Hyde Park Art Center resident artist Minouk Lim creates new performance for IN>TIME ’13
Chicago (January 2013) – This winter, Hyde Park Art Center welcomes Korean artist Minouk Lim to The Residency. The Art Center’s unique model invites artists from across the country and around the world to live and work side by side in the Art Center’s studios, engaging in an immersive experience that encourages culture and idea exchange, and showcases Chicago as a city at the forefront of artistic innovation and cultural leadership.
Lim, who works with performance, video, and installation, will be the second artist in The Residency at Hyde Park Art Center’s inaugural Jackman Class, and will be in Chicago from January 12 until February 12 to create a new performance that will be presented as part of city-wide festival IN>TIME ’13 —the artist’s first in the U.S. since her 2012 solo show at the Walker Art Center.
Gaining international recognition for an oeuvre consisting primarily of video works based on performative events, Lim has emerged as one of the keenest observers of the often turbulent social, economic, and political dynamics of the contemporary Korean experience. Born in Daejeon, South Korea, Lim lives and works in Seoul. The city provides both backdrop and context for public events the artist stages, which she documents in her signature video-based work.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Minouk Lim to Chicago and support the creation of a new work as well as IN>TIME, a wonderful city-wide initiative centered around performance and time-based art. Minouk has a distinctive voice and approach to her practice that we are very excited to present to Chicago audiences,” says Kate Lorenz, Executive Director at Hyde Park Art Center.
One of the most exciting artists working in Asia today, Lim was shortlisted for the 2012 Korea Artist Prize presented by National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. Her work was recently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Walker Art Center, Minouk Lim: Heat of Shadows, and she has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and ArtSonje Center, Seoul. Her work has also been included in several international biennials, including the 2010 Liverpool Biennial; the 7th Gwangju Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor; and the 10th International Istanbul Biennale curated by Hou Hanru.