Desiree Kong (United States) Residence: September 2019
Desiree Kong is a photography-based interactive installation artist living and working in New York where she graduated in Photo and Video from the School of Visual Arts in 2017. She is represented by MaryMary Projects and has been mentored by Dustin Yellin, shown in galleries in New York such as Re:Art Show, and at Photo London 2018. She has been published in W magazine, Collectors Daily and Dear Dave.
Her practice starts with photographs, drawings, and color studies that evolve into sculptures, interactive card games and/ or collages. Her interest is to examine how we connect in a digital age, how it affects our ways of seeing and how these behaviors seep into our physical (non-digital) lives. Using tools of visual association through imagery, she finds ways of connecting genuinely through play.
At Studio Kura, her plan is to complete a game that she has created the past year and translate it into a Japanese edition. She also is starting a new project based on environment influencing behavior, considering Japanese culture, using materials based in the Itoshima area.
– website: http://www.desireekong.com/