Chung Chang-Sup (1927–2011)
ⓒ Chung Chang-Sup Estate
Photo: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Image provided by Kukje Gallery

The unique works of Chung Chang-Sup have been called “unpainted paintings,” in which he molds traditional Korean paper known as tak after soaking it in water. A unique characteristic of Chung's work is that pigments are not added to the paper pulp; his works are byproducts of the artist's perseverance and the physical changes undergone by the paper medium when soaked in water. The discrete, muted tones that manifest in the works are based on the length of time the paper is soaked in water before being applied with handmade glue onto the canvas support. Chung’s work reflects his Taoist belief that an artist's practice must balance manmade materials and nature in a unified act of making, ultimately seeking the essential value of man through nature. The artist's choice medium of tak, which is made out of mulberry bark and serves as an embodiment of the simplicity of nature, is an essential element within his practice to facilitate his endeavor to imbue formal qualities in the beauty of coexisting with nature and its rules. Chung effectively delivered his belief in what he termed as the “unity between the thing and the self” through his works, based on the ideology of union with nature, one of the most resonant themes of the Dansaekhwa movement.
Chung Chang-Sup was the subject of a major retrospective at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, in 2010. He has also been widely exhibited in group exhibitions including When Process becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction in collaboration with the Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2016), Dansaekhwa, an official Collateral Event in the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon (2012), Korean Abstract Painting_10 Perspectives at Seoul Museum of Art (2012), Korean Abstract paintings: 1958-2008 at Seoul Museum of Art (2008), Working with Nature: Traditional Thought in Contemporary Art from Korea at Tate Liverpool (1992), and the 8th Bienal de São Paulo (1965).

정창섭은 닥을 물에 불린 후 주무르고 반죽하는 과정을 거치며 제작하는 ‘그리지 않은 그림’으로 널리 알려져 있다. 물성의 변화와 인내의 결과물인 작가의 작품은 물감을 사용하지 않는 것이 특징이다. 대신 캔버스에 종이를 고정시키기 전, 종이가 불려진 시간에 따라 달라지는 명도와 채도를 통해 다양한 색감을 표현한다. 정창섭의 작품에는 인위적인 것과 자연의 진리 사이에서 균형을 맞춰 인간의 본래 가치를 추구해야 한다는 도교윤리가 반영되어 있는데, 그런 면에서 닥나무를 원료로 만든 한지인 닥종이는 자연의 소박함과 순리의 조형미를 표현하기에 적합한 소재였다. 자연과의 합일 정신을 근본으로 하는 단색화는 물아일체(物我一體)에 향한 정창섭의 믿음을 효과적으로 전달한다.
정창섭은 2010년 국립현대미술관에서 개최한 대규모 회고전을 비롯해 2016년 벨기에 보고시안 재단에서 연 《과정이 형태가 될 때: 단색화와 한국 추상미술》 특별전, 2015년 제56회 베니스 비엔날레의 병행전시로 열린 《단색화》전, 2012년 국립현대미술관 《한국의 단색화》전, 2012년 서울시립미술관 《한국추상 10인의 지평》전, 2008년 서울시립미술관 《한국추상회화: 1958-2008》전, 1992년 테이트 리버풀 갤러리의 《Working with Nature: Traditional Thought in Contemporary Art form Korea》, 1965년 제8회 상파울루 비엔날레 등 유수의 국공립 미술관 그룹전에서 작업을 선보였다.

BIOGRAPHY

Chung Chang-Sup

(1927 - 2011)

Born in 1927, Cheongju, Korea


Education

1951     Fine Art in Painting, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Korea
1946     Entered College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Korea
            Graduated from Cheongju School of Education, Cheongju, Korea


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020                
Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
 
2018                
Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium          
           
2016                
Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium          
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Meditation, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

2015                
Meditation, Galerie Perrotin, New York, US
Meditation, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France  
Meditation, Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea

2010                   
Chang-Sup Chung Retrospective, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2007                
PYO Gallery, Beijing, China
PYO Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2004                
Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea

2003                
Gallery Euro, Seoul, Korea

2001                
PYO Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2000                
Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea

1999                
Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Sigong Gallery, Daegu, Korea
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996                
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1995                
Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, US

1994                
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Space World, Busan, Korea

1993                
Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1985                
Ueda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Cheong tap Gallery, Cheongju, Korea

1984                
Art Core Center, Los Angeles, US
Duson Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
Resonance, Horim Museum, Seoul, Korea

2020
Physic Wounds: On Art & Trauma, The Warehouse,
Dallas, Texas, US

2019                

Johyun 30 years, Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea
 
2018                
Chung Chang-Sup / Kwon Dae-Sup, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2017                
Unpacked: Contemporary Works from Private Collections of Northern California, Museums of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, US
Arts of Korea, a Celebration of Its Historic Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
Korean Dansaekhwa, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St.Peterburg, Russia
Rhythm in Monochrome: Korean Abstract Painting, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Intuition, Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Looking into Korean Art II: Dansaekhwa, Museum San, Wonju, Korea

2016                   
The Myth of Emptiness, Cheongju Museum of Art, Cheongju, Korea
When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction, Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
Dansaekhwa: The Adventure of Korean Monochrome from the 1970s to Today, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France

2015                   
Dansaekhwa, Palazzo Contarini-Polignac, Venice, Italy
Avant Garde Asia: Lines of Korean Masters, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong
The past, the present, the possible, Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah
WORKING WITH NATURE: Contemporary Art from Korea, Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea

2014
The Art of Dansaekhwa, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012                
Korean Abstract Painting_10 Perspectives, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2011                            
Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Art 1976-2011, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea / Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Qi is Full, The Opening Exhibition of Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

2010                            
2010 In the Midst of Korean Contemporary Art, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
 
2009                            
The Color of Nature, Monochrome Art in Korea, Wellside Gallery, Shanghai, China

2008                
Korean Abstract Paintings: 1958-2008, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Drawing from Korea: 1870-1970, Soma Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Joseon Wood Furniture and Korean Contemporary Abstract Art, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2007                            
Abstract Art, Nam Seoul Annex Building of Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
New Acquisitions, Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea

2006                
Masters of Korean Contemporary Art, Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2005                
The Seoul Art Exhibition 2005, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2004                
Monochrome Painting of Korea, Past and Present, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Permeating, Leehyun Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2003                
White Spectrum-Joseon White Porcelain and Korean Contemporary Art, World Ceramic Exposition, Joseon Royal Kiln Museum, Gwangju, Korea

2002                
Understanding Abstract Arts, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, outh Korea
Korean Contemporary Art from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s: Age of Philosophy and Aesthetics, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Aesthetic of 70s Plane Hidden by Monotone, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Japan-Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gana Insa Art Center, Seoul; Yokohama Takashimaya Department Store Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
100 Korean Modern Arts, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
4 Korean Contemporary Artists (Chang-Sup Chung, Se-Ok Suh, Tschang-Yeul Kim, Seo-Bo Park), Gallery Misulsegye, Tokyo, Japan

2001                
Shadow of Comprehension, Sagan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2000                            
An Aspect of Korean Contemporary Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
NATURE, Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
The Facet of Korean and Japanese Contemporary Art, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Plane as Spirits, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Seoul National University & Korean Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, Korea
New Millennium, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1999                
Korean Art 50 Years: 1950-1999, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
Les Peintres du Silence, Musee des Arts Asiatiques, Nice, France

1999-1983        
Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1998                
Les Peintres du Silence, Musee du Chateau des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbeliard, France

1996                
Invitational Exhibition for the 50th Anniversary of Seoul National University, Seoul University and Korean Art, Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Black and White, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea
Korean Monochrome of 1970s, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
Spirit of Korean Abstract Painting, Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1995                
52 International and National Artists, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
Korean Nature: Meditaion-Expression, Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Art Contemporain Coreen, Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris, France
'95 Seoul Art Competition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
The Korean Modern Painting for Fifty Years, Hanlim Museum, Daejeon, Korea
Posco Center Opening Exhibition, Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

1994                
Seoul International Art Festival, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Korean Contemporary Art: Light and Color in Korean Art, Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1993                
12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
'93 Seoul Art Competition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Korean Art, Yesterday and Today, Hanlim Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
4 Korean Contemporary Artists, Sigong Gallery, Daegu, Korea

1992                
Working with Nature, Traditional Thought in Contemporary Art from Korea, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Contemporary Art Festival '92, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Korean Contemporary Art, Art Sonje Museum, Gyeongju, Korea; Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Shimonoseki; Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata; Kasama Nichido Museum of Art Foundation, Ibaraki; Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie, Japan
Line and Expression, Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1991                
A Grouping for the Identity of Korean Contemporary Art I, III, Hanwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 2nd Tokyo Art EXPO, Tokyo, Japan
25 Korean Contemporary Artists, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
5 Contemporary Artists, Hankuk Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
91 Seoul Art Competition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Inaugural Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Art, Art Sonje Museum, Gyeongju, Korea

1990                
Contemporary Art Festival '90, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Korean Art-Today's Situation, Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Art, Total Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
'90 Seoul Art Competition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

1989                            
Contemporary Chinese Art, Sponsored by UNESCO, Palace Museum, Beijing, China
'89 Seoul Art Competition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Commissioned Work "Theme Hiroshima," Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

1988                  
The 9th Today's Artists Exhibition, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
4 Korean Painters, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Modern Korean Paintings in the'70s, Walkerhill Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Inaugural Exhibition of Chosun Daily Newspaper Museum, Seoul, Korea
'88 Seoul Art Competition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Olympiad of Art: International Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Modernism in Korean Contemporary Art Scene: 1970-1979, Hyundai Department Store Gallery, Seoul, Korea
'88 Contemporary Korean Paintings, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan

1988-1975          
Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1987                  
'87 Contemporary Art Exhibit, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The 8th Today's Artists Exhibition, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
4 Korean Contemporary Artists, Laboratory Gallery, Sapporo, Japan
39 Contemporary Artists, Commemorate for The Late Professor Su-geun Kim, Space Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
'87 Seoul Art Competition, by Seoul Metropolitan Government, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Chang-Sup Chung, Seo-Bo Park Exhibition, Gonggan Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

1986                  
Seoul Art '86, Organized by Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Salon des Artistes Francaises, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Past & Present: Traditional and Contemporary Korean 'Paper Work’, Muromachi Ogura, Kyoto, Japan
Korean Art Today, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
The 10th '86 Seoul Contemporary Asian Art Shows, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary
Art, Gwacheon & Deoksugung, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, Korea
'86 Contemporary Art Invitational, Duson Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1985                  
Minimal and Maximal, Hu Gallery, Jeon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
70 Years of Korean Western Painting, Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Modern Art from the Past 40 Years, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
ASPACAE (Asian Pacific Conference on Arts Education) '85, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Paper Works by Contemporary Korean Artists, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, US
The 12th Catholic Art Exhibition, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Art Festival '85, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Asian International Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary of Art, Seoul, Korea

1984                  
The 5th Today's Artists Exhibition, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Art of the 1960s: the Works of the Biennale de Paris, Duson Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Korean Art: the Late '70s-A Situation, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Paper Work '84, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Korean Art: Currents in the '70s, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Contemporary Art Festival '84, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
60s Korean Contemporary Art: Informal and Its Surroundings, Walkerhill Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Exposition de la Peinture Blanche, French Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea
Today's Art: Selected from The Collection of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1984-1983          
Exchange Exhibition of Print and Drawing Between Seoul and San Francisco, U.S.I.S, Seoul,
Korea; World Print Council, San Francisco; Korean Cultural Service, Los Angeles, US

1983                  
Contemporary Korean Art, Viscontea Hall, Milan, Italy
Contemporary Art Festival '83, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Arts Exhibition of the 70s Exhibition, Tokyo Museum of Art, Tokyo; Tochigi
Municipal Museum of Art, Tochigi; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo; Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Korea: New Paper Works, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
7 Korean Artists, Yil Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1983-1982          
The Art of Contemporary Paper: Korea and Japan, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary
 Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea; Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto; Saitama Museum of Modern Art, Uraw; Kumamoto Folk Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

1982                  
The 3rd Today's Artists Exhibition, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, Korea
The Phase of Contemporary Korean Art, Myungdong Gallery, Seoul; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1981                
The 2nd Today's Artists Exhibition, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Korean Art '81, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Works on Paper-Drawings Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Artists, Dongsanbang Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Art Core Center, Los Angeles, US
Drawing '81, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1981-1972           
Korean National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1980                   
The 1st International Art Exchange, Sejong Center Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
The Grand Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Print Drawing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Artists, Dongbang Gallery, Busan, Korea
37 Contemporary Artists, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1979                   
Korean Contemporary Arts: Part II-Informal, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1978                   
The 4th Ecole de Seoul, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea  
The 1st Joongang Fine Arts, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Korea: The Trend for the Past 20 Years in Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and
Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1977                            
Contemporary Korean Western Painting, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Art, Central Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The 4th Seoul 1970, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Paintings, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
Works on Paper, Jean Art Gallery, Kyunji Gallery, Seoul & Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1976                
The 3rd Grand Prize Exhibition of Korean Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Western Painting of 100 Artists Exhibition, Moonhwa Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 3rd Seoul 1970, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1974                   
Seoul '70 Founding Member's Exhibition, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 4th India Triennale, New Delhi, India
The 10th Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

1973                   
Korean Contemporary Art 1957-1972: Abstraction-Situation, Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition of 100 Modern Korean Painters, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Art '73, Downtown Gallery, Honolulu, US

1972                
Korean Contemporary Art, Gallery Harugu, Tokyo, Japan
The Exhibition of 60 Years of Modern Korean Painting, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1972-1969           
Korean Contemporary Paintings Exhibition, Traveling India, Nepal and Afghanistan

1970                   
The 19th Korean National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Grand Prize Exhibition of Korea Art, Gyeongbokgung Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Space Gallery Invitational, Space Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Professors' Art Exhibition by College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

1969                   
The 18th National Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Cannes International Paintings Festival, Cannes, France
The 1st Pistoia International Paintings Biennale, Pistoia, Italy
Invitational Exhibition of 10 Korean Contemporary Painters, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1968                   
Korean Contemporary Paintings, Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

1967                   
ISPAA (International Society of Plastic and Audio-Visual Art) Exhibition, Traveled to Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia

1966                   
The 10th Contemporary Art Exhibit, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, South Korea
The 5th Cultural Freedom Invitational, Yechong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 2nd Korean Contemporary Painting Exhibition by 10 Artists, Organized by Joongang Daily Newspaper, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
1965            
The 9th Contemporary Art Exhibit, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
The 8th Biennial de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The 1st Citizen’s Grand Art Exhibition of Korea, Busan, Korea
Contemporary Art Exhibition of Far East 6 Countries, Macy's, New York, US
The 2nd Cultural Freedom Invitational, Korea Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    
1964                
The 2nd Actual, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1963            
The 7th Contemporary Art Exhibit, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
The 2nd Cultural Freedom Invitational, Korean Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1962            
The 6th Contemporary Art Exhibit, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Saigon International Biennale, Saigon, Vietnam
Exhibition of International Freedom, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
33 Korean Contemporary Artists, Ministry of the Cultural Information, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Artists, Manila, Philippines

1961                   
The 10th National Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The 2nd Paris Youth Biennale, Paris, France
Exhibition of International Freedom, Tokyo National Stadium Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1960                
The 4th Contemporary Art Exhibit, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1959                
The 3rd Contemporary Art Exhibit, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1958                            
The 2nd Contemporary Art Exhibit, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1957                            
The 1st Contemporary Art Exhibit, Organized by Chosun Daily Newspaper, National Museum of
Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Invited Exhibition of Cultural Freedom, Asia Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Artists, World House Gallery, New York, US

1956                            
The 5th National Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1955                
The 4th Korean National Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1954                            
The 3rd Korean National Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
Holy Artist Association Exhibition, Midopa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1953                            
The 2nd Korean National Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1950                
Graduate Exhibition by College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Selected Awards

1993  
The Order of Korean National Art Merit, Seoul, Korea

1987 
Grand Prize, The 13th Joong Ang Cultural Grand Prize, Seoul, Korea

1980
Invited Artist Award, The 29th Korean National Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

1962  
Bronze Prize and Esso Prize, The 1st Saigon International Biennale, Saigon, Vietnam  

1955 
Special Prize, The 4th Korean National Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

1953 
Special Prize, The 2nd Korean National Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

1950 
President Prize, Graduate Exhibition by College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Korea


Selected Public and Private Collections

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
Busan Museum of Art, Korea
Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea
Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
Art Sonje Museum, Gyeongju, Korea
Hanlim Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju, Korea
Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Korea
Korea University Museum, Seoul, Korea
Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea
63 Art, Seoul, Korea
Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Nepal
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie, Japan
Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Shimonoseki, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong
Abu Dhabi Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, UAE



EXHIBITIONS

Korean Abstract Art: Kim Whanki and Dansaekhwa
Nov 8, 2018 - Mar 2, 2019

Chung Chang-Sup
Feb 26, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016

When Process becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean abstraction
Feb 20, 2016 - Apr 24, 2016

Dansaekhwa, Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
May 8, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

The Art of Dansaekhwa
Aug 28, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014

ARTWORKS

Return – 77 – N
1977
Mixed media on canvas
130 x 130 cm

Work E107
1966
oil on canvas
164 x 114 cm

Unity – 78 N
1978
Mixed media on canvas
180.5 x 90 cm

Tak 86066
1986
Best fiber on canvas
227.5 x 163 cm

Meditation 91225
1991
best fiber on canvas
130 x 162 cm


VIDEOS

Installation Video
Opening l Korean Abstract Art: Kim Whanki and Dansaekhwa, Powerlong Museum

Installation Video
Chung Chang-Sup

Artist Interview
Why Dansaekhwa - Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale


PUBLICATIONS

CHUNG CHANG-SUP

DANSAEKHWA

THE ART OF DANSAEKHWA


MEDIA COVERAGE

Exhibition: Chung Chang-Sup

Exhibition: When Process becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean abstraction

Exhibition: Dansaekhwa, Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

Exhibition: The Art of Dansaekhwa

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