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Min-Young Her, 2020 Springboard Recipient

Min-Young Her, 2020 Springboard Recipient

Min-Young Her’s Biography

Last Updated:
5/05/2022, 9:33 am
Multi-disciplinary – performance art, sculpture
Arts Foundation Springboard 2020,
"This acknowledgement has had me at a loss for words but one thing I can say with confidence is that I am unbelievably grateful and honoured to be able work with the Arts Foundation and Tiffany Singh. Throughout my life in New Zealand, I have always looked for people and spaces that would uplift those who are often ostracized, and so I feel very lucky to be able to seek guidance from someone like Singh. I am hoping that over the coming year I can expand upon past works to create new iterations and installations. I am also looking forward to working on a few collaborative projects with fellow graduates."

Min-Young Her is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Ōtautahi. She is a recent BFA Sculpture graduate of the Ilam School of Fine Art, University of Canterbury. Her work has a clarity, focus and proficiency that demands attention. She works with fabrics to construct sculptural forms that can – through wearing – spark a unique dialogue between previously disconnected groups. Her art can also be encountered through installations, and via video performance. While the performative action is key, the heart of her work is found in her incredibly imaginative and beautifully crafted sculptural works. Min-Young is at an early stage of her career, but has already carved out her own place in the industry. We are very excited to where her experiences as a Springboard Awardee take her.

Min-Young will be mentored by Tiffany Singh

Tiffany Singh is a social practice artist, specialising in socially engaged art outcomes. Born in New Zealand of Indian & Pacific descent, her practice explores relationships & engagement between arts, culture & subjective well-being.

We check-in with Min-Young and Tiffany to see how the award has impacted their lives one-year down the track.