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Anicka Yi
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Anicka Yi

Anicka Yi was born in 1971 in Seoul, South Korea, and currently lives and works in Queens, New York City. Producing her first artworks in 2008 with no formal training, Yi’s entry point was a self-directed study of science. Known for her frequent collaboration with scientists and perfumers in the development of her work, Yi employs unconventional materials – that often were, or are, alive – to examine what she refers to as “a biopolitics of the senses”. Recent exhibitions and projects include Anicka Yi, Life Is Cheap at the Guggenheim, New York (2017); the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Anicka Yi, 7.070.430K of Digital Spit, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Basel and Kunsthalle Basel (2015); and Inhuman, Fridericianum, Kassel (2015). Yi was awarded The Hugo Boss Prize 2016 and the Absolut Art Award 2017.