Sabina Hyoju Ahn

Field of Practice:

Thematic Focus


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Seoul, South Korea

Linz, Austria


2020, 2021


Oct 2020 - June 2021

Born in Seoul/South Korea in 1984.

Sabina Hyoju Ahn is an artist engaging with various media represented through auditory perception, tactile sense, visual elements and a mixture of digital and analog technology. Her research seeks to find hidden rules and patterns in natural elements and multi-layered relationships between human and non-human sentient beings by translating imperceptible data in natural elements into different perceptual experiences.

In her work, biological materials are often used, combined or connected to machines, and transformed. Her recent research focuses on the physical nature of the human perceptional system driven by a post-digital media concept and applying a contemporary scientific and artistic research method.

She completed her MA in computational arts at Goldsmiths University of London/UK (2015) and in ArtScience at the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague/The Netherlands (2017).

She has broadened her artistic spectrum in South Korea and Europe, showcasing her work at events including Transmediale, Berlin/Germany (2016/2017), Mediamatic <Biotalk>, Amsterdam/The Netherlands (2017), Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens/Greece (2017), Art Center Nabi, Seoul (2018), ACT Festival, Gwangjiu/South Korea (2017/2019), V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam/The Netherlands (2018), TADAEX festival, Tehran/Iran (2018) and WRO Media Art Biennale, Wrocław/Poland (2019). In 2018, Sabina Hyoju Ahn was artist-in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris/France, supported by the Gana Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul. In 2017, she was awarded Best Sound Performance from NIME (New Interface for Musical Expression 2017), Copenhagen/Denmark.