Bona Park

Bona Park

Born 1977 Seoul, South Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, South Korea

Park Bona takes her inspiration from the people with whom she collaborates — cooks, carpenters, printers, musicians and actors — to tell simple and engaging stories that avoid grand narratives but often touch on broader social themes. Park places her collaborators in unusual and occasionally awkward game-like situations, and the appeal of her work lies in their responses, as well as the complex social and historical contexts that these juxtapositions bring into play. Underlying these projects is a sophisticated reflection on how artists engage with their audience. Labour, and its relationship to capitalism, redundancy and repetition, are recent preoccupations of her works, which are injected with the humour and pathos of the everyday.

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QAG WATERMALL LEVEL
Gallery 5 Henry & Amanda Bartlett Gallery