Nana (Hwanhee Kim b. 1980, Seoul) and Felix (Felix Nybergh b. 1985, Espoo) is a Korean-Finnish artist duo working together since 2013. Nana Hwanhee Kim graduated with BA and MA in Fine-art at Chelsea College of Art & Design (London, UK). Felix Nybergh holds a BA in Photography from IDEP-Abat Oliba CEU (Barcelona, Spain). Both artists graduated with MA in Fine-art Photography at Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland) where they began working together as an artist duo.

Before their collaboration, Nana, working under the name Kimhwanhee, explored the idea of the frame that traverses between image and its three-dimensional existence as well as the idea of artistic medium as a physical carrier of both artistic labour and personal memory through a series of paintings, sculptures, and photographic media. Her work has been invited to Thessaloniki Photo Biennale, Greece, was Highly Commended at The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia, and earned her The Young Artist Grant from the Finnish Arts Association.

Through a detached documentary photography approach, Felix Nybergh explored ideas of truth and reality within cultural identity and carried out a series of works interpreting endless repetition and citation of images from a philosophical standpoint. He was invited to Hangar residency in Barcelona, Spain, and Warp Artist Village in Genk, Belgium. Since their collaboration started, the two artists have solely concentrated on working as an artist duo, expanding their work to various media such as video, drawing, text, sound, and installation.

Nana & Felix's works have been shown at numerous solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and festivals in Finland, Korea, Spain, England, and Germany. They have been invited as visiting artists at several Artist Residencies, such as Saari Residence, Kone Foundation in Finland, Incheon Art Platform, and Artist-in-Residence Temi, Daejeon. They have received continuous funding from several public and private institutions and foundations such as the Oskar ร–flund foundation, Swedish Cultural Fund in Finland, Kone Foundation and the National Arts Fund in Finland, and the Incheon Cultural Foundation and Daejeon Cultural Foundation in Korea. Their works are held in public collections in the Government Art Bank of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, and the Mรคnttรค-Vilppula City collection as well as Turku City collection in Finland.
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๋‚˜๋‚˜์™€ ํŽ ๋ฆญ์Šค๋Š” 2013๋…„๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ํ™œ๋™ํ•ด ์˜จ ํ•œ๊ตญ-ํ•€๋ž€๋“œ ๊ตญ์ ์˜ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ ๋“€์˜ค ๋ฐ ๋ถ€๋ถ€๋กœ์„œ, ํ•˜๋‚˜์˜ ํฐ ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ ์ฃผ์ œ ์•„๋ž˜, ๊ฐ๊ธฐ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์†Œ์ฃผ์ œ๋ฅผ ์ด๋ฃจ๋Š” ์ž‘ํ’ˆ๋“ค์ด ๋ชจ์—ฌ ์™„์„ฑ๋˜๋Š” ์ž‘์—… ๋ฐฉ์‹์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ๊พธ์ค€ํ•œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ ํ™œ๋™์„ ์ด์–ด์˜ค๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค.

๋‚˜๋‚˜์™€ ํŽ ๋ฆญ์Šค ๋‘ ์ž‘๊ฐ€ ๋ชจ๋‘ ํ•€๋ž€๋“œ ์•Œํ† ๋Œ€ํ•™์› ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์‚ฌ์ง„ํ•™๊ณผ๋ฅผ ์กธ์—…ํ–ˆ๊ณ , ํ•€๋ž€๋“œ ์„์‚ฌ ์ด์ „์—๋Š”, ๋‚˜๋‚˜(๊น€ํ™˜ํฌ) ์ž‘๊ฐ€๋Š” ์˜๊ตญ ๋Ÿฐ๋˜ ์ฒผ์‹œ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต์—์„œ ํšŒํ™”๊ณผ๋ฅผ, ๋™๋Œ€ํ•™์›์—์„œ Fine-artํ•™๊ณผ๋ฅผ ๋งˆ์ณค์œผ๋ฉฐ, ํŽ ๋ฆญ์Šค ๋‰˜๋ฒ ๋ฆฌ ์ž‘๊ฐ€๋Š” ์ŠคํŽ˜์ธ ๋ฐ”๋ฅด์…€๋กœ๋‚˜ IDEP ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต์—์„œ ์‚ฌ์ง„ํ•™๊ณผ ์‹œ๊ฐ์ปค๋ฎค๋‹ˆ์ผ€์ด์…˜๊ณผ๋ฅผ ๋‚˜์™”๋‹ค. ๋“€์˜ค๋กœ์„œ์˜ ํ˜‘์—… ์ด์ „์—”, ๋‚˜๋‚˜(๊น€ํ™˜ํฌ) ์ž‘๊ฐ€๋Š” ํšŒํ™”, ์กฐํ˜•, ์‚ฌ์ง„ ๋งค์ฒด๋ฅผ ํ†ตํ•ด ํ‰๋ฉด๊ณผ ์ž…์ฒด ์‚ฌ์ด์— ์กด์žฌํ•˜๋Š” ํ”„๋ ˆ์ž„์˜ ๊ฐœ๋…์„ ํƒ๊ตฌํ•˜๊ณ  ๋…ธ๋™๊ณผ ๊ธฐ์–ต์„ ๊ฐ์ธํ•˜๋Š” ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์  ๋งค์ฒด์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์ผ๋ จ์˜ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ๋“ค์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ์™”์œผ๋ฉฐ, ๊ทธ๋…€์˜ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์€ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ์Šค ํ…Œ์‚ด๋กœ๋‹ˆํ‚ค ํฌํ† ๋น„์—”๋‚ ๋ ˆ์— ์ดˆ์ฒญ๋˜์—ˆ๊ณ , ํ˜ธ์ฃผ The Woollarha Samll Sculpture Prize์—์„œ highly commended ์ˆ˜์ƒ, ํ•€๋ž€๋“œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ  ํ˜‘ํšŒ์˜ The Young Artist Grant ์ˆ˜์ƒํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ํŽ ๋ฆญ์Šค(ํŽ ๋ฆญ์Šค ๋‰˜๋ฒ ๋ฆฌ)์ž‘๊ฐ€๋Š” ๋„ํ๋ฉ˜ํ„ฐ๋ฆฌ ์‚ฌ์ง„ํ˜•์‹์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ๋ฌธํ™”์  ์ •์ฒด์„ฑ์˜ ์‹ค์ œ์™€ ํ—ˆ๊ตฌ๋ฅผ ์ถ”์ ํ•œ ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ ๋ฐ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€์˜ ๋ฌด์ œํ•œ์  ๋ฐ˜๋ณต๊ณผ ์ธ์šฉ์„ ์ฒ ํ•™์ ์ธ ๋งฅ๋ฝ์œผ๋กœ ํ•ด์„ํ•œ ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ ๋“ฑ์œผ๋กœ, ์ŠคํŽ˜์ธ ๋ฐ”๋ฅด์…€๋กœ๋‚˜ Hangar ๋ ˆ์ง€๋˜์‹œ์™€ ๋ฒจ๊ธฐ์— ๊ฒกํฌ์˜ Warp Artist Village์— ์„ ์ •๋˜์–ด ์ž‘ํ’ˆํ™œ๋™์„ ํ•ด์™”์—ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด ๋‘ ์ž‘๊ฐ€๋Š” ์ดํ›„ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ ๋“€์˜ค๋กœ์„œ์˜ ํ™œ๋™์— ์ „๋…ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ, ๊ฐ์ž์˜ ์ „๋ฌธ ๋ถ„์•ผ ์™ธ์—๋„ ์˜์ƒ, ๋“œ๋กœ์ž‰, ํ…์ŠคํŠธ, ์‚ฌ์šด๋“œ, ์„ค์น˜ ๋“ฑ์˜ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋งค์ฒด๋กœ ํ™•์žฅํ•˜์˜€๊ณ , ํ•œ ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ ์•„๋ž˜์„œ๋„ ์ข…์ข… ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ๋กœ ์ด๋ฃจ์–ด์ง„ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ๋“ค์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์˜ค๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค.

๋‚˜๋‚˜์™€ ํŽ ๋ฆญ์Šค์˜ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ๋“ค์€ ํ•€๋ž€๋“œ ํ•œ๊ตญ, ์ŠคํŽ˜์ธ, ์˜๊ตญ, ๋…์ผ์—์„œ ๋‹ค์ˆ˜์˜ ๊ฐœ์ธ์ „, ๊ทธ๋ฃน์ „ ๋ฐ ํŽ˜์Šคํ‹ฐ๋ฒŒ ๋“ฑ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ๊พธ์ค€ํžˆ ์„ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ ธ ์™”๊ณ , ํ•€๋ž€๋“œ ์ฝ”๋„ค์žฌ๋‹จ ์‚ฌ๋ฆฌ๋ ˆ์ง€๋˜์Šค, ์ธ์ฒœ์•„ํŠธํ”Œ๋žซํผ, ๋Œ€์ „ํ…Œ๋ฏธ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ฐฝ์ž‘์ŠคํŠœ๋””์˜ค ๋“ฑ์˜ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ๋ ˆ์ง€๋˜์‹œ ์ž‘์—…ํ™œ๋™ ๋ฐ ํ•€๋ž€๋“œ ์˜ค์Šค์นด์™ธํ”Œ๋ฃฌ๋“œ, ์Šค๋ฒค์Šค์นด๋ฌธํ™”๊ธฐ๊ธˆ, ์ฝ”๋„ค์žฌ๋‹จ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ธฐ๊ธˆ ๋“ฑ์˜ ๋ฌธํ™”์˜ˆ์ˆ ์žฌ๋‹จ ๋“ฑ์—์„œ ์ง€์†์ ์ธ ๊ธฐ๊ธˆ์„ ํ›„์›๋ฐ›๊ณ  ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉฐ, ์ด์™ธ ๊ตญ๋ฆฝํ˜„๋Œ€๋ฏธ์ˆ ๊ด€ ์ •๋ถ€์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ํ–‰, ํ•€๋ž€๋“œ ๋งŒ๋”ฐ๋นŒํด๋ผ์‹œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ปฌ๋ ‰์…˜, ํ•€๋ž€๋“œ ํˆฌ๋ฅด์ฟ ์‹œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ  ์ปฌ๋ ‰์…˜ ๋“ฑ์˜ ๊ณต๊ณต๊ธฐ๊ด€์— ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด ์†Œ์žฅ๋˜์–ด ์žˆ๋‹ค.