DAN JI(1985~, Born in Busan)
ART NYC Curating Project <Guerrilla show>
Title: ‘Out of Service’
Located: around MCA, Opera House view, Sydney
Date: July 17, 2023 3-6pm
Guerrilla show LIVE in Sydney and https://youtube.com/@ARTNYC
ART NYC announces Dan Ji's Guerrilla show ‘Out of service’ in Public_around MCA, The Museum of contemporary Art, in Sydney, Australia. This show will display in an unplaced public spot in Sydney's landmark Opera-house view. Don't be surprised if we meet suddenly. We will post the site on Instagram on time. You can see that on Youtube LIVE too.
I am working on the Kryptos series, which is discovering clues to the origin of the complex of the main character in the picture. The main character, Danji, lives peacefully in animal society, but one day, the story begins as she suddenly questions her origin and searches for it. Biologically, it is a different species from other animals, so she never thought about who her parents were or where she came from, but her worries began with the last series. She realizes that she does not empathize with others somewhere and only shares learned emotions, and Dan-ji starts to question her birth. Where did she come from, and what is the source of her existence? A clue might be hiding in the picture. You can figure the birth story out of the Kryptos series.
About Dan Ji
Dan Ji was born on the small island of Busan, Young Do, South Korea, in 1985. She graduated from Busan National University, South Korea, in 2008. When she was 23 years old, traveling to Europe. Her life and artwork inspired traveling. She met a lot of people with different personalities and philosophies. She thought she could overcome everything by painting herself. After that, she had a solo exhibition, 'Illusion' in the Buypeong art space in 2013. That works express her dreams that were impossible to achieve in real life. She wants to communicate with inaccessible things like powerful, beautiful, and bigger things. In her painting, we can see giraffes, alligators, elephants, and many other big and beautiful wild animals. She plays with them or carries them by snooping like a pet. But It is not coercive. She wants to care for them. We can see the little girl feed to big animals in her painting. Although the little girl is small and not pretty, she tries to care for and comfort them.
When she was 29 years old, she moved to Sydney, Australia. There was the perfect area for her art world. She can meet wild animals such as koalas, penguins, and snakes. Also, Australia is four seasons of nice weather. There is like a paradise for her. So she painted her illusion of whatever she wanted to be, the strong little girl in her dreams on the canvas.
In 2020, Dan Ji started making the story about her painting with ART NYC. The first one is 'Belong to training.' Another one is 'Illusion.' These two kinds of story based on her daily life and the travels who is of the main character, a little curious girl in her painting.
2023 JUL, Guerrilla show LIVE, Out of service, ART NYC, Sydney
APR, Dan Ji solo exhibition, [Kryptos2. (I wonder about every day myself.)], ART NYC, New York
JAN, Dan Ji solo exhibition, [Kryptos1. (Where am I from?) Puzzle series], ARTNYC, New York
2022 DEC, Dan Ji solo exhibition,[Belong to training], ARTNYC, New York
NOV, Group Show, [Three woman artists], ARTNYC, New York
OCT, Group Show, [Mini virtual art fair], ARTNYC, New York
2013 MAR, Solo exhibition, [ILLUSION], Bupyeong art space, Busan
2009 NOV, Group Show, Fun Subway [Untitled Document], Young Artist Foundation, Busan.
2008 JAN, Group Show, Happy Moment [Belong to training] in Soul art space, Busan
2007 Create Story Book – ARI and my brother
2009 Feb Graduated in Busan National University, Western Painting, South Korea