung-Ang University in Seoul. In 2022, she received a Diploma with honors in photography in the class of Prof. Heidi Specker at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB). She is currently enrolled as a Meisterschülerin (postgraduate studies for artists) with Prof. Heidi Specker at the HGB.
 
Yoo stages her figures within minimalist settings. Through the medium of photography, she delves into concepts such as the significance of the Other and the interplay between birth and death. She also employs videography as an extension of her performative photographs. Integral to her meticulously crafted compositions is the gentle caress of natural light, the embrace of silence, and the haunting emptiness reflected in the eyes of her protagonists.

Education

2024

Meisterschülerin with Prof.Heidi Specker, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB), 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

2024

Spaces: Leipziger Kunsträume im Fokus, Werkschauhalle Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

Rally, Bistro 21, Leipzig, Germany

I can't stop Andy from growing up, Alternative Archive, Seoul, South Korea

Aesthetica Art Prize (Longlist Showcase), York Art Gallery, England

2023

gute aussichten, New German Photography 2022/2023, Kunsthalle Pfaffenhofen, Germany

gute aussichten, New German Photography 2022/2023, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany

gute aussichten, New German Photography 2022/2023, Landesmuseum Koblenz, Germany

SIZAK x Ami Art Museum, Dangjin, South Korea

the continuous stream of beginnings and endings, alpha nova & galerie futura, Berlin, Germany

Ting, Ting, Ting, Platzhirschbar, Leipzig, Germany

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

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

2023

Rössing-Price for Photography

gute aussichten, New German Photography 2022/2023

2022

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

2020

Study Award of the HGB Friends and Sparkasse Leipzig

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

2018

German Youth Photo Award (Deutscher Jugendfotopreis )

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

Lectures

2024

Evening academy at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (Abendakademie der HGB)

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