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Seungwon JUNG

Seungwon JUNG is a contemporary Korean artist based in London. JUNG received a BFA in Fine Art Photoraphy from Chung-Ang University in 2017 and an MFA from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in 2019. JUNG is interested in presenting the imperfect nature of memory using photography and textile. Her interest in time and memory began with
Kyung Ae(2016), a work about tracing the past of her grandmother who was diagnosed with early dementia. JUNG adds multiple layers to meaning by printing photographs on fabric, a variable medium, and applying physical transformation. Her most recognizable works include Memories Full of Forgetting (2017~ ), Bark (2018) and Digital Strata (2019~ ). She was an artist in residence at the UCL Art Museum in 2018 and a recipient of several awards including The Photographers’ Gallery New Talent Award in 2019. Her work was featured internationally in press and media including LensCulture,
The Guardians, and X=Y Magazine and is continuing to attract international attention.

Related Publications

Education

2017 - 2019 MFA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, United Kingdom (Distinction)
2013 - 2017 BFA Fine Art Photography, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
2015 Exchange Program, Media Art and Design, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany



Selected Exhibitions

2021
‘MoPS Talent Portfolio 2021’ group exhibition: Seungwon JUNG · Jihyun JUNG, MoPS Samcheong, Seoul, Korea
2020 Pending, Sanmei Gallery, London, United Kingdom
public notice : an exhibition, London, United Kingdom
FBA Futures 2020, Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom
Digital Strata, The London Arts Board, London, United Kingdom

2019
Exceptional 2019, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, United Kingdom
WEAVE IT!, Stour Space, London, United Kingdom
TPG New Talent, The Photographers' Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Wells Art Contemporary 2019, Wells Cathedral, Somerset, United Kingdom
Slade Shows 2019, Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom
Resonance 104.4 FM Collaborative Live Broadcast, London, United Kingdom
Fast Forward : Women in Photography, Slade Research Centre, London, United Kingdom
Secrets on the Way, Sluice HQ, London, United Kingdom
Bite the Bullet, ArtWorks Project Space - Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, United Kingdom

2018
The Salamander Devours its Tail Twice, GALLERY 46, London, United Kingdom
pic.up prints, The Tea Building, London, United Kingdom
Redress, UCL Art Museum, London, United Kingdom
Copernicus & Galileo, Pinch Project Space, London, United Kingdom
SWAP EDITIONS 3, Red Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2017
RFAN : A Research on Feminist Art Now, Art Space One, Seoul, South Korea

2016
Suwon PASA Festival, Art Space Bom, Suwon, South Korea
VISION 2016, Topohaus Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Loft - Yard, Art Space One, Seoul, South Korea

​2015
TWISTED MATTERS, Amalienstrasse 13, Weimar, Germany

Residency

2018 UCL Art Museum, London, United Kingdom



Bursary/Award

2019
Exceptional 2019, The Collyer Bristow Graduate Art Award, Collyer Bristow Gallery, United Kingdom
Cass Art Prize, The WAC Awards, Wells Art Contemporary, United Kingdom
TPG New Talent, The Photographers' Gallery, United Kingdom

2018
UCL Art Museum - Slade Collaboration Bursary, University College London, United Kingdom

Publication

2021
CAMERA WORK 35 ‘MoPS Talent Portfolio 2021’ group exhibition: Seungwon JUNG · Jihyun JUNG, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, 2021
2020
HOTSHEET(S), Hotsheet, United Kingdom
Board 1-10, The London Arts Board, United Kingdom

2019
Saatchi Art Rising Stars Report 2019, Saatchi Art, United States
Beyond #5 Time, Farside Collective, India

2018
A Research on Feminist Art Now: Re-record, No New Work, South Korea

2016
Jigeum Vol.4, Sizak, South Korea

Press

2020
(Jan) Culture highlights of the week, The Guardian, United Kingdom

​2019
(Dec) Women Crush Wednesday : Seungwon Jung, Musée Magazine, United States
(Oct) Elastic Forms, Elastic Visions, LensCulture Magazine, United Kingdom
(Oct) The Photographer's - Seungwon Jung, Monthly Photography Magazine, South Korea
(Jul) Artist Seungwon Jung, X = Y Magazine, Netherlands
(Jun) Meet eight of tomorrow’s most exciting young photography talents, HERO Magazine, United Kingdom

​2018
(Nov) Salamanders and the Vicious Circle of Sociocultural Pressure, FAD Magazine, United Kingdom