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Kyungwoo Chun

Seoul, b.1969

Kyungwoo Chun was born in Seoul. After his first study of Photography in Korea (1992) he moved to Germany, where he studied and started to work on his art projects in Europe. He has become known for his poetically blurred photographic portraits in a very unconventional way of dealing with...

Kyungwoo Chun was born in Seoul. After his first study of Photography in Korea (1992) he moved to Germany, where he studied and started to work on his art projects in Europe. He has become known for his poetically blurred photographic portraits in a very unconventional way of dealing with time and space. He has been realizing participatory performances and collaborations in cities like Dueseldorf, Barcelona, Seoul, Berlin, Prague, Liverpool, Lisbon, Copenhagen and New York. His work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions in Europe and Korea and he is the recipient of Danish Art Council grant DIVA(2007), Art...

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Biography

Kyungwoo Chun was born in Seoul. After his first study of Photography in Korea (1992) he moved to Germany, where he studied and started to work on his art projects in Europe. He has become known for his poetically blurred photographic portraits in a very unconventional way of dealing with time and space. He has been realizing participatory performances and collaborations in cities like Dueseldorf, Barcelona, Seoul, Berlin, Prague, Liverpool, Lisbon, Copenhagen and New York. His work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions in Europe and Korea and he is the recipient of Danish Art Council grant DIVA(2007), Art Council Korea grant, grant by Ivory Press, UK, Hanmi Photography Award from the Museum of Photography Seoul(2007), winner of Public Art Competition in Bremen(2008). The artist's work is represented in major museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Museet for Fotokunst Odense(DK), the Museum of Photography in Seoul, National Museum of Contemporary Art of Korea, Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg among others.

Image Courtesy of the artist and Suwon iPark Museum of Art; Photo by JD Woo (2nd).
Text Courtesy of the artist.

RELATED CATEGORIES

Blurred Image / Communion / Extended Exposure / Human Relations / Performance / Photography / Psychological Change / Psychological Communion / South Korea

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2000
    Diploma, Kommunikationsdesign, Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany
  • 1992
    BFA, Photography, College of Arts, Chungang University, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016
    Nueve Editoras, Galería JosédelaFuente, Santander, Spain
  • 2015
    nine editors, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
  • 2014
    PORTRAITS, HADA Contemporary, London

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Another Way of Telling, Suwon iPark Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea
  • 2015
    6th Moscow Biennale, Reverse Point Asia-Special Project, State Museum-Reserve “Tsaritsyno”, Moscow
  • SHOOT: About Performance, DNA, Berlin

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Curriculum Vitae

Educations

  • 2000
    Diploma, Kommunikationsdesign, Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany
  • 1992
    BFA, Photography, College of Arts, Chungang University, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016
    Nueve Editoras, Galería JosédelaFuente, Santander, Spain
  • 2015
    nine editors, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
  • 2014
    PORTRAITS, HADA Contemporary, London
  • 2013
    Interpreters, Gaain Gallery, Seoul
  • 2012
    Seventeen Moments, Galeria Nuble, Santander, Spain
  • Perfect Relay, Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
  • Response, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany
  • Versus, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich
  • 2011
    Thousands, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
  • San & Sebastian (2-person), Galeria Arteko, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
  • 2010
    Thousands, Laznia-Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
  • Simultan, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
  • Thousands and other works, SKL Gallery, Palma, Spain
  • Being a Queen, The Museum of Photography, Seoul
  • Departure Songs, Galerie DNA, Berlin
  • 2009
    Being a Queen, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Center for Contemporary Art, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Burden or Support, video and performance, both exhibitions arranged by Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Thousands, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
  • BreaThings, Gaain Gallery, Seoul
  • Thousands, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • Thousands-fragments, Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid
  • 2008
    Thousands-Miles, Centro Huarte-Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Navarra, Spain
  • BreaThings, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
  • Thousands- fragments, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
  • SAPPHO: OHPPAS, Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen, Germany
  • 2007
    Last Works, Galería Nuble, FOCONORTE-festival de fotografía y vídeo, Santander, Spain
  • Silence is Movement, Galerie DNA, Berlin
  • Projecting Life Indoors (2-person), Casa Asia, Barcelona
  • Versus & Believing is Seeing, Gallery Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam
  • Believing is Seeing, Gaain Gallery, Seoul
  • Versus, Galeria Arteko, Donodtia-San Sebsatian, Spain
  • Versus, Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid
  • 2006
    screen sprit_continued/ KYUNGWOO CHUN, Staedtische Galerie im Buntentor Bremen, Germany
  • IN/FINITE, photography, video, Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim, Germany
  • Pseudonym, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2005
    100 Questions - Photographs, Video Installation, Stiftung DKM, Duisburg, Germany
  • Dialog, Kuenstlerhaus Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
  • A Naming Game (video, photographs, and performance), Galeria Arteko, San Sebastian, Spain
  • 2004
    A Day in Seoul, Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam
  • Kyungwoo Chun, the Museum of Photography (Hanmi Art Foundation), Seoul
  • Intervals, Galeria FF, Lodz, Poland
  • 2003
    Kyungwoo Chun ‘reMEMBERed’, Odense Foto Triennale, Brandts Klædefabrik Odense, Denmark
  • Eidolon, Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin
  • 2002
    this appearance, Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
  • 2001
    Kyungwoo Chun 1998-2001, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul
  • Thirty Minutes Dialog, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1998
    Zeitraum im Verschwinden, Werkraum Uerdingerstrasse, Cologne, Germany
  • 1994
    Aura, Ba-Tang-Gol Gallery, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Another Way of Telling, Suwon iPark Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea
  • 2015
    6th Moscow Biennale, Reverse Point Asia-Special Project, State Museum-Reserve “Tsaritsyno”, Moscow
  • SHOOT: About Performance, DNA, Berlin
  • Real in Irreal, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonju, Korea
  • 2014
    Busan Biennale 2014, Busan Cultural Center Grand Medium Gallery, Busan, Korea
  • Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2014, Moonshin Art Museum of Changwon, Changwon, Korea
  • Fluctuaciones y Perfiles Remotos, Galeria Nuble, Santander, Spain
  • Silence is Movement, Artclub 1563, Seoul
  • 2013
    Photography and Society - Social Art, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
  • Still -Photography in the Museum, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
  • Haein Art Project, Haeinsa Temple, Habcheon, Korea
  • 2012
    What is it to be Chinese?(Kyungwoo Chun, FX Harsono, Truong Ngu, Tintin Wulia, David Zink Yi), Grimmuseum, Berlin
  • 5th European Month of Photography Berlin, IN TRANSIT-THE VIEW OF OTHER, Bahnhof Ostkreuz, Berlin
  • Project Daejeon 2012: Energy, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
  • Growing Together, Galeria Nuble, Santander, Spain
  • Breda Photo-International Photo Festival, MOTI, Museum of the Image, Breda, the Netherlands
  • AND Festival-festival of new cinema, digital culture & art/ Blue Crystal Ball, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
  • Blue Crystal Ball: Samsung Olympic Games Media Art Collection, De La Warr Pavilion, East Bexhill Sussex, UK
  • Portrait of Time, Can Foundation, Beijing
  • En samling, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2011
    Believing is Seeing, Ffotogallery at Turner House, Cardiff, UK
  • Series of Portraits - A Centry of Photographs, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
  • Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces, The Museum of Photography, Seoul
  • Interview & Artists as an Interviewer, Arko Art Center, Arts Council Korea , Seoul
  • C Action Photo Virus, Langhans Galerie, Prague
  • 2010
    Liverpool Biennial : Media Landscape, Zone East, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, UK
  • Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Man Ray and his heritage, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • Darmstaedter Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Reflections, DNA, Berlin
  • ICONOTEXTES, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
  • 2009
    Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • WHITE SPACES, a concert on the occasion of Gerhard Stäbler's 60. Birthday, Wilhelm Lehmruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
  • ARCHIVO, curarted by Willem van Zoetendaal, MK Galerie, Berlin
  • Hangul=Spirit: Inspired by Korean Characters, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London
  • TRIALOG I, II - video, music, performance with Kunsu Shm and Gerhard Staebler, Total Museum of Contemporary Art; Gaain Gallery, Seoul
  • TRIALOG III- video, music, performance with with Kunsu Shm and Gerhard Staebler, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul
  • 2008
    Liverpool Biennial: Fantasy Studio, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK
  • Verticals, Gallery Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam
  • SAPPHO, video installation with live music/ with Gerhard Staebler, WDR Musik Fest, Duisburg Landschaftspark, Germany
  • 2007
    Writing Paintings, Painting Words, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • NY C Photo Exhibition, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York
  • Angelegenheiten, die sich daraus ergeben, Kuenstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • Landscape of Korean Contemporary Photography, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • Soft Power Exhibition, Korea Foundation cultural center, Seoul
  • Statements, Bernhard Knaus Fina Art, Frankfurt
  • Slow, Miki Wick Kim Contemporary Art, Zurich
  • 2006
    Tijdens fotomanifestatie Contrasten 1, museum goudA, Gouda, The Netherlands
  • White Spaces, Video Installation with concert (in collaboration with Gerhand Staebler), Tonhalle, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Busan Biennale 2006, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea
  • El mar que tiene dos nombres. Videoarte de Corea, Casa Asia, Barcelona
  • Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
  • TINA B. Contemporary Art Festival Prague, Gallery Nova sin, Prague
  • Artspectrum 2006, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
  • 2005
    Paik and Beyond, Sonderschau Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • Asia - the place to be?, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin/ Beijing
  • 2004
    Galeris Neuvelles Images, the Hague, the Netherlands
  • Wirklichkeit des Individuums, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
  • 2003
    Der Rest der Welt, Neuffer am Park Pirmasens, Germany
  • The Third Asian Photography, Guardian Garden, Tokyo
  • 2002
    Identitaet und Ideal, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Perspektiven-81. Herbstausstellung niedersaechsischer Künstler, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • portrait: portrait, Pruess & Ochs Gallery (formerly Asian Fine Arts Berlin), Berlin
  • International Young Art 2002, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Sotheby’s Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Sotheby’s Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
  • 2001
    Bremer Foerderpreis fuer Bildende Kunst, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor Bremen, Germany
  • Hall of Mirrors/Variants of the Portraits, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
  • 2000
    Internationale Photoszene Koeln 2000, Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum, Cologne, Germany
  • 1999
    Schwarz und Weiss, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Galerie im Funkhaus des MDR, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Artriumgalerie des Willy-Brandt-Hauses, Berlin

Publications

  • 2011
    Kyungwoo Chun-Performance Raisonn? I (Text: Jiyoon Lee), IANN Books, Seoul
  • Kyungwoo Chun-Photographs (Text: Hyeyoung Shin), IANN Books, Seoul
  • bild.klang.los- Ein Trialog von Kyungwoo Chun, Kunsu Shim und Gerhard St?bler (Text: Hella Melkert, Peter Friese),
  • 2009
    PFAU Verlag, Saarbrücken
  • Being a Queen-Kyungwoo Chun (Text: Louise Wolthers, Rune Gade, Nathalie Boseul Shin), Forlaget Vandkunsten, Copenhagen
  • Art.es ? project #26 (Text: Peter Friese), Madrid, Spain
  • 2008
    ARCHIVO-Thousands, Amsterdam (Text: Urs Stahel), the Netherlands
  • Kyungwoo Chun-Thousands (Texts: Wulf Herzogenrath, Nils Ohlsen, Jiyoon Lee, Urs Stahel), Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
  • 2007
    Believing is Seeing (Text: Hyeyoung Shin), Gaain Gallery, Seoul
  • 2005
    KYUNGWOO CHUN-photographs, video performances (Texts: Stephan Berg, Minseong Kim, Susanne Pfeffer), Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
  • Souvenirs (Text: Mika Elo), Sigongart, Seoul
  • 2004
    KYUNGWOO CHUN, the Museum of Photography (Text: Seungkon Kim, Hanmi Foundation of Culture and Arts), Seoul
  • INTERVALS (Text: Lech Lechowicz), FF Gallery, Lodz
  • 2003
    EIDOLON (Text: Enrique Ordonez, Jaana Pruess), Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin
  • 2002
    this appearance-Kyungwoo Chun, Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst edition23, Delmenhorst
  • 2001
    KYUNGWOO CHUN 1998-2001 (Texts: Finn Thrane, Enno Kaufhold), Sunggok Art Museum, Seoul
  • 1994
    AURA (Text: Juseok Park), Batanggol Gallery, Seoul

Grants & Awards

  • 2015
    Artist-in-residence, MAC/VAL mus?e d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France
  • 2009
    Artist-in-residence, Centro Cultural Andratx, Majorca, Spain
  • 2008
    Public Art Competition, Bremen, Germany
  • Grant, Art Council Korea, Seoul
  • 2007
    Grant, Artists in Residence, DIVA Exchange Program, the Danish Arts Council (hosted by Galleri Image, Aarhus), Denmark
  • Grant, Ivory Press, London.
  • Hanmi Photography Prize 2007, the Museum of Photography (Hanmi Foundation for Arts and Culture), Seoul
  • 2005
    Grant, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Korea
  • 2004
    Artist-in-residence, Centro Cultural Andratx, Majorca, Spain
  • 2002
    Artist Scholarship from the City of Delmenhorst, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • 2001
    Grant, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Korea

Collections

  • Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
  • Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Vedder Collection, Zollikon, Switzerland
  • Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik Odense, Denmark
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, U.S.A.
  • Sammlung Alison & Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf
  • The Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Burger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Kunst en Complex Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Haus Coburg, Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
  • Fundación Centro Ordónez, Falcon de FotografÌa, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
  • Centro Cultural Andratx-CCA, Spain
  • Museum DKM, Duisburg, Germany
  • The Museum of Photography (Gahyeon Foundation of Culture), Seoul, Korea
  • Fortis Bank Collection, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
  • Kunsthalle Goeppingen, Goeppingen, Germany
  • Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
  • Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
  • Laznia-Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
  • Bank Vontobel, Zurich, Switzerland

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