Vvzela Kook is a new media artist who mainly works in audiovisual mediums, including performance, theatre, computer graphics and drawing. Kook’s video works combine technology with her artistic practice to reproduce and convert urban cityscapes into an integrated virtual experience, guiding the audience on a cybernetic journey. The condensed textures in her works connect with multiple sensual levels in our perception and reintroduce the unexplored potential of video as a medium.The narrative plays an important role in her work, the transmedia storytelling is part of the artistic concept. Especially the mixing of delicate drawings, 3D printing and video game optics in her videos show the wide range of media and materials the artist uses to visually translate her research-based projects.
Kook has participated and shown her works in Kathmandu Triennial (2022), Para Site (2020), C-Lab Taipei (2019), MoCA Taipei (2019), Asia Society Hong Kong Centre (2019), Microwave International Media Festival in Hong Kong (2018, 2016), PuSh Performing Art Festival in Vancouver(2017), Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (2016), K11 Shanghai (2016), Hong Kong Arts Festival (2015), and “89+”program (2012) co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets.
2022.10 "Empty Space", ARTS x TECH series, Hong Kong
2020.12 "Confidential Records: Overwrite", Para Site, Hong Kong
2019.11 "Everything is Alive in the Mess We Made", Konfuzius-Institut Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany
2019.10 Artist in Residency in Autumn 2019, Konfuzius-Institut Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany
2019.03 "Fragrant Little Haven", Tomorrow Maybe, Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong
2017.11 "Any Dimension You Like", Edmond Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2017.06 "It Was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times", duo solo exhibition with Lee Cheng,
Mana Contemporary, Chicago, USA
2017.02 "Watermark", media walk, Vancouver, Canda
Selected group shows and performances:
2022.09 "Phantom Island", Oi! ONSITE Residency Programme, Oi! Art Space, Hong Kong
2022.04 Hong Kong Arts Festival In Tai Kwun, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
2022.02 Kathmandu Triennial, Nepal.
2021.11 Future Performance Lab#1, Little Breath creative Workshop, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong
2021.10 "Hybrid by Nature: Human. Machine. Interaction", Goethe Institute, online Exhibition
2021.08 "MMXX", Art At A Time Like This, online Exhibition.
2021.05 "Connecting the Dots", Microwave New Media Arts Festival, online exhibition
2020.11 "Art Machines, past/present", Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, City University of Hong Kong
2020.08 "Shift Key platform", MoCA Toronto, Canada
2020.05 "Out Of Our Heads (OOOH!) – A mini-festival of personalized listening",
Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Centre
2020.05 "Garden of Six Seasons", Para Site, Hong Kong
2019.12 "Borrowed Scenery", Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
2019.10 "Instrumenta #2: MACHINE/MAGIC", International Media Art Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2019.10 "City Filp-Flop", Taipei Contemporary Culture Lab, Taiwan.
2019.07 "To See the Forest and the Trees", Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong
2019.06 ISEA2019, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
2019.05 "Play.Ground II: Video Game Art From Hong Kong", VGA Gallery, Chicago, USA
2019.04 "Mercurial Boundaries: Imagining Future Memory", Museum of National Taipei University of Education, Taipei
2019.04 "Where Have All the Flowers Gone - These Flowers". Musical Memory & Art Exhibition, MoCA, Taipei
2019.04 Sound Forms, multichannel sound festival, Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2019.03 "Hactivate Yourself", 1a Space, Hong Kong
2019.01 Art After Hours:Hong Kong Visions with Contemporary Musiking HK, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
2018.11 "Much Ado About Everything", Microwave New Media Art Festival, Hong Kong
2018.04 "42", multimedia concert, Hong Kong University Concert Hall.
2018.04 "42", multimedia concert, Blackbox Studio, Goethe Institute, Hong Kong
2018.03 "On the Road: Young Media Artist in China", City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2017.11 "On the Road: Young Media Artist in China", Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2017.09 "The Garden", K11, Hong Kong
2017.03 "Dialogue of Trees", multimedia concert tour, Norway
2017.02 "PuSh Performing Arts Festival", Vancouver, Canada
2016.11 "Techstyle Series1.0: Ariadne’s Thread", MILL6, Hong Kong
2016.11 "You are not alone", Oi! Art Space, Hong Kong
2016.11 "Unstumm", audio-visual collaborative live performance, Hong Kong
2016.05 "VISAURAL", audio-visual performance, Microwave International New Media Festival, Hong Kong
2016.03 "WE: A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists", K11 Shanghai,
2015.11 "Dialogue of Trees", multimedia concert, Youth Square, Hong Kong
2015.11 "jolt touring festival", Hong Kong
2015.03 "Fleeing by Night", Intermedia dance theater, visual design, Contemporary Dance Series,
Hong Kong Arts Festival
2014.09 "Sonic Anchor #18, Virtuosic Electronica", McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre.
2013.04 Audio-visual performance, Experimental Intermedia, NYC
2013.03 "REVOLUTION PER MINUTE: SOUND ART CHINA", Colgate University, USA
2013.01 DLD Conference, “89+” panel, Co-Curated by Hans Ulrich Orbist & Simon Castets, Munich, German
2012.12 "ART In DIGITAL REALMS", Wuhan K11 Art Space
2012.12 "RAM Sound: Adjustable Disordered", Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum
2012.09 Frischzelle Festival and Dusseldorf Festival, Germany
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