Geumhyung Jeong was born in Seoul, Korea in 1980, where she currently lives and works. She is a choreographer and performance artist. In her work, she constantly negotiates the relation between the human body and the things surrounding it. Through intense, risky interactions with her own body, she bestows a bizarre, disconcerting life upon plain, everyday objects. Thus she explores the potential of the body, its sensuality, the power to change its surroundings, and the ability to undergo transformations through the power of desire. Her projects combine dance and puppetry, and bring attention to technical aspects of theatre.
She studied acting at Hoseo University in Asan, Korea, and dance and performance at the Korean National University of Arts, Seoul.
Her works have been presented by the New Museum, New York; Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Switzerland; Malta Festival, Poznań, Poland; Brigittines International Festival, Brussels; SPIEL ART Festival, Munich; ImpulsTanz Festival, Vienna; iDans Festival, Istanbul; Contemporary Art Museum of Ujazdowski, Warsaw; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; PACT Zollverein, Essen; among others