Artists-in-residence: Yohan Han, Luis Cantillo
Video artist Yohan Han began his career in video production that led him to become the Chief of Video Production for Korean company, Design97. He later expanded his portfolio to as a Motion Graphics Designer and producer that gave him the opportunity to work on commercial projects for Hyundai and Gale International. He has exhibited with art spaces such as G2 Gallery in Chicago, Media+Space in Seoul and the Daegu Cultural Centre in Korea.
Yohan holds a BFA in Film, Video and New Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA in Visual Communication in Art from Yonsei University, Seoul. During his residency in Singapore, Yohan worked on experimental videos reflecting his thoughts and feelings about the city. He conducted several filmmaking workshops for the local community as well.
New York-based artist Luis Cantillo’s multi-disciplinary work allows him to explore the mediums of photography, animation and drawing.
His work has been exhibited at the Latincollector Gallery in New York and in Bogata at Galeria Diners, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional and the Gold Museum. Luis has also participated in numerous photography, film and art festivals in the U.S, Switzerland, Mexico, Spain, Brazil and Colombia, having received several awards including Best Fine Art Prize at the New Screen TV Awards (Orlando) in 2006 and 1st Prize at the Inter-American Biennial of Video Art (Washington DC) in 2004. In 2008, Luis was selected to participate as an artist-in-residence the Changdong Art Studio (Seoul), after his time at the ID Studio Theatre Company in New York as their Resident Set Designer. His second art-book, Second Sight, which he co-wrote was acquired by major museum collections like MoMA, the Whitney Museum and the New York Public Library.
Born in Colombia, Luis received his MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York after completing his BFA from St. Martins College of Art in London.
During his residency, Luis worked and eventually exhibited a series of images shot underwater, inspired by “100 Years of Solitude” by renowned Latin-American writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez. In this exhibition, Looking for Melquíades, Luis aimed to create an artwork that links two countries together with the language of literature, art and music.