Mooni Perry was born 1990 in Seoul, KR. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Hongik University, Seoul, KR before graduating with a Master of Arts in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London, UK. Previous awards include a solo exhibition grant from the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, KR, research funding from the Art Council Korea, KR (2019), research funding from the Senat für Kultur und Europa, Berlin, and a grant from the 2020/21 NEUSTART KULTUR funding programme (2020). CR Collective in Seoul, KR will present a solo exhibition of her work in 2021. Further solo exhibitions have been held at Bureaucracy Studies, Lausanne, CHE (2020) and Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul, KR (2019). In 2021 her work is on view in group exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and UM museum, Gyeonggi-do, KR.
Mooni Perry’s artistic practice is informed by her investigations of human-animal studies, veganism, and (Asian-)feminism. Her research critically explores the intersections between these subjects and finds artistic expression in film-based works and installations. Her videos feature references to Korean poetry and theory as well as the use of vocal or instrumental performances. Perry combines interview sequences and documentary material with ambiguous representations of 3D-animated characters, thereby creating multi-layered video works.