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    Hee-won Han (b. 1955, Gwangju) studied at the Department of Art at Chosun University in the late 1970s and worked on the subjects of the poor who were persecuted at the Yangnim Church against the dictatorship. Since the early 1980s, the artist has held exhibitions in the Gurye Market, Hwagae Market, Gwangyang Market, and Suncheon Market where the artist met farmers and marginalized communities of small villages, focusing on rural areas in eastern Jeollanam-do. The artist was a member of the Gwangju Chonnam Artist Community and Gwangju Research Institute of Woodcut, and worked as a minjung artist resisting dictatorship. In 2015, the artist opened the Han Heewon Museum of Art in Yangnim-dong, Gwangju. Han has recently participated in the exhibition, Viewpoint & Viewpoint, Gyeonggi Art Project, Imsulnyeon (Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea, 2019).