Born in Daegu, South Korea in 1983. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Yen Noh in 2016 earned her Transarts master’s degree at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her major projects include “Aveugle Voix”, (das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria, 2016), “To bite the tongue. Swallow. Deep. Deeper”, (21er Haus, Vienna, Austria, 2016), and “Voice Over Three, Part I: The First Letter”, (Heiligenkreuzhof, Vienna, Austria, 2014). In 2013 she took part in the residence program Glogau AIR (Germany).
As a South Korean residing in Europe, Noh takes language and translation as her themes in producing installation and speech-performance, two of which relevantly face each other in a space. In such works, she examines the interpretation of Western texts in non-Western cultural spheres and ponders the effect that translation and interpretation—with the many misreadings and misunderstandings that occur—had on modernization. In recent years, taking Walter Benjamin’s German-language text, The Task of the Translator, as a motif, she employs translation in an endeavor to think about the problems of the post-colonial period.