Minha Park

South Korea

Solo exhibition "Shadow Planet" (2023) Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Minha Park is an image researcher and filmmaker based in Seoul. Her practice explores politics of image by observing how media technologies shape our sensory world in socio-cultural and historical contexts. Her work, which spans experimental documentaries, video installations, concerts, and publications, decodes images and dissects the knowledge system and colonial gaze embedded in the macro visual frames. Her poetic and magical works focus on capturing and critically examining the phenomenon of media parasitizing on places or objects. For this, speculative narration traverses across the border, military bases, artificial snow, and planetary image archives. This journey is also a story of genealogies of media, how different media disappear, blend, and revive over time.

Minha Park’s films and video installations have shown in:
Archive Books (Berlin), National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art (Seoul), Lux Moving Image (London), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), Leeum Samsung Museum (Seoul), Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul), Doosan Gallery (Seoul), Arko Art Center (Seoul), the 27th Images Festival (Toronto/ Vtape award), the 56th Gijon International Film Festival (Gijon), the 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh/ Special Mention), etc.

20.01. – 30.11.2023