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Yeondoo Jung

Yeondoo Jung

1969

Activity Seoul
Academic ability University of London, Goldsmiths College, MFA
Genre photographic, installation, media
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Jung Yeondoo was first introduced artist through alternative space of Korea and was the artist selected as the artist of the year by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in 2007. He was youngest and first artist from the category of photograph-animated images who received such honor. In 2008, his video, “Mystery Nostalgia”(2007) was included in the show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the work was collected by the museum. He received media attention from both Korea and abroad. Jung Yeondoo has been widening the range of his art regardless genres; from photograph, video, stage design, etc. “Genie My Love,” (2001-2005) was a project to make participants’ dream to come true and the work projected people in different light than real life after closely examining their surroundings. “The Location”( 2005), is a photograph of a people taken in the dramatic setting as if they are acting in a play. This in return creates alternative reality that the artist conjured. Like this, the artist tells us story of dreams as he continuously crosses borders between the real and the fictitious. Recently he has presented a work that takes combined form of visual art and theatre entitled, “Cinemagician” (2009). This work received great attention for the experimental quality that goes beyond museum settings as he was incorporating theatricality and pop art element into contemporary visual art.

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Artist Profiles

Education
1997 University of London, Goldsmiths College, MFA
1995 London Institute, Central Saint Martin College of Art, Diploma in Sculpture
1994 Seoul National University, College of Fine Arts, BFA – sculpture
Solo Exhibitions
2008  Documentary Nostalgia - Modern Mondays, MoMA, New York
2007  Wonderland, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain
  Memories of You - Artist of the Year 2007, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
  I Will Remember You, ACA Gallery, Atlanta / Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
  Locations, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York
2006  Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2005  Wonderland, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York
2004  Beat It, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2003  Bewitched, Gallery Loop, Seoul, Korea
2002  Chinese Lucky Estate, 1A Space, Hong Kong
  Tokyo Brand City, Koyanagi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001  Borame Dance Hall, Gallery Loop, Seoul, Korea
Group Exhibitions
2007  Thermocline of Art-New Asian Waves, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
  New Nature, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery New Plymouth, New Zealand
  Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
  Wonderland, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Korean Art, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile
  Projection Project, Budapest Episode, Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
  TRANS(IENT) CITY, Luxemburg 2007, Luxemburg and Greater Region
  Collector’s Choice: Collection 2, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Giants in Illusion, Sejong Main Hall of Museum of Fine Art, Seoul, Korea
  Solid Scene, Art Bit Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  ‘One Fine Day’, Rodin Gallery, Seoul
2006  Circuit Diagram, Cell Project Space, London, UK
  A New City, ARKO Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Dirty Yoga, Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan
  Explorafoto 06: Mascarada/ Masquerade, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
  Daegue Photo Biennale 2006: Arts in Photography, Photography in Arts, Daegu, Korea
  The Projection Project, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
  de kleine biennale 2006, Stichting Storm, Utrecht, Holland
  Through the Looking Glass, Asian Art House, London, UK
2005  Manufactured Self, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
  Banana Surfer, IEUM Gallery, Beijing, China
  Mapping on the Root, K-Art Space, Seoul, Korea
  Secret Beyond the Door, Korean Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  4 From Korea, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
  Project Stand By 000, Kwanghoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Fast Forwards, Fotograpie Forum International, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  Seoul Until Now, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  First Peak, Entenhalle, Zurich, Switzerland
2004  Liverpool Biennial, Blue Coat Art Centre, Liverpool, UK
  Hermes Korea Missulsang, ArtSonje Center, Seoul, Korea
  Document... A Map of Photographic Archives, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Stranger than Paradise, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Re;Source, Art in General, New York
  Wall Works, Cais Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Absent Voices, Korea Gallery, New York
  The Ten Commandments, Deutsche Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
2003  Photo Report from Seoul, Guardian Garden Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  Facing Korea; Demirrorizedzone, De Appel Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Holland
  Wanakio Project, Noren Market Place, Okinawa, Japan
  The Wedding, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Everyday-Contemporary Art from Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Cpenhagen
  Poetic Justice, Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
  5-Art Collection, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2002  City Scape, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
  Oriental Extreme, le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
  Urban Paradise, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Living Like a Lover from the Radar Phone, Project Space 4, Dublin, Ireland
  Pause, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
  Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  Under construction: New Dimension of Asian Art, Japan Foundation/Tokyo, Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  Fantasia, East Modern Art Center, Beijing, China
  Imagined Workshop, Fukuoka Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2001  Invisible Touch, Art Sonje Center Seoul, Korea
  Detached House, British Embassy, Seoul, Korea
  Crossing Parallels I, Ssamzie Art Space, Seoul, Korea/ Lance Fung Gallery, New York
  Tirana Bienniale, National Gallery of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
  Mass-life, Space Big Art, Yokohama, Japan
  The Lunchtime of Necktie Force, Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2000  Wow Project, Seoul City Subway 7th Line Train, Seoul, Korea
  din / DIN, Art Project Space 4X4, Amsterdam, Hollland
1999  Radio Asia, Galangga Club, London, UK
  Mixer & Juicer, The Korean Culture & Art Foundation Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Elvis Gungjungbanjum, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1998  Sensation from Goldsmiths, Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
  Bonsai 2: The Cosmopolitan, Hotel-Kunstraum, Zurich, Switzerland
  Where I am, Galeria Municipal da Mitra, Lisbon, Portugal
  Gracelands Palace, Ein Harrod Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997  Gracelands palace, Galerie Fruchtig, Frankfurt, Germany
  Korean Young Artist in London, Sackvill Gallery, London, UK
  2nd GCC International Show, la Grande Arche, Paris, France
  HongkongZ, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
Residency
2006  International Studio and Curatorial Program Artist Residency, New York
2004  Villa Arson Artist Residency, Nice, Italy
2003  Art Omi Artist Residency, New York
2002  1A Space Artist Residency, Hong Kong
  Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Artist Residency, Fukuoka, Japan
2001  Ssamzie Art Space Artist Residency, Seoul, Korea
Awards
2007  Artist of the Year, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
2002  2nd Shanghai Biennale Asia Europe Culture Foundation Awards
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