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Seung Young KIM (김승영) Artist Biography

Artist Statement


Through my works, I talk about the countless emotions that arise from in the midst of desire, hope and despair in my relationship with others. And I dream of communication and freedom through the works that have derived from my life.


Tower of Babel 2018 installation with 850 speakers, 8 channel audio interfaces, 4 amps, computer, water, chain, old bricks, power unit variable dimensions



Tower 2019 installation with 723 speakers, 8 channel audio interfaces, 4 amps, computer, water, power unit, 29 Arhat statuettes of Changnyeongsa Temple Site variable dimensions



Reflection  2016 letter inscribed old bricks, steel, moss variable dimensions



Sadness  2018 bronze, letter inscribed old bricks, moss variable dimensions



Reflection  2018 newspaper, water, letter inscribed old bricks variable dimensions



Reflection-China  2015 Paper, Water variable dimensions



Brain 2016 scale, chains 42 x 35 x 31cm



Are you free from yourself 2016 letter inscribed golden bricks, compass, earth, acrylic panel, neon lamp variable dimensions



Chair 2011~2018 object, water, electrical device 46 x 48 x 93cm



Flag / 2015 2012~2018 salt, flag, motor, LED, Dimensions variable dimensions



The Cloud  2009-2018 salt, single channel video installation variable dimensions, 30"



Flowers of the world  2007 discarded mold, MP3, urethane resin 140 x 123 x 221cm



Picnic on the Ocean  2002 Performance, Installation variable dimensions



Paper Airplane Project, Harlem, New York,  2000 C-print 76 x 25cm



Self-Portrait  1999 Single Channel 16' 01"



Artist Biography


Born 1963 in Seoul, Republic of Korea
Currently lives in Seoul, Republic of Korea


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 Reflection, KIMSECHOONG MUSEUM, Seoul, Korea
2017  Knock, KIM CHONG YUNG MUSEUM, Seoul, Korea
2016  Reflections, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2016  Are you free from yourself, Hayngchon Cultural Center, Daegu, Korea
2012  Walking in My Memory, AAIPS, Seoul, Korea
2012  Walking in My Memory, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea
2011  WALK, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2009  Traces, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France
2009  Self Portrait, café for contemporary art, Vancouver, Canada
2009  Two Drops of Water, Weibang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008  Traces, SPACE gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008  Mindscape, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea
2007  Flowers of the World, Weibang Gallery, Seoul, Korea / Art Factory, Paju, Korea
2003 Room of Memory, Art Factory / Bookhouse gallery / heyri Art Valley, Paju, Korea
2001  P.S.1 Report Exhibition, Insa Art Space / Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1999  The Room of Memory, Wonseo Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions
2019  Five Hundred Arhats of Changyeong-sa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts,
2019 National Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
2018  Contemporary Arts Reflection an Ancient Kingdom Silla, Gyeongju National Museum, Gyeongju, Korea
2018 Art & Architecture Project, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2018 One Inspiration, Shirota gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Meditation in a Landscape, Museum SAN, Wonju, Korea
2018 The Dictionary of Evil, Gangwon International Bienale, Gangneung, Korea
2017  Cracks in The Concrete from the MMCA Collection, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
2016  Now Watching, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France
2016 brilliant memories, Buk Seoul Museum of Art / Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea
2016 MMCA Gwacheon, 30 Years 1986-2016《the Moon Waxes and Wanes》, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
2015 Links- Locality and Nomadism, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, China
2015 Silence of Flaubert, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea
2015 Minima Moralia, Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, Rusia
2015 SALON DE SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
2014  How to enjoy your free time. One day. Nicely., Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
2014 3D PRINT-ING & ART, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2014 Sound sculpts the space, Pohang Museum of steel Art, Pohang, Korea
2014 Special Exhibition to Celebrate the Opening of National Hangeul Museum, King Sejong
2014 the Great Opens the Age of Hangeul Culture, National Hangeul Museum, Seoul, Korea
2013  Korean Art: Era of Grand Navigation, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
2013 Ask the Dust, Lussa Center of Contemporary Art, Orto Botanico, Italy
2013 REVERSCAPE, Amorepacific Museum of Art Project, Osan, Korea
2013 INAUGURATION OF MMCA, Outdoor Sculpture, MMCA, Seoul, Korea


Awards and Residencies
2019 USINE UTOPIK Residency, France
2014 Nomadic Arts Residency Program in Baikal, Olkhon Island, Irkutsk, Russia
2013 Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, Italy
2012 Nomadic Artist Residency Program, Antarctica     
2009.10-2009.12 GCC PILOT PROGRAM, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Korea
2008.12-2009.3 CEAAC International Studio Exchange Program, Strasbourg, France
2008.11-2009.10 National Art Studio, Goyang-5rd Residency Long tern Artist, Korea
2008 NOMADIC ARTS RESIDENCY, South Gobi, Mongolia
1999.9-2000.8 P.S.1 International Studio Program, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
1998 Grand Prize, The Dong-A Art Festival, Korea
1997 Prize for Excellence, Moran Sculpture Grand-Prix, Korea
1997 Prize for Excellence, The Kongsan Art Festival, Korea


Public Collections
2017 Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
2017 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
2017 Suwon I park Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea
2016 Bongsan Cultural Center, Daegu, Korea
2016 Seoul Science Center, Seoul, Korea
2016 Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul, Korea
2016 Samsung Group Corporate Club, Seoul, Korea
2014  Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2013  Amorepacific Museum of Art Project, Osan, Korea
2012  Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2011  Haein-sa Seongbo Museum, Hapcheon, Korea
2011  Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2008  National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
2008 Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi, Korea
2007  Samsung Group Corporate Club, Suwon, Korea
2006  Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea
2005  Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, Yongin, Korea
2004  National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea


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