Image: Yeondoo Jung, Location #1, 2004
From July to November 2014 Australian artist & friend of the Archive Laura Carthew participated in a mentorship in Seoul with South Korean Artist Yeondoo Jung.
Working as an artist assistant in Yeondoo’s studio, Laura was involved in the preparation and installation of two exhibitions: Asian Contemporary Photography: WANG Qingsong – JUNG Yeondoo at Daegu Art Museum, South Korea and Just Like the Road across the Earth, Jung Yeondoo at Art Tower Mito, Japan.
She was also involved in the filming of his new video work, Magican’s Walk, which premiered at Art Tower Mito in November 2014. This mentorship was supported by The Career Fund and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.
Photographer: Jongchul Lee
Yeondoo Jung and Laura Carthew in front of his work, Six Points (2010) installed for Just Like the Road across the Earth, Art Tower Mito, 2014
Yeondoo Jung (b,1969, Jinju, Korea) currently lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. He received his B.A. at Seoul National University and M.A. from Goldsmiths College, University of London. His works including ‘Borame Dance Hall’, ’Bewitched’ and ‘Wonderland’ have been shown internationally at such venues as Shanghai Biennale 2002, Venice Biennale 2005, Platform Seoul 2009, and Media City Biennale, Seoul 2012. In 2014, Jung held three solo exhibitions. These were at Plateau Museum Seoul, Daegu Art Museum and Art Tower Mito, Japan. He has also recently participated in ‘Artist File 2013’ at the National Art Center, Tokyo and ‘Mise-en-Scene’, Leeum Museum, Seoul. He has been awarded the ‘Asia Europe Culture Foundation Award’ by the 2nd Shanghai Biennale in 2002, ‘Artist of the Year 2007’ by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea and ‘Today’s Young Artist Award’ by the Korean Ministry of Culture in 2008. His works are in many collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, St. Louis Art Museum, and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.