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The multifaceted artistic language of Korean-born artist Youjin Yi unfolds in painting, drawing, and prints. In 2019 she also developed the new groups of works of the “Polymer Sculptures” and “Polymer Panels”, thus expanding her technical repertoire with two new possibilities for expression.
Youjin Yi is aware of the aesthetic tradition that nurtures her picture compositions. Raised in Gangneung, South Korea, she first studied at Sejong University in Seoul. After traveling in Europe, she decided to study with Günther Förg at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, graduating from there as a master student (2004-2011). To supplement her education, she became a guest student with Leiko Ikemura at the Universität der Künste in Berlin (2008). It was during this time that she found her way back to an East-Asian understanding of painting. As with the work of her professor, the dualism between the Asian and the Western world has solidified into an essential component of Youjin Yi’s art – and the artistic practice has become a grappling with her own identity.  

2011Master Student of Günther Förg, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, GER
2004-2011Academy of Fine Arts Munich, GER
2008Studies at Leiko Ikemura, Universität der Künste Berlin, GER
2000-2002Sejong University of Seoul, KOR
Solo and Two Person Shows (Selection)
2020"YI.05", Galerie Britta von Rettberg, Munich, GER
2019“Sehnsucht nach Sehen”, Rathaus Pasing, Munich, GER
2018"Unter Bewusstsein", Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, GER
2014Tanja Pol Galerie, München, GER
Group Shows (Selection)
2019"Works on paper", Galerie Britta von Rettberg, Munich, GER
2018"Schiffe setzten über", Galerie der Künstler, BBK, Munich, GER
"OCCURENCE-Part 3" – an art project of Stephanie Maier, Kulturwerkstatt HAUS 10, Munich, GER
"After Realism", GiG MUNICH, Galerie im Gartenhaus, Munich, GER
2015"ONGGI" – A Space for a Week in Cologne, Tanja Pol Galerie c/o Studio Wolfgang Burat, Cologne, GER
2013"My mind keeps wandering - Kunst aus München in Biesenthal", Wehrmühle Biesenthal, Brandenburg, GER
2010"Dialogos", Fundacion Ludwig de Cuba, Catedra Humboldt, Casa Monumento Salvador Allende, Havanna, CU
2020"Youjin Yi. Fusion" – edited by Melitta Kliege and Tanja Pol
Awards and Grants (Selection)
2016Bayerisches Atelierföderprogramm 2017/18 für bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler, GER
2014Atelierförderprogramm / Ateliermietzuschuss (bis 2017) Landeshauptstadt München, GER
2010Stipendium für Ausländische Studierende aus dem STIBET-Programm des DAAD, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, GER

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