Cove Park is delighted to work in partnership with Busan Cultural Foundation this year and to develop a new residency for a South Korean artist. Following an application process, we are pleased to announce the recipient of this residency is Hye Soon Seo.

Hye Soon Seo creates sound art that plays with our senses of hearing and sight, where the surrounding sounds, languages, noises, silences and voices are far from our sound perception in different acoustic contexts. They stem from auditory perceptions, ephemera, contemplation, absurdity, reflections, and memories through forms, objects, or videos. All these things place the sound experience within an imaginary space. She majored in Plastic Arts (MA) and Object Design (BA) at the Ecole Supérieure d’art des Pyrénées and has had seven solo exhibitions at institutions and galleries, such as The Time flows… and a Symphony (Grey Projects, Singapore, 2023) Slip or Nothing (Kimchongyung Museum, Seoul, 2018), Void: Mute (Gallery Chosun, Seoul, 2021) and For John Cage (Omnibus, Tarbes, 2011). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions and residency programs, such as Triangle France (Marseille, 2013), AIR-Krems (Krems an der Donau, 2020), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art residency (Goyang, 2022), Jeune Création (Paris, 104, 2012), Walking Festival of Sound (The Arches, Newcastle University, 2022), The time of water and wind (Deacheongho Art Museum, Cheongju, 2021) and The Stars Look Very Different Today Offraum8 (Düsseldorf, 2019). Her works have been archived at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Government Art Bank), Seoul City Hall, Museum Department, and the Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation in Korea.

Shon Kim is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist, born in Seoul, S. Korea. He holds BA in Law from Hanyang University, BFA transfer in Film & Video from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts, and Ph. D in Animation Theory from Chung-Ang University. He currently works in New York. He has presented his works at museums and festivals worldwide such as MoMA, REDCAT, The Hammer Museum, Modern and Contemporary Art Centre in Hungary, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Chile, IFC Center NYC, Torrance Art Museum, Orange County Contemporary Art Center, Mana Contemporary, Chicago Cultural Center, Foundry Art Center, VisArts, Arad Art Museum, South Tipperary Arts Centre, ARTUM, The Place London, the National Arts Council Singapore, Seoul Museum of Art, Arko Art Center, Asia Cultural Center (ACC), Daegu Art Museum, OCI Museum of Art, Coreana Museum, Art Center Nabi, The Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM), Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Filmfest Dresden, Festival International du Film sur l’Art, etc. He is a fellowship recipient of MacDowell, Yaddo, The RiverStone Resources, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Pier-2 Art Center and Kodak Grant, etc.

Cove Park is one of 5 international residencies working with Busan Cultural Foundation in 2023 to support international residencies for artists local to Busan. The other participating residencies are Treasure Hill Taipei Artist Village, Studio 88 Thailand, SomoS Berlin International Artist Residency, and Tanushimaru Institute for Art Research, Japan.

Image: ‘Rest in peace’, 2018 (photography Sohyung Seo).