Current Exhibitions
Scope Miami Art Fair, Dec. 3 - 8, 2019
Curated by Paris Koh Fine Arts


Gallery d'Arte Booth C17
Ahn Chul & Kidong Kwon

Ki Dong Kwon

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Pennsylvania State University-University Park, Pennsylvania, US

B.F.A., College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Banjul-Schale, Seoul

2017 Gallery Godo, Seoul

2015 Gallery Into the Soul, Seoul

2014 Tong-In Auction Gallery, Seoul

2013 Gallery 41, Seoul

2012 Sponsored by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Grimson Gallery, Seoul

2009 Sponsored by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Kimjinhye Gallery, Seoul

2008 The Space, Koreana Art Center, Busan

2007 SADI Window Gallery

2007 Kimjinhye Gallery, Seoul

2005 Kimjinhye Gallery, Seoul

2004 Indeco Gallery, Seoul

2004 Zoller Gallery, Penn State University-University Park

2000 Indeco Gallery, Seoul

1998 Gallery Icon, Seoul

1997 Gallery Icon, Seoul

1994 Gallery Icon, Seoul

1992 Gallery Yehang, Seoul

1988 Yoon Gallery, Seoul

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Peace- Flowers Bloom, SNU Alumni Association Veritas Hall, Seoul

On Air, Glasshalle-Landratsamt Tübingen, Gemany

Cotton Born to Live Twice, Dongduk Women’s University Museum of Art, Seoul

ACAF 2018, Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Arts Museum, Seoul

Friendship: Mentor/Mentee, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

2017

Inside Out, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan

Forest becomes Path, SNU Alumni Association Veritas Hall

Spirit of Painting-Answer to the 30 years, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul

Five-Person Show, Joy of Arts, Seoul

Seoul Collector-Artist Festival , Lotte Hotel

Friendship:Mentor/Mentee, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

One Heart, Suji Museum, Namwon

2016

Six Perspectives Looking at the Landscape, Muan Seungwoo Oh Museum of Art

Represented: Namwon, Suji Museum, Namwon

Homage-In Memory of Ha Dong Chul, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

Friendship: Mentor/Mentee, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

Rollers of Space, Art Space Qualia, Seoul

Changjak Fine Arts Association, Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Arts Museum, Seoul

2015

Asia Hotel Art Fair Seoul, Conrad Seoul Hotel, Seoul

2015 Gwanghwamun International Art Festival, Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul

Korea-China Exhibition, Qingdao City Museum of Art, Qingdao, China

2014 The Artists, Gallery Art in Space, New York

Early Winter, Gyeom Jae Jeong Sun Museum, Seoul

Sponsored by Ministry of Health & Welfare, Space In Space Out, Gallery Misulsegye, Seoul

Museum Image, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul

One Stroke, Kwae Yeon Jae Ceramic Museum, Youngwol

Contemporary Artists, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul

Gang Nam Fine Art Exhibition, Yeoksam Gallery, Seoul

2013

Museum Image, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul

Car Story, Art Factory

Artists 2013, Gallery Pyeongchangdong

Contemporary Artists, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul

Scene, Kwae Yeon Jae Ceramic Museum, Youngwol

KIAF-Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul

Dreamy Christmas, Hotel Lotte Gallery, Seoul

The 2012-13 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists, Seoul Auction Gallery, Seoul

2012

Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Contemporary Artists, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul

Cotton-Born to Live Twice, Dongduk Museum of Art, Seoul

Liberty in a Frame, Gallery 7, Seoul

2011

Korean Art Today, Korean Cultural Office, Sydney, Australia

Along with Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Biddle Gallery, Bundang

2010

Tolerance in Art II, Kookmin Art Gallery, Seoul

KIAF-Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul

Five Stories, Biddle Gallery, Bundang

100 years of Dongduk, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul

2009

Tolerance in Art, Kookmin Art Gallery, Seoul

Spirit of Korea, Alliance Francaise, Victoria City, Seychelles

Another Masterpiece, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan

Wonderful Pictures, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul

KIAF-Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul

Seoul Art Fair, BEXCO, Busan

2008

KIAF-Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul

Cityscape, Grimson Gallery, Seoul

Small Work Exhibition, Grimson Gallery, Seoul

Very Vary New Year, Kimjinhye Gallery, Seoul

2007

Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

The Spirit of Travel, Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

 

2006

overeign Asian Art Prize, Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Art and Travel, Kookmin Art Gallery

Purple Cake, Shinsegae Culture Hall, Seoul

2005 In-Form, Dongduck Art Gallery, Seoul

2003 Menagerie, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University-University Park

2002 Sight-Perception, Eve Gallery, Seoul

2001

The 16th Asian International Art Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, China

‘Foundations-Perspectives’, Musee de Seoul, Seoul

The 46th Chang-Jark Fine Art Association Exhibition, Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul

KwangJu Biennale Special Exhibition-Forest of Human, Forest of Painting

2000 The 15th Asian International Art Exhibition, Tainan County Cultural Affair Burean, Taiwan, R.O.C

1999

The 14th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

The 33th Korean Art Association Exhibition, Art Center, Seoul

1998 ‘Retina & Sensory’, Dongah Gallery, Seoul

1997

‘Wind of Seoul’, Indeco Gallery, Seoul

‘The Abstract-The real-The Abstract’, Gallery Wooduk, Seoul

The 42th Chang-Jark Fine Art Association Exhibition, Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul

1995

‘Wind of Seoul’, Indeco Gallery, Seoul

‘Shadow’, Gallery Icon, Seoul

1994

‘Painting in New Media Era’, Seoho Gallery, Seoul

‘Wind of Seoul’, Indeco Gallery, Seoul

1993 ‘Mass 9’, Indeco Gallery, Seoul

‘Hahngeoulum’, Boda Gallery, Seoul

1992 ‘Hanhgeoulum’, Sae Gallery, Seoul

1989

International Contemporary Art Festival in Berlin, Artrium Gallery, Berlin

Honest Artists, Battanggol Gallery, Seoul

MASS 9, Now Gallery, Seoul

Drawing Perspective, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

New Generation, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

Form Contemporary, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

1988

Contemporary Painting-Emerging Artists, Battanggol Gallery, Seoul

L'Esprit Nouveau, the 3rd Gallery, Seoul

Sensibility and Expression, Battanggol Gallery, Seoul

Jungang Art Festival, Hoam Gallery, Seoul

New Generation, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

Form Contemporary, Growrich Gallery, Seoul

The 14th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Art Center, Seoul

1987

Emerging Artists in Seoul, Chungnyon Gallery, Seoul

AD '87, the 3rd Gallery, Seoul

Direction '87, Yoon Gallery, Seoul

 

GRANT

2019 Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation

2018 Arts Council Korea

2017 Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation

2012 Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

2009 Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

 

RESIDENCY

2019 Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, UK

2018 Kunstort-ELEVEN-Artspace, Starzach-Bӧrstingen, Gemany(Supported by Arts Council Korea)

2015 Art Hub International Artist Residency, AZ, USA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Young Teac Park, Highway at 8AM-Ki Dong Kwon’s 8AM, Haru, Gisikchannel, 2013

Young Teac Park, Review-Ki Dong Kwon, Art in Culture, June 2007

Ji Young Kim, Spread of the reality-7 cityscape painters, Art & Museum Studies Vol. 18, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 2007

Liliana M. Naydan, Fleeting Moments, Research Penn State, 2004

 

COLLECTIONS

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Art Bank, National Museum of Contemporary Art

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art

Angle Homes Inc.

Art Hub International Artist Residency

 

Artist Statement

 

Modern urbanscape is associated sometimes with losing sense of belonging. Marc Augésays, “Certain places exit only through the words that evoke them…..they are non-places, or rather, imaginary places: banal utopias, clichés.”We are often consuming romantic nostalgia in amusement park restaurants where replicated antique cars are parked.Virtual realities of theme parks guarantee for a through anonymity. These drifting and rambling spaceshaunt all over the cities.Vaguely familiar sites lead us to a dizzying cycle of déjà-vu. This heartlessly standardized space becomes a simulacrum of mutual cloning, simultaneously erasing the geographical borderlines.

 

The work examines the meaning of place that can reveal the hidden structure of our daily routine. We reconstitute our harsh reality in imagination. The artist watches with compassion while he captures our exhausting contemporary urban life. A life that is drifting restlessly.

Ahn Chul

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Boltary Night (GongTo Art Space)

2012 PSYCHOKI (Gana Art Space)

2008 Viewer (Kimjinhye Gallery)

2005 S-Dimension (Kimjinhye Gallery)

2003 Five Years Old (Gallery Myart)

2002 Assemblage (Gallery Indeco)

1999 Assemblage, Painting, Drawing (Gallery Indeco)

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 Scope Miami Art Fair

2017 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2016 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2015 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2014 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2013 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2012 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2011 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2010 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2009 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2008 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2007 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2006 Group Exhibition OF ArtYP

2001 Works on wine cellar, Al Baer &AhnChul

(HOTEL Intercontinental, Asian Live Gallery)

2001 Beach Bag Festival (Gallery Indeco)

 

 

Artist Statement

끝으로 그의 핵심어 하나를 들라면 양보다 질을 더 중요시 하는 "밀도(Density)"가 아닌가 싶다. 속도감과 긴장감을 유발시키면서 생산성과 효율성 뿐만 아니라 ' 창조성과 차별성'을 그 근간에 두고 있다. 거기에서는 희로애락이나 생로병사의 경계도 뛰어 넘는다. '삶의 향연'을 통해 자연과 기계와 인간의 조화를 찬양하면서 동시에 '밀도 있는 염력에너지'를 맘껏 펼치고 있다

 

One of his key words will be probably“density” that quality is more important than quantity. This is based upon “creation and differentiation” as well as “production and efficiency”, triggering a sense of speed and tension. This is willing to go beyond the boundary of human emotion and life. He is demonstrating “Psychokinesis with density” to his heart`s content, while praising the human harmony between nature and machine through “a Banquet of Life”.