Haegue Yang


Haegue Yang

Born in 1971 in Seoul, South Korea
Lives and works in Berlin and Seoul.

Haegue Yang creates installations that include photographic, video, and sculptural elements and are informed by her philosophical and political researchs. Responding to the places where she exhibits, Yang creates site-specific new work that incorporates both the architecture of the exhibition space and materials gathered from the region. Her highly refined and yet particular sense of materiality, combined with an elegant sense of space and atmosphere, contribute to her enveloping and resonant installations.

Haegue Yang was awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst, Museum Ludwig, Cologne in 2018 and the 13th Benesse Prize at the Singapore Biennale in 2022.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous international exhibitions and institutions including: HAM, Helsinki (2023); S.M.A.K, Ghent (2023); Pinacoteca, São Paulo (2023); National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (2022); Tate St Ives, St Ives (2020); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2020); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2020); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2019); The Bass, Miami Beach (2019); South London Gallery, London (2019); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2018); KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2016); Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul (2015); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); Tate Modern, London (2012); South Korean Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); among others.

Her works have been acquired by numerous institutions, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittburgh; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Pittsburgh; Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museum of Modern Art, New York; M+, Hong Kong; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; Serralves Foundation, Porto; Tate Modern, London; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Selected works

Our exhibitions

Solo Group

Haegue Yang

VIP's Union Petite

December 10th, 2022 — February 4th, 2023

Group exhibition


June 27th — July 25th, 2020

Group exhibition

Basel & Paris

June 13th — 26th, 2020

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External exhibitions

Haegue Yang

Burgeoning Polyscopic Vista

February 5th, 2024 | currently
Institut Curie - Saint-Cloud — France

Haegue Yang

Several Reenactments

April 22nd — September 10th, 2023
S.M.A.K (Musée municipal d'art actuel de Gand) - Gand — Belgium

Haegue Yang

Double Soul

March 5th — July 31st, 2022
SMK / National Gallery of Denmark - Copenhague — Denmark

Haegue Yang

The Cone of Concern

October 8th, 2020 — February 28th, 2021
MCAD - Manille — Philippines

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