KYUNGWOO CHUN

Born 1969 in Seoul, Korea, lives and works in Seoul
1992 B.F.A. in Photography, College of Arts, Chung-Ang University, Korea
2000 Diploma in Kommunikationsdesign, Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Nueve Editoras, Galería JosédelaFuente, Santander, Spain

2015
nine editors, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2014
PORTRAITS, HADA Contemporary, London, UK

2013
Interpreters, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012
Seventeen Moments, Galeria Nuble, Santander, Spain
Perfect Relay, Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
Response, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany
Versus, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich, Switzerland

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, Germany
Thousands and other works, SKL Gallery, Palma, Spain
Being a Queen, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
Departure Songs, Galerie DNA, Berlin, Germany

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, Germany
BreaThings, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Thousands, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Thousands-fragments, Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid

2008
Thousands-Miles, Centro Huarte-Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Navarra, Spain
BreaThings, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany
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, Germany
Projecting Life Indoors (2-person), Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain
Versus & Believing is Seeing, Gallery Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Believing is Seeing, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Versus, Galeria Arteko, Donodtia-San Sebsatian, Spain
Versus, Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid, Spain

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, Germany
A Naming Game (video, photographs, and performance), Galería Arteko, San Sebastian, Spain

2004
A Day in Seoul, Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Kyungwoo Chun, the Museum of Photography (Hanmi Art Foundation), Seoul, Korea
Intervals, Galeria FF, Lodz, Poland

2003
Kyungwoo ChunreMEMBERed,’ Odense Foto Triennale, Brandts Klædefabrik Odense, Denmark
Eidolon, Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2002
this appearance, Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany

2001
Kyungwoo Chun 1998–2001, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Thirty Minutes Dialog, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

1998
Zeitraum im Verschwinden, Werkraum Uerdingerstrasse, Cologne, Germany

1994
Aura, Ba-Tang-Gol Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

Selected Performances

2015
RUN (right ot left), Seoul Station Square/ Culture Station Seoul 294, Seoul, Korea
Pause, MMCA ( National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), Seoul, Korea
Ordinary Unknown, Sunaparanta-Center for Arts, Goa, India
Happy Journey / Spaces in Transition, ArtOxygen/ CST Railway Station, Mumbai, India

2013
Translation, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013
Translation, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea Gute Nachrichten, Hanbit Media Gallery, Seoul and Museum Weserburg, GAK, Bremen, Germany
35 Senses, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
18x1Minute, Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
Versus at Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
Versus in Zurich, Baerenwiese/ Galerie Anderes Thalmann, Zurich, Switzerland
Versus in Goeppingen, Rathausplatz/ Kunsthalle Goeppingen, Goeppingen, Germany

2011
Versus in Times Square, Public Art Program by Times Square Alliance, New York, USA
100 Questions, Arko Art Center, Arts Council Korea , Seoul, Korea

2010
Silence is Movement, Long Night of Museums,/ Laznia-Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

2009
The Seven Chairs, Aarhus Kunstbygning-Center for Contemporary Art, Aarhus, Denmark
PERFORMAT I-Kyungwoo Chun, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
BreaThings, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Greetings, Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid, Spain

2008
Burden or Suport, Psi #14: Interregnum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Bim Bim Blumen, Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen, Germany

2007
Projects/ VERSUS, curated program by ARTE LISBOA, Lissabon, Portugal
VERSUS Seoul-Barcelona2, Festival Asia, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain
VERSUS Seoul-Barcelona1, Softpower exhibition, W Hotel, Seoul, Korea
Into (apoyo o carga), Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea
An Allegory of Failure, Galeria Arteko, Donodtia-San Sebsatian, Spain

2006
O Minute , Busan Biennale 2006, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea
Into (apoyo o carga), National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
11 Allegories, soccer club Manheim in arrangement of Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim, Germany

2005
O Minute -Video Performance, Artforum Berlin, Germany
O Minute, KIAF, Seoul, Korea
Into (apoyo o carga), Galería Arteko, San Sebastian, Spain

2004
18 x 1 Minute, Fundación Centro Ordónez, Falcon de FotografÌa, San Sebastian, Spain
18 x 1 Minute, Street at Artinus Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2003
18 x 1 Minute, ARCO Madrid - Art Unknown, 2003, Spain, curated by Bart de Baere, Barbara Steiner, Charles Esche

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Collaborations

2015
6th Moscow Biennale/ Reverse Point Asia-Special Project, State Museum-Reserve “Tsaritsyno”, Moscow, Russia
SHOOT: About Performance, DNA, Berlin, Germany
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, Korea

2013
Photography and Society - Social Art, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
Still -Phot ography 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, Germany
5th European Month of Photography Berlin, IN TRANSIT-THE VIEW OF OTHER, Bahnhof Ostkreuz, Berlin, Germany
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, Manchaster, UK
Blue Crystal Ball: Samsung Olympic Games Media Art Collection, De La Warr Pavilion, East Bexhill Sussex, UK
Portrait of Time, Can Foundation, Beijing, China
En samling, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

2011
Believing is Seeing, Ffotogallery at Turner House, Cardiff, UK
Series of Portraits - A Centry of Photographs, Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
Interview & Artists as an Interviewer, Arko Art Center, Arts Council Korea , Seoul, Korea
C Action Photo Virus, Langhans Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic

2010
Liverpool Biennial : Media Landscape, Zone East, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, UK
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA
Man Ray and his heratage, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
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
ARCHIVO, curarted by Willem van Zoetendaal, MK Galerie, Berlin
Hangul=Spirit: Inspired by Korean Charlacters, 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, Korea
TRIALOG III- video, music, performance with with Kunsu Shm and Gerhard Staebler, Kumho Art Hall, Seoul, Korea

2008
Liverpool Biennial: Fantasy Studio, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK
Verticals, Gallery Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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, Korea
NY C Photo Exhibition, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, USA
Angelegenheiten, die sich daraus ergeben, Kuenstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Landscape of Korean Contemporary Photography, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Soft Power Exhibition, Korea Foundation cultural center, Seoul, Korea
Statements, Bernhard Knaus Fina Art, Frankfurt, Germany
Slow, Miki Wick Kim Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland

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, Spain
Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
TINA B. Contemporary Art Festival Prague, Gallery Nova sin, Prague, Czech Republic
Artspectrum 2006, Leeum / Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2005
Paik and Beyond, Sonderschau Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Asia - the place to be?, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin/ Beijing, Germany

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, Japan

2002
Identitaet und Ideal, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Perspektiven —81. Herbstausstellung niedersaechsischer Künstler, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
portrait: portrait, Pruess & Ochs Gallery (formerly Asian Fine Arts Berlin), Berlin Germany
International Young Art 2002, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, Sotheby’s Amsterdam, and Sotheby’s 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, Germany

 

Grants/ Awards/ Artist-in-residence

2015
Artist-in-residence, MAC/VAL musée 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
Commision by Duisbueger Philharmonie, Germany

2007
Grant, Artists in Residence, DIVA Exchange Program, the Danish Arts Council (hosted by Galleri Image, Aarhus), Denmark
Grant, Ivory Press, London, U.K.
Hanmi Photography Prize 2007, the Museum of Photography (Hanmi Foundation for Arts and Culture), Seoul, Korea

2006
Commission, Tonhalle Duesseldorf, Germany

2001, 2005
Grant from the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Korea

2004
Artist-in-residence, Centro Cultural Andratx, Majorca, Spain
Commission, Fundación Centro Ordónez, Falcon de FotografÌa, San Sebastian, Spain

2001–02
Artist Scholarship from the City of Delmenhorst, Niedersachsen, Germany

 

Selected Public 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

 

Selected Publications

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