Haegue Yang

Biography of Haegue Yang

South Korean artist Haegue Yang transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Functional household objects such as fans, lights, and most famously venetian blinds, are displaced and abstracted through all—encompassing installations and sculptures. 


Haegue Yang creates complex visual and sensory environments that draw the viewer in completely. By giving new meaning and form to pre-existing utilitarian objects, the artist leads us to reflect upon the multiple elements of our existence and how we identify with our surroundings. Yang uses mass-produced objects to create editioned works as well as installations, playfully multiplying the already multiplied through her practice, while constantly probing the ambiguous territory between the familiar and the unfamiliar.

Haegue Yang has had solo exhibitions at leading public institutions across the globe, including at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Centre Pompidou, Paris, ICA, Boston, Haus der Kunst, Munich, and New Museum, NY. Amongst others, she is featured in the following collections: Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

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