Dahye Jeong  

born in 1989







Horsehair

A rare artist as she works with horsehair inspired by Korea’s millinery tradition for men. Horsehair has been used by many different cultures in a number of ways. It was used for making brushes, instruments, furniture and more. Dahye has transformed this ancient material into one-off three dimensional objects using traditional Korean weaves that was applied to create men’s headwear. The method she uses is painstaking. Dahye refers to her making as “an investment of time”, the invisible material in her work. She is constantly reflecting on herself as a human being and the making itself is a way of maintaining a specific mind-control. She describes this as “sincerity of time”.


Dahye won the Grand Prize at the 2021 Cheongju International Craft Competition. She was the winner for the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize in 2022. Her first solo show was featured in London, UK for Craft Week.

Her work is collected by the Loewe Foundation and the British Museum.


Collections

The British Museum (UK)

LOEWE FOUNDATION (Spain)

Seoul Museum of Craft Art (Korea)

Cheongju Craft Biennale (Korea)

Awards

2023 Selected to Korean Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism for Young Artist section

2022 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize Winner

2021 Cheongju Craft Biennale, Craft Competition, Grand Prize

2020 Korea Crafts Competition, Award for the head of the Cultural Heritage Korea

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 

Mind, Hand and Time, Cromwell Place, UK

2020

Horsehair, From Line to Three Dimension, Gat Exhibition Hall, Korea


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Light of weaving : Labour-Hand-Hours, Korean Culture Centre UK

Collect Art Fair, Somerset House, UK

2022 

Craft Trend Fair, COEX, Korea

KOGEI Kanazawa Art Fair, Kanazawa, Japan

The 5th Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa Craft Visions, Kanazawa, Japan

The Balvenie Makers Exhibition, Hwikyeomjae, Korea

LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, Seoul Museum of Craft Art, Korea

Again, from the Earth's Foundation, Milan Design Week, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Italy 

2021

‘Home’ Welcome to My House, 23, Huiujeong-ro 16-gil, Korea

Jeju Art Design Festa, Jeju Comphortree Hotel & Resort, Korea

Cheongju Craft Biennale, Korea

2020 

One Day Ticket for Korean Crafts, KCDF Gallery, Korea

2019

Craft Trend Fair 'Moving Project', COEX, Korea

Space of Everyday, Onyang Folk Museum, Korea 

Window Exhibition , Onyang Folk Museum, Korea 

一衣帶水 : Traditional Korean Costumes Textiles, China National Silk Museum, China

Ongoing: New Tradition: When Tradition becomes Today, Yeol, Korea

2018

Two Ethos, KCDF Gallery, Korea