Dahye Jeong  

born in 1989


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.



21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan)

Seoul Museum of Craft Art (Korea)

Cheongju Craft Biennale (Korea)


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




·Mind, Hand and Time, Cromwell Place, UK


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



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

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

· COLLECT, Sommerset House, UK


· 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

· 2022 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, Seoul Museum of Craft Art, Korea

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


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

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

· Cheongju Craft Biennale, Korea


· One Day Ticket for Korean Crafts, KCDF Gallery, Korea


· 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


· Two Ethos, KCDF Gallery, Korea