Haena Yoo  (b.1990, Seoul)
Lives and works between Seoul and Los Angeles

Haena Yoo is a multidisciplinary artist who works between Seoul and Los Angeles. Yoo makes installations constructed with found materials, video, sound, and smell, exploring themes of labor, identity, and global capitalism. Through a tinkering process, she uses materials borrowed from different minority cultures, making operative systems that symbolize social interactions and power structures resulting from neo-globalization. Her work often shows the urgency created by limiting materials to what is at hand, showing the archeological and socio-political status of the maker.

2025     (Forthcoming) Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2017     MFA Grad Art at ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2014     BFA Fiber Art at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea


2024    (Forthcoming) solo show, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA
2023    Severance, Bibeaukrueger, New York City, NY
2022    The Oriental Sauce Factory (Part 2), Gallery Shilla, Seoul, South Korea
2021    The Oriental Sauce Factory, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA
2021    The Birth of Venus, P.Bibeau, Brooklyn, NY
2019    Erin Calla Watson & Haena Yoo, As It Stands, Los Angeles, CA
2019    Woman Fantastic Plastic, u’s, Calgary, Canada           
2018    Maintain Disgust, collaborated with Sterling Wells, AWHRHWAR, Los Angeles, CA
2017    Guttin’ n Out, MFA Thesis Show, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2016    Under Construction, La Croix, Pasadena, CA


2024    Flat Land with the Promise, Noise, Istanbul, Türkiye
2023    Porsche SCOPES, Seoul
2023    I’ve Gone To Look For America, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA
2022    With her voice, penetrate earth’s floor, Eli Klein, New York City, NY
2022    Chambres d'Amis, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2021    Substrata, Epoch, Los Angeles, CA
2020    The Struggle For Change, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA    
2018    La Biennale di Vista del Oro, Yard Pedro, San Pedro, CA
2018    Dae-Bak, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2018    An Arm’s Length, Tierra de La Culebra, Los Angeles, CA
2018    It’s Snowing in LA,  AALA, Los Angeles, CA
2018    Ecoshamanism, Leroy’s, Los Angeles, CA
2018    Some Ruins, Scranch, Wonder Valley, CA
2018    Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA), Max L.Gatov Gallery, CA
2017    I AM ERICA, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2017    Amplified Presence, Scranch, Wonder Valley, CA
2017    Refresh, La Croix, Pasadena, CA

2025    (Forthcoming) Le Cyclop de Jean Tinguely Artist Residency, Milly-la-Forêt
2023    Recipient of Fund for Korean Art Abroad (FKAA), Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS)
2019    Final Nominee of CURRENT:LA Food Biennial, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affair
2018    Recipient of Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant

2023    Art-o-rama, Marseille, Bibeaukreuger
2023    The Preview, Seoul, Gallery Shilla
2019    Other Places Art Fair (OPAF), San Pedro, Harborview and Pole


2021    Artist Talk, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA
2019    Visiting Artist Talk, Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, Canada
2018    Panel Guest, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2018    Artist Talk with Kelly Akashi and Sterling Wells, Awhrhwar, Los Angeles, CA
2017    Guest Artist Lecture, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2023    Art-o-rama Marseille 2023 Roundup, Mitch Speed. MOUSSE. Sep, 2023
2023    ART-O-RAMA 2023, Thomas Conchou. PROJECTS. Sep, 2023
2023    Inside South Korea’s Art-Mad Capital, Andrew Russeth. The New York Times. Jan, 2023
2022    Artist Interrogates Orientalism Through Fermented Soy, Yuna Park. The Korea Herald. Dec, 2022
2022    Existing Is Resisting, CARLA. Issue 29. April, 2022 
2022    A Moving New Exhibition Pays Tribute to Christina Yuna Lee’s Start in the Art World, Harley Wong. Artsy. April, 2022
2022    The Art Gallery Where CHRISTINA YUNA LEE Once Worked Honors Her Life and Legacy, CNN Style. April, 2022
2022    Commemorating The Life Of CHRISTINA YUNA LEE. HYPERALLERGIC. April, 2022
2022    What To See In N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now. The New York Times. April, 2022
2022    Interview with Haena Yoo, Stephanie Mei Huang, issue 27. CARLA. March, 2022
2021    The Meaning Factory, Reuben Merringer. X-TRA. December, 2021
2021    Spelunking Through “Substrata” AEQAI. 2021
2021    Preston Zappas, Lindsay. Substrata’ at Epoch Gallery. KCRW. January 26, 2021
2021    Memories of Myst: Substrata, a new artist-run virtual exhibition, is like entering a magical afterlife. The Art Newspaper. March 12 2021
2019    Erin Calla Watson & Haena Yoo, Christina Catherine Martinez, issue 58. ARTFORUM. Feb, 2020
2019    The Birth of Venus, Nozomu Matsumoto. issue 17. EBM
2018    It’s Snowing in LA at AALA Gallery, Mattew Lax, Don’t make everything boring. issue 13. CARLA
2018    Synthetic Snow and 100 Degree Heat, Kathleen Deems. Curate LA. July 12, 2018
2018    Announcing the 2018 Emerging Artist Grantees in Los Angeles. ARTFORUM. Feb 2, 2018
2018    In Pictures: Discover the Next Wave of Los Angeles Contemporary Artists at GLAMFA, Asia Morris. Long Beach Post. January 24, 2018