Jung Yoo – Scenographer & Performance Artist

Profile

 

Jung Eun Yoo

I am a performance artist, scenographer and producer, having devised a variety of projects, such as performances, exhibitions, films, and other initiatives, as an independent producer, in collaboration with other artists, as well as institutions. My work has been presented in the UK, and other European countries.

 

I founded ‘animate:SPACE’ in 2007, an arts and performance art production company specialized in the creation of unique performances and events that occur outside the limitations of traditional theatrical institutions. Since 2009 I have also been co-curator and co-founder of ’15 minute factory’, a multidisciplinary event of art, music, and performance, allowing me to expand my experience as a curator, promotor, and producer. Along with these principal projects, I have also collaborated as co-curator (with John O’Hora, ex-curator of The Window Gallery at Central Saint Martins) with the curatorial group SiteShow, producing art exhibitions in derelict spaces awaiting renovation. Due to my work organizing events and art exhibitions, I have discovered and promoted several artists of diverse ethnic, educational, and professional origins, including graduates of the Royal Academy, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art, Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, and many other institutions: as such, I had the opportunity to promote works involving just as much Bachelor students as phd doctorates, as well as young practicing artists, in areas from performance art to musical performance and sonic art,sculpture, photography, literature, and multimedia.

 

In 2005 I was a finalist of the Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design, having exhibited my work at the National Theatre in London. I directed and produced a variey of performances, both with my art group animate:SPACE, as well as in collaboration with other artists, in London, Poland, Portugal, and the Czech Republic. In 2008 I collaborated as Project Manager for Hong Kong based fashion labeL ‘Daydream Nation’, in their alternative catwalk performance for the London Fashion Week at the ICA, and previously as a scenographer for the same label. I have also worked in the production and design of a variety of other performances and films, some of which were later selected for presentation in performance art festivals in London, as well as Sekilala, produced by the Shimura Bros., which was later selected for screening at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

I studied BA Theatre Design for Performance and MA Scenography at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, in London, having previously studied architecture at the Bartlett, University College London. I am presently developing works as a director, scenographer, producer and artist, principally interested in researching and creating happenings in non-traditional theatrical spaces for performance art and installation-led performance. My main interest in performance is in site-specific performances using the workshop process as a tool, looking to investigate the unconscious and memory as a main concept. In parallel, I give equal importance to the interdisciplinary role of the artist as a means to expand my vision and artistic experience, through the production and curatorship of arts festivals and events.