Whispering voices, fierce eyes searching for rest, bodies mingling in thick light: Hyeji Nam’s artistic practice unfolds as a sensual quest for connecting with what exceeds the self. Working across media like video, performance, installation and sound, Nam crafts a cosmology of intersubjectivity, a subjectivity that is dispersed, indefinite and infinitively entangled. In so doing, she problematizes the hyper-individualization under neoliberal capitalism and the ways in which the production of subjectivity is increasingly being organized by its digital technologies.

(Text by Frederike Sperling)  -

Hyeji Nam (1993, Seoul, lives and works in Vienna) is an interdisciplinary artist working with the themes of literature, sexuality, social taboos and cultural politics. Combining digital media and real flesh, she questions the relationship between our mind and digitalized bodies.  

Member of VBKÖ, Künstlerhaus Wien


2023 Sim Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland ( upcoming )
2022 Startstipendium bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria
2022 Adger Contemporary Art Center Residency, Kristiansand, Norway
2021 Mentoring Program, Akademie der bildenden Küsnte Wien
2021 Würdigungspreise der Akademie für künstlerische Arbeiten, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien 
2021 Words, Non-Words And Music, Camp France Residency
2020 RESEARCH ACADEMY Performative Practice,THE SITUATIONAL SELF - Acting and Identity, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
2019 Heima Residency, Seydisfjordur, Iceland
2019 Art In Motion, Imagine Residenct, NSW, Australia 

2018 Porn Film Festival( Selected ), Berlin, Germany
Porn Film Festival( Selected ), Vienna, Austria
Women Cinemakers Bienalle ( Selected )
Magdas Hotel Prize, Vienna, Austria


2021 Diploma, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Prof. Ashley Hans Scheirl
2016 B.F.A, Art & Design, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

Selected Projects/Exhibitions


‘TOUCHED-Techno Flesh’, The Gym, Soho Studios, ( upcoming ), Vienna, Austria
Vienna Art Week, das weisse haus studio ( upcomming ) 
‘Zensitive’, Ghent Kunsthall, Belgium ( upcomming ) 
performance evening, ‘Collaborations’, Mumok, Vienna, Austria
Parallel, das weisse haus studio, Vienna, Austria
SALON SOUTERRAIN: Bodies in transformation, Sound performance, ImPulseTanz, Vienna, Austria
Sound Performance, Fotogalerie, Vienna, Austria
‘Herstory of Sounds’, Vienna, Austria
‘Hyperreality’, Tender Matter Records, Vienna, Austria

’40 Jahre Fotogalerie Wien’, Fotogalerie, Vienna, Austria
‘Connection’s Unplugged, Bodies Rewired’, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna Art Week ‘handle with care’, CUMERNUSTAG ( by Sara-Lisa Bals ), Brut, Vienna, Austria

‘Porn Film Festival’, Improper Walls, video installation, Vienna, Austria ‘Situational Self, Identity’, Research Academy Zurich
‘Zensitive’, WUK, Vienna, Austria
‘Haiku und Licht’, PFERD, Vienna, Austria

‘Horror Film’, HausWien, Curated By, Vienna, Austria
‘Horror Film’, Rawmaters, Le Studio, Vienna, Austria
‘Violent Feminine Spirits’, Huggy Bears & WUK, Vienna, Austria