During January 2019 Bona Park spent time at Atlas House and explored the local area to develop a project that will be shown later in the year.
Bona is currently showing work in Power play, until 16/03/2019, co-presented by Delfina Foundation and the Korean Cultural Centre, London. Her writing collection ‘When attitudes become the artwork’ will be published in February 2018 by Bada Publishing, Korea.
Bona Park’s works and projects question social systems, including art, by uncovering the various structures and labors therein. By juxtaposing art with social conditions her practice creates awkward situations that confuse and upend the boundary between art and daily life, often appropriating art historical references that switch into new social and environmental contexts. She plays with these concerns as a game with its own rules, which then turns back on itself. This ‘game like’ characteristic produces a performativity where spectators can actively involve themselves in the works, imposing differing outcomes and points of view. This process results in her practice stationed between the reality outside of the gallery and art inside the gallery.
Since receiving her MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London, in 2008, Bona has participated in various international projects and residency programmes including UNIDEE, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy, 2009), Gyeonggi Creation Center, (Korea, 2010), Pingpong Art Space (Taiwan, 2011), Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon (Korea, 2012), and Twilight Project (Taiwan, 2013).
Recent exhibitions include Asian Pacific Triennial (Australia, 2018), Gwangju Biennial (Korea, 2016), Anyang Public Art Project APAP5 (Korea, 2016), Art Spectrum, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (Korea, 2015), Kissing Complexity, Aleph Project, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Korea, 2014), Learning Machine, opening performance, Nam Jun Paik Museum (Korea, 2013), The Ungovernables, The 2012 New Museum Triennial, New Museum (New York, 2012), Live Ammo, Museum of Contemporary Art (Taiwan, 2012), and Conceal from your eye, Bastero Kulturgunea (Spain, 2011).
In 2013, Bona Park was awarded the Sindoh Artist Support Program, and recently presented a solo project for the gallery in Sindoh, Seoul, 2015.
Bona lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.