KIM CHONG HAK

“Kim Chong Hak”

【Kim Chong Hak】
Published by Tomio Koyama Gallery
35.5 x 29.7 cm, 19 pages, English & Japanese
Price: JPY 3,000
Date of issue: February 2, 2018

Author Profile

Kim Chong Hak

Kim Chong Hak was born in Sinuiju in 1937. Since 1987 he has lived and worked in Sokcho and Seoul, and has recently been based in Busan. He studied painting at Seoul National University, where he graduated in 1962, and printing at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1968 – 1970, and Pratt Institute in New York in 1977. His major solo exhibitions have been held at venues including Muramatsu Gallery (Tokyo, 1970 and 1974), Gallery Hyundai (Seoul, 1998, 2004, 2012, and 2013), Johyun Gallery (Busan, 1999, 2015, and 2016), Galerie Gana (Paris, 2006), and Gana Art Center (Seoul, 2006). A large retrospective exhibition of his work was held at National Museum Of Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon in 2011. His major group presentations include Biennale de Paris (Paris, 1964), “Korean Contemporary Art” (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1968), Sao Paulo Biennale (1973 and 1975), and “83 Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Art Museum” (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, 1983). Recent exhibitions include “In Between” (Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, 2014), and “The Muse, Her-story” (Whanki Museum, Seoul, 2016). His work is included in many public collections such as National Museum of Korea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, and Busan Museum of Art. The Kim Chong Hak Museum is currently undergoing plans to be built in Busan (designed by the architect Kengo Kuma).