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‘Fanatic Heart’ Opening Conversation with Haneyl Choi and Dew Kim

Dec 9, 2022
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm


Para Site
22/F, Wing Wah Ind. Building, 677 King's Road
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

During the opening reception of group exhibition ‘Fanatic Heart’, join Korean artists Haneyl Choi and Dew Kim for a talk where they will talk about their respective commissioned works on view in the exhibition, as well as share their personal experiences with K-pop. The conversation will be moderated by the curator of ‘Fanatic Heart’, Cusson Cheng, and will be conducted in English.


About the artists

Haneyl Choi

Haneyl Choi explores sculpture’s formative potential as a narrative framework, yielding symbolic configurations of individuals, archetypes, and sites of encounter that engage multiple visual perspectives and elicit indeterminate interpretations. The ambiguity that pervades Choi’s oeuvre informs his ongoing inquiry into sculpture’s expressive potential as both signifier and signified, and bespeaks his critical stance toward identity politics, consumer culture, normative social structures, and postmodern discourse in contemporary art.  Choi received his BFA in sculpture from Seoul National University and MFA from Korea National University of Arts. He has held solo exhibitions at Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles, 2018), sansumunhwa (Seoul, 2018) and Hapjungjigu (Seoul, 2017); his work has been included in group exhibitions at Ilmin Museum of Art (Seoul, 2020), Asia Culture Center (Gwangju, 2020), Platform-L (Seoul, 2019), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon, 2019), Total Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, 2018) and Audio Visual Pavilion (Seoul, 2017). He participated in the 10th Seoul Mediacity Biennale (Seoul, 2018) and was a resident at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon in 2019.


Dew Kim

Dew Kim (aka Huh Need-you) explores the meaning of beings excluded from and discarded by the world moving towards normality, and the intense impulsive energy generated therein. He also visualises the queer narrative through the process of transforming the body by objectifying himself, and attempts to break the boundaries of social structures and binary thinking. Kim graduated in metalsmithing and jewellery from Konkuk University (Chungju), and was awarded an MA in sculpture from the Royal College of Art (London). He has had solo exhibitions at Fragment Gallery (2021, Moscow), out_sight (2020), TEMI Artist Residency (2019, Daejeon), and Archive Bomm (2018). His work has also been exhibited at documenta 15 (2022, Kassel), MMCA (2022, 2020, Seoul), Galerie du Monde (2022, Hong Kong), ALT Space Loop (2021, Seoul), Ilmin Museum of Art (2020, Seoul), VBKÖ (2020, Vienna), Grey Projects (2019, Singapore), Haus am Lützowplatz (2018, Berlin), and ICA (2017, London). He is currently working at SeMA Nanji Residency.