Preparatory image by artist Koo Jeong-A described as a "cognitive" study for her site related Aspen Art Museum installation. Courtesy of the artist.

Koo Jeong-A


EXHIBITION: MAY 29 – JULY 22, 2007

RESIDENCY: APRIL 23 – MAY 25, 2007


Berlin and London-based Korean artist Koo Jeong-A maintains a conceptually driven, diverse practice. Her style is idiosyncratic, her interventions are modest, and her media is sprawling. Her exhibitions primarily take the form of large-scale, site-related installations comprised of fleeting materials or images. Alluringly, what she presents is both clever and obtuse. In a gardener¹s cottage in the Botanical Garden in Sydney, her project was nearly invisible: accumulations of dirt, post-its, swaths of fabric. She has also worked with crushed aspirin.

Koo Jeong-A will serve as the museum's second Distinguished Artist in Residence to prepare her exhibition that will subsequently be shown in the same upper gallery space. In Aspen she will re-install a work-shown previously at the last Venice Biennale- comprised of athletic stadium lights and glass rocks along with new works created locally: a marble snowman undergoing acupuncture and a sound work involving the Krabloonik dogs. The public will be invited to visit her during the process of her residency.

Koo Jeong-A studied at L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris. She has had one-person exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Moderne Museet, Stockholm; and Secession, Vienna. Her work has been included in numerous international group exhibitions, among them the 2004 Biennale of Sydney, the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, the 2001 Yokohama Triennale, and Manifesta 3 in 2000. In 2002, she was a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize.


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Organized by the Aspen Art Museum. Funded in part by the AAM National Council. AAM Distinguished Artist in Residence sponsored by generous contributions from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Linda Pace.