Yuni Hong Charpe is an artist born in Japan to Zainichi-community (Koreans in Japan), who lives and works in France and Japan. Graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, she worked as a costume designer for dancers and musicians. After moving to France in 2005, she studied at the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy (2013-2015).
At the intersection of dance and visual arts, her work often begins with a reflection on site-specific stories and/or personal memories. She explores the diversity and instability of identities constructed by predetermined attributes. In 2020, she conducted a research project selected as part of the « Joint Usage / Research » program at Kyoto Performing Arts Center. She presented her research in the form of a booklet and workshops. In the same year, she participated in the Land of Clear Water Gifu AAIC Festival at MBA Gifu (jury prize). She will exhibit at the 65th Salon de Montrouge in 2021. For 2022, residencies at the Kinosaki International Art Center in Japan and ORO-Honolulu in Nantes (with G-project in Berlin). Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Kyoto in 2021-2022.
She has presented performances and participated in group exhibitions including: INACT Festival, Strasbourg (2020) / Land of Clear Water Gifu AAIC Festival, MBA Gifu, Japan (2020) / 100% performances, Grande Halle de la Villette (2019) / PERFORM Festival, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea (2017) / Genbi Oubo, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2017) / Grand Bassin, Piscine Pierre et Marie Curie, Mulhouse (2017) / IMAGES MOBILES, Ygrec, Paris (2017) / Îles de France et d’ailleurs, Archives Nationales Pierrefitte-sur-seine (2016)… She published a catalog Grand Bassin by Zero2 éditions (Nantes, 2018).