Year of Birth: 1964
Solo Exhibitions
2018 EVERY, DAY, ACTS, LIKE, LIFE, Perrotin Tokyo, Tokyo
2018 Dwarf, Dust, Doubt, Tina Kim Gallery, New York
2017 Subsidiary Construction, Perrotin Gallery HK, Hong Kong
2016 Xijing Is Not Xijing, Therefore Xijing Is Xijing, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2015 World of Xijing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
2014 Blue Hours, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2013 Good Labor Bad Art, Plateau, Samsung Museum, Seoul
2013 The Xijing Men, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City
2011 Ordinary Strangers, Artsonje Center, Seoul
2011 Xijing, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice
2010 Antithesis of Boundaries, Tina Kim Gallery, New Work
2008 In through the out door, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2005 Neighbor's wife, CAIS Gallery, Seoul
2004 Cosmo Vitale, REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles
2004 Antarctica, Artsonje Center, Seoul
2001 Retro Bistro, Space LOOP, Seoul
2000 Heromaniac, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Title Match: Gimhongsok vs. SEO Hyun-Suk—Incomplete Ruins, SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Animal Revolution: The Bremen Town Musicians in Art, Kitsch, and Society, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
Drawing-Korean Modern and Contemporary Drawings, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul

The Street, Where the World is Made, MAXXI, Rome
Xijing Men, Theater of the World, SFMoMA, San Francisco
Xijing Men, Theater of the World, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC), Central and Western District Promenade & Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Altering Home, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Dismantling the Scaffold, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Irony & Idealism, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster

Xijing Men, Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nijo Castle (Nijojo), Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
The 1st Oku-Noto Triennale, Suzu City, Japan
Xijing Men, Theater of the World, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Irony & Idealism, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
The Other Face of the Moon, Space 4, ACC Creation, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju

Alice in Crisis, DIO HORIA Contemporary Art Platform, Mykonos, Greece
The 3rd Nanjing International Arts Festival "HISTORICODE: Scarcity and Supply", Nanjing Bai Jia Lake Art Museum, Nanjing
As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, MMCA Gwacheon, Korea

Space Life, Ilmin Museum, Seoul

Zeitgeist Korea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul
Ebisu International Festival Art and Alternative Visions 2014: True Colors, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Utopian days x Freedom, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
K-P.O.P., Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei(MOCATP), Taipei
Yokohama Triennale 2014, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
Koganecho Bazaar 2014: Fictive Communities Asia, Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama
Future Fictions, Z33 Kunstencentrum (Art Museum Z33), Hasselt, Belgium

Better Than Universe, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu
All You Need is LOVE, Mori Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Festival Bo:m 2013, Arthouse MOMO, Seoul
New START 2013, Museum of Art Seoul National University MoA, Seoul
Korean Art: Era of Grand Navigation, Busan Museum of Art, Busan
ZIZHIQU-Autonomous Regions, Times Museum, Guangzhou
SITE: Places of Memories, Spaces with Potential, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

Korea Artist Prize: 2012, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul
ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
New & Now 2012 SeMA’s New Acquisitions 2012, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Lady Dior As Seen By, Wako Namiki Building, Ginza, Tokyo
Oriental Metaphor – The 6th Move on Asia, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul

Abstract it!, National Museum of Art Deoksugung, Seoul
The Global Contemporary Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe
COUNTDOWN, Former Seoul Station Art Complex Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul

Tricksters Tricked, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Trust: Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Memories of the Future, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
Oblique Strategies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Aichi Triennale 2010: Arts and Cities, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
Asian Arts Collection, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto CAMK, Kumamoto, Japan
Media Art from NMCA Collection , National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul
Linguistic Morphology: Art in Context, The Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul
Day of Confidence, Alternative Space Pool, Seoul

The 10th Lyon Biennale: The spectacle of the Everyday, The Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon
The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale: Live and Let Live-Creators of Tomorrow, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka
Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, MFAH(Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Houston
A New Common Sense of Space, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milano
Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, LACMA(Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Los Angeles
The First Stop on the Super Highway, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea

Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London
Too Early For Vacation, The Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
Brave New Worlds, Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City
Peppermint Candy, Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial: Farewell to Post-Colonialism, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
The 3rd Nanjing Triennial: Reflective Asia, RCM The Museum of Modern Art, Nanjing
Fiction and Non Fiction, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Platform 2008: I have nothing to say and I am saying it, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
The Fifth Floor, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
All about Laughter : Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Somewhere in Time, Artsonje Center, Seoul
ART 38 Basel / Art Film, Stadtkino Basel, Basel
Charge Your Imagination, Gyunggido Museum of Art, Ansan
Soft Power, Hoam Art Gallery, Seoul
The 10th International Istanbul Biennial-Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary, Istanbul
Peppermint Candy, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago
Beautiful New World: Contemporary Culture from Japan, Long March Space, Beijing
Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Tomorrow, Artsonje Center, Seoul
Activating Korea: Tides of Collective Action, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
The 2nd APAP: Anyang Public Art Project 2007, Anyang
Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture of Japan, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

The 6th Seoul New Media Festival, Space LOOP, Seoul
Alllook same: ArtChinaKoreaJapannext, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
The 6th Gwangju Biennale: Fever Variations-Remapping Global Cities, Gwangju
Symptoms of Adolescence, Rodin Gallery, Seoul
Move on Asia 2006, Space LOOP, Seoul

Tirana Biennale: Sweet Taboos, National Gallery of Arts Tirana, Albania
The 3rd Valencia Biennale: Thoughts of a fish in deep sea, Convento di Carmen, Valencia
The 51st Venice Biennale, The Korean Pavilion, Venice
Seoul: Until Now!, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen

Contemporary Senses-Zone of Urgency, Villa Zerbi, Reggio Calabria, Italy

The 50th Venice Biennale-Dreams and Conflicts, Arselnal, Venice
Everyday-Contemporary Art from Asia, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen
Echigo Tsumari Triennale, Niigata, Japan

Under Construction, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
Listening to New Voices, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
The 4th Gwangju Biennale: Pause, Gwangju,
Fantasia-Under Construction, East Art Center, Beijing
ASIANVIBE, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain

Fantasia, Space imA, Seoul,
My home is yours / Your home is mine, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

Double Space, Young-Un Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju, Gyeonggido
My home is yours / Your home is mine, Rodin Gallery, Seoul
New Ventures: Towards a New Millennium, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Taipei Biennial The Sky Is the Limit, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
Posco Museum, Pohang, Korea
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston(MFAH), Houston, U.S.A.
National Museum of Contemporary Art(MMCA), Korea
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Gyeonggi Mueum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art(SeMA), Seoul, Korea
Samsung Museum of Art, Leeum, Korea
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, Australia
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, U.S.A.
21st Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
ArtNow International, San Francisco, U.S.A.


Short People
Jun 26, 2020 - Sep 9, 2020

Blue Hours
Apr 10, 2014 - May 11, 2014

oblique strategies
Aug 31, 2010 - Oct 24, 2010

In through the outdoor
Apr 17, 2008 - May 19, 2008


A Fire(red)
150 x 112 x 132(H) cm
Edition of 3 + 1AP

The Fountain-no.7
resin, steel, microphone
7m(H), 65cm (diameter)

Camera Specific - Public Blank
single channel video, 16:9 ratio, color, sound
32:46 minutes
Edition of 3 + 1AP

English Text - Public Blank
single channel video, 16:9 ratio, color
32:46 minutes
Translation: Jeesun Park
Edition of 3 + 1AP

Public Blank
Pigment print
73 x 103 cm each (total 16 pieces)
Edition of 5 + 2AP

Access and Correspondence
Resin on canvas
171 x 133 ( cm )

Foreign, Foreigner
Polyester, resin, steel
228 x 60 x 60 ( cm )

This is a Rabbit
Fabric, foam rubber
245 x 70 x 70 cm

Text printed on steel plate / 60 x 60 cm each

Study on Slanted Hyperbolic Constitution - ACT
casted resin
105 x 90 x 307(H) cm

Canine Construction
cast resin
235 x 88 x 162(H) cm

The Bremen Town Musicians
mannequin(steel construction), fabric(artificial fur), steel,
polyurethane paint
260 x 210 x 250 cm (plinth 221 x 146 x 55 cm)
Text printed on steel plate (2 pieces)
100 x 90 cm each

Bearlike Construction
164 x 162 x 145(H) cm

cast resin
33 x 33 x 154(H) cm

urethane lacquer on canvas
300 x 225 x 5 cm

urethane paint on canvas
291 x 218 cm

Untitled (big black wall)
paint on wall
dimesions variable

15 breaths
32 x 32 x (H)285 cm
base: 50 x 50 x (H)6 cm

Lounge(Vientiane version)
bronze, fabric cushions
58 x 79 x (H)83.5 cm, 58 x 79.5 x (H)83 cm,
64.5 x 114 x (H)40 cm
edition of 5, 2AP

Untitled (112 hours)
steel storage cabinet
60 x 51 x 184(H) cm

urethane paint on wood
121 x 121 cm

Stone, urethane paint on stainless steel
111 x 50 x 37 cm

Cast resin
Sculpture Size: 49 x 27 x 69 cm
Plinth Size: 36 x 28 x 4 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Kukje Gallery

89 x 105 x 47 cm
Ed.6/6, 2AP


Installation Video
Gimhongsok : Short People

Virtual Exhibition
Gimhongsok: Short People

Teaser Trailer
Gimhongsok : Short People


Blue Hours

oblique strategies


In the through the out door


Exhibition: Short People

Exhibition: Blue Hours

Xijing Men