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.
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:
*2022.04 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