Haegue Yang (b. 1971, Seoul) lives and works in Berlin and Seoul. She works with everyday, domestic materials and industrial materials, combining them with sensory effects such as light and scent to create colorful installations. Her works are simultaneously conceptual and sensorial, ambivalent yet revelatory, operating in the realms of politics, history, and culture.
Yang graduated from Seoul National University with a BFA and immigrated to Germany in 1994. There she received her Meisterschüler from Städelschule Frankfurt am Main in 1999. She has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Wien Lukatsch, Berlin (2015), dépendance, Brussels (2015), Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2015), Bonner Kunstverein, Germany (2014), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2013), Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2013), Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Scotland (2013), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France (2013), Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris (2013 and 2012), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2013), Haus der Kunst, Munich (2012), Tate Modern, London (2012), the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2011), Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2011), the New Museum, New York (2010), the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2009), the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), and REDCAT, Los Angeles (2008). She has participated in group exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth, New York (2015), the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2015), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015), the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015), Sharjah Biennial 12, UAE (2015), the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2014), the Taipei Biennial (2014), Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2014), Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2013), the Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2013), dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011 and 2009).