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Ik-joong Kang

Ik-joong Kang

1960 (b. Cheong Ju)

Activity Seoul, New York
Academic ability M.F.A Pratt Art Institute ,Brooklyn, NY
Genre painting, installation
Member Gallery GALLERY HYUNDAI
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  • Study for ‘Blended with the Wind, Continued to The Earth’

  • Multiple / Dialogue∞, Nam June Paik / Ik-Joong Kang

  • One Month Living Performance

  • Gateway(permanent installation)

  • Moon of Dream (129,000 Children’s Drawings from 141 Countries),

Artist Profiles

Education
1987 M.F.A Pratt Art Institute ,Brooklyn, NY
1984 B.F.A, Hong Ik University , Seoul, Korea
Solo Exhibitions
2010  25 Wishes, Special Project for Korean Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Things I Know, Special Project for Korean Pavillion in Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, China
  Baram eu ro suk ee go ddang eu ro ee eur ji go, GALLERY HYUNDAI, Seoul. Korea
  Wall of Hope, Special Project for Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  Wall of Hope, Special Project for Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
2009  Multiple / Dialogue ∞, Nam June Paik and Ik-Joong Kang, National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Gwacheon, Korea
  Moon Jars, Neuffer am Park Kunsthalle, Pirmasens, Germany
2008  Recent Works, Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  Recent Works, Kang Collection, New York, NY
  Ik-Joong Kang: Mountain and Wind, Alexander Ochs gallery, Berlin, Germany
  Ik-Joong Kang / Inexorable Dream; The Korean Affair, Andrew Bae Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Wall of Hope, Special Project for Kyungkido Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea
2007  Mountain and Wind, Special Project for Kwang Hwa Gate, Commissioned by Korean Government, Seoul, Korea
  Ik-Joong Kang / Everything He has, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  Small Pieces for Peace, Special Project for G8 Summit, Organized by Eurasian Foundation, UNICEF Germany, Heiligendamm / Münster Bad Doberan, Germany Moon of Dream, Special Project for Tae Hwa River, Ulsan, Korea
2006  Amazed Children, Special Project for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH Chance of Space, Princeton Cultural Council, Princeton, NJ
2005  Amazed World 2005, Special Project for Muhammad Ali Center, Louisvillle, KY
2004  Moon of Dream, Special Project with WCO, Ho Su Lake, Il San, Korea
  Happy World, Public Project with Princeton Community, Princeton Public Library, NJ
  Buddha with Lucky Objects 2004 Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
2003  Amazed World and Other Works, Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany Kang & Zhang, Shanghai Contemporary, Albrecht, Pruess & Ochs, Shanghai, China Happy Relief and Other Works, Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University, Long Island, NY
  Buddha with Lucky Objects and Other Works, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002  Buddha Eating Rice, Shanghai Contemporary at Bund Center, Shanghai, China Bridges-Interspace-Sky (in Part of Space, Time and Architecture, Organized by National Gallery and Deutscher) Collaboration with Zeiger and Schell Architecture Firm, Pruess and Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  Cologne Pagoda and Other Works, National Museum of East Asian Art, Berlin, Germany
2001  Cologne Sculpture, Cologne Messe, Cologne, Germany
  Amazed World, Special Project for United Nations, New York, NY
  Enter the Heaven, Cultural Center at Geistag, Munchen, Germany
2000  Enter the Heaven, Asian Fine Arts Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1999  100,000 Dream, Special Project for the Korean Unification, Pa Ju Unification Park, Korea
1998  Nam June Paik / Ik-Joong Kang, Asian Fine Arts Factory, Berlin, Germany
1997  Throw Everything Together and Add, Venice Biennale, Korean Pavillion, Venice, Italy
1996  Throw Everything Together and Add, Art Space Seoul, Cho Sun Il Bo Museum, Hak Go Jae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Buddha Eating Chocolate, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England
  365 Days of English, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
  8,490 Days of Memory, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY
1994  Multiple / Dialogue, Nam June Paik / Ik-Joong Kang , Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, CT
  Throw Everything Together & Add, CAPP ST. Project, San Francisco, CA
1992  Ik-Joong Kang, 3 x 3, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
  Buddha Learning English, Asian American Art Center, New York, NY
1991  More is More, Collaboration with Bing Lee, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY at Old Westbury, NY
1990  Public Performance: Untitled, Collaboration with Sang-Won Park, Epoche Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  Ssound Paintingss, Main Gallery, Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ
  Public Performance: Untitled, Collaboration with Sang-Won Park, Main Gallery, Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ
1988  6,000 Works, Broadway Windows Gallery, New York, NY
1987  3,000 Works, Thesis Show, Pratt Art Institute, New York, NY
  Public Performance: Everybody Thinks Oral Sex, Bronx River Gallery, Bronx, NY
1986  Public Performance: Flying Paintings, Openplatz, Kassel, Germany
  One Month Living Performance, Two Two Raw Gallery, New York, NY
  Public Performance: For the Cold Wall Collaboration with Antonin Mares, Legien / Leuschordamm, Berlin, Germany
1985  1,000 Works, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY
Group Exhibitions
2010  Moon is the Oldest Clock, National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Gwacheon, Korea
2009  New Chunjaeyeon, Yeomiji Botanical Garden, Jeju-Do, Korea
  Art Summer 2009, European Center for the Arts, Dresen, Germany Floor, Ceiling and Wall, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  Artist and Moon Jar, GALLERY HYUNDAI, Seoul, Korea
2008  Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
  Salunallets, St. Matthaus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany
  Moving Towards a Balanced Earth, Museum of New Zealand
  Transcendence: Modernity and Beyond in Korean Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapor
2007  Contemporary Korean Artists in New York, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Kunstfest Weimar, ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany
2006  13 Artists in New York, Korean Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY
2005  Renewed Expressions, Howard County Center for Arts, Ellicott City, MD
  Thirty Ways of Making Painting, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2004  Kwang Ju Biennale, Citiy Museum, Kwang Ju, Korea
  Pedestrian, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
  Declaration (100 Artists for Peace), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwa Cheon, Korea
2003  Der Rest der Welt, Neuffer im Park, Pirmasens, Germany
  Dream and Reality, Smithsonian Museum International Gallery, Washington D.C.
  100 years, 100 dreams, Space World Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  Explaining Magic, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  At the Crossroad, Korean Cultural Council, New York, NY
2002  70 Artists Around World Cup, GALLERY HYUNDAI, Seoul, Korea
  Buenos Aires International Biennale, National Museum of Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000  Koreamerica Korea, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
  Continental Shift, Museum Ludwig Aachen, Aachen Six Degrees of Inspiration, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
  Neuerwerbungen aus der sammlung Ludwig, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Cologne, Germany
1999  Kunst-Welton in Dialog, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  Year of the Tiger, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  Crossing Zones, Depaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Words, Texts, and Meaning in the Permanent Collection, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
1998  Where I am (Expo 98), Galeria Municipal Da Mitra, Lisbon, Portugal
  Notes Across Asia, Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany Year of the Tiger, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Museum Lugwig, Aachen, Germany
1997  Objectivity, Contemporary Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA
  American Stories, Setagaya Museum, Tokyo, Japan Kwang Ju Biennale, Citiy Museum, Kwang Ju, Korea
1996  Sites of Chinatown, Museum of Chinese in the America, New York, NY
  Just Past/Permanent Collection, 1975-96, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1994  Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA
  Habana International Biennial, Centro Wifredo Lam, Habana, Cuba
  Old Glory, New Story, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA
1993  Art in General, New York, NY
  New Expressions in Asian American Art, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY Slow Art, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NY
  Dismantling Invisibility, A Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1991  Louder, University of Illinois, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
1990  The Clocktower, New York, NY
  P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY
  Food, Hunterdon Art Center, Hunterdon, NY
  Artist Against Racism, Bedford Styvesant, Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY
  China, HongKong Art Center, Hong Kong
  International Art Show, Iida Museum, Japan
1989  Uptown Downtown, Asian American Art Center/ City Gallery, New York, NY
1987  Togetherness Always, Bronx River Gallery, Bronx, NY
  Personal History, Minor Injury, New York, NY
1986  Micro Max, Now Gallery, New York, NY
1985  Summer Group Show, Lasser Gallery, New York, NY
1982  Fu Exhibition, Total Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1981  Independent, National Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Awards
2009  Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Italy
2008  Proclamation from City Council of New York
2007  Ellis Island Medal of Honor Special Merit Award, 47th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship
1997  Today's Young Artist Award (Department of Cultural Affair, Korea)
1996  The Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship
1994  New York Foundation of Art Fellowship in Painting
1990  New York Foundation of Art Fellowship in Painting
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