Monday, August 26, 2019

A Conversation with the Artists: Young Sun Han and Nikki Schiro


Korea Art Forum presents A Conversation with the Artists:

Young Sun Han and Nikki Schiro

OZANEAUX ArtSpace, 515 W 20th Street #4E, New York, NY 10011 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Please RSVP by 12 pm on August 27, 2019 at

August 10, 2019, New York, NY — Korea Art Forum (KAF) is pleased to present the fourth part of KAF 2019 FORUMS series, A Conversation with the Artists. Seeking to engage with wider audiences, this evening discussion invites Young Sun Han and Nikki Schiro, whose work is shown in the current KAF’s exhibition. The artists will share their creative processes, exploring the issues of state violence, internal or external conflicts, art and life, and peace building. 

Young Sun Han is a visual artist, lecturer, and curator who articulates human stories through photography, moving image, durational performance, rituals, installation, and found objects. His work aims to reveal how individuals and communities negotiate and adapt to cultural forces in order to locate their sense of place within society and history. Han recently completed his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University where he was awarded the Brovero Photography Prize. He is currently on residency at the inaugural Materia Abierta art and theory program in Mexico City, and his solo exhibition, "Limbo Exchange" is on view at Elijah Wheat Showroom in Brooklyn, NY through September 1st. Han's work has been exhibited in many group shows including: David Zwirner and Printed Matter in New York, Jean Albano Gallery and Zolla/Lieberman in Chicago, Independent Brussels, the Anti-Art Fair London, 4A Centre of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, the University of Sydney, the Suter Contemporary Art Biennial in Nelson, New Zealand, The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, Sanderson Contemporary Art in Auckland, New Zealand.

Nikki Schiro is a native New York artist.  Her recent work reintroduces ancient and mystical principles that can and do serve humanity today. Schiro has exhibited her artwork extensively, in galleries, museums, non-profit and alternative spaces, at home and across the globe. Schiro currently has work on view in Istanbul, at PG Gallery, and most notably, Schiro has been engaging with China since 2010. Nikki Schiro exhibited in the Third Nanjing International Arts Festival (2016); the Inaugural Biennale of Emei MOCA in LeShan, Sichuan Province (2016);  Nova Art Coordinates Gallery in BeiGao, BeiJing (2011) and The Women and Children’s Museum in Chengdu (2010). She is the first foreign artist to have a Solo Exhibition in Chengdu, which took place at the Blue Roof Gallery (2010). She participated in the Red Gate Residency in Beijing (2011) and Highland Residency in Chengdu (2010).

For more information please visit or contact at
KAF FORUMS are generously supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and are co-hosted with OZANEAUX ArtSpace. The curatorial research of KAF’s 2019 exhibitions is made possible by the generous support from the Asian Cultural Council, New York. 

OZANEAUX ArtSpace is a philanthropic, artist-run exhibition/project space created by Nikki Schiro and Frederic Ozaneaux in 2009. It hosts Contemporary Art exhibitions for Artists and Curators in the couple's community. The exhibitions highlight Artists from underrepresented demographics as well as foreign exchange. The gallery is planted in the back end of an accounting office, in the heart of New York City’s Gallery District.


  • 515 West 20th Street, # 5E, New York City, NY 10011