featured artists: Hong Soun

South Korean, B. 1959
Lives and works in Seoul and Manila
 
Hong Soun's artistic practice commenced with engaging in installation, video and printing disciplines. Since 2004 his practice has focused on painting striving to develop his spiritual expression. Since 2014 he has included three-dimensional worksin his oeuvre. Continously evolving series of works 'Sidescape', 'Memoriscape' and 'Le Droit de Rever' expand and contract according to site specifics. Lately, Hong Soun has also been engaging with the 'Ordinary Monument' where he recreates "forgotten" memories through his visual practice.
 
Recent exhibitions include أنا [ana]: Please keep your eyes closed for a moment’, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE in 2015-1016, ‘WOORI-The Poetic Intervention’ - Tina B Prague Contemporary Art Festival at Dominikanska 8 at the St. Giles Dominican Priory in Prague, Czech Republic in 2012, CAGE 100 Festival in Eisenbahn, Leipzig, Germany in 2012, DMZ Peace Project at Gyeonggi-do Museum of Art in Gyeonggi-do, Korea in 2012, Meme Trackers at Songzhuang Art Center in Beijing, China in 2009, 'Santa Fe' biennales in 2008 and Busan Biennale in 2008.
 
Click here to view the video introducing Hong Soun's Solo Exhibition at the Mimesis Art Museum, Paju, 2014 
 
Education:
 
1989      Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1983      B.F.A. Art education, Busan National University, Busan, South Korea
 
Public Collections & Commissions:
 
Supreme Court, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, USA
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Zenit(Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg Medizinische Fakultät institut fÜr Medizinische Psychologie), Germany
Issy-les-Moulinaux Museum, Issy-les-Moulinaux, France
École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Ssamzie Space, Heyri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
 
Solo Exhibitions:
 
2016      Translateral Landscapes, NON Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2014      The Margins of Spectacle, Mimesis Art Museum, Paju, South Korea
2012      SIDESCAPE, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
2010      Sidescape, Space CAN, Seoul, South Korea
2009      Sidescape, Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea
2009      Sidescape, Gallery Dot, Ulsan, South Korea
2007      Sidescape, Seo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2005      Sidescape, Kulaydiwa Gallery, Manila, Philippines
2004      Sidescape, Gallery Ssamzie, Seoul, South Korea
1999      Insectopia, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
1997      Window Gallery, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
1993      Galerie Bellefroid, Paris, France
1989      Gallery Timothy TEW, Atlanta, U.S.A
 
Selected Group Exhibitions:
 
2016      April the Eternal Voyage, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggido, South Korea
2015-16 أنا [ana]: Please keep your eyes closed for a moment’, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE
2014      Neo-sansu, Daegu Art Museum,Daegu, South Korea
2013      Slow art, art space with Artist, Heyri, South Korea
2013      Bingo, Sejong Center, Seoul, South Korea
2012      DMZ Peace Project, Gyeonggido Museum of Art, Gyeonggido, South Korea
2012      AGE 100 Festival, Eisenbahn, Leipzig, Germany
2012      Vers la Lumiere, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art. Gyeonggido, South Korea
2012      우리[WOO:RI] Tina B. Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
2011      The New Epicenter, Wumin Art Center, Cheongju, South Korea
2011      Up and Comers, Total Art Museum, Seoul,  South Korea
2011      Breathing-Inhalation&Exhalation, Gallery Being, Seoul,  South Korea
2010      Puzzling (a) Space, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, U.S.A
2010      Him of Gyeonggido, Gyeonggido Museum of Art, Gyeonggido,  South Korea
2010      The More, the Better, Sun Gallery, Seoul,  South Korea
2010      Close Encounter, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju-do,  South Korea
2010      Let's Imagine, Gallery Bundo, Daegu,  South Korea
2009      Up and Comers, Total Art Museum, Seoul,  South Korea
2009      Art in Haje, Gallery Bundo, Daegu,  South Korea
2009      Layered City, Artside, Beijing, China
2009      Land Balance, Seo Gallery, Seoul,  South Korea
2009      Double ACT : Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul,  South Korea
2008      Reconstructed, Gyeonggido Museum of Art, Gyeonggido,  South Korea
2008      The World of Expression, Seoul Art center, Seoul, South Korea
2008      Meme trackers, Songzhuang Art Center. Beijing, China
2008      Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan,  South Korea
2008      Santa Fe International Biennale, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, U.S.A
2007      The Shopping Fete for Collector, Gallery Bow, Ulsan,  South Korea
2007      Future is Haje, Neuer Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg, Germany
2007      Reminiscing the medium -a 'post-' syndrome, MoA, Seoul,  South Korea
2007      Les Amis de la Cinematheque, Gallery Artside, Seoul,  South Korea
2006      Sensuous Panorama, Lounge Gallery, London, U.K
2006      Seo + Love + Memory, Seo Gallery, Seoul.  South Korea
2006      Wake up Andy Warhol, Gallery Ssamzie, Seoul,  South Korea
2004      MAPP2004, Space-T, Hyunjacso, Seoul,  South Korea
2004      Heyri Festival, Hoomyungwon, Heyri,  South Korea
2004      Stillness & Movement, Seoul Olympic Art Museum, Seoul,  South Korea
2004      Center & Composition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul,  South Korea
2004      Over the Rainbow, Space C, Seoul,  South Korea
2003      REAL-SCAPE Revisited, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2003      Mindscape, Gallery Hyundai plus, Seoul, South Korea
2002      Korean Air France, Glassbox, Paris, France
2002      Collections Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul,  South Korea
2002      Neo Painting, YoungEun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju,  South Korea
2002      Korean Air France, Ssamzie Space Gallery, Seoul,  South Korea
2002      Borders and Change, Nakatsue YMCA, Nakatsue, Japan
2002      Our House, Daring Art Foundation, Seoul,  South Korea
2002      Gwangju Biennale (project 4 Connection), Gwangju,  South Korea
2001      The 1980's Realism and The Age, Gana Art Center, Seoul,  South Korea
2000      Art Museum in Image, Fine Art Center, Seoul,  South Korea
2000      Sculpture Amusement Park, Sungkok Museum, Seoul,  South Korea
2000      The Web of Life, Sungkok Museum ,Seoul,  South Korea
2000      Leaving the Island-PICAF, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan,  South Korea
2000      Blind Love, Saimpyo Factory Seoul,  South Korea
1998      ASIAN AVANT-GARDE, Christie's, London,UK
1998      Media & Site, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan,  South Korea
1998      City and Media -Food, Clothing, Shelter, Seoul City Museum, Seoul,  South Korea
1997      A Hybrid of the Traditional and the Modern, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul,  South Korea
1997      La Biennale d'Issy, Centre d'Art Municipal, Issy les Mx, France
1996      D'une source oubliée, Musée de l'histoire vivante, Montreuil, France
1996      D'une source oubliée, CARRE, Château Gontier, France
1996      Sept espaces un lieu, Manufacture des oeillets, Ivry, France
1996      Art at Home, Seomi Gallery, Seoul,  South Korea
1995      Courant d'Art, Etablissement Elie de Brignac, France
1995      Coréens de Paris, Area, Paris, France
1995      D'une source oubliée, CAREE AMELOT, La Rochell, France
1994      Issue vers l'aube, Artsenal-Paris, Paris, France
1994      New and Powerful from ARTSENAL, Gallery Art Beam, Seoul,  South Korea
1994      Carte Blanche, Boulogne City Museum, Boulogne, France
1993      Situation de l'in situ, Ocre d'art, Chateauroux, France
1991      Face a Face, Caen, France
1991      Plates & Prints, Pusan, Korea
1991      La Cave, Espace 54, Boulogne, Frace
1990      Black Image, Atlanta, U.S.A
1989      Salon de Mai, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1988      International Biennale de Gravure, Digne les vins, France
 
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