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). Ahree displays her performative sculptures that reflect her ideas and experiences related to the transformed body. She mainly uses transparent materials to represent the material-semiotic notion and metaphorically indicate anti-purity. 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 Gallery Doll, Seoul, Korea (2020); All That Curating, Seoul, Korea (2020); Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA Bunker), Seoul, Korea (2022). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including those at the Windmil, Seoul, Korea (2021); Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2022); Korean Cultural Center, Washington D.C., US (2022).

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Curriculum Vitae 

​Education 

2022

Ph.D Candidate in Sculpture, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

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

2022

Cold Green Base, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA Bunker), Seoul, Korea 

2020

Dot.Dot.Dotted Line-Line-Line, All That CuratingSeoul, Korea

Winter Estuary, Gallery Doll, Seoul, Korea

2019

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

Contained Time, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea

2 Person Exhibitions 

2022

You Are My Host, AlterSide, Seoul, Korea 

3 Person Exhibitions 

2022

True and False, Korean Cultural Center, Washington D.C., NW, US

Selected Exhibitions

2023

Please Pick Up The Trash, Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul, Korea

2022

NANJI ACCESS with PACK: MbpsSeoul Museum of Art (Seosomun Main Building), Seoul, Korea

Log and New1ST NFT META.GALLERY(https://opensea.io/collection/lannft), Korea

2021

Hole, Windmill, Seoul, Korea

8oooooooo, Bambu Gallery, Seoul, Korea

AG Emerging Artists Award, Gallery AG, Seoul, Korea 

2020

Art Interview Pair, Sueno 339, Seoul, Korea

Art Interview Pair, Debec Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2019

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

New Media ArtCICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea

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

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

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

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

Utility, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, US

2018

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

Small Works Show440 GalleryBrooklyn, NY, US

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

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

2015

5gamdoSejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

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

2014

Open Call, WooSuk Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013

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

Art Preview & Portfolio Show, Sejong University, Seoul, 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

2010 Young Sculptors Exhibition, Kim Chong Yung Museum, Seoul, Korea

Projects

2021

2019

Seoul Public Art Project, Dasan Children's Park, Seoul, Korea

The Hugging Field, collaboration with The Thread Mag, New York, NY, US

​Grants & Awards

2022

Supporting Exhibitions for Emerging Artists & Curators, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2021

Interdisciplinary Art Grant : RebootArts Council Korea, Korea

Honoree at the AG Emerging Artists AwardAhnkgook Foundation for Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

2020

Honoree at the SNU Next to the Library Public Art Project, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2019

2018

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

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

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

2013

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

2012

Young Artist Award, JW-Group, Seoul, Korea

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

2010

2009

Excellence Award, Daekyo Culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Presidential Award, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Collections 

Seoul National University Museum of Art, Ahnkgook Foundation for Contemporary ArtDaekyo Culture Foundation, Seoul National University Visual Arts Institute

Magazines 

2022

"Korean Cultural Center Presents Tae Eun Kim, Su Hyun Nam, and Ahree Song True and False", EASTCITYART, September 12

2020

"True and False", Bethesda Magazine, March 1

"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 

2022

Mark Jenkins, "In the galleries: Recognizing our environmental emergencies", The Washington Post, September 23

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/09/23/art-gallery-shows-dc-area/

2021

Minji Kim, "Ahn-Gook Pharmaceutical, The 6 Emerging Artists Announced", Medical Newspaper, April 27

http://www.bosa.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=2149339

2020

Jun Hyun Gwon, "True and False: Digital & Multimedia Works by Three Korean Artists", Culture Times, February 18

http://www.ctimes.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=6611

2019

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

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

Hyunsung Kim, "The moment of crossing life and death in an imperfect world", Junggi Economy, October 21

http://www.junggi.co.kr/article/articleView.html?no=24143

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

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 

2022

Seoul Museum of Art, "[Supporting Exhibitions for Emerging Artists & Curators] Ahree Song Solo Exhibition 《Cold Green Base》", Seoul Museum of Art, August 17

https://sema.seoul.go.kr/kr/whatson/exhibition/detail?exNo=1073340&acadmyEeNo=0&evtNo=0&glolangType=KOR

The Korean Cultural Center Washington D.C., "True and False: Works by Tae Eun Kim, Su Hyun Nam, and Ahree Song", ​​The Korean Cultural Center Washington D.C., August 1

https://washingtondc.korean-culture.org/ko/1126/board/890/read/117181

2021

Bohe Yang, "Ahn-Gook Pharmaceutical, Announce The Six Artists Selected", Daily Medi, April 27 (excluding 12 results)

http://www.dailymedi.com/detail.php?number=868923&thread=22r05

2020

Yun Kook Kim, "True and False: Digital & Multimedia Works by Three Korean Artists", HY Insa NewsFebruary 23

http://m.hyinsantv.com/view.php?idx=143781

"True and False : questions society as it explores its true nature", through works by three Korean artists, KOREA.net, February 15

http://www.korea.net/Events/Overseas/view?articleId=7836&searchKey=all&searchValue=True%20and%20False%20&pageIndex=1

2018

2011

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

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

Workshops 

2015

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

Work Experiences

2022

Teaching Assistant, Basic Sculpture 2, Study on Artwork : Expression & Interpretation, Graduate Studio Semina,, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2021

Teaching Assistant, Project & Presentation Workshop, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2020-2021

Teaching Assistant, Graduate Studio Seminar, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2018

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

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

2012-2013

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