Survey by Qualaroo

Haegue Yang

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.