Artists-in-Residence: Jiyon Hong and Alice Gosti

Spring – Summer 2023

Mistake and Fall  by Jiyon Hong

Jiyon Hong was born and raised in South Korea and is currently living and working in Seattle, USA. She received her BFA from Kookmin University and MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, USA. In addition to multiple solo shows including a two-person show at ARSG gallery (LACMA) and Gallery2 in South Korea, Jiyon has been an Artist in residence in Berlin, Paris, Reykjavik, and Keumho Museum, Seoul (KR). She is interested in the gap between so-called objective reality and one’s perceived reality and how the latter mutates (transitions), moving away from the real before us. At her Inscape Artist-in-Residency, Jiyon will attempt to map the City of Seattle through her imagination, the real location, and her interpretation through site-specific installation, and paintings.

Photo by Chris Edwards Photography

Alice Gosti (she/her) is a transnational immigrant performance artist, choreographer and cultural strategist who creates site-responsive dance and live art installations that examine how history, politics and place enter the body and condition how we move and relate. Gosti works under the name MALACARNE, an experimental ensemble that relies on transparent and equitable partnerships with artists, communities and institutions in pursuit of social justice. Born in Perugia, Italy and raised by artists SANDFORD&GOSTI, she’s worked between Italy and occupied Duwamish land (Seattle) since 2008. In 2021, Gosti received the Princess Grace Choreography Honoraria award for her lifelong commitment to performance and centering immigrant realities.

Drawing on current/historical social realities, her dances center experiences made invisible by white-normative power structures, fighting reductive ideas about class, gender, ability and ethnicity. She’s co-authored pieces grounded in authentic community storytelling with immigrants, trans-activists, Indigenous populations and those experiencing homelessness. Through “How to Become a Partisan,” “Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture,” “Invisible Womxn” and “Bodies of Water”, she’s used dance to investigate fascism, unfettered capitalism, the othering of womxn, and Seattle’s relationship to water.

More information about Alice’s work in the building coming soon!