Heekyung Ryu



Born in Seoul (KR)

works and lives in the Netherlands.

(Atelier 131, Archimedeslaan 16, 3584BA, Utrecht)






2013 - 2014   MaHKU, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (MFA)

2006 - 2012   Korea National University of Arts (BFA)
                   (Major: Fine Art, School of Visual Arts / Minor: Acting, School of Drama)



2016   Agora Collective AFFECT / Berlin, Germany
2015   EtP (Ekalokam Trust for Photography) residency / Tiruvannamalai, India

2011   Artist-in residence program in Litmus / Ansan, KR


Major Performance / Exhibition Experience


2017 ‘To Seminar’ : Sleeper / BAK, NL (performer)
2016   'A Year of Living Dangerously' _project by Tiong Ang / Niew Dakota, NL (performer)

2016   'Unnoticed Art Festival' / Nimegen, NL
2016   ‘While We Work: A temporary state of affairs’ / Agora (Rollberg), Berlin, Germany

2016   ‘3 ° Weekend of Performance Art’ / Cell63, Berlin, Germany

2016   ‘Light(s) from Here(s)’ / open circuit, Seoul, KR (solo exhibition)

2015   ‘Universality, Decorum of Thought and Desire’, 1st Asia Biennial & 5th Guangzhou Triennial / Guangzhou, China
         (project by Tiong Ang. participate as a collaborator & performer)
2015   Berlin Performance workshop, Pushing the inside out – Drawing the outside in’ / Cell63, Berlin, Germany

2015   ‘Open Set : designing experience: moment, stage, memory’ / Rotterdam, NL
2014   ‘House of Shyness’, Aesthetic Jam: 2014 Taipei Biennial / Taipei, Taiwan (directing assistant, sound player)
2014   'Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days' / The Academeia Gallery, Utrecht, NL
2014   'Unnoticed Art Festival' / Haarlem, NL
2014   'Garage Sale' / Casco, Utrecht, NL
2011   'Artist-in-residence program in Litmus, The Final Report Exhibition' Litmus / Litmus space, Ansan, KR
2010   'Extended Senses - Mixed-Mind' / Songwon Art Center, Seoul, KR
2009   'Connection' / Korea National University of Arts Gallery, Seoul, KR
2009   'Singing Eyes' / Guro Arts Valley, Seoul, KR
2009   'A Dialectical Circulation: Old Media and New Media' / Young-eun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyunggi-do, KR (performer)

Solo Exhibition


2016 ‘Light(s) from Here(s)’ / Open Circuit, Seoul, KR
2010 ‘Digestion and Detoxification’ / Center , Korea National University of the Arts, KR

Organizing / Project

2017 ‘A Space of the Scores’, KR+NL (co-project , producing and organizing in NL)

2009 ‘Synergy’- Young Artist Festival / Hana-square, Korea University, Seoul, KR (curator, co-project director)
2009 ‘Integrative exhibition Ida Party' / Korea National University of Arts Gallery, Seoul, KR (project director)

Lecture / Workshop

2016   Workshop : A space of the Note(s) / HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
2016   Workshop : In the Presence of the Light(s) / Willium de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL

2015   Special guest lecture / Kyewon Art and Design University, KR

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