Soeun Bae | Artist In-Residence 2024

We are pleased to announce our 2024 Artist In-Residence, Soeun Bae!

About Soeun Bae

Soeun Bae is a multidisciplinary artist born in South Korea, raised in Alabama, and now based in Brooklyn. She holds a BFA in Sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design. She received the T&W Contemporary Visual Art Award 2023 from the AHL Foundation. Previously, she has been an artist in resident at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and NARS Foundation in Brooklyn.

Featured Works:

Dual Synthetic Circulation

2022, silicone, silicone tube, filament, green liquid, purple liquid, syringe, acrylic, steel, 22” x 6” x 80”.

Four-Way CPR for a Hybrid Limb

2023, Silicone, liquid, syringe, motors, silicone tube, metal, 14” x 14” x 48″.

Emitter Pod

2024, Silicone, foam, monoprint on newsprint, flock, epoxy, dimensions variable.

Placeholder (tail)

2024, Ceramic, silicone tubing, marble, glycerin, steel, 12” x 30” x 4”

Procedures by Careless Caretakers (performance of the work Transfusion Loop)

2023, performance, 45 minutes.

Anatomical Glass Ear / Hydration Action

2023, cast glass, colored liquid, acetate, gray sand, approx. 30 x 30 x 7”.

Navel Injection

2021, shrinking biomaterial on stomach, 12” x 12” x 1”.

I work with sculpture, technology, and performance to question what it is to be living inside of a body. I make pleasurable objects that present a depersonalized and desensitized way of relating to our bodies- bodies in need for regeneration and transformation in a world of consumption and utilization. I point towards bodies that are traditionally underrepresented- femme, POC, queer, disabled – through reimaginations that reflect experiences of isolation and dysfunction in a personal and socio-political body. I explore the dissection, mechanization, and objectification of the body to birth a hybrid body that holds potential for optimization as it becomes altered, tested, and used.

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