You are welcome to attend an open lecture by Seok Hyun Han
28 March 2019, 17:00, room 02, building B
Born in 1975 in Seoul, Korea. Lives and works in Seoul and Berlin. In 2008 he received his MFA from Korea National University of Arts. His work has been seen around the world, including in Germany, Scotland, the United States and South Korea. Han’s work has been exhibited in museums including The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Buk Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul), Total Museum of Art (Seoul), Pohang Museum of Art (Pohang),The Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (Gyunggido), and the Ilmin Museum of Art (Seoul). In 2017 Han’s work was exhibited at Karachi Biennale (Pakistan) and has received a grant from the Korean Arts Council which supports this body of work.
„With critical awareness of Mother Nature and the environment, I pursue fusion between creative construction and ecological practice through my art. My exploration between social science, art, and ecological engineering result in artworks. My interest lies in expanding the concept of “artificial nature” as it manifests itself in such forms as urban gardens and backyards and developing fully-fledged art-making projects. On the occasion of Bethanien Residency program, I plan to compare and contrast the presence of Nature in the urban landscape of Seoul and Berlin.”
picture: Super-Natural (detail), 2011/2016, Installation view of the exhibition “Megacities Asia” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. © Han Seok Hyun, Courtesy of the artist; via altering-home.com