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Joohyun Kim

Joohyun Kim

1965 (Seoul)

Activity Seoul
Academic ability Diplom at the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig, Germany under Prof. H.G. Prager
Genre installation
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Kim Joohyun’s architectural installations in geometric, minimal forms show us various and mundane everyday lives within the sense of contemporary art discourses on ‘science and art,’ and ‘public art.’ Taking on various concepts from contemporary science and intrinsic characteristics of the materials as starting point, her work that is often a labyrinth of organically linked minimal structures, acquire uncanny vitality. From “Pouring,” a series of minimal construction that emphasized physical properties of the materials during the 80s through 90s, “Building” and “Hinges” that synthesized hinges or square plates as a unit to expand into more complex structure in the late 90s, “Study of complexity,” that is further development of the previous series to “Web of Life,“ the most recent development of her art, her ideas have shown consistent development on her own theory. Her work style of continuous build up is different from putting the real world into her frame of thought through generalization and logic. It is rather contemplation on way of specific, phenomenological life that she learned from uncertainty of incomplete, complex reality.

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Artist Profiles

1991 Diplom at the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig, Germany under Prof. H.G. Prager
1987 BFA, Fine Art College, Seoul National Univ. Seoul, Korea
Solo Exhibitions
2010  Gallery Space, Seoul, Korea
2009  Gallery Factory, Seoul, Korea
2007  <Eco-Bridge-1> Alternative Space Takeout Drawing, Seoul, Korea
  <Eco-Bridge -2> KT Art Hall, Seoul, Korea
2005  <The EXTENDED MODE> KimChongYung Sculpture Museum, Seoul, Korea
2004  <SIMPLY COMPLEX> Gallery Fish, Seoul, Korea
2003  <Multi Body Problem> Paik Hae Young, Seoul, Korea
2001  Project Space Sarubia, Seoul, Korea
1997  Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Junglim building, Seoul, Korea
1996  Jo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1993  To Art Space, Seoul, Korea
Group Exhibitions
2010  ‘Heteromorphism’, Space Gong Myung, Seoul
2009  ‘The First Stop on the Super Highway`, Nam June Paik Art Center
  `Green Utopia`, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
  ‘The Dream of Davinci _ Art & Techne’, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju
  Jeju Botanical Garden Art Project 01, Jeju
  Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju
2008  `Another Masterpiece New Acquisition`, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art
2007  Beyond Art , Daejeon Museum of Art
2006  Fluid Artcanal International, Le Landeron, Suisss, Daejeon, Korea
  Budro um : Softness, Somamuseum, Seoul, Korea
2005  Beyond Repitition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Another History of Art; Representation of Feminity, Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea
2004  Consonance, Sungbo Museum of Haein Buddihst Temple, Hapcheon, Korea
2002  Beyond Grid, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea
2000  Young Korean Artists Exhibition , National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul, Korea
1999  Korean Contemporary Art ,Cerrillos Cultural Center, New Mexico, Fine Arts Museum of University of Wyoming, Wyoming, USA
  Beyond Landscape, Artsonje Museum , Kyongju, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
1998  Sculpture Now `98 ? Material and the Touch of Artist , Moran Gallery , Seoul, Korea
1996  Small Sculpture Triennial , Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1992  Klasse Prager, Herne,Braunschweig, Germany
1990  Herbst Ausstellung , Hannover, Germany
2009  Rockrfeller Foundation Bellagio Residency
2004  Youngeun Residency, Kwangju, Korea
2005  Kim se-jung Young Artist Prize
  Artsaward of the Year by Arts Counciel Korea

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