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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, Korea
Lives and works in Korea

Education

2012

  • MA in Photography, Royal College of Art

2010

  • BFA in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design 2010
  • BFA in Film, Animation and Video, Rhode Island School of Design

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2019

  • Hanged Man, Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)
  • Slice, Art Space Boan, Seoul, Korea (upcoming)

2016

  • Hanged Man, Seoul Kindergarten, Seoul, Korea

2014

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

2012

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

Group exhibitions (selection)

2015

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

2014

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

2013

  • Belfast Photo Festival 2013, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, UK
  • Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2013, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
  • FOAM Talents, -Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • -РОСФОТО, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Multi Effect, Gallery Ihn, Seoul, Korea

Residency

2015

  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Goyang Residency, Goyang, South Korea

Awards

2016

  • Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Exhibition Fund Recipient

2013

  • Foam Magazine #36/Talent Selected Photographer
  • Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2013 UK Winner
  • Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2013 Selected Artist
  • Belfast Photo Festival 2013 Selected Artist

2012

  • Brighton Photo Fringe Open 2012 Winner

2011

  • Royal College of Art Overseas Fine Art Bursary

Publications

2019

  • Slice, Hezuk Press

2017

  • Another One Hundred Years of Solitude, Waterfall

2016

  • Hanged Man, Hezuk Press

2012

  • Seeing for Others, Blackdog Publishing

Press

2014

  • Unseen Magazine 2014
  • 월간사진(Monthly Photo) May 2014

2013

  • Foam Magazine #36/Talent

2012

  • British Journal of Photography July 2012
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