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Sun Hee Moon - contemporary visual artist

"My name means happiness. But my shadow says inadequate and my steps say clumsy."

Sun Hee Moon, born in Seoul (South Korea) in 1970, moved to Brazil at the age of two. She grows into a small suburb of Rio de Janeiro (Niteròi), experiencing the particular

condition of not only being one of the only oriental kids of that context, but also that

of belonging to a micro-community of immigrants. She graduated in 1995 at the faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Mackenzie University of São Paulo. The

artist proposes an art that feeds on the most disparate stimuli, coming from her culture origin and from contact with various places in the world, 

including Italy, where she moved to in 1998, settling in Grado, where she still resides and works. Her work as a Korean visual artist in Italy led her to collaborate with Korean Institutions in Milan and Rome. Growing from painting to more material creations, recently she has also created design pieces that were presented in group exhibitions at the prestigious“Fuorisalone 2023”in Milan and at the“Green blue days”in Napoli. She has recently created a design furniture for a Korean company with an eye on ecological material and 3D printing. 

Prizes and pubblications

- 2022    finalist "Premio Yicca", Fondazione Matalon, Milano, Italy
- 2019     pubblication ArtistPortfolio magazine, California, USA
- 2019     finalist "Premio Mestre di Pittura", Centro Candiani, Mestre, Italy
- 2018     finalist "Premio il giocattolo", Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zagarolo, Italy
- 2018     pubblication magazine CVAzine, UK
- 2018     3rd place "Premio Mestre di Pittura", Centro Candiani, Mestre, Italy
- 2018     finalist "Artig Kunstpreis", Galerie Kunstreich, Kempten, Germany
- 2006    2nd place "Premio Dario Mulitsch", Castello di Gorizia, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

- 2023     "Still Life", Centro Trevilab, Bolzano, Italy
- 2022     "The Dumb Speech", Stable Gallery, Wien, Austria
- 2019      "Il hanbok e altre storie", Palazzo del Consiglio Regionale FVG, Trieste, Italy
- 2018      "Orientate", Cafè dei Libri, Udine, Italy
- 2006    "IO, donne", galleria La Bottega in Gorizia, Italy

Group Exhibitions

- 2024     "Tre stagioni", Galleria Rossini, Pesaro, Italy
- 2024     "100 artisti in villa", Villa Contarini, Padova, Italy
- 2023     "Nessun tratto in comune... apparente", Udine, Italy
- 2023     "Prendete e mangiate", SIAM, MIlano, Italy
- 2022     "Un lustro di vincitori del Premio Mestre", Palazzetto Tito, Venezia, Italy
- 2022     "Bastardi affascinanti" Ex Fornace Gola, Milano, Italy
- 2022     "Gocce nell'oceano", Istituto Culturale Coreano, Roma, Italy
- 2021      "Tempo sospeso", online with Istituto Culturale Coreano a Roma
- 2020     "C'era una volta un prato", Palazzo Frangipane, Tarcento, Italy
- 2020    "Koreart a Firenze", Circolo degli artisti Casa di Dante, Firenze, Italy
- 2019     "Artisti Coreani", Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio, Italy
- 2019     "Libertà" , Venezia, Italy
- 2019     "Tracce di esistenza", Istituto Culturale Coreano, Roma, Italy
- 2018/ 2019     "Festival of light Zasjace Palaci", Kotor, Montenegro
- 2018     "Hic et Nunc", Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Roma, Italy
- 2017     "Una solida leggerezza", Camera dei deputati, Roma, Italy
- 2017     "Nothing but art", Palazzo Velli, Roma, Italy
- 2005    "Donne allo specchio. Piacersi, odiarsi", Gorizia/ Nova Gorica, Italy and Slovenia


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