Yoon Sung-A is a French-Korean artist and filmmaker based in Brussels. She studied at Sorbonne Nouvelle (theater), Paris-Cergy Fine Arts school and INSAS (cinema) in Brussels. Her work is concerned with process and mise en scène. Playing both with the conventions of documentary practice and the codes of narrative cinema, she makes hybrid films that resist narrow categorization.
In the 2000s, she made about ten videos, shown mainly in the contemporary art field (Jeu de Paume museum, Busan Biennale, Le Plateau Art Center, Palais de Tokyo, Bernard Anthonioz Art Center, Betonsalon gallery, etc.). Her graduating short fiction film “ET DANS MON CŒUR J’EMPORTERAI” (2008) was selected at the Cannes Film Festival and then screened internationally. In 2012, she went to South Korea in search of her long-lost father and ended up with her first documentary feature: “FULL OF MISSING LINKS” (Gent Courtisane Film Festival, London Korean Film Festival, etc.) “. « OVERSEAS », her second documentary feature film, shot in the Philippines in a training center for domestic work, world premiered at Locarno Film Festival (Cineasti del presente) in 2019. Multi-awarded, it has been screened in more than 70 film festivals worldwide such as MoMA-Doc Fortnight, Busan International Film Festival, BFI London FF, IDFA, Atlanta Film Festival, etc. She is currently developing her debut fictional feature film.