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Gaining international recognition for an oeuvre consisting primarily of video works based on performative events, Lim has emerged as one of the keenest observers of the often turbulent, social, economic, and political dynamics of the contemporary Korean experience. Born in Daejeon, South Korea, Lim lives and works in Seoul. The city provides both backdrop and context for performative events the artist stages in public areas, which she then documents in her signature video-based work.
While in residence at Hyde Park Art Center, Delos Reyes expanded her existing research concerning socially engaged practice to include Chicago’s particular role as an incubator for this type of work. During her residency, Delos Reyes explored the notion of life practice as art practice and visited a Shaker community to conduct research, as well as made use of the varied resources Chicago has to offer including the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at SAIC, the Jane Addams Hull House, and Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, among others.
Chicago-based Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford likes thinking about his practice stampeding into many worlds, effecting spheres of activism, art discourse, sun bathing, art education, science fiction fandom and equine technology. Recent projects include an immigrant landing staged with his students on the fair shores of Gary, Indiana and a twenty foot floating sculpture of a Cold-war era Russian tanker that was used as a platform for a synchronized swimming ode to Esther Williams. His one year residency was spent developing a large-scale installation for his solo exhibition, Hall of Khan, which was on view in the Art Center's main gallery from April 14-July 28, 2013.
Deniz Gül works with text, objects, photography, performance, and film to explore the ways in which people construct identities through their social selves, behavioral patterns, and daily rituals. Gül’s projects often incorporate multiple phases; she creates sculptural installations supported by an earlier piece of writing, followed by an adaptation to a performance. Gül aims to interrogate the ways in which public and private spaces are constructed, seeking to redefine boundaries, infusing the spaces with new patterns of meaning.
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