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.

In 2018, Haegue Yand was awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst, Museum Ludwig, Köln.

Yang’s work has been presented in solo exhibition by the following institutions: Tate St Ives, St Ives (2020); Museum Of Modern Art, New York (2019); The Bass, Miami Beach (2019); South London Gallery (2019); Museum Ludwig, Köln (2018);  KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (2016); Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2016); UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015); Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2015); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); Tate Modern, London (2012); Kunsthalle Lingen (2011); Aspen Art Museum (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2011); New Museum, New York (2010); Walker Art Center (2009); South Korean Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2009); Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (2008) among others.

Her works are featured in the collection of numerous institutions, including the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, U.S.A.; Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A.; M+, Hong Kong, China; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea; and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Selected works

Our exhibitions

Solo Group

Group exhibition


June 27th — July 25th, 2020

Group exhibition

Basel & Paris

June 13th — 26th, 2020

Group exhibition


March 10th — April 21st, 2018

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External exhibitions

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Haegue Yang, Handles

October 21st, 2019 — April 30th, 2020
Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY — Etats-Unis

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ETA 1994 - 2018

April 18th — August 12th, 2018
Museum Ludwig - Cologne — Allemagne

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Haegue Yang - Lingering Nous

July 6th — September 5th, 2016
Centre Pompidou - Paris — France

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Haegue Yang: Shooting the Elephant - Thinking the Elephant

February 2nd — May 10th, 2015
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art - Seoul — Corée du Sud

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