Biography

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​한국어

Ahree Song

Born in 1984 in Seoul, South Korea

Ahree Song is a Korean contemporary artist. She received a BFA (2010) and an MFA (2015), both in sculpture from Seoul National University. In 2017, She moved to the United States, earning an MFA in fine arts from School of Visual Arts, New York (2019). Her varied practice explores the moment when matters or environments are changed through non-natural means. In 2009, Ahree was awarded a Presidential Award in South Korea. Her works are housed in the Seoul National University and Daekyo Culture Foundation in the South Korea and have been reviewed in CNB Journal, The Joong Ang Ilbo, The Kukmin Ilbo and The Chosun Ilbo, among others. Ahree’s work has been the focus of solo presentations at the CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea (2019); Rund Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2019). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including those at the Kim Chong Yung Museum, Seoul (2010); Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul (2012, 2013, 2015).

Curriculum Vitae 

​Education 

2019

M.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, US

2015

M.F.A., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2010

B.F.A., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea 

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Winter Estuary, Gallery Doll, Seoul, Korea

2019

Fall Is a Relatively Free Movement, Rund Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

Contained Time, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea

Group Exhibitions

2019

2018

2015

2014

2013

Now That’s What I Call Love!, DCTV, New York, NY, US

New Media ArtCICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea

Made in NY 2019, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, US

76th Regional Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, US

Contained Memory, SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York, NY, US

The Future of Food, Usagi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US

Utility, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, US

Satellite Art Show18 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL, US

Small Works Show440 GalleryBrooklyn, NY, US

LIC Arts Open Fall SalonThe Factory, Long Island City, NY, US

People's Choice Show, Greenpoint GalleryBrooklyn, NY, US

5gamdoSejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

The Young Artists Exhibition, KOSA Space Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Open Call, WooSuk Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Danwon Art Festival, Danwon Art Gallery, Ansan, Korea

From Liberation Day to the PresentIndependence Hall, Cheonan, Korea

Good Morning Gwanghwamun (the 9th Gwanghwamun International Art Festival)Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2012

JW Young Art Award, Gong Pyung art gallery, Seoul, Korea

Archive, WooSuk Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Art Preview & Portfolio Show, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea

Korea Erotica, The Museum of Sex & Health, Jeju, Korea

We Are Going To Gwanghwamun (the 8th Gwanghwamun International Art Festival)Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Claim New Territories of Seoul CityUnofficial Preview Gallery, Seoul, Korea

New thinking, New art, Lee Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011

I will survive (Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture Young Artists Exhibition), Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul, Korea

2010

National University and Graduate School Student Sculpture Contest, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival), Sungshin Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Crown & Haitai Modeling Competition, Artvalley Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Emerging Artists of the Year, Kim Chong Yung Museum, Seoul, Korea

Collaborations

2019

The Hugging Field, A collaboration with Jee Youn Hwang at The Thread Mag, New York, NY, US

​Awards & Grants

2019

Manhattan Award, Art Takes Manhattan, New York, NY, US

MFA Fine Arts Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, US

2018

2nd Place, Art Room Gallery, New York, NY, US

MFA Fine Arts Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, US

2013

Lecture & Research Scholarship, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Excellence Award, Ansan Cultural Foundation, Ansan, Korea

SNU Development fund Scholarship, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

The Korean Federation of Arts & Culture Society Award, GIAF Organizing Committee, Seoul, Korea 

2012

Young Art Award, JW-Group, Seoul, Korea

Lecture & Research Scholarship, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Art Actor Prize, Korean Fine Arts Association, Seoul, Korea

Honoree, The Museum of Sex & Health, Jeju, Korea

Superior Academic Performance, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2010

Excellence Award, Daekyo Culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Silver Medal, Crown Haitai Hoildings, Seoul, Korea

2009

Presidential Award, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Superior Academic Performance, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Collections 

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Daekyo Culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Magazines 

2020

"Manifest Exhibition Annual Season", Manifest Press, January 1

2019

"New Media Art 2020", CICA Press, December 1

"Attention Artist : Installation Artist, Ahree Song", BIZart, October 1

Newspapers 

2019

Hyowon Kim, "Ahree Song : Fall Is a Relatively Free Movement.", Sports Seoul, October 21

https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/468/0000579362

2012

Seoyoon Jang, "A sensation in the art world", E Daily, February 1

https://m.edaily.co.kr/news/Read?newsId=01495686599426256&mediaCodeNo=257#forward

"New thinking, New art exhibition of 16 people",  Joong Ang Sunday, January​ 25

https://news.joins.com/article/7288195

2011

Shinhae Choi, "Busy movement of young artists", Seoul National University Newspaper, May 8

http://www.snunews.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=10491

2010

Gyeongeun Kim, "[ASYAAF] The burning individuality on the canvas, it is hotter than the sun", The Chosun Ilbo, August 10

http://newsplus.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/08/10/2010081000158.html

Youngran Lee, "The 'ICE' generation also in the world of art", Herald Corporation, March 2

https://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?oid=016&aid=0000336152

"The experimental spirit of young artists - '2010 Exhibition of Rising Sculptors'", The Joong Ang Ilbo, February 20

https://news.joins.com/article/4021778

Changsoo Yoon, "Why were the curators enamored of them", The Seoul Shinmun, February 19

http://www.seoul.co.kr/news/newsView.php?id=20100219022001

Online Publications 

2019

2018

2012

"Gwanghwamun International Art Festival April 9 Open", Art Daily, April 9

http://m.newswave.kr/193438

2011

"I will survive exhibition", Art in Culture, May 19

http://www.artinculture.kr/online/247

Yein Cho, "I will survive exhibition", Neolook, April 21

https://www.neolook.com/archives/20110421j

2010

"Grant greater opportunities for young artists", Daekyo Culture Foundation, September 10

http://www.dkculture.org/ko/winner_and_art/sculpture_university.aspx?year=2010

"Kim Chong Yung Museum 2010 Young Artists Exhibition", Neolook, February 19

https://neolook.com/archives/20100220h

Workshops 

2015

Visiting Instructor, Art Workshop, Museum of Art in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Work Experiences

2018

Teaching Assistant, Digital Sculpture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, US

Teaching Assistant, Sculpture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, US

2012

Teaching Assistant, Sculpture, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea