IA&A at Hillyer Presents There, There Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on December 14, 2020
Nara Park, Mediation II, 2020, 3D-printed nylon sculpture, 4×7.5×5 inches, Image courtesy of the artist, © Nara Park
On view through January 21, 2021

IA&A at Hillyer presents There, There, an online exhibition curated by Adriel Luis and featuring new works by artists Julia Kwon, Nara Park, Lisa Park, and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries. On view through January 21, 2021, the exhibition is funded by a Sister Cities grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to facilitate artistic exchange between Washington, D.C., and Seoul, South Korea.

There, There explores what it means to be a present in a moment marked by absence, particularly shifting notions of selfhood, togetherness, and civic participation.

View There, There at: athillyer.org/there

The Artists

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES is Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge. Based in Seoul, Chang and Voge have presented their animated text-based media works set to their own music in 26 languages. The works have appeared at Tate, Centre Pompidou, the Whitney Museum, the New Museum, and the Venice and São Paulo Biennials. Heavy Industry’s accolades include the Webby Award for best art Website, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, and Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Creative Arts fellowships.

Nara Park is a sculptor and installation artist based in Washington, DC. Park’s work often uses synthetic materials to investigate our relationship to the landscape we inhabit and the imprint we leave on it when we are gone. Her work has been on exhibit at numerous venues including Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, The Phillips Collection, Grounds for Sculpture, Baltimore/Washington International Airport, and American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

Lisa Park is a multidisciplinary artist based in Seoul and New York, best known for her works with biofeedback devices. Park strives to explore the importance of human relationships and connections, using heart rate and brainwave sensors to express invisible biological signals and emotions as auditory and visual representations. Park is a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her works have been featured by Art21, Artnet, The Creators Project, The New York TimesT magazineWired, PBS, Time Out NYThe New York Post, and through many other media outlets.

Julia Kwon is a Washington, D.C.-based artist who explores community and personal relationships through collaborative projects such as communal quilting and one-on-one portrait drawing. Her work has been exhibited nationally including art galleries such as Hartnett Gallery of the University of Rochester and Torpedo Factory Art Center.

There, There is curated by Adriel Luis, a community organizer, artist, and curator who believes in collective imagination as a pathway toward liberation. His life’s work is focused on bridging artistic integrity and social vigilance. He is the Curator of Digital and Emerging Practice at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he advocates for equitable practices in museums and institutions.