Hye Yeon Nam
Since 2008
Works in Atlanta, Georgia Georgia

Hye Yeon Nam is a digital media artist working on audio/video installation in Atlanta and New York City. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an M.F.A. in digital media from the Rhode Island School of Design. She foregrounds the complexity of social relationships by making the familiar strange, and interpreting everyday behaviors in unexpected ways.

Hye Yeon's art has been showcased in Times Square, the art gallery Eyebeam and The Tank, the D.U.M.B.O. Art Festival in New York, SIGGRAPH (2008, 2010), CHI (2010), NIME (2010), the Lab in San Francisco, and several festivals in China, Ireland, the UK, Germany, Australia, Denmark, and Switzerland. Her work has been broadcast on the Discovery Channel (Canada), and published in Wired and Makezine, among other publications.
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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Fri May 14, 2010 00:00 - Fri May 14, 2010

In an urban environment, people find themselves surrounded, yet estranged. Given the volume of interpersonal contact city dwellers experience, whether virtual or physical, most goes unaddressed or is instantly forgotten. Privacy, space, interaction, and intimacy are redefined, often defying one's social expectations. Unintentional or unwanted interaction can occur when private acts take place in public, and in spite of our stifling proximity to each other, genuine connections may be difficult to achieve. The artists in Stand Clear of the Closing Doors are interested in the ways that urbanites interact, and their work invites each of us to engage with art, the city, and each other in new and challenging ways.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, an exhibition curated by the 2010 candidates for the Master of Arts degree in Art Market: Principles and Practices at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), will present eleven artists working in various media. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors opens on Friday, May 14, 6:00-9:00 pm, at Pandemic Gallery, 37 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The exhibition continues through May 30, Tuesdays to Sundays, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Participating artists include:

David Bernstein
Kurt Bigenho
Amber Bushnell
Luke DuBois
Rachel Hines
Tim Kent
Meng Li and Elim Chang
Hye Yeon Nam
Jason Shelowitz
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