YATOO – a Korean Nature Artists’ Association which was founded in 1981, started working with nature, equipped with nothing but empty hands and wide open minds, seeking direct inspirations from nature. With this attitude, ideas reveal itself easily and that enables them to create impromptu nature artworks on the spot. The discovery and the possibility of nature art* elated them that they continually practice it on a regular basis until today.
Since 1989 in an effort to develop and expand the concept of nature art, YATOO organised exhibitions and artists exchange programs like the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale and the YATOO International Residence Program, and invited international and local artists who actively work directly with nature that encourages healthy discourses and sharing of ideas and methodologies.
About the residency programme:
YATOO International Artist in Residence Program, operated by the Korean Artists’ Association-YATOO, provides an environment in which artists are able to concentrate on their artwork while surrounded by beautiful, tranquil nature in order for artists from all over the world to mutually interact and exchange artistic views.
Artists participating in this residency program may encounter the world of nature art created by the artists – the members of YATOO – who have been working in nature and have an opportunity to exhibit and exchange their insights with a new artistic study based on different views about nature.
As the ecosystem deteriorates because of environmental destruction, this residency program hopes to find a way to develop new nature art aesthetics to create co-existing harmony between humans and nature.
Accommodation Information: Bedrooms (3 individual rooms, 2 double rooms), Indoor exhibition rooms (Exhibition room 1, 2), Studio (indoor/outdoor), Garden (for outdoor exhibitions), Lounge, Kitchen and Bathroom. Groups can be hosted on occasion.
Studio Information: Indoor/outdoor studio