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video still, “Time of the Bones”, 2023
Minha Park is a Korean artist and filmmaker based in Seoul. She is interested in how the media, image data, and archives that surround us intervene in our lives and reconstruct the reality. The desire to represent the existence that has already disappeared or the things physically impossible to access, and questions what we are trying to see through it. How are these images collected and used? To explore these questions, she starts a journey to read the genealogy of images. It continues from recent image archives of stars and Mars to the movie special effects, military bases, and archaeological collections, etc. This is also a story about how the media dies, survives, and revives according to different times. She mainly expresses her interest in images through films, video installations, and audio-visual installations.
Minha Park’s film and video installations have been shown in: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Lux Moving Image (London), Seoul Museum of Art(Seoul), Doosan Gallery (Seoul), Nam June Paik Art Center (Seoul), 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh, Special Mention), 27th Images Festival (Toronto, Vtape Award), ect. In 2021-2022, she won a fellowship hosted by Leeum Samsung Museum and Samsung Foundation of Culture for her film project with Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (Paris) at Cité Internationale des Arts 1 year residency. And from 2023, she is now in Künstlerhaus Bethanien for 1 year supported by Arts Council Korea to continue the above film project.
20.01. – 30.11.2023
Arts Council Korea