2023 Gwangju Biennale Names Preliminary Artist Checklist, Together with Latifa Echakhch, Christine Solar Kim, Guadalupe Maravilla, and Extra

Forward of its opening subsequent April, the 2023 Gwangju Biennale has named the preliminary 58 artists (of an estimated 80 whole) which can be set to exhibit their work as a part of the exhibition, which is organized by Tate Trendy senior curator Sook-Kyung Lee below the title of “gentle and weak like water.”

Among the many artists slated to take part are a few of the most carefully watched ones working as we speak, together with Farah Al Qasimi, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Latifa Echakhch, Sky Hopinka, Christine Solar Kim, Minjung Kim, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Guadalupe Maravilla, Noé Martínez, Alan Michelson, Vivian Suter, and Alberta Whittle, in addition to late artists like Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Lucia Nogueira, and Kim Lim.

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In choosing the artist listing, Lee has additionally positioned a give attention to highlighting the work of Korean artists from totally different generations, like Chang Jia, Lee Seung-taek, and Oh Yoon, in addition to worldwide artists working with the historical past of Gwangju, like Soungui Kim, Aliza Nisenbaum, and the collective Pangrok Sulap, which can have a look at the lasting legacy of the Might 18 Democratic Rebellion within the metropolis. Further focuses embody “artists who converse with lived experiences,” “artists rethinking traditions,” and “underrepresented ladies artists.”

As a part of the announcement, the Biennale additionally revealed that the exhibition will discover 4 totally different sub-themes: “Luminous Halo positions the spirit of Gwangju as a supply of inspiration and mannequin for resistance and solidarity; Ancestral Voices highlights transnational inventive approaches for participating and decoding traditions to query and problem modernist concepts; Transient Sovereignty considers the methods through which post-colonial and de-colonial inventive considering have developed in relation to points reminiscent of migration and diaspora; and Planetary Instances explores the potentials and limits of a ‘planetary imaginative and prescient’ on ecological and environmental justice,” in line with the discharge.

The present listing of collaborating artists follows beneath.

Larry Achiampong
Abbas Akhavan
Farah Al Qasimi
Tarek Atoui
Bakhyt Bubikanova
María Magdalena Campos-Pons
Chang Jia
Latifa Echakhch
James T. Hong
Sky Hopinka
Huong Dodinh
Tess Jaray
Kang Yeon-gyun
Naiza Khan
Yuki Kihara
Christine Solar Kim
Kira Kim
Kim Kulim
Minjung Kim
Soungui Kim
Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Meiro Koizumi
Abdoulaye Konaté
Chila Kumari Singh Burman
Lee Kun-Yong
Lee Seung-taek
Kim Lim
Candice Lin
Tanya Lukin Linklater
Liu Jianhua
Guadalupe Maravilla
Noé Martínez
Mata Aho Collective
Alan Michelson
Malgorzata Mirga-Tas
Naeem Mohaiemen
Yuko Mohri
Betty Muffler
Aliza Nisenbaum
Lucia Nogueira
Oh Suk Kuhn
Oh Yoon
Oum Jeong Quickly
Pangrok Sulap
Sopheap Pich
Taiki Sakpisit
Thasnai Sethaseree
Dayanita Singh
Buhlebezwe Siwani
Vivian Suter
Yu Jiwon
Yuma Taru
Charwei Tsai
Judy Watson
Alberta Whittle
Robert Zhao Renhui
David Zink Yi


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