Born in 1971, Seoul, South Korea
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Seoul, Korea.
Haegue Yang creates installations that include photographic, video, and sculptural elements and are informed by the artist’s philosophical and political investigations. 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.
Yang’s work has been exhibited in numerous international exhibitions and institutions including: South London Gallery (2019); KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2017); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2015); Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2015); Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A (2015); Tate Modern, London, UK (2012); Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany (2011); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (2011); New Museum, New York, USA (2010); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (2009); South Korean Pavilion, 53rd Biennale, Venice, Italy (2009); Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain (2008).
In April 2018 Yang had her first mid-career survey exhibition at Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
Her works have been acquired by numerous institutions, including Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, United States; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, United States; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; M+, Hong Kong, China; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea; and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States.
Haegue Yang has been awarded the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig’s Wolfgang Hahn Prize in 2018.
Yang’s immersive installation Handles has be inaugurated at MoMA, New York in October 2019, along with the exhibition Haegue Yang: In the Cone of Uncertainty at the Bass Museum in November 2019.more