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Sea Art Festival 2023 Artist List Announced

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Muhannad Shono. I see you brightest in the dark. 2022. Dimension variable. Installation view at Noor Riyadh 2022. ©️ Eliot Blondet

The Busan Biennale Organizing Committee has unveiled the full list of participating artists for the Sea Art Festival 2023, set to take place from 14 October to 19 November.

The line-up includes 43 artists from 20 countries, including Muhannad Shono and Calypso36°21, working across a variety of mediums such as sculpture, installation, video and two-dimensional art. See the full list below:

Atelier NL
Ari Bayuaji
Félix Blume
Shailesh BR
JR Carpenter and Tomo Kihara
Emma Critchley
Kim Doki
Cho Eun-Phil
Merilyn Fairskye
Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman and Daniel Keller
Yang Jazoo
Eunhae Jung and Zune Lee
Lab C
Liquid Time (Jacob Bolton and Miriam Matthiessen)
Julia Lohmann and Kayoung Kim
Kasia Molga
Rebecca Moss
Seema Nusrat
Yasuaki Onishi
Renata Padovan
Yun Pil Nam
Robertina Šebjanič
Jang Seungwook
Muhannad Shono
Mongjoo Son
Dukkyoung Wang
Gary Zhexi Zhang

Curated by Irini Papadimitriou, the Sea Art Festival 2023 is themed Flickering Shores, Sea Imaginaries and explores the sea as a vital yet exploited resource, proposing an urgent rethinking and reevaluation of our relationship with it.   

In addition to the exhibition, the Sea Art Festival features a manifesto project, an academic symposium and public programmes. Developed by artists in collaboration with oceanographers, scientists and environmentalists, the manifesto will offer a framework for restoring sustainable relationships between marine and human life. The final product will be showcased as part of the exhibition. Entitled ‘Ocean Voices’, the Sea Art Festival 2023 Symposium will delve further into the exhibition theme through presentations and discussions. In the public programs, participating artists Laboratory C, Julia Lohmann & Kayoung Kim, and Studio 1750 will lead experiential programmes and workshops targeted at public.

The Sea Art Festival 2023 will take place on Ilgwang Beach and across three indoor venues.