Biography

Born 1969 in Pohang, Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, Korea
 
:: EDUCATIONS

2002 M.F.A. School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.
1998 B.F.A. College of Fine Arts, HongIk University, Seoul, Korea

 

:: SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 ANIMATUS, AVENUEL ART HALL, Seoul, Korea
Gallus, PERIGEE GALLERY, Seoul, Korea
ANIMATUS, Polytechnic Museum, Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia
2014 MEASURE, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea
2012 Face Trace, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea
2010 Eye Trace, DOOSAN Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 ANIMATUS, Natural History Museum, Basel, Switzerland
ANIMATUSEUM, ARARIO Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2007 The Homo Species, Korean Pavillion, Giardini, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2006 ANIMATUS, ARARIO Gallery, Cheonan, Korea
2004 The Objectuals, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

 

:: SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Please Return to Busan Port, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium,  Norway
2015 Animamix Biennale 2015-2016, Daegu Art Museum,  Daegu, Korea
Have a Good Day Mr. Kim, Michael Horbach Foundation, Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Black Box Formula, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2014 Spectrum – Spectrum, PLATEAU, Seoul, Korea
Doublesensation, Gallery Rae, Busan, Korea
2013 Hidden Dimension, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea
Who is Alice?, Spazio Lightbox, Venice, Italy
Age of Grand Navigation, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Beastly Hall, A Place Where Artists and Creatures Collide, Hall place & Gardens, Bexley Kent, UK
2012 One must imagine Sisyphus happy, Neo Bankside,  London, UK
FREEDOM NOT GENIUS, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin, Italy
Thoughts on Body, SOMA Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Superhuman, Wellcome Collection, London, UK
Re-Opening, DOOSAN Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Keeping It Real:Korean Artist in the Age of Multi-Media Representation, CU Art Museum, Colorado, U.S.A.
2011 Sculptor’s Drawing, SOMA Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Reopen at Hannam, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea
Bad Exhibition, Pin Gallery, Beijing, China
2010 Made in Popland, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Plastic Garden, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Artist’s Body, space*c, Seoul, Korea
2009 D AiR, DOOSAN Gallery New York, NY, U.S.A.
Extreme Frontiers, Urban Frontiers, Institute Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
VRAOUM!, La Maison Du Rouge, Paris, France
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Read and Feel the Pictures, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2008 GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
METAMORPHOSES Korean Trajectories, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
2007 Contemporary Korean Art: Wonderland, National Art of Museum China, Beijing, China
2006 ALLLOOKSAME? Art China Korea Japan Art, Fondazione Sandretto re Rabaudengo, Turin, Italy
Give Me Shelter, Union Gallery, London, UK
Art Spectrum, Leeum, Seoul, Korea
2005 Visions of the Body, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2004 Young Artist from Korea, China, and Japan, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
The Joan Mitchell Foundation 2002 & 2003 MFA Grant Recipients, Cue Art Foundation Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Out the Window :  Spaces of Distraction, Project Space Zip, Seoul, Korea
Out the Window : Spaces of Distraction, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Fake & Fantasy, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
Energy, Project Space Zip, Seoul, Korea
Beauty, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Pleasure Factory, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2001 The Wight Biennial, The New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

 

:: RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2009 Gyeonggi Creation Center 2009, Pilot program, Ansan, Korea
DOOSAN Residency, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2007 The 39th National Awards for ‘Today’s Korean Young Artists’, Seoul, Korea
2003 SSamziespace Studio Program, Seoul, Korea
2002 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2001 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, U.S.A.