imheungsooneditedIm Heung-Soon

South Korea

Video, installation

Selected Exhibitions/ Projects

Geumcheon Mrs. Project, 2010 – 2012
Public Art Itda, 2007 – 2010 Seongnam
Public Art Project, 2006 – 2007
Mixrice, 2002 – 2005
Seongnam Project, 1998 – 1999

Im Heung-Soon’s art practice has focused on the issues around socially marginalised populations found in the accounts of individual and communal history. Works such as “Seongnam Project,” “Dapsimni project” and “Mixrice” explore the sociopolitical geography in the realities of urban development and class structure in Seoul. He has formed and participated in many collectives such as Mixrice and Public Art, ITDA, and organised workshops and performances for the marginalized communities. He works closely with activists and human rights organisations on researching for issues involving immigrant workers, Vietnam War veterans in Korea.

One of his projects that examines the April 3rd Massacre of Jeju Island, which wiped out thousands of lives on the island and surfaced South Korea’s complex and fraught relationship to the past.

Read more about Im Heung-Soon in BrackMag Issue 1.