Koo Jeong A’s first augmented reality project Prerequisites 7, features a collection of her pen drawings in 2D and 3D, from the artist’s book Nomos Alpha (2018) and her Instagram account.
Jeong A, whose ephemeral works highlight seemingly unimportant everyday items, often border on the invisible. Her precise drawings explore the poetics of everyday life in humorous ways. In the medium of AR, her sketches take on new agency and in a dimension outside our physical space they become alive.
This year, the artist’s AR works have been exhibited as part of ‘Electric’ at Frieze New York, in the My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point to coincide with the Venice Biennale, and will be presented in the garden of the Fondation Beyeler during Art Basel.
Viewers in Venice and Basel are able to activate the works by downloading the Acute Art app. Through the app, discover geo-located works in specific areas.
Koo Jeong A was born in 1967 in Seoul, South Korea. Since 1990, the artist has been working on the reinvention of spaces with site-specific works. Her works frequently include architectural elements, drawings, fictions, poetries, publications, installations, sculptures, films, audio works and architecture projects. Koo’s latest project is a glow-in-the-dark skatepark series. The first skatepark named OTRO was built in 2012 in collaboration with L’Escault Architectures, and was erected on Vassivière Island, France. The second, EVERTO, was built in 2015 in Liverpool, UK for the 2015 Liverpool Biennale; and most recently ARROGATION was built in 2016 in São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo.
Jeong A was named ‘2016 Artist of the Year’ by the Korean Cultural Centre UK. Recent solo exhibitions and commissions of her work include: ajeongkoo, Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2017); Enigma of Beginnings, Yuz Project Room at Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2016); Koo Jeong A x Wheelscape: Evertro, Everton Park, Liverpool (2015) and Oussser, Fondazione La Raia, Novi Ligure (2014). Jeong A lives and works everywhere.
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