BIOGRAPHY

Kibong Rhee

Born in 1957, Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, Korea


Education

1985       MFA in Fine Art at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
1981       BFA in Western Painting at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012   
The Cloudium, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2011   
There is No Place, Tina Kim Gallery, NY, US

2008      
The Wet Psyche, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2005      
The Connective, Sindoh Art Center, Asan, Korea

2003      
about vanishment II, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1997      
about vanishment II, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1995      
Yeh Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1994      
Gallery Seohwa, Seoul, Korea

1993      
Hena-Kent Gallery, New York, US

1992      
Gallery Meegun, Seoul, Korea
Four Season Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1991      
Gallery Meegun, Seoul, Korea

1988      
In Kong Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019      
The 25th Anniversary Simon's Friends, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea

2018      
Neo-Moroism, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Beijing, China

2017      
Your Hand, My Heart, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
Neo-Naturalism, Ilwoo Space, Seoul, Korea

2016      
Neo-Moroism 2016, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Beijing, China
New Romance: Art and the Post Human (Korea-Australia Partnership Exhibition), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Partir, Bogéna Galerie, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2016, Changwon, Korea

2015      
New Romance (Korea-Australia Partnership Exhibition), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Into Thin Air, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2014      
Neo-Sansu, Dague Museum of Art, Daegue, Korea
K-Pop: Process. Otherness. Play, MOCA Taipei, Taiwan
Water_Innocence, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2012   
(Im) Possible Landscape, Plateau (Samsung Museum of Art), Seoul, Korea
Mediations Biennale, Poland
2012 Korean Contemporary Art in China: ReBooting, Yan Huang Art Museum, Beijing, China
SeMA Hidden Track 2012, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Korean Painting Now, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

2011   
Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia

2010   
Screaming From The Mountain, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway
Sensorium, Korea University Museum, Korea.
The Scents of Forest, Sound of Forest, Ewha Womans University Museum, Korea
And_writers 2010, Nanjing Biennale, Najing, China
Mirrors of continuous changes, TaeKwang Industrial Co, Korea
Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea

2009      
Reflection, Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan
The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Biennale Cuvée 2009, OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria

2008      
Drawn in the Clouds: Contemporary Asian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Sevilla Biennale, Sevilla and Granada, Spain
Re-Imagining Asia, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany / New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, United Kingdom
Emergent Poetics, Emocaoartificial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Singapore Biennale 2008, Singapore
KIAF Special Exhibition, KIAF, Seoul, Korea

2007      
Thermocline of Art - The New Asian Wave, ZKM, Kalsruhe, Germany
Simon’s Six Friends, Simon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2006      
Simon’s Five Friends, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea

2005      
The Blue, Gallery Gana, Seoul, Korea
Cool & Warm, Sunggok Museum, Seoul, Korea
Echo Beyond Time: The Traditional and the Modern, Ewha Woman’s University Museum, Seoul, Korea

2004      
Image Utopia, Museum Han Jun Plaza, Seoul, Korea
The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Gallery Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea    
VENTD’EST, Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Paris, France

2002      
Chemical Art, Gallery Sagan, Seoul, Korea

2000~2001       
John’s Church Project, Seongnam, Korea

2001      
Lunapark, Uta Nusser, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

1999      
Dialogue, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
Sweet Lips, CAIS Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1998      
4+1 Korean Artists, Hofstra Museum, New York, US
Spiritual-Scape, Generous-Miracle Gallery, New York, US
Chorus & Distortion, Gallery Untitled, New York, US
Contemporary Art Polemics: Media & Surface, Sunggok Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Project 8, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
PICAF 98, City Museum, Busan, Korea
Friends of Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1997      
2nd Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Réalité Seoul, GongPyung Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1996      
Ana-chrome, Gallery Seohwa, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Print Art Fair, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Art at Home, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea

1995      
The Eye of Dealer, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Total Prized Artists’ Show, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Korea Contemporary Art, China Museum, Beijing, China
Seoul ‘80, Gallery Gain, Seoul, Korea
Retrospective of Contemporary Art ’50, Seoul Press Center, Seoul, Korea

1994      
Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Artists of Yeh Gallery, Yeh Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Seoul ’80, Shilla Gallery, Daegu, Korea
Suggestion, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

1993      
Language of Figurative, Gallery Vinkel, Seoul, Korea
Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Seoul ’80, Gallery Seohwa, Seoul, Korea
Total Grand Art Exhibition, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Réalité Seoul, Gallery Forum, Seoul, Korea
Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1992      
Form & Representation, Los Angeles, US
Human, the Face and History, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Consciousness, Sound, Echo, Gallery Four Season, Seoul, Korea
Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
21 Korea Contemporary Art, Gallery 21, Seoul, Korea

1991      
Ulsan Gallery Opening Show, Ulsan, Korea
Four Exhibitions, Gallery Focus, Seoul, Korea
Informal après Informal, Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
New Image New Age, Gallery Meegun, Seoul, Korea
Korea Contemporary Art, Fondation Vasarely, Aix- en- Provence, France

1990      
Inaugural Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Réalité Seoul, Seomi Center, Seoul, Korea
Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition of Invited Contemporary Artist, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Korea Contemporary Art, Ho-am Museum, Seoul, Korea
Invited Exhibition of Choi Gallery, Choi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Memorial Exhibition of the 3rd Gallery, The 3rd Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Artists in ’90 Show, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

1988      
Rhee, Ki Bong/ Choi Jung Hwa Show, Batang-Gol Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
March in Seoul, Soo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1987
The Artist’s Today, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Réalité Seoul, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Invited Exhibition of Awarded Artist in Grand Art Exhibition of Korea, Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1986
Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Korea Grand Art Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Contemporary Form, Dooson Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Art Festival, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Art Trend ‘86, The 3rd Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Seoul 79 Artist, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1985      
1985, The 3rd Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Young Artist 16, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1984      
Contemporary Art 82, Dooson Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1983      
Contemporary Print 5, Yun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Independent, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Young Printmaker 20, Yun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1982-1984        
Contemporary Art 82, Kung-In Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The Artist Today, Art Center, Los Angeles, US


Selected Awards

1994      
Total Art Prize

1986      
Grand Prize, The Grand Art Exhibition of Korea


Selected Public and Private Collections

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
Artsonje Museum, Seoul, Korea 
ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Neuberger Berman Collection, New York, US
Jill Sander Collection, Germany
Ronald and Ann Pizzuti, Columbus, Ohio, US
Barbara & Richard Lane, New York, US
Mitchell & Fran Harwood, New York, US
Gerald Lippes, Buffalo, New York, US
Brigitte Wagner-Halswick, Cologne, Germany
Luigi & Lidia Zaza, Chiasso, Switzerland
Reverend Alfred R. Shands, Kentucky, US



EXHIBITIONS

The Wet Psyche
Aug 29, 2008 - Sep 29, 2008

about vanishment II
Sep 4, 2003 - Sep 27, 2003

about vanishment II
Nov 21, 1997 - Dec 11, 1997

ARTWORKS

The Wet Psyche Vanishment with Passing Flow
2007
Mixed media with acrylic, plexiglass
80.8 x 226 cm

Wet Psyche - No Wind
2008
Acrylic, plexiglas and mixed media on canvas
240 x 180 cm

References
2008
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
280 x 200 cm

End of the End
2008
Installation
90 x 152.5 x 65.2 cm

The Bachelor s Bed
2008
Installation
90 x 152.5 x 65.2 cm

Bubble Reading-The Pink Page
2005
Resin, rubber, oil on canvas
107.5 x 101.5 cm

Bubble Reading
2005
Resin, rubber, oil on canvas
180 x 180 cm

Bubble Reading-The Small
2003
Resin, panel
50 x 50 cm

Vanishment with Passing Flow
2008
Plexiglas, acrylic and mixed media
129 x 190 cm

A Slow Passage–To The Lower
2009
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
242 x 190 cm

Vanishment - Wet Psyche
2009
Acrylic, plexiglas and mixed media on canvas
120 x 238 cm

Wet Psyche - To the lower
2009
Acrylic, plexiglas and mixed media on canvas
103.3 x 298 cm

Hole of Solaris
2012
steel, glass, styrofoam, white sand, monitor, natural branch, artificial
fog, paper
dimensions variable

Sense Machine - Growing Verticality
2012
mixed media
330 x 237 x 60 cm

The Cloudium
2012
mixed media
9000 x 480 x 50 cm

Romatic Soma
2012
mixed media
100 x 370 x 65 cm

There is No Place - Shallow Cuts
2008
glass, fog machine, artificial leaves, wood, steel, sand, motor, timer
Installation size variable


PUBLICATIONS

Kibong Rhee


MEDIA COVERAGE

general


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