Park Chan-kyong

Born in 1965, Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, Korea


1995     MFA in Photography, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, US
1988     BFA in Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2019: Park Chan-kyong – Gathering, MMCA Seoul, Seoul, Korea

Citizen’s Forest, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, US
PARKing CHANce, CCK, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina (with Park Chan-wook)*
PARKing CHANce 2010-2018, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea (with Park Chan-wook)*

安寧 Farewell, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Park Chan-kyong, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, US

Pa-Gyong: Last Sutra Recitation, Iniva, London, UK

Natacha Nisic & Park Chan-Kyong, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, Korea

Radiance, PKM Gallery | Bartleby Bickle & Meursault, Seoul, Korea
Brinkmanship, REDCAT, Los Angeles, US (with Sean Snyder)*

Sindoan, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, Korea
A Mountain, Gallery Soso, Paju, Korea

Flying, Ssamzie Art Space, Seoul, Korea

Koreans Who Went to Germany, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

Sets, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Sets, rraum02, Frankfurt, Germany

Black Box: Memory of the Cold War Images, Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea
*asterisk denotes two-person show

Selected Group Exhibitions

Checkpoint. Border Views from Korea, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Margins of Error, Nirox Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp, South Africa

We Never Sleep, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Negotiating Borders, Fondation FIMINCO, Paris, France
Yokohama Triennale 2020 Afterglow, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
The 60th Anniversary Exhibition of 3.15 Movement: Rewriting the poetry, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea

2019 Asian Art Biennial: The Strangers from beyond the Mountain and the Sea, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion, Aichi Arts Center/Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan 
2019 Pool Rising, Art Space Pool, Seoul, Korea

24th Busan International Film Festival, Busan, Korea
Rituals of Signs and Metamorphoses “仪礼·, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China
The German Library Pyongyang (Project by Sara Sejin Chang), Kuandu Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan
Making Time, Galleria Poggiali, Florence, Italy
DMZ PEACE PROJECT, Camp Greaves, Paju, Korea
Paradoxa, Art from Middle Korea, Casa Cavazzini, Udine, Italy
在集 Assembling, K11 Shenyang, Shenyang, China
Collection Highlights: Synchronic Moments, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Modern Images of the Body from East Asia, Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts, US

Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History, NTU CCA Singapore, Singapore
Performing History, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Citizen’s Forest, Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
Highlight: Cartier Collection, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2 or 3 Tigers, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Anyang Public Art Project 5, Anyang Art Center, Anyang, Korea
The 10th Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 
Land of Happiness, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
The Time is Out of Joint, Asia Culture Center – Theater, Gwangju, Korea
As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

The 70th Anniversary of Liberation Day NK PROJECT, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
The Young and The Restless, Common Center, Seoul, Korea

ANIMISM, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Buk Seoul Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibition Part from SeMA Collection #2_NEW SCENES, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Real DMZ Project: From the North, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea

Korean Film Festival DC 2012, Freer l Sackler, The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art, Washington DC, US
Crossroads + Asian Gothic, Festival Bom, Seoul, Korea

Countdown, Culture Station Seoul 284 (former Seoul Station), Seoul, Korea
Second Worlds, Steirischer Herbst Festival 2011, Austria
Image Clash: Contemporary Korean Video Art, CU Art Museum, Colorado, US
Tell me Tell me: Australian and Korean Contemporary Art 1976-2011, National Art School Gallery, Sydney; National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul, Korea
Korean Rhapsody - Crossing the History, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Happy Window, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea

Projected Image, Platform 2010, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
The Flower on the Snow, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
The 3rd Anyang Public Art Project [APAP2010], Anyang, Korea
Discoveries, ShContemporary 10, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Trust, Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Linguistic Morphology: Art in Context, The Association of East Asian Art and Culture, The Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Random Access, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision 2010, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Oh! Masterpieces: 2009 New Acquisitions Collections, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
Him of Kyeonggi-do, 2010 Kyeonggi Art Project, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea

Unconquered: Critical Visions from South Korea, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Made in Korea: Leisure, a disguised labor?, Kaufhaus Sinn & Leffers, Hanover, Germany
7th Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul (EXIS), Seoul Art Cinema and Indie Space, Seoul, Korea
Void of Memory, Platform Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Shared. Divided. United, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany
New Political Art in Korea Since The 1990s: Bad Boys Here and Now, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
Another Masterpiece: 2008 New Acquisitions, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea

Shoot Me Film Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands
Jeonhyanggi: Kim Soo Young 40th Anniversary Retrospective, Alternative Space Pool, Seoul, Korea
IAS Media Screening, Insa Art Space of Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea
6th Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
Still Present Pasts, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Seoul: Räume, Menschen, Institute fur Auslandsbezienhungen, Stuttgart and Berlin, Germany
Fast Break, PKM Gallery Beijing, Beijing, China
Activating Korea: Tides of Collective Action, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International Competition, Oberhausen, Germany
JNP Production, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Move on Asia, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea; travelled to Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan; Arario Beijing, Beijing, China; Remo, Osaka, Japan; Shanghai Doulun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
A Tale of Two Cities: Busan-Seoul / Seoul-Busan, 5th Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Fever Variations, The 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006, Gwangju, Korea
Daegu Photo Biennale, EXCO, Daegu, Korea
Pyongyang Report: Architecture, Design & People in North Korea, Book House, Paju, Korea

Seoul: Until Now!, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Critical Society, Badischer Kunstverein. Karlsruhe, Germany
Parallel Life, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Incongruent: Contemporary Art from South Korea, Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, US
DMZ_2005: Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, Paju, Korea

Unplugged Theater, Gallery Bhak, Seoul, Korea
Hermès Korea Missulsang, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
Four Years 2000–2004, Insa Art Space of Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea

Facing Korea: Demirrorized Zone, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Borderline, Kunstverein Schorndorf, Schorndorf, Germany
Para>Sites, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

P_a_u_s_e: Project 3 - Stay of Execution, The 4th Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju, Korea
Parallel World, K & S Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Korean Air France, La Vitrine and Glassbox, Paris, France

Sunshine: Three Perspectives on North and South Korea, Insa Art Space of Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea

Between 0 and 1, media_city seoul 2000, Seoul Museum of Art and 13 subway stations, Seoul, Korea
Pyongyang, The Subject of Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

The Photograph Looks at Us, Seoul Photo Exhibition 1999, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Seoul and Media: Food, Clothing, Shelter, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Alienation and Assimilation, Museum of Contemporary, Chicago, US
Gwangju, Finding Way from the Mirror, Songwon Gallery, Gwangju, Korea

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Yamagata, Japan
Politics and Art, Boda Gallery, Seoul, Korea
16th Symposium on Photography: Allan’s Fish Story, Photography Between Discourse and Document, Gratz, Austria

Vision of Koreans, San Francisco Cinema Tech, San Francisco, US

Selected Awards

Fasken Martineau Best Feature Film or Video Award for Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
New Vision Award for Muju Film Festival, Muju, Korea

Intelligence award for 7th A-Awards, Seoul, Korea
Best Motion Picture (NOVES VISIONS) for 44th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Sitges, Catalonia, Spain

Silver prize (Film Craft) for Spikes Asia Advertising Festival, Singapore
Golden Bear for the Best Short Film, 61st Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Grand Prize for a Korean Feature Film, 12st Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, Korea

Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea

Tokyo Wonder Site Residency Program, Tokyo, Japan

Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea

Hermès Korea Missulsang, Seoul, Korea

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea

Selected Public and Private Collections

Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea
Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
Kadist, Paris, France & San Francisco, US
Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
LACMA, Los Angeles, US
Maeil Dairies, Korea
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
M+, Hong Kong
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Ulsan Art Museum, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, US
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US


안녕 安寧 Farewell
May 25, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017


Manshin,film still,2014

Manshin,film still,2014

Sindoan,film still,2007

Sindoan,film still,2007

Sindoan,film still,2007

3 Cemetries,3 photographs,text and sound,2009


Artist Interview
Park Chan-kyong

Installation Video
Park Chan-kyong: 안녕 安寧 Farewell

Teaser Trailer
Park Chan-kyong: 安寧 Farewell  


Park Chan-kyong: 안녕 安寧 Farewell


Exhibition: 안녕 安寧 Farewell

MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2019:

2017 Art Basel Unlimited

2016 Tina Kim Gallery 'Park Chan-Kyong'

2015 INIVA 'Pa-Gyong - Last Sutra Recitation'