ChaeWon Moon is a visual artist living and working in Seoul. Her practice focuses on the inevitable failure behind order and rule. She borrows pictures and texts from manuals and reassembles them into a non-functional system. The work reflects her interest in the tension between order and playful illegibility, and also ambivalence caused by this conflict. She constructs the rebus that refused to decoded. Her work reads as dark humor about attempts to control the situation that only need an ideal result from the process. By deconstructing and rebuilding the structure of the manual, which is designed to point the answer or the goal, she parodies familiarity and perfection.
Moon’s work have been exhibited in group exhibitions across the US, including Carnation Contemporary (Portland, OR), CIRCA Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), Ejecta Projects (Carlisle, PA), Ground Floor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). She received Artist Fellowship from AHL Foundation in 2019 and selected as a member of 2020 Glogau Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany.