Kyungwoo Chun

Born 1969 in Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, Korea


Study

1992
B.F.A. in Photography, College of Arts, Chung-Ang University, Korea

2000
Diploma in Communication Design, Universität Wuppertal, Germany


Teaching

Professor at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Vice Versa, LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Polen

2018
Kyungwoo Chun - Ordinary Unknown, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Face of Face, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany

2016
Kyungwoo Chun-The Most Beautiful, The Weight, MAC-VAL-musée d'art contemporain Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Nueve Editoras, Galería JosédelaFuente, Santander, Spain

2015
Nine Editors, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2014
Portraits, HADA Contemporay, London, UK

2013
Interpreters, Gaain Gallery, Soeul

2012
SEVENTEEN MOMENTS, Galería Nuble, Santander, Spain
PERFECT RELAY, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
RESPONSE / HALLE OBEN, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany

2011
THOUSANDS, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

2010
THOUSANDS, Lazania, Centre for Contemporary Art, Dazing, Poland
SIMULTAN, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany  
THOUSANDS AND OTHER WORKS, Galería SKyistheLimit (SKL), Palma de Mallorca, Spain
BEING A QUEEN, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
DEPARTURE SONGS, Galerie DNA, Berlin, Germany

2009
THOUSANDS, Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany
BEING A QUEEN, Aarhus Kunstbygning, center for contemporary art, Aarhus, Denmark
THOUSANDS, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
New Works, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2008
BreaThings, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany
THOUSANDS, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen, Belgium
SAPPHO:OHPPAS, Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen, Germany

2007
DNA Galerie, Berlin, in Kooperation mit Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Mannheim, Germany
VERSUS, Galeria Arte Ko, Donostia-San Sebsatian, Spain
VERSUS, Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid, Spain
Last Works, Galería Nuble, FOCONORTE-festival de fotografía y vídeo, Santander, Spain
SILENCE IS MOVEMENT, Galerie DNA, Berlin, Germany, in Kooperation mit Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Mannheim, Germany
Projecting Life Indoors (2-person), Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain
VERSUS & BELIEVING IS SEEING, Gallery Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BELIEVING IS SEEING, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2006
screen sprit_continued/ KYUNGWOO CHUN, Staedtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen, Germany
"In/finite", Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim, Germany
51 Fine Art Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium

2005
100 Questions - Photographs, Video Installation, Stiftung DKM, Duisburg, Germany
DIALOG, Künstlerhaus Göttingen, Germany
A Naming Game (video, photographs, and performance), Galería Arteko, San Sebastian, Spain

2004
A Day in Seoul, Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kyungwoo Chun, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
Intervals, Galeria FF, Lodz, Poland

2003
Kyungwoo Chun ‘reMEMBERed,’ Odense Foto Triennale, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik Odense, Denmark
EIDOLON, Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2002
this appearance, Städtische 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, Köln, Germany

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


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Beyond Line, The Art of Korean Writing, LACMA-Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Phenomenon of the Mind : Facing Yourself, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Busan, Korea
Poetic Diction, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang , Korea
 

2018
Persona Grata, MAC-VAL - musée d'art contemporain Val-de-Marne,Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Persona Grata, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France
Verborgene Gesichter. Portraits im Blickpunkt, Kulturstiftung Schloss Agathenburg,  Agathenburg, Germany
The Portrait with(out) Artists , SeMA-Nam Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
186 - feuilles la collection de dessins et de photos de la Vitry-sur-Seine depuis 1979, France
Galerie Municipale Jean-Collet, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

2017
Video Portrait Vol.2 - Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2017 Community Art : Annyeonghaseyo - Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2016
Nirvana, Contemporary Art of the Republic of Korea in Moscow - The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moskau, Russia
Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, MMCA-National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Prozession, Licht und Performance, St. Thomas von Aquin/Katholische Akademie, Berlin, Germany

2015
6th Moscow Biennale/Special Project-Reverse Point Asia State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno, Moscow, Russia
SHOOT: About Performance, DNA, Berlin, Germany
Real in Irreal, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonju, Korea

2014
Fluctuaciones y Perfiles Remotos, Galería Nuble, Santander, Spain
Silence is Movement, artclub1563, Seou, Korea
A BOOK BETWEEN TWO STOOLS, Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Still, Photography in the Museum, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Poland

2012
Weihnachtsausstellung, Gruppenausstellung mit Werken von 12 Künstlern, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany
What is it to be Chinese?, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Artdeko Gallery With Zinemaldia, Galeriá Artdeko, San Sebastián, Spain
GROWING TOGETHER, Galería Nuble, Santander, Spain
A COLLECTION, Galleri Image, Arhus Switzerland

2011
Series of Photographs - 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
Series of Photographs - A Centry of Photographs, Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
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
DIE ERZÄHLTE ZEIT, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie e. V. , Darmstadt, Germany
Reflections, DNA, Berlin, Germany
ICONOTEXTES, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea

2009
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX, USA
WHITE SPACES, a concert on the occasion of Gerhard Stäbler's 60. birthday, Wilhelm Lehmruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
ARCHIVO, MK Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Hangul=Spirit: Inspired by Korean Charlacters, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK
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
THOUSANDS and 1000 Answers, Liverpool Biennial: Fantasy Studio Project, Foundation, Liverpool, UK

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, Künstlerhaus 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 Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany
SLOW, Miki Wick Kim Contemporary Art, Zürich, Switzerland

2006
Busan Biennale, Korea (P)
TINA B 2006 Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Artspectrum 2006, Leeum / Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2005
Asia - the place to be?, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin/ Beijing, China

2004
Galeris Neuvelles Images, The Hague, Netherlands
Wirklichkeit des Individuums, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany

2003
Der Rest der Welt, curated by Alexander Ochs, Neuffer am Park Pirmasens, Germany
The Third Asian Photography, Guardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan

2002
identität und Ideal, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Perspektiven—81. Herbstausstellung niedersächsischer Künstler, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
portrait: portrait, Prüss & 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, USA

2001
Bremer Förderpreis für 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 Köln 2000, Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum, Köln, Germany

1999
Schwarz und Weiss, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Galerie im Funkhaus des MDR, Magdeburg, Germany
Artriumgalerie des Willy-Brandt-Hauses, Berlin, Germany


COLLECTIONS

Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Sammlung Alison & Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany
The Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The NetherlandsCentro Cultural Andratx-CCA, Spain
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
MAC-VAL - musée d'art contemporain Val-de-Marne,Vitry-sur-Seine, France
CIRCA XX : Colección Pilar Citoler, Madrid, Spain
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, U.S.A.
Burger Collection, Zürich, Switzerland
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands
Vedder Collection, Zollikon, Switzerland
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik Odense, Denmark
Kunst en Complex Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Haus Coburg, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
Fundación Centro Ordónez, Falcon de FotografÌa, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Stiftung DKM, Duisburg, Germany
The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
Fortis Bank Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands


AWARDS

2008
Stipendium des Art Council Korea, Seoul, Korea

2007   
Hanmi Photography Award, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
Stipendium, DIVA Austausch-Programm, The Danish Arts Council, Copenhagen, Denmark
Auftragsarbeit und Preis, C Photo Magazine, Ivory Press, London, U.K.

2006
Auftragsarbeit, Tonhalle, Düsseldorf, Germany

2001,2005
Stipendium der koreanischen Kultur- und Kunst-Stiftung, Seoul, Korea

2004
Künstler-Stipendium, Centro Cultural Andratx, Majorca, Spain
Auftragsarbeit,Fundación Centro Ordónez, Falcon de Fotografía, San Sebastian, Spain

2001-2002
Stipendium, verliehen durch die Stadt Delmenhorst, Niedersachsen, Germany


CATALOGUE

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