Miji Shin 

b. 1990 Seoul, Korea 



In my practice, I use several different methods to explore the ambiguous boundary between objects and their surroundings in order to find new relationships between them. By making subjects unlocatable, I question and investigate the way we look at and perceive our own surroundings.


My work started with the idea of people’s own territory based on the private space in public space. The idea started from the observation of public space, such as public transportation. Every shared are, like park, café etc. is always flexible, open yet extremely private. Based on this idea and observation, I started to explore private territories regarding the disappearing space. I was interested in how public space is ‘temporarily’ occupied based on the time and situation.



Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Did 1 year at Master of Fine Arts, Fashion Design and Society in Parsons the new school for design, New York


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Fashion design at Ewha Womens University, Seoul, Korea