Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) is collaborating with Gyeonggi Creation Center (GCC) in South Korea for our International Residency Exchange Program this year. As a representative of BCS, Taiwanese artist Ya-Wen Fu will begin her 2-month residency in Korea this September. In exchange, Korean artist Jee Yang Lee has visited BCS for 2 months beginning in June, and will showcase her project during residency at our Open Studio Day on August 22nd.
Ya-Wen Fu graduated from Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig (HGB). She has been deeply influenced by cultures in Germany and Taiwan, and wishes to examine the relationship between cultures and the sense of self-existence through bodily sensitivities, movements, and rhythm during her time in GCC. GCC is located in Seongnam, Gyeonggi, South Korea. It is an arts organization that assists artists from Korea and other parts of the world in advancing their work and research through hosting exhibitions, conducting community art projects, and initiating various international exchange programs, etc.
Jee Yang Lee was born in South Korea. She received her Master’s Degree in Art Image and Video Resources from Goldsmiths, University of London. Lee develops her practice from photography and investigates the different ways to “view.” During her residency at BCS, she has experienced the local Taiwanese lifestyle and collected a variety of everyday objects. By rearranging these objects and representing them through photographs, Lee was able to create new meanings for the objects. She also conducted a workshop in collaboration with BCS and Fude Vil. Office in Zhuwei, looking at the different ways in which our brains “view” things. Portraits were taking for the workshop participants from nearby neighbourhoods to further expand her concept. On August 22nd, the BCS Open Studio Day, Lee will present the works that she produced during her residency period in Taiwan.