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JO Yun Guk

Artist Statement

Home is part of us in the world and the first Welt (World) we experience. With works, I intend to present and formulate the missing ethic issues of human beings and the vanishing function of personal space of our times. Ultimately, there is hope that society recognise the home (personal space) as not just a living space but a new form of Utopia in which human lives have accumulated and dissolved over countless years.

Modern Monument I, 85 x 32 x 28cm, Fomex
Modern Monument II, 108 x 26 x 30cm, Fom

Modern Monument 1  2019, Fomex, cement, Acrylic, 85x32x28cm

Modern Monument 2  2019, Fomex, cement, Acrylic, 108x26x30cm

상실의 섬_Hardboard, Acrylic, Mixed media_24

Lost Island  2017, Hardboard, Acrylic, Mixed media 240x225cm

The remanent place  2017, Cardboard, Acrylic, Epoxy, 44.5x42x65cm

Artist room  2017, Cardboard, Acrylic, Epoxy, 52.5x40.5x58.5cm

Artist room  2017

Cardboard, Acrylic, Epoxy, 52.5x40.5x58.5cm

266 Village  2015

Cardboard, Acrylic, Epoxy, 48x55x121cm

Rebuilding  2017

Cardboard, Acrylic, Epoxy, 30x35x88cm

Lost Island  2016, Cardboard, Acrylic, Epoxy, 94x306cm

Village  2014, Cardboard, Acrylic, Epoxy, 92x35x70cm

Library  2012, Cardboard, Acrylic, Epoxy, 75x60x60cm

Artist Biography

Born 1985, in Chun Cheon, Korea 

Currently lives in Seoul, Korea


Selected Solo Exhibition

2018        The Memory of Loss, ARTWA, Seoul, Korea

2017        Island, Rational Isolation, Palais de Seoul, Seoul, Korea

2016        Secretive and Symmetrical Space, Chuncheon Museum of Art, Chuncheon, Korea

2015        The Reconstruction of the space by Memory, BCS Gallery, New York, USA

2014        Make Room, Chuncheon Museum of Art, Chuncheon, Korea

2011        For The Extra, Gallery Sai-art, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions
        CAN ART GO TOO FAR? Shanghai, Huacui Art Center, Shanghai, China
        Can ART go too far 2018, ARTWA, Seoul
        Gangnueng Museum of Art Special Exhibition-The Way Home, Gangneung Museum of Art, Gangneung, Korea
        Korea-Mongoia International Sculpture Exchange Exhibition, The Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar

2018        Begin to Bloom, KT&G Sangsangmadang, Chuncheon, Korea

2017        Can ART go too far 2017, ARTWA, Seoul

2017        Paper Sculpture, Museum San, Wonju, Korea

2017        Gwanghwamun International Art Festival, Sejong Cultural Centre/Ulsan Metropolitan City Culture & Arts Centre/Seoul Metro Museum, Korea

2017         Lotus Land, National Asian Cultural Complex, Gwangju, Korea

2017        Pyeongchang Biennale 2017-Five Months: Return of Anonymous and Unknown, Gangneung Green Experience Centre, Gangneung

2017        2nd New Drawing Project, Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City, Yangju, Korea

2017        White Exhibition, KEPCO Art Centre, Seoul

2016         The 5th Asian Contemporary Art Young Artist Exhibition, Sejong Cultural Centre, Seoul

Selected Art Fairs & Special Exhibitions

2018        START ART Fair 2018, Saatchi Gallery, London

2018        Art Capital 2018 - Société des Artistes Indépendants, Grand Palais, Paris

2017        Pink Art Fair Seoul (PAFS) 2017, Intercontinental Seoul COEX, Seoul

2016        Art Seoul Exhibition, Hangaram Art Museum-Seoul Arts Centre, Seoul

2016        Design Art Fair 2016, Hangaram Art Museum-Seoul Arts Centre, Seoul

2016        Korea International Art Fair KIAF 2016, Intercontinental Seoul COEX, Seoul

2016        The 4th Daejeon International Art Show, Daejeon Trade Exhibition Centre, Daejeon, Korea

2015        5th HFAF Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, USA

2015        8th Hamptons Art Fair, Hamptons, USA


Selected Awards

2017        GIAF Asian Contemporary Art Young Artist Competition - Grand Prize ; Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gwanghwamun International Art Festival

2017        2nd New Drawing Project Contest - Excellence Prize, Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City 

2016        Design Art Fair 2016 - Silver Prize, Design Art Fair Organising Committee

2015        Art Space ARPNY Residency (New York, USA) Artist Competition - 1st Prize, Scalatium Art Space



2016        Art Space ‘Artsoup’, Chuncheon Cultural Foundation, Chuncheon, Korea

2015        Art Space ‘ARPNY’, Scalatium Art Space, New York, USA

2015        Art Space ‘Artsoup’, Chuncheon Cultural Foundation, Chuncheon, Korea

Public Collections

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Korea

Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City, Korea

Paper Cultural Foundation, Korea

Crown Haitai Art Valley, Korea

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