Nayoung Jeong

1 Aug - 30 Sep 2017

Nayoung Jeong (South Korea)

Nayoung Jeong is a sculptor, ceramist and painter whose work takes form as performance and installation. Exploring identity rooted in heritage and uprooted by globalism, her process-oriented work evokes memories and questions to make the unfamiliar closer to familiar. Jeong was born and raised in Korea, and currently works and lives in London, U.K.. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts, and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design in U.S.


My proposed work for the ZK/U residency program in Berlin will continue exploring my fundamental artistic question: Can clay bodies and ritual performance can function as coping mechanisms? Moreover, the proposed new piece will introduce my heritage to the space and viewers, providing access to Korean traditions designed to cultivate safety and community.