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2022 - 2023 Royal Collage of Art - MA Painting
2017 - 2020 Gerrit Rietveld Academie - Fine Art
2022 As above, so below, Tapir Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 If Splash as Your Whistle, Iklectik, London, UK
2023 Unseen Wounds, Crypt gallery, London, UK
2023 RCA MA Painting Graduate Show, London, UK
2023 Springboard Art Fair, Werkspoorkathedraal, Utrecht, Netherlands
2023 [園], YunHai Building, Shanghai, China
2020 Beings, Graduation Show Fine Art 2020, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2020 Rietveld Uncut, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2019 Untitled, NeverNeverLand, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2018 What Are You Looking At, STAGE V, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2017 Kitchen Sharing, Experimental Theatre, McaM Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2017 C32 Performing Art Workspace, Venice, Italy
2017 “In The Cloud” Lashihai International Performance Arts Festival, Yunnan, China
2017 “Solo Performance” Public Presentation of Yann Marussich Workshop, McaM, Shanghai, China
2017 Red Gate residency Open Studio, Beijing, China
2016 PAS #50 | roots in motion, PAO, Performance Art Oslo, Norway
2016 Michel, ma belle, The Performance Studio, London
2016 Slade Summer School Foundation 2016 Exhibition, Slade school of Fine art, London
2015 Festival of Love 1521 Filmmaking, Royal Festival Hall, London
2023 Broken English
2022 Wraith Zine
2017 Red Gate Artist’s Residency - Beijing, China
2017 Emerging Chinese Artist Award
Tia Yoon’s work explores connections—its attempts and its failures. Through shamanistic experiences of channelling energies, Yoon navigates between transgression and tenderness, via the spectacles of unknown worlds of otherness. By reclaiming the sense of alienation and engaging in fantastical posthuman experiences, Yoon's work resonates with a radical dissociation from conventional human existence. Yoon draws inspiration from ancient mythologies, wherein ethereal beings coexisted with humans, seeking to reawaken the essence of that captivating world. Engaging with notions of identity and resistance against the constraints of biopower, Yoon delves into these ancient fantasy realms, where diverse experiences and alternative lifestyles find solace—a dreamlike panorama that resonates with their hope for the contemporary society. Central to Yoon's work are fictional characters who engage in dialogues with transcendental spirits, employing a range of languages both human and ethereal—be it through rituals, incantations, or working with witchcraft materials as conduits for immersive encounters. Furthermore, Yoon derives inspiration from queer and underground club culture, harnessing radical tenderness as means of self-empowerment, introspection, and the creation of inclusive spaces. In their current artistic exploration, Tia Yoon delves into the realm of invoking spirituality within paintings, focusing on the transformative potential of materiality. By imbuing their artworks with spiritual essence, Yoon aspires to create and inhabit safe spaces, where fragmented narratives find solace and meaning. Within these evocative spaces, Yoon wishes to establish connections with their audience, engaging in a dialogue facilitated by spiritual realms.
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