Samin Son

Samin Son is a Korean born, New Zealand based artist working in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, video, installation and sound with performative strategies. Samin also regularly curates live arts and music events and exhibitions. His work has featured in exhibitions throughout New Zealand and on an international platform including Germany, Serbia, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, USA and Australia.

Since 2012 Samin has maintained a close relationship with his home country by building strong connections between the conceptual art and experimental sound art communities. Samin moved to New Zealand at age 13, attended Hastings Boys High School then went on to complete a fine art degree at Massey University in Wellington. During his time at Massey he was required to complete two years mandatory military service with the South Korean Army which greatly influenced his work on his return to New Zealand.

He has also organised live music and art events under the name Edit All Nona a collaborative music project and has a collaborative relationship with International Art Magazine White Fungus. For Solo 2014 Samin has created a deeply personal performance work based on a 1930s song from the Japanese occupation era of Korea that his grandfather taught him and how this song relates to his own experiences growing up in New Zealand and attending military service in Korea.

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