Daebu Island in Rainbow Colored(2015. 02~03 Residents research and interview)

Ja, Woo Nyung2015

Gyeonggi Creation Center

Gyeonggi Creation Center
Ansan-si, South Korea

The concept is telling vivid memories of the town remembered by the elders to children. Stories connect generations in a book where the past and present commu­nicate so can form a regional identity by harmonizing an individual, neighbors and nature. Stories were originally passed from mouth to mouth in the past but a book has been substituting for its role today since the oral tradition slowly decayed. The artist in the project exists as a connector to link generations while expanding and experi­menting a new possibility and meaning in a community with the public art.

The bridge built as the 90’s Siwha Tidal Power Plant Project connected Daebudo Island to the mainland and offered a conve­nient transportation to the residents in the island. However, the mud flats famous for clams were greatly damaged and conse­quently vegetation has changed. Young people disappeared and only old people remained. The life of old people aged more than 80 would not remain long. Daebudo Island seemed to be in the middle of a whirlpool of change. Thus, I felt that listen­ing and recording the elders’ stories of the old days are urgent above all things. Life of the elders in Daebudo Island can be the history of Daebudo Island and a miniature of the modern history of Korea.


  • Title: Daebu Island in Rainbow Colored(2015. 02~03 Residents research and interview)
  • Creator: Ja, Woo Nyung
  • Date: 2015
  • Solo Exhibitions: 2015 River Pilgrimage, SALT Gallery, Gwangju 2013 Trace, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan Repose of souls, sprinkle salt, Suwon Art Center, Suwon Sprit,Forest, Cafe Cammello, Seoul 2012 “The Last Letter from Huynh Mai”, Art Center NABI, Seoul 2009 “Wandering,” Gallery boda contemporary, Seoul
  • Public Art: 2015 Rainbow colored Daebudo, Hwanggeumsan project, Gyeonggi Creation Center (ARKO Public Art 2.0) When I become a neighbor, ByeolByeol Art Project(Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation) 2014 Filtering_noise, International Collaborative Art Project, Suwon Art Gallery PS2 / Gyeonggi Creation Center(Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation) 2013 Daebudo Old houses Project, Daebudo(Gyeonggi Creation Center area design) 2012 The 4th anniversary Yongsan Tragedy Memorial Performance (planning and directing), Yongsan, Namildang, Seoul
  • Group Exhibitions: 2015 The Hwanggeumsan Project, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan New cartographers, Songwon Art Center, Seoul Je ne sait quoi ha ha ha, Okggwa Museum, Goksung ARTISTS PORTFOLIO 2, SAVINA Art Museum, Seoul 2014 NEWHERO,2014 PUBLIC ART: NEMO Gallery, Seoul Mobile Home Project: Songwon Art Center, Seoul 2013 Feminisme, The flow of Contemporary Art in Korea, Gimhae Art and Sports Center, Gimhae What’s on, Gyeonggi creation Center, Ansan 2012 “Action Reaction”, Kimi Art Gallery, Seoul 2011 “Vue sur la mer,” La promesse de l’architecture HEAD GENEVE, Geneva “The Last Letter from Huynh Mai”, SangsangMadang gallery, Seoul
  • Education: 2011 DNSEP, Ecole Superieure Des Beaux-Arts de MARSEILLE, Marseille 2009 DNAP, Ecole Superieure Des Beaux-Arts de MARSEILLE, Marseille
  • Type: community-based art project

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