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Jinkyun Ahn

Jinkyun Ahn’s work renders the generational repetition of individual lives through the very properties of the medium of photography. By using the echoing structure of photography where it starts from the pupil, runs through the viewfinder, touches the surface of a subject, steals the image, and returns via the same route to be engraved on the sensor, he tries to reveal the point of conflict where the finitude of personal life and the infinite cycle of family life come into touch. The primal concern and anxiety about mortality has been the essence of his practice within the boundary of family images.

Ahn’s photographs are completed in a space. In the stage of spatial configuration, the images attempt to trespass the territories of other art disciplines, often adapting the form of installation. As opposed to conventional presentation of a series of linear images, a set of strategically placed installation elements are used to induce a specific spatial experience that guides the viewer to arrive at the very substance of his work and to introduce the possibilities of photography.

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #1
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #2
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #3
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #4
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #5
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #6
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #7
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #8
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #9
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #10
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #11
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Jinkyun Ahn

Hanged Man #12
digital c-print
81.8 x 62 cm (framed)

Hanged Man
Seoul Kindergarden
South Korea
2016

Hanged Man
Seoul Kindergarden
South Korea
2016

Hanged Man
Seoul Kindergarden
South Korea
2016

Jinkyun Ahn

Enclave #13
151.4(w) x 101.6(h) cm
Digital C-prints
2010

Jinkyun Ahn

Enclave #16
151.4 (w) x 101.6(h)cm
Digital C-prints
2010

Jinkyun Ahn

Enclave #14
151.4(w) x 101.6(h) cm
Digital C-prints
2010

Jinkyun Ahn

Installation View
Three Faces, Two Places, One Device
HADA Contemporary
2014

Jinkyun Ahn

Installation View
Three Faces, Two Places, One Device
HADA Contemporary
2014

Jinkyun Ahn

Installation View
Three Faces, Two Places, One Device
HADA Contemporary
2014

Masquerade #1
Lambda print
38.1 x 38.1 cm
2006

Masquerade #2
Lambda print
38.1 x 38.1 cm
2006

Masquerade #4
Lambda print
38.1 x 38.1 cm
2006

Masquerade #9
Lambda-print
38.1x38.1 cm
2006

On the Surface of Images
Installation view
Phoenix Brighton
2012

On the Surface of Images
Installation view
Phoenix Brighton
2012

On the Surface of Images
Installation view
Phoenix Brighton
2012

Gazing #3
Digital C-print
152.4 x 114.3cm
2012

Covering #3
Digital C-print
152.4 x 114.3cm
2012

Villa of the Mysteries - Squeeze
Digital C-print
76.2 x 57.2cm
2011

Two Mirrors
Digital C-print
152.4 x 114.3cm
2012

One Step Forward #1
Digital C-print
152.4 x 114.3cm
2012

Born 1983 in Seoul, KR
Lives and works in Seoul, KR

Education
2012

  • MA in Photography, Royal College of Art, UK

2010

  • BFA in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, US
  • BFA in Film, Animation and Video, Rhode Island School of Design, US

 

Residencies
2015

  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Goyang Residency, Goyang, KR

 

Solo Exhibitions
2019

  • Hanged Man | Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Slice | Art Space Boan, Seoul, KR

2016

  • Hanged Man | Seoul Kindergarten, Seoul, KR

2014

  • Three Faces, Two Places, One Device | Hada Contemporary, London, UK

2012

  • On the Surface of Images | Phoenix Brighton, Brighton, UK

 

Group Exhibitions
2015

  • Intro, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR

2014

  • Selections from Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission Exhibition 2013 | Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, UK
  • Je Baak & Jinkyun Ahn | Hada Contemporary, London, UK
  • Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, NL

2013

  • Belfast Photo Festival 2013 | Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, UK
  • Antechamber | Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, UK
  • Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2013 | The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
  • FOAM Talents | Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL / POCФOTO, Saint-Petersburg, RU
  • Multi Effect | Gallery Ihn, Seoul, KR

 

Awards
2015

  • Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Exhibition Fund Recipient, KR

2013

  • selected for Foam Magazine #36/Talent Photographer, NL
  • Flash Forward Emerging Photographers 2013, UK
  • selected for FreshFaced+WildEyed 2013, UK
  • selected for Belfast Photo Festival 2013, IR

2012

  • Brighton Photo Fringe Open 2012, UK

2011

  • Royal College of Art Overseas Fine Art Bursary, UK

 

Press
2014

  • Unseen Magazine
  • 월간사진 (Monthly Photo), May

2013

  • Foam Magazine #36/Talent

2012

  • British Journal of Photography, July

 

Publications
2019

  • Slice, Hezuk Press

2016

  • Hanged Man, Hezuk Press

2012

  • Seeing for Others, Blackdog Publishing

Hanged Man

Jinkyun Ahn

Bilingual Edition English-Korean
27 pages
32 x 24 cm

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