- Ja Hye Khoo honored in performing arts; Heecheon Kim, Gwang Soo Park, and Hoin Lee honored in fine arts
- 430 million won in prize money and support given for production, exhibitions
On Oct. 7, the Doosan Yonkang Foundation (Chairman Yong Hyun Park) hosted the 7th Doosan Yonkang Art Awards at the Doosan Art Center in Jongno 5-ga, Seoul.
The Doosan Yonkang Art Awards are divided into two categories: performing arts and fine arts. At this year’s event, the performing arts award went to Ja Hye Khoo, 34, CEO of Theatre, Definitely, while the fine arts award was won by Heecheon Kim, 27, Gwang Soo Park, 32, and Hoin Lee, 36.
The four winners will receive prize money and support worth 430 million won (about $386,000). The winner in the performing arts category will receive 30 million won in prize money along with 100 million won in support for the production of a new performance. Each of the winners in the fine arts category will receive 10 million won in prize money along with a studio residency at the Doosan Residency in New York, and an exhibition at the Doosan Gallery Seoul and New York, which are worth 90 million won in total.
The Doosan Yonkang Art Awards were established in 2010, the centenary of the birth of Doosan Group’s late Chairman Too Pyung Park, a leader who always emphasized the importance of nurturing talents. Every year, the Yonkang Foundation selects artists under 40 years old in the performing arts and fine arts who have the potential to become world-class Korean artists.
“At Doosan, we believe it is our responsibility to prepare for the future of Korea’s culture and arts together with young, talented artists,” said Chairman Park. “Through these awards, we hope that the prize winners will have a chance to broaden their vision and deepen their roots in art.”
The Doosan Yonkang Foundation hosted the 7th Doosan Yonkang Art Awards at the Doosan Art Center in downtown Seoul, on Oct. 7. From left to right: Heecheon Kim, Ja Hye Khoo, Chairman Yong Hyun Park, Hoin Lee and Gwang Soo Park.