A mid-season open studio event with our artists-in-residence

Fragment of the Delfina house. Credit Julien Lanoo.

Date:  Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Location:  Delfina Foundation
Time:  18:00 – 21:00
Tickets:  Free. Booking essential.
Access information:  Please refer to this page

Join us, midway through our spring residency season, to meet three of our current artists-in-residence and get a taste of their practices.

Over refreshments, this informal evening offers the chance to view a number of works by the artists Youngjoo Cho, Berkay Tuncay, and Ondřej Vavrečka, which will be installed across the Delfina house, alongside two scheduled presentations.


In addition to the works on view throughout the evening, two scheduled presentations will take place in the Dining Room. This space has limited capacity so we recommend that guests take a seat there early in order to secure a place.

18:30 – 19:00
Book launch: A Screamer (2023)
A short conversation between Delfina Residency Curator Erin Li and artist Youngjoo Cho focusing on her new monograph, which brings together nine projects by the artist exploring gendered relational and embodied experiences, including childbirth, parenting and care work.

19:30 – 20:40
Screening: Personal Life of a Hole (2020)
Asking ‘what is the world?’, filmmaker Ondřej Vavrečka considers holes and gaps, inconsistency and imperfection in nature, culture, love and work – and, together with scientists and philosophers, explores how emptiness can be pondered.


Youngjoo Cho (South Korea) works across performance, installation, video, sound and dance to explore the experiences and representation of Korean women in both Korean and Western societies.

Berkay Tuncay (Turkey/Netherlands) investigates the effects of the internet on society and the human psyche: examining the intersection of internet culture, archaeology, psychology and language.

Ondřej Vavrečka (Czech Republic) has a practice spanning film, collage, music, painting, performance, poetry, and sewing, which leads to informed humour about the nature of the world.

* Title taken from Berkay Tuncay’s Poems from Instant Messaging (2020). The poems, formed of unabbreviated internet acronyms, are presented in an alphabetical order, imitating the online dictionaries that seek to decipher instant messaging slang.


With thanks to the residency supporters of the participating artists: SongEun Art & Cultural Foundation, SAHA, Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech Centre London, Kunsthalle Praha, and Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia-Pacific Patrons.