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Bohnchang KOO

1953 Born in Seoul, Korea

2018~present
Endowed-Chair Professor, Kyungil University of Photography & Motion Picture, South Korea
2010~2018
Professor, Kyungil University of Photography & Motion Picture, Kyungsan-si, South Korea
2000~2015
Chairman of Geonhi Art Foundation, South Korea
2008 Art Director, Daegu Photo Biennale 2008
2004 Guest Professor, Pentiment, Hamburg Summer School, Germany
1999~2001
Professor of Photography, Kaywon College of Art and Design, Anyang-si, South Korea
1999 Visiting Professor, Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London
1997 International Fellowship, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London
1992 Guest Professor, Pentiment, Hamburg Summer School, Germany
1986~1998
Photography lecturer, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
1980~1985
Diploma Fachhochschule(Photography), Hamburg, Germany
1971~1975
Yonsei University (Business Administration), Seoul, South Korea

Collection Related Publications

Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Allure of Blue, Ivorypress, Madrid, Sapain
2018 Koo Bohnchang Early Works 1970-1990 my beginning, Gallery Bundo, Daegu. South Korea
Koo Bohnchang, Changseong-dong laboratory, Seoul, South Korea
Acqua•Water•, Acquario Civico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Mask, Gallery 343, Seoul, South Korea
2016 , Shinsegae Gallery Gwangju/Incheon, Gwangju, Incheon, South Korea
White Vessel, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Vies silencieuses, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
2015 Porcelain Time, Yido gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Bohnchang Koo, Nanohana, Japan
2014 White On White, Villa Flor, S-chanf, Swiss
Bohnchang Koo, open end, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano, Italy
Koo Bohnchang, Dong Gang Photography Award Exhibition, Dong gang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol, South Korea
Koo Bohnchang Archives: 18 Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Jung Hai-chang: an encounter with the still life works of Koo Bohnchang, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2013 Slow Talk, Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain
Interpretation of Surface, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, South Korea
The Interpretation of landscape, J - Hee Gallery, Gwangju, South Korea
Happy memories of Bohnchang Koo, Ryugaheon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2011 Bohnchang Koo, Kukje gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Snow, Jeju Island, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
The Baptist, NUDA gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
2010 Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain/Photographs by Bohnchang Koo, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Masks, Stone Art Museum, Duson Art Museum, Jeju, South Korea
2009 Vessel • Soap • Interiors, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
Purity, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, Austria
Pencil of Nature, Gallery Bow, Ulsan, South Korea
2008 In the Beginning, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Coolness and Passion, MBC Gallery M, Daegu, South Korea
2007 Bohnchang Koo, GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea
Galerie 206, Berlin, Germany
Soap, Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York, USA
Vessel, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Koo Bohnchang, Kahitsukan-Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto, Japan
2005 Portraits of Time, White Room Gallery, New York
La Beauté endormie, Langon, France
2004 Masks-White, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris
2003 Bohnchang Koo-Recent Work, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York
Masks, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Seoul
Bohnchang Koo, Picture Photo Space, Osaka, Japan
2002 Fragile Tremors, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, USA
Masterworks of Contemporary Korean Photography, Peabody Essex Museum, Messachusetts, USA
In the Beginning, Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Bohnchang Koo, Samsung Rodin Gallery, Seoul
2000 White Series, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, USA
Good-Bye Paradise, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
1999 Flow, Gallery Won, Seoul, South Korea
1995 In the Beginning, Gallery Ississ, Kyoto, Japan
Breath, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1993 Good-Bye Paradise, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1990 The Sea of Thought, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1988 Clandestine Pursuit in the Long Afternoon, Gallery Busan, South Korea
1987 One Minute Monologue, Gallery Wide, Tokyo, Japan
Photo Interform, Osaka, Japan
1985 Twelve Deep Sighs, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1984 Fotogenes, Hamburg, Germany
1983 Pine Hill Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Group Exhibitions

2019 The Memory of Space, Kimchunup Architecture Museum, Anyang, South Korea
Greeting From South Korea, Three Shadow Photography Art Center, Beijing, China
2018 Greetings from South Korea: Reinventing our Time, 2018 Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival, Xiamen, China
The Masterpiece – The Last Piece, Gallery NoW, Seoul, South Korea
Frmaes after Frames: Modern Photography Movement of Korea from 1988 to 1999, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Sout Korea
GMoMA Collection Highlights, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
MEGA SEOUL 4 DECADES, Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, Philippines
Water, Embracing Life, Gallery Hyeyum, Gwangju, South Korea
The Portrait with(out) Artists, Nam-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Blooming at the Junction, Korean Cultural Center Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2017 Vessel, Gallery WE, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Getxophoto 2016, Getxo, Spain
Extra Ordinary, Korean Cultural Centre Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Unconscious Aesthetics, Breathing Heritage: Contemporary Korean Ceramics, The Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, France
Noonbit Collection of Korean Photographer’s Works, Ryugaheon gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Unfamiliar memory, Unfamiliar time, Unfamiliar space, Gallery Now, Seoul, South Korea
Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Chefs-d'œuvre de la céramique coréenne, Grand Palais, Paris
室礼 —Offerings— II, The Terminal Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Vies silencieuses, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
KOREA NOW, Korea Cultural Center, Brussels, Belgium
Cheong Chul Eo Lam, Hyundai Dept. Store Gallery H, Daegu. South Korea
2015 People, remembered, Art Space J, Gyeonggi, South Korea
A Homage to Korean Architecture-Wisdom of the Earth, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Simsimhada, Paper Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
IN THE SPIRIT OF GEORGE ROSE, KF Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Choi Sunu House, Seoul, South Korea
Le Parfum dans tous les sens, Jardins du Palais Royal, paris, France
BODY, Handok Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy, Eumseong, South Korea
Invitation to Korean Dining, Roma Verso Expo, Roma, Italy
Simple Forms, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Lies of Lies on Photography, Total Museum. Seoul, South Korea
BEYOND THE BORDERS, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea
OBIECTA, Giacomo Guidi, Roma, Italy
2014 Les Recontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
The Other & Me, At Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates
Korean Early Modernist and Modernist of Photographers, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2012 Ilwoo space, South Korea
Fold III: USELESS/Upcycling in Art+Design, Art+Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai, China
2011 Korean Spirit ; Six Photographers, Goyang, South Korea
Books & Objects, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
紙花, Kokdu Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Fold3, Art+Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai, China
2010 A Positive View, Somerset House, London, UK
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
Eternal Blinking: Contemporary Art of Korea, University of Hawaii, USA
Biennale International de l’Image a Luang Prabang
2009 The Face beyond Faces, Sungkok Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, MFAH, Houston, USA
Met First, Yet Familiar, Korean Contemporary Photograph, 798 Space, Beijing, China
Art Road 77 - with art, with artist!, Lee & Park Gallery, Paju, South Korea
The Face beyond Faces, Dong-gang International Photo Festival 2009, Dong-gang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol, South Korea
2009 Odyssey, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
Made in Korea, Hannover Messe 2009, Hannover, Germany
Translated Celadon: The Five Different Stories, Haegang Ceramics Museum, Icheon, South Korea
Three Photographers, Canon Plex, Seoul, South Korea
Problem, Dr.Park Gallery, Yangpyeong-gun, South Korea
Serotonin, Gallery Now, Seoul, South Korea
Valentine's Day! Art for You!, 915 Industry Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Artists and Moon Jars, Gallery Hyundai Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea
2008 Gaze, Gallery Grimson, Seoul, South Korea
Back to the Roots, Gallery Soheon, Daegu, South Korea
Bohnchang Koo & Maggie Taylor, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, USA
Contemporary Korean Photographs 1948-2008, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea
Inspired Simplicity: Contemporary Art from Korea, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Treasures Within, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Emotional Scenes, Blanca Berlin Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Today's Korean Art , Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
2007 Chuseok – Korean Harvest Festival, Gallery Talk ‘The Korean Moon Jar’, The British Museum, London, UK
Painterly Photos, Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Void in Korean Art, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
2005 Stilled, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, USA
2004 Water, FotoFest 2004, Houston, USA
What happens between Art and Popular Culture, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea
2003 Facing Korea, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, Netherland
East of Eden, 14 Wharf Road, London, UK
2002 Two Korean Photographers, Photo-Eye Gallery, SantaFe, USA
Korean Contemporary Photography, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Sendai Mediatheque, Japan
Floating, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Denmark
Everyman: A Search for the Male Form, Camera Work, San Francisco, USA
2001 Awakening, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
2000 Standing on the Threshold of Time, Odense Foto Triennale, Denmark
Contemporary Korean Photographers, FotoFest 2000, Houston, USA
Moonlight Becomes You - A Thousand and One Nights of Peace on Earth, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York, USA
1999 Phenomena, Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, USA
Fragments of Document and Memory, 3rd Tokyo International Photo-Biennale, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Landscape and Man, Ostasiatiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Alienation and Assimilation, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
1996 In The Beginning Series, A.O.I. Gallery, SantaFe, USA
Art at Home, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1995 Gwangju Museum of Modern Art, Gwangju, Korea
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea
Body or Gender, Gallery Nun, Seoul, South korea
1994 Pima Community College Art Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, USA
1993 Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
1990 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA
1988 The New Wave of Photography, Walkerhill Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
1987 Lying Down as if Being Dead with Narrow Eyes, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Awards

2014 Dong Gang Photography Award, South Korea
2003 Gangwon Documentary Prize, South Korea
2000 Lee Myoungdong Prize, South Korea

Collections

The British Museum, London, UK
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Asian Art Museum, S.F. , USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Denver Art Museum, USA
Museum of Art and Craft, Hamburg, Germany
Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France
Musée Guimet, Paris, France
Fondation Herzog, Basel, Switzerland
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
State Library Victoria, Australia
Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland
Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto, Japan
Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, South Korea
The Museum of Photography, Seoul, South Korea
The Amore Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju, South Korea
Goeun Museum of Photography, Busan, South Korea

Publication

2019 Clandestine Pursuit in the Long Afternoon, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Incognito, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, South Korea
2019 Koo Bohnchang, Yeolhwadang, South Korea
2015 White Vessels, Yido of Yi, Yoonshin Co.,Ltd, South Korea
2014 DMZ, Noonbit, South Korea
2014 Vessel + White, Danilo Montanari Editore, Italy
2014 How to Capture the Touching Moment, Culturegrapher, South Korea
2013 Slow Talk, Ivorypress, Spain
2010 Koo Bohnchang, Kukje gallery, South Korea
2009 Purity, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Austria
2008 A Perspective on 1980s, Wow Image, South Korea
2007 Everyday Treasures, Rutles, Japan
2007 Vessel, Rutles, Japan
2006 Koo Bohnchang, The Kahitsukan, Japan
2006 Deep Breath in Silence, Hangil Art, South Korea
2006 Revealed Personas, Hangil Art, South Korea
2006 Vessels for the Heart, Hangil Art, South Korea
2004 Portraits of Time, Homi, South Korea
2004 Koo Bohnchang: Mask, The Museum of Photography Seoul, South Korea
2004 Koo Bohnchang, Youlhwadang, South Korea
2003 Bohnchang Koo, Hysteric Nine, Hysteric Glamour, Japan
1998 In the Beginning, WorkShop 9, South Korea
1994 Art Vivant, Contemporary Korean Artists, Sigongsa, South Korea
1992 The Sea of Thought, Hanglim, South Korea