Open Studios Night w/ Patrícia Chamrazová & Kay Yoon

Šopa Gallery / Košice Artist in Residence, Hlavná 40, Košice 4.4.2024 18.00

We invite you to this year’s first Open Studios Night as you have never seen it before!

As part of the Meet & Greet format, we will welcome the Korean artist, Kay Yoon, who in her artistic practice explores the connections between the human body, rituals and their biological processes in relation to spatial contexts.
At the same time, we will say goodbye to media artist Patrícia Chamrazová, who will present the result of her two-month research in the form of an audiovisual “work in progress” installation as part of a studio presentation.

In her project entitled Radical Connections – Beyond a Symbiotic Sensation in Phygital Times, Patrícia Chamrazová deals with current issues in the field of biotechnology, human and non-human knowledge, superhuman relationships or symbiosis within phygital environments and the metaverse. It focuses on the intermingling of man and machine, physical and virtual, biological and artificial. The research method with which Chamrazová approaches her work is based on a science-fantasy procedure and “what if/what will happen” scenarios. It also uses them to defend the new symbiotic whole of the organism and the environment. Do you think there is a possibility of interoperability between the microscopic and robotic worlds?
Come and see for yourself at the Šopa Gallery, where, in addition to a decent dose of art, you can also look forward to Korean specialties that Kay lovingly prepares for us.
We are looking forward to you!

Kay Yoon is a Korean artist who lives and works between Munich and Seoul. In 2003, she completed her studies at the Department of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Professor Alexandra Bircken and received the Graduate Award. She previously attended courses in media art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. She has been part of many international exhibitions, for example at CICA Museum, Kimpo (2017), PrimaKunst, Kiel (2018), The Art Foundation, Athens (2019), AO Kunsthalle, Leipzig (2020), Kunstpavillon, Munich (2021), Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin (2022), Lothringerh13 and exhibited independently at 4D Projektraum BBk, Leipzig (2021), Sic! Elephanthouse, Luzern (2021) and SOMA 300, Berlin (2022).

Patrícia Chamrazová comes from Slovakia and currently works in Austria. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s studies in the field of Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. He is currently continuing his studies in Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She worked as a mediator for the Kunsthalle Bratislava (2017 – 2018), in production for the Sensorium digital art festival (2018 – 2019) and for the Biela Noc festival (2019 – 2022). He actively participates in various international exhibitions, projects and residencies.

The residency program was publicly supported by the Art Support Fund.
The Art Support Fund is the main partner of this project.
Kay Yoon’s residency is organized in cooperation with the Schafhof European Art Forum Upper Bavaria.