based in Seoul, Korea
Yeesookyung has steadily expanded the spectrum of her work into diverse areas, including installations, sculpture, performance, video art, painting, and drawing, based on a rich narrative imagination. She has established her own world of art while exploring the themes of the fundamental questions we have such as the past and present; life and death; reality and unreality; secular or sacred things; individuals and others; society and systems, and cultures of different countries. Yee has unfolded her unique artistic universe in connection with her own experiences and inspirations from ancient mythology and stories.
Yeesookyung has solidified her position on the international stage by holding multiple solo exhibitions, including Nine Dragons in Wonderland, The Page Gallery, Seoul (2022); I am not the only one but many, Massimo De Carlo Galley, London, UK (2020); Whisper Only to You, MDRE & Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy (2019); Saint Breeder, Atelier Hermès, Seoul (2015); When I become you, Yeesookyung in Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan (2015). Yeesookyung was also invited to the 57th Venice Biennale, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA curated by Christine Macel, in Arsenale (2017).
Her works are in the collections of museums overseas, including The British Museum, London, UK; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; ARCO Collection, IFEMA, Madrid, Spain; Bristol Museum, Bristol, UK and Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA.