Kelvin Kyungkun Park
South Korea, b. 1978


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Kelvin Kyungkun Park is an artist based in Seoul, Korea, working primarily in the medium of film & video, photography, and installations. He has screened his highly acclaimed first full-length film, " Cheonggyecheon Medley", 2010, at various international venues, including the Berlin Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Warsaw Planet Doc Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Docs, among others. Park’s video installation works have been shown at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul and Daegu Art Museum, Arko Art Gallery, Opsis Art Gallery, and the 2012 Taipei Biennale. Park followed his debut up with "A Dream of Iron", which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film featuring a series of visual tableaux filmed at the Pohang Steel Company and Hyundai Shipyard, won the NETPAC Award at Berlinale and subsequently played at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the Sharjah Bienniale.

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Film , Video , Photography, Installation, Modern and Contemporary History, Industrialization , Urbanization , Social Issues, Political Issues , Individual and Society , Art and Society , South Korea

Curriculum Vitae

Educations
2005
MFA. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA (Cal Arts)
2000
BA. University of California, Los Angeles, USA (UCLA)
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Solo Exhibitions
2016
A Dram of Iron, Sindoh Ricoh Gallery, Seoul
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Group Exhibitions
2016
Artspectrum 2016, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
2015
Resonating Triangle, Arario Museum, Jeju, Korea
2014
Korean Cinema Today, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2013
Fantasy will be there, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea
2012
Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei
2011
depaysement, Arko Art Center, Seoul
2010
The Moment of Transposition, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul
2009
IMT Gallery, London (presented by Filmarmalade artist film series)
2008
Recontres Internationales, Paris, Madrid, Berlin
2007
Düsseldorf Contemporary, Dusseldorf, Germany (presented by ESL gallery, Los Angeles
2003
How Latitudes Becomes forms: Art in a Global Age, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Changwon Asian Art Festival, Changwon, Korea
The Film 2012, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
KOREA, FiveMyles, New York
Objectology II: Make, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Brilliant Memories, Buk Seoul Museum of Art(SeMA), Seoul
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Film Screening
2015
Sharjah Biennial, UAE
MAXXI, Rome
2014
Berlin International Film Festival, Forum, Berlin
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Documentary Fortnight, NY
Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle
Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, Korea
2011
Berlin International Film Festival, Forum, Berlin
Los Angeles Film Festival, Documentary Competition, Los Angeles
Hot Docs, Next Section, Canada
Planete Doc Film Festival, Poland, Official Competition
2010
Busan International Film Festival, Wide Angle Documentary, Busan, Korea
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Grants & Awards
2016
The Artspectrum Award, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
2015
Wild Flower Film Award (Kelvin Kyung Kun Park & Stone Kim), Korea
2014
NETPAC Award, Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin
Best Documentary Award, Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome
Author’s POV Award, Taipei International Documentary Festival, Taipei
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