Li Chevalier was born in the People’s Republic of China. Recruited at the age of 15 by the Chinese Army as singer, she was demobilized 5 years later. Li Chevalier left China in 1984 after the Anti Spiritual Pollution Campaign launched by the government in 1983. And she eventually became a French citizen in 1986. She embarked on studies in politics and philosophy in France. She has a degree from the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, but.
1932 // Born in Seoul, as he was growing up, Nam June Paik was trained as a classical pianist In 1950, his family had to flee during the Korean War and moved to Japan. Paik graduated from the University of Tokyo. where he wrote a thesis on the composer Arnold Schoenberg. Later Paik moved to Germany to study music history at Munich University. From 1957 to 1961 he joined the Internationalen Sommerseminaren in Darmstadt, where he met the composer John Cage.
1963 // The self-portraits of Kimiko Yoshida are ways to sublimate or undo “backwards” a traumatized, childhood marked by abandonment and homelessness. His arrival in France in 1995 is experienced as a renaissance. His world now includes multifaceted people her memories, her little girl dreams and legends of his native country. The brides series, consisting of about sixty self-portraits, is an intimate trip which is defined as the art of the transition and the passage. From his experiences of the.
1975 // Born in Séoul, Corea. 2002 BFA in Sculptur, Séoul National University, Corea. 2005 MFA in Sculptur, Séoul National University, Corea. Xooang Choi began to be recognized from the early 2000’s for his miniature figurative sculptures made of painted polymer clay. Since 2007 his work has been enlarged in its scale, which gave more presence to his sculpture – as if a living object staged in space. Choi’s work is distinguished for its hyper-realistic technique of portraying human bodies and.
1969 // Born in Kazakhstan. 1992 / Graduated from the National Academy of Arts and Theatre, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Lives and works in Almaty, Amsterdam and Berlin. Menlibayeva graduated from the Theatre and Fine Arts Institute in Almaty in 1992. Her educational background is in the Soviet Russian avant-garde school of Futurism, which is combined with a nomadic aesthetic of post-Soviet, contemporary Kazakhstan. Working across a range of media including painting, graphics, performance, video and installation, Menlibayeva employs a syncretic.