South Korea Residency

Seeking to develop enduring exchanges in arts and culture with Asian countries, the Darling Foundry entered into a partnership agreement with the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, South Korea. Through this residency, the Darling Foundry and the MMCA intend to promote the creation of durable bonds and cross-fertilization of approaches by welcoming a South Korean artist, thus fostering her/his artistic development, dissemination of her/his works and the evolution of her/his careers. In the context of this residency, a South Korean artist is hosted at the Darling Foundry for a period of three months starting in the summer of 2016

About the MMCA

Since it was established in 1969, the MMCA has undergone a remarkable expansion. Comprising three pavilions dedicated to the visual arts, arts and crafts and architecture (Gwacheon, 1986), modern and contemporary Korean art (Deoksugung, 1998), and national and international contemporary art (Seoul, 2013), in 2017 the museum was also equipped with a conservation and education centre (Cheongui). The MMCA is a national art museum whose global mission encompasses exhibition, conservation, education, research, international development and promotion of Korean culture. In 2002, the MMCA inaugurated its artist-in-residence program to host national and international artists with the opening of two creative residency facilities, the Changdong Residency and the Goyang Residency. Since 2005, the MMCA has forged cooperation agreements with Australia, Germany, France, New Zealand, Japan and Taiwan for the implementation of artists’ and studio-apartment residency exchanges.


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2018   Jin Dallae
2017   Lee Eun Yeoung
2016   Cha Ji ryang