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Kyungwoo Chun

Kyungwoo Chun’s photographic work is known for its poetic sensibilities. The blurred images, created by the artist through the use of extremely long exposure times, play with the standards of traditional portraiture while remaining figurative.

Chun’s praxis also includes performance, where he activates the public space using viewers as performers. In ‘Versus’, Chun asked the participants to sit on a curved bench inspired by the Chinese symbol for human being and lean against each other, resting their head on the others shoulder. He establishes a framework in which an interaction can take place independently from him.

Chun is keenly interested in relationships. Be it between strangers or people and their own self-image. Creating a space for self-reflection and inner dialogue for participants in his performances, actors in his photographs and the viewers of his work.

Kyungwoo Chun

Nine Editors#2
chromogenic print,90 x 73 cm
(framed)
2014

Kyungwoo Chun

Nine Editors#4
chromogenic print
90 x 73 cm
(framed)
2014

Kyungwoo Chun

Nine Editors#7
chromogenic print
90 x 73 cm
(framed)
2014

Kyungwoo Chun

Nine Editors#1
chromogenic print
90 x 73 cm
(framed)
2014

One Hour Portrait #10
c-print
105 x 80 cm
2002

Versus #1
c-print
66 x 90 cm
2007

Versus #2
c-print
66 x 90 cm
2007

Believing is Seeing #2
c-print
135 x 104 cm
2007

Believing is Seeing #1
c-print
135 x 104 cm
2007

Believing is Seeing #7-1
c-print
135 x 104 cm
2007

Believing is Seeing #10
c-print
100 x 77 cm
2007

Interpreters (Antonio 2)
c-print
50 x 40 cm
2013

Simultan #1
c-print
50 x 65,5 cm (each)
diptych
2010

BreaThings #02
c-print
90 x 120 cm
2008

BreaThings #6
c-print
100 x 130 cm
2008

Born 1969 in Seoul, KR

Lives and works in Bremen, DE and Seoul, KR

Education

2000

  • Diploma in communications design, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Wuppertal, DE

1992

  • BFA in Photography, College of Arts, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, KR

 

Residencies

2007

  • DIVA Exchange Program, the Danish Arts Council, Copenhagen, DK

2004

  • Centro Cultural Andratx, Majorca, ES

 

Solo and Duo Exhibitions (selected)

2013

  • Interpreters| Gaain Gallery, Seoul, KR

2012

  • Seventeen Moments| Galeria Nuble, Santander, ES
  • Perfect Relay | Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst,Delmenhorst, DE
  • Response | Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, DE
  • Versus | Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich, CH

2011

  • Thousands | Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, DE
  • San & Sebastian | Galeria Artdeko, Donostia-San Sebastian, ES

2010

  • Thousands | Laznia-Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, PL
  • Simultan | Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, DE
  • Thousands and other works | SKL Gallery, Palma, ES
  • Being a Queen | The Museum of Photography, Seoul, KR
  • Departure Songs | Galerie DNA, Berlin, DE

2009

  • Being a Queen |  Aarhus Kunstbygning, Center for Contemporary Art, Aarhus, DK
  • Burden or Support, video and performance | Galleri Image, Aarhus, DK
  • Thousands | Kunsthalle Emden, DE
  • BreaThings | Gaain Gallery, Seoul, KR
  • Thousands | Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR
  • Thousands-fragments | Galeria Raquel Ponce, ES

2008

  • Thousands-Miles | Centro Huarte-Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Navarra, ES
  • BreaThings | Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, DE
  • Thousands- fragments | Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, BE
  • SAPPHO: OHPPAS | Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen, DE

2007

  • Last Works | Galería Nuble, FOCONORTE-festival de fotografía y vídeo, Santander, ES
  • Silence is Movement | Galerie DNA, Berlin, DE
  • Projecting Life Indoors | Casa Asia, Barcelona, ES
  • Versus & Believing is Seeing | Gallery Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, NL
  • Believing is Seeing | Gaain Gallery, Seoul, KR
  • Versus | Galeria Arteko, Donodtia-San Sebsatian, ES
  • Versus | Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid, ES

2006

  • screen sprit_continued/ KYUNGWOO CHUN | Staedtische Galerie im Buntentor Bremen, DE
  • IN/FINITE, photography, video | Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim, DE
  • Pseudonym | Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, BE

2005

  • 100 Questions – Photographs, Video Installation | Stiftung DKM, Duisburg, DE
  • Dialog | Kuenstlerhaus Goettingen, DE
  • A Naming Game (video, photographs, and performance) | Galería Arteko, San Sebastian, ES

2004

  • A Day in Seoul|Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    Kyungwoo Chun|the Museum of Photography (Hanmi Art Foundation), Seoul, KR |Intervals, Galeria FF, Lodz, PL

2003

  • Kyungwoo Chun ‘reMEMBERed,’ | Odense Foto Triennale, Brandts Klædefabrik Odense, DE
  • Eidolon | Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, DE

2002

  • this appearance | Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, DE

2001

  • Kyungwoo Chun 1998–2001 | Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, KR
  • Thirty Minutes Dialog | Galleri Image, Aarhus, DK

1998

  • Zeitraum im Verschwinden | Werkraum Uerdingerstrasse, Cologne, DE

1994

  • Aura, Ba-Tang-Gol Gallery, Seoul, KR

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2014

  • Photography and History | Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, KR

2013

  • Photography and Society-Social Art | Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, KR
  • Still – Photography in the Museum | MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, HU Haein Art Project | Haeinsa Temple, Habcheon, KR

2012

  • What is it to be Chinese? | Grimmuseum, Berlin, DE
  • 5th European Month of Photography Berlin, IN TRANSIT-THE VIEW OF OTHER | Bahnhof Ostkreuz, Berlin, DE Project Daejeon 2012: Energy | Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, KR
  • Growing Together | Galeria Nuble, Santander, ES
  • Breda Photo-International Photo Festival | MOTI, Museum of the Image, Breda, NL
  • 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, CN
  • En samling | Galleri Image, Aarhus, DK

2011

  • Believing is Seeing | Fotogallery at Turner House, Cardiff, UK
  • Series of Portraits – A Century of Photographs | Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, DE
  • Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces | The Museum of Photgraphy, Seoul, KR
  • Interview & Artists as an Interviewer | Arko Art Center | Arts Council Korea, Seoul, KR
  • C Action Photo Virus | Langhans Galerie, Prague, CZ

2010

  • Liverpool Biennial: Media Landscape, Zone East, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, UK
  • Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography | Santa Barbara Museum of Art, US
  • Man Ray and his heritage | Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
  • Darmstaedter Tage der Fotografie | Darmstadt, DE
  • Reflections | DNA, Berlin, DE
  • ICONOTEXTES | Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, KR

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, DE
  • ARCHIVO | MK Galerie, Berlin, DE
  • Hangul=Spirit: Inspired by Korean Charlacters | Korean Cultural Centre, UK, London
  • TRIALOG I, II – video, music, performance | Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, KR
  • TRIALOG III- video, music, performance | Kumho Art Hall, Seoul, KR

2008

  • Liverpool Biennial: Fantasy Studio, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK
  • Verticals | Gallery Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, NL
  • SAPPHO, video installation with live music | WDR Musik Fest, Duisburg, DE

2007

  • Writing Paintings, Painting Words | Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
  • NY C Photo Exhibition | Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, USA
  • Angelegenheiten, die sich daraus ergeben | Kuenstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, DE
  • Landscape of Korean Contemporary Photography | Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
  • Soft Power Exhibition | Korea Foundation cultural center, Seoul, KR
  • Statements | Bernhard Knaus Fina Art, Frankfurt, DE
  • Slow | Miki Wick Kim Contemporary Art, Zurich, CH

2006

  • Tijdens fotomanifestatie Contrasten 1 | museum goudA, Gouda, NL
  • White Spaces, Video Installation with concert) | Tonhalle, Duesseldorf, DE
  • Busan Biennale 2006 |Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, KR
  • El mar que tiene dos nombres. Videoarte de Corea| Casa Asia, Barcelona, ES
  • Daegu Photo Biennale | Daegu, KR
  • TINA B. Contemporary Art Festival Prague | Gallery Nova sin, Prague, CZ
  • Artspectrum 2006 Leeum, Seoul, KR

2005

  • Paik and Beyond | Sonderschau Art Cologne, Cologne, DE
  • Asia – the place to be? | Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin/ Beijing, DE

2004

  • Galeris Neuvelles Images, the Hague, NL
  • Wirklichkeit des Individuums | Kunsthalle Mannheim, DE

2003

  • Der Rest der Welt | Neuffer am Park, Pirmasens, DE
  • The Third Asian Photography | Guardian Garden, Tokyo, JP

2002

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

2001

  • Bremer Foerderpreis fuer Bildende Kunst | Städtische Galerie im Buntentor Bremen, DE
  • Hall of Mirrors/Variants of the Portraits | Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik Odense, DK

2000

  • Internationale Photoszene Koeln 2000 | Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum, Cologne, DE

1999

  • Schwarz und Weiss | Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE
  • Galerie im Funkhaus des MDR, Magdeburg, DE
  • Artriumgalerie des Willy-Brandt-Hauses, Berlin, DE

 

Performances

2014

  • Plateau Billboard Project 1- Kyungwoo Chun | PLATEAU-Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, KR

2012

  • Gute Nachrichten | Hanbit Media Gallery, Seoul and Museum Weserburg, GAK, Bremen, DE
  • 35 Senses | Galleri Image, Aarhus, DK
  • 18x1Minute | Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, DE
  • Versus | Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, DK
  • Versus | Zurich, Baerenwiese/ Galerie Anderes Thalmann, Zurich, CH
  • Versus | Goeppingen, Rathausplatz/ Kunsthalle Goeppingen, Goeppingen, DE

2011

  • Versus | Times Square, Public Art Program by Times Square Alliance, New York, US
  • 100 Questions | Arko Art Center, Arts Council Korea , Seoul, KR

2010

  • Silence is Movement | Long Night of Museums, Laznia-Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, PL

2009

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

2008

  • Burden or Support, Psi #14: Interregnum | University of Copenhagen, DK
  • Bim Bim Blumen | Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen, DE

2007

  • Projects/ VERSUS | ARTE LISBOA, Lissabon, PT
  • VERSUS Seoul-Barcelona2 | Festival Asia, Casa Asia, Barcelona, ES
  • VERSUS Seoul-Barcelona1 | W Hotel, Seoul, Korea Into (apoyo o carga), Gaain Gallery, Seoul, KR
  • An Allegory of Failure | Galeria Arteko, Donodtia-San Sebastian, ES

2006

  • O Minute | Busan Biennale 2006, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, KR
  • Into (apoyo o carga) | National Gallery, Prague, CZ
  • 11 Allegories | soccer club Mannheim, Mannheim, DE

2005

  • O Minute -Video Performance | Artforum Berlin, Germany O Minute, KIAF, Seoul, KR
  • Into (apoyo o carga) | Galería Arteko, San Sebastian, ES

2004

  • 18 x 1 Minute | Fundación Centro Ordónez, Falcon de FotografÌa, San Sebastian, ES
  • 18 x 1 Minute | Street at Artinus Gallery, Seoul, KR

2003

  • 18 x 1 Minute | ARCO Madrid – Art Unknown, 2003, ES

 

Awards and Grants

2008

  • Public Art Competition, Hansestadt Bremen, DE
  • Grant from the  Art Council Korea, KR
  • Commision by Duisbueger Philharmonie, Duisburg DE

2007

  • Grant/ C Action, Ivory Press, London, U.K.
  • Hanmi Photography Prize 2007, the Museum of Photography (Hanmi Foundation for Arts and Culture), Seoul, KR

2006

  • Commission, Tonhalle Duesseldorf, DE

2005

  • Grant from the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, KR

2004

  • Commission, Fundación Centro Ordónez, Falcon de FotografÌa, San Sebastian, ES

2001–02

  • Artist Scholarship from the City of Delmenhorst, Niedersachsen, DE

 

Publications           

  • Kyungwoo Chun-Interpreters, the Museum of Photography, 2014
  •  Kyungwoo Chun-Performance Raisonné I, IANN Books, 2011
  • Kyungwoo Chun-Photographs, IANN Books, 2011
  • bild.klang.los- Ein Trialog von Kyungwoo Chun, Kunsu Shim und Gerhard Stäbler, PFAU Verlag, 2009
  • Being a Queen-Kyungwoo Chun, Forlaget Vandkunsten, 2009
  • Art.es – project #26, 2009
  • ARCHIVO-Thousands, 2008
  • Kyungwoo Chun-Thousands, 2008
  • Believing is Seeing, 2007
  • KYUNGWOO CHUN-photographs, video performances, 2005
  • Souvenirs, 2005
  • KYUNGWOO CHUN, the Museum of Photography, 2004
    INTERVALS, 2004
  • EIDOLON, 2003
  • this appearance-Kyungwoo Chu, 2002
  • KYUNGWOO CHUN 1998-2001, 2001
  • AURA, 1994

 

Collections

  • Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, DE
  • Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, NL
  • Vedder Collection, Zollikon, CH
  • Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik Odense, DK
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
  • Sammlung Alison & Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, DE
  • The Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, NL
  • CIRCA XX : Colección Pilar Citoler, Madrid, ES
  • Burger Collection, Zurich, CH
  • Kunst en Complex Collection, Rotterdam, NL
  • Haus Coburg, Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, DE
  • Fundación Centro Ordónez, Falcon de FotografÌa, Donostia-San Sebastian, ES
  • Centro Cultural Andratx-CCA, ES
  • Museum DKM, Duisburg, DE
  • The Museum of Photography (Ga-Hyeon Foundation of Culture), Seoul, KR
  • Fortis Bank Collection, Rotterdam, NL
  • Kunsthalle Emden, DE
  • Galleri Image, Aaarhus, DK
  • Kunsthalle Goeppingen, Goeppingen, DE
  • Olympic Museum, Lausanne, CH
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art, KR
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