Haegue Yang was born in Seoul in South Korea in 1971, and bases herself between Seoul and Berlin.
This is reflected in her work which is characterised by a sense of displacement and even otherness. Her video Unfolding Places gathers footage of cities around the world with a monologue relating the outsider narrator’s feelings of isolation and alienation. Yang’s work often reflects on the fragile nature of a life lived between cities: this finds form in the liminal spaces she creates with installations made from pierced wooden screens or Venetian blinds. A subtle atmosphere of impermanence and longing is conveyed.