Bohnchang KOO

Born 1953 in Seoul, lives and works in Seoul, Korea

TEXT about Bohnchang Koo 

WORKS of Bohnchang Koo 

 

2007, Archical Pigment Print, ed. 30, Location of Pottery : Kyoto Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
KUM 02 BW, 2007, Archival Pigment Print, ed. 30, Location of Pottery : Kyoto Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Koo Bohnchang Archives: 18 Exhibitions’, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Encounter “Korean Early Modernist and Modernist of Photographers”‘, Trunk Gallery, Seoul

2013
SLOW TALK’, ivorypress, Madrid
Interpretation of Surface’, Gallery Bundo, Daegu
The Interpretation of landscape’, J – Hee Gallery, Gwangju
Happy memories’, Ryugaheon gallery, Seoul

2011
Bohnchang Koo’, Kukje gallery, Seoul
The Baptist’, Nuda gallery, Daejeon
Snow, Jeju Island’ Trunk gallery, Seoul

2010
Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain / Photographs by Bohnchang Koo’, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Masks’, Duson Art Museum, Jeju

2009
Vessel · Soap · Interiors’, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris
Purity’, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna
Pencil of Nature’, Gallery Bow, Ulsan

2008
In the Beginning’, Trunk Gallery, Seoul
Coolness and Passion’, MBC Gallery M, Daegu

2007
Bohnchang Koo’, Goeun Museum of Art, Busan
Galerie 206, Berlin
Soap’, Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

2006
Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York
Vessel’, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Koo Bohnchang’, Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto

2005
Portraits of Time’, White Room Gallery, Los Angeles
La beaute endormie’, Langon, France

2004
Masks’, ‘White’, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris

2003
Bohnchang Koo: Recent work’, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York
Masks’, The Museum of Photography, Seoul
White’, ‘In the Beginning’, Picture Photo Space, Osaka

2002
Fragile Tremors’, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, curated by Carol McCusker
Masterworks of Contemporary Korean Photography’, Peabody Essex Museum, Messachusetts, curated by Clark Worswick
In the Beginning’, Shadai Gallery, Tokyo

2001
Base Gallery, Tokyo
Prinz Gallery, Kyoto
Samsung Rodin Gallery, Seoul
Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco

2000
White Series’, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York
Good-Bye Paradise’, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

1999
Flow’, Gallery Won, Seoul

1995
In the Beginning’, Gallery Ississ, Kyoto
Breath’, Seomi Gallery, Seoul

1993
Good-Bye Paradise’, Seomi Gallery, Seoul

1990
The Sea of Thought’, Seomi Gallery, Seoul

1988
Clandestine Pursuit in the Long Afternoon’, Gallery Busan, Korea

1987
One Minute Monologue’, Gallery Wide, Tokyo
Photo Interform, Osaka

1985
Twelve Deep Sighs’, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul

1984
Fotogenes, Hamburg

1983
Pine Hill Gallery, Seoul

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
KoreaChina Ceramics Art Exhibition’, Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum, Gyeonggi, Korea
사진의 터‘, Art Space J, Gyeonggi, Korea
Sakura’, Tanakaya Gallery, Hirosaki, Japan

2012
Mega Seoul 4 decades’, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Seoul
Motherhood’, Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul
달하 노피곰 도다샤 어긔야 머리곰 비취오시라‘, Ilwoo space, Seoul
FOLD lll: USELESS / Upcycling in Art + Design’, Art+Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai

2011
Korean Spirit ; six Photographers’, Goyang, Korea
Books & Objects’, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul
紙花’, Kokdu museum, Seoul
Fold3’, Art+Shanghai gallery, Shaghai, China

2010
Korean Contemporary Art ? Plastic Garden’, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography’, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
On the Line’, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul
Cycle, Recycle’, Interalia Art Company, Seoul
Primavere del Bianco’, Museum of Art Seoul National University, Seoul
Man Ray’s Photography & His Heritage’, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Biennale internationale de l’Image a Luang Prabang’, Laos
Eternal Blinking: Contemporary Art of Korea’, The University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Hawaii
30th Anniversary of Young Korean Artist’, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Seoul Photo 2010’, COEX, Seoul
Him of Gyeonggi-do’, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan

2009
The Face beyond Faces’, Sungkok Museum, Seoul
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography’, MFAH, Houston
Met First, Yet Familiar, Korean Contemporary Photograph’, 798 Space, Beijing
Art Road 77 – with art, with artist!’, Lee & Park Gallery, Paju
The Face beyond Faces’, Dong-gang International Photo Festival 2009, Dong-gang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol
2009 Odyssey’, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
Made in Korea’, Hannover Messe 2009, Hannover
Translated Celadon: The Five Different Stories’, Haegang Ceramics Museum, Icheon
Three Photographers’, Canon Plex, Seoul
Problem’, Dr.Park Gallery, Yangpyeong-gun
Serotonin’, Gallery Now, Seoul
Valentine’s Day! Art for You!’, 915 Industry Gallery, Seoul
Artists and Moon Jars’, Gallery Hyundai Gangnam, Seoul
2008 Gaze’, Gallery Grimson, Seoul
Back to the Roots’, Gallery Soheon, Daegu
Bohnchang Koo & Maggie Taylor’, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe
Contemporary Korean Photographs 1948-2008’, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon
Inspired Simplicity: Contemporary Art from Korea’, Seattle Art Museum
Treasures Within’, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Emotional Scenes’, Blanca Berlin Gallery, Madrid
Today’s Korean Art <The World of Expression>’, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul

2007
Chuseok – Korean Harvest Festival’, Gallery Talk ‘The Korean Moon Jar’, The British Museum, London
Painterly Photos’, Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul
Void in Korean Art’, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

2005
Stilled’, Gallery 339, Philadelphia

2004
Water’, FotoFest 2004, Houston
What happens between Art and Popular Culture’, National Museum of
Contemporary Art, Korea

2003
Facing Korea’, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
East of Eden’, 14 Wharf Road, London

2002
Two Korean Photographers’, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
KoreanContemporary Photography’, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Sendai Mediatheque, Japan
Floating’, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Denmark
Everyman: A Search for the Male Form’, Camera Work, San Francisco

2001
Awakening’, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

2000
Standing on the Threshold of Time’, Odense Foto Triennale, Denmark
Contemporary Korean Photographers’, FotoFest 2000, Houston
Moonlight Becomes You – A Thousand and One Nights of Peace on Earth’,
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York

1999
Phenomena’, Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco
Fragments of Document and Memory’, 3rd Tokyo International Photo-Biennale,
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

1998
Landscape and Man’, Ostasiatiska Museum, Stockholm
Alienation and Assimilation’, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago

1996
A.O.I. Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art at Home’, Seomi Gallery, Seoul

1995
Gwangju Museum of Modern Art, Gwangju, Korea
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea
Body or Gender’, Gallery Nun, Seoul

1994
Pima Community College Art Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

1993
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1990
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

1988
The New Wave of Photography’, Walkerhill Art Center, Seoul

1987

Lying Down as if Being Dead with Narrow Eyes’, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul

 

AWARDS

2003 Gangwon Documentary Prize, Korea

2000 Lee Myoungdong Prize, Korea

 

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle
Museum of Art and Craft, Hamburg
Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon
Seoul Museum of Art
Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju
The Museum of Photography, Seoul
The Amore Museum, Seoul
Busan Museum of Art, Busan
Fondation Herzog, Basel
Shadai Gallery, Tokyo

 

PRIVATE COLLECTORS

Dancing Bear/ W.M. Hunt
Newhouse Collection
Elena Ochoa / Norman Foster
The Buhl Collection
The Ock Rang Cultural Foundation
Sammlung Anne Maria Jagdfeld

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014
Slow Talk, Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain

2009
Purity’, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Austria

2008
A Perspective on 1980s’, Wow Image, Korea

2007
Everyday Treasures’, Rutles, Japan
Vessel’ Rutles, Japan

2006
Koo Bohnchang’, The Kahitsukan, Japan
Deep Breath in Silence’, Hangil Art, Korea
Revealed Personas’, Hangil Art, Korea
Vessels for the Heart’, Hangil Art, Korea

2004
Portraits of Time’, Homi, Korea
Koo Bohnchang: Mask’, The Museum of Photography Seoul, Korea
Koo Bohnchang’, Youlhwadang, Korea

2003
Bohnchang Koo, Hysteric Nine’, Hysteric Glamour, Japan

1998
In the Beginning’, WorkShop 9, Korea

1994
Art Vivant’, Contemporary Korean Artists, Sigongsa, Korea

1992
The Sea of Thought’, Hanglim, Korea