Kay Yoon @ 232

232 is an ongoing project, which is restarted now in 2019:

The class room is no. 232. Artists of the class get the opportunity to make a small solo-show, present their newest works and give a talk about their ideas:

We start with Kay Yoon: Opening is on Monday, May 15th, 7 p.m.

Invitation card




Kay Yoon (1994, Seoul, Korea) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By mixing the handcraft and mechanical automation, Yoon blurs the border of originality in the making process and questions the artistic existence in our contemporary society. By applying poetics and often metaphorical language, she investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the modern meaning of the third landscape, where the diversification of bodies, spaces, and territories reconstruct in a form of urban habitats.


In a search for new methods to read the landscape, she focuses on the idea of public space and or specifically on spaces where people do not share their identities: the non space, the non-privately owned space, the non-privatized space known to exist, but is considered abandoned and forgotten. Yoon creates with familiar images an unexpected situation where the viewer is confronted with conditioning his own perception. Rather than creating the factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of imagination.


Her works appear as images in which fiction and reality meet, manual and automatic labor blend, meanings shift, past and present fuse. She establishes the link between reality and the viewer’s personal perception towards the spatial experience. Kay Yoon currently lives and works in Leipzig.





born in Seoul



Study at the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul


Since 2016

Study at the Academy of fine Art, Nuremberg at Prof. Ottmar Hoerl


Since 2018

Study at the Academy of Fine Art, Nuremberg at Prof. Michael Sailstorfer


Since 2018

Study at Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig at Prof. Joachim Blank





Group shows


Backup, Projektraum KA, Leipzig, Germany, 2019

Art Teleported, CICA Museum, New York, USA, 2019

Elsewhere is my where, AEG Galerie, Nuremberg, Germany, 2018

It’s just a matter of utility, at Lindenauer Hafen, Leipzig, Germany, 2018

Dada, Blindeninstitut Rückersdorf, Germany, 2017

Best Of, curated by Barbara Engelhard, Joana Maxellon at AEG Halle, Nuremberg, Germany, 2017

Going Headless, curated by Övul Durmusoglu adbk Nuremberg, Germany, 2017


Solo Shows


The Piece of Sculpt (you left in the Playground), Raum 232 HGB, Leipzig, Germany, 2019

Stay Anonymous!, Prima Kunst, Kiel, Germany, 2018

Enter your Search, Vitrine HBF Nürnberg, Germany, 2018

Room: Digital Materiality 101, CICA Museum, Kimpo, South Korea, 2018



Selected Works