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About

이가영

Lives and works in Philadelphia, U.S./ Seoul, South Korea.

Through endurance performances and adaptation of quotidian vernacular into contemporary visual art, I delve into how individual body and language interweave to render personal experience.

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Education

2022-24, Candidate of M.F.A. in Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States

2018-22, B.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

2011-15, B.A. in Philosophy and B.I.S in Comparative Literature, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

2015-16, Coursework in Painting, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2013, Exchange Student in Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Solo Exhibition

2023, ”Post Script.” Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul, South Korea

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Group Exhibitions​

2024, (Upcoming), EFA Project Space, NYC, United States

2024, (Upcoming), Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, United States

2024, ”What Is a Public for,” Atelier Gallery, Philadelphia, United States

2023, ”Over Under Through,” Charles Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, United States

2022, "215—610 CONTEMPORARY Juried Exhibition", The Gallery at Delaware County Community College, Philadelphia, United States

2021, "The Duck Among Us", PROJECT HASHTAG, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Performance

2023, Teach Me What Love Is, ICA, Philadelphia, United States 2023

Grants

2024 Project Grant, The Sachs Foundation Program for Arts Innovation, United States

2023 J x B Initiatives Microgrant, University of Pennsylvania, United States

2022 Young Artist Grant, Arts Council Korea, South Korea

Residencies

2022 MMCA Residency Changdong, Seoul, South Korea (Team Project) 

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Selected Honors and Awards

2022-24, Master’s Degree Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania

2022-24, Fulbright Award for Graduate Study in the United States, Fulbright Korea

2018, 2020, Merit-based Scholarship, Seoul National University

2019. Shinyang Full-Tuition Scholarship, Shinyang Cultural Foundation

2018, Short-term Study Abroad Scholarship, Seoul National University’s Office of International Affairs

2015, Semester High Honors, Yonsei University

2011-2015, The Next Century Humanities Scholarship, Korea Student Aid Foundation​

Teaching

2024 Digital Photography I, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States

2017, 2020, and 2021, St. Mary’s High School Afterschool Art History Lecture, Afternoon School Program at Daejeon Metropolitan Office of Education, Daejeon, South Korea

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