Meekyoung Shin

Until 31 July 2022
Meekyoung Shin

EKWC@Princessehof: Meekyoung Shin

From 27 November 2021

The exhibition EKWC@Princessehof: Meekyoung Shin opens in the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden on 27 November 2021 and ends on 31 July 2022. The exhibition is devoted to new work by Meekyoung Shin (South Korea, 1967), in which she explores the boundaries between nature and art. Her new Megalith Series was inspired by the creation of stone from clay. Shin made the work during an artist’s residency at sundaymorning@ekwc in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands.

The new work, consisting of individual objects, was created by shaping, bending, sanding and firing clay, resulting in a material that resembles ancient mineral rock. Shin used these to create rock formations. Shin has fashioned a universal structure from clay that tests the limits of the material, is both old and new, and both Eastern and Western.

Megalith Series, photo by Luuk Smits

Meekyoung Shin

Meekyoung Shin studied at Seoul National University and London's Slade School of Art, where she specialised in sculpture. Her work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions around the world, including at the British Museum (2007) and the Venice Biennale (2011). She received the Prudential Eye Award for ‘Best Emerging Artist in Sculpture’ in 2015, and was nominated for the Korean Artist Prize in 2013. Meekyoung Shin lives and works in both Seoul and London. Other works by Meekyoung Shin – replicas of Asian porcelain, made from soap – have already been exhibited at the Princessehof in the 2017 exhibition In Motion: Ceramic Reflections in Contemporary Art.

Meekyoung Shin in the EKWC. Photo by Luuk Smits
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