Quebec City, July 11, 2016 – In advance of the next Biennial, which will take place from February 17 to March 14, 2017, Manif d’art is delighted to welcome Korean artist Yeondoo Jung this summer as artist-in-residence. Spurred by curiosity and a desire to learn more about our beautiful city, he is planning a highly original photography project in collaboration with the people of Quebec City. His project will be presented in an innovative way during Manif d’art 8.
Yeondoo Jung, a world-renowned photographer
Yeondoo Jung studied architecture and sculpture in Seoul and London before embarking on an artistic career based primarily on the visual arts. His works have featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Asia, Europe and the United States. He has also taken part in several international events, including the 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale. His many prizes include the “Today’s Young Artist Award,” presented by the South Korean Ministry of Culture in 2008. The artist is represented by the Tina Kim Gallery (New York) and Kukje Gallery (Seoul).
About Manif d’art
One of Canada’s foremost contemporary art biennials, the Manif d’art – Quebec City Biennial presents the work of some 100 artists from all disciplines. In addition to exhibitions, the event offers a wide array of activities based on a central theme, distinct for each edition. Since its inception in the fall of 2000, over 30 cultural organizations have helped to make this international festival an absolute must on the arts scene. Its far-reaching program appeals to specialists and novices alike. From February 17 to May 14, 2017, Manif d’art 8 will unfold under the theme of The Art of Joy, deftly orchestrated by international curator Alexia Fabre.
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