Hague Yang

b. 1971, Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Hague's work looks at the footnotes and scribbles left behind by people, the markings that are often in the margins, beneath texts or jotted in any available space. These markings are always asides or reminders of things to remember and rarely occupy the authoritative centre stage of the main printed text. The resonance of these markings is highlighted by Yang who has digitally removed the taught printed word, leaving behind only the notes, underlinings and asides of the pupils. This after image remains as a trace of the student, accumulated on the page as the main text has been passed on.

Hague has achieved a B.F.A from Seoul National University, Fine Arts College in 1994, an Exchange program grant, Cooper Union in New York in 1997 and an MFA, Meisterschüler, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1999. His recent exhibitions include Asymmetric Equality, Redcat, Los Angeles, USA and Symmetric Inequality, Sala Recalde, Bilbao, Spain.

The artist was in the following exhibition:
We're not here to give you pleasure