KUKJE GALLERY
Koo Bohnchang
(Korean, 1953)
 
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Koo Bohnchang
Born in 1953, Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, Korea

Education
1985           Diploma Fotodesign, Fachhochschule, Hamburg, Germany
1975           Bachelor of Business Administration, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2020               
Light Shadow, Korean Cultural Centre Australia, Sydney, Australia
Dreams of Blue and White, HK Art & Antiques LLC, New York, US

2019                      
Beyond the Silver, Space 22, Seoul, Korea
Clandestine Pursuit in the Long Afternoon, Zen foto, Tokyo, Japan
Incognito, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
The Allure of Blue, Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain

2018                     
Koo Bohnchang, Changseong-dong laboratory, Seoul, Korea
Aqua, Acquario Civico Milano, Milano, Italy
The Hidden Face, Gallery 343, Seoul, Korea

2016            
, Shinsegae Gallery Incheon, Incheon, Korea
, Shinsegae Gallery Gwangju, Gwangju, Korea
Vies silencieuses, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
White Vessels, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2015           
Porcelain Time, Yido Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Koo Bohnchang,  Nanohana Gallery, Hakone, Japan

2014           
White on White, Villa Flor, S-chanf, Switzerland
Open End, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano, Italy
Dong Gang Photography Award Exhibition KOO Bohnchang, Dong Gang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol, Korea
Koo Bohnchang Archives: 18 Exhibitions, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Jung Hai-chang: an Encounter with the Still Life Works of Koo Bohnchang, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013                     
Slow Talk, Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain
Interpretation of Surface, Bundo Gallery, Daegu, Korea
The Interpretation of Landscape, J - Hee Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
Happy Memories, Ryugaheon gallery, Seoul, Korea

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

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

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

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

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

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

2005
Portraits of Time, White Room Gallery, Los Angeles, US
La beaute endormie,  Langon, France
Stilled, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, US

2004               
Masks, White, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France

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

2002          
Fragile Tremors, San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, US
Masterworks of Contemporary Korean Photography, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts,
US
In the Beginning, Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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

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

1999               
Flow, Gallery Won, Seoul, Korea

1995               
In the Beginning, Gallery Ississ, Kyoto, Japan
Breath, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1993               
Good-Bye Paradise, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1990               
The Sea of Thought, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1988               
Veiled Pursuit in the Long Afternoon, Gallery Busan, Busan, Korea 

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

1985               
Twelve Deep Sighs, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1984               
Fotogenes, Hamburg, Germany

1983               
Pine Hill Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021
Medium, Space55, Seoul, Korea

2020               

Gallery Now, Seoul, Korea
Moon Jar, Choeunsook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2019               
Seeing Time, Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
The 9th Korea Hoguk Art Exhibition, Gyeryongdae, Gyeryong, Korea
Allurements of Still Life, Muan Seungwoo Oh Museum of Art, Muan-gun, Korea
Greetings from South Korea, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

2018               
Water, Embracing Life, Gallery Hyeyum, Gwangju, Korea
The Portrait With(out) Artists, Nam Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Blooming at the Junction, Korean Cultural Center Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017               
Uri Korea – Ruhe in Beschleunigung, Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg, Germany
Wintering, National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
GalleryWe, Seoul, Korea
Vogue lika a painting, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Chuncheon Culture & Arts Center, Gangwon-do, Korea
Coordination of energy, Arts Center KUH, Daejeon, Korea
A JOY of SPRING: Scenery, Blossom and Delicacy, National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
礼展 -Offerings-III, Terminal Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Time, Visibilizing the invisible, Centro Cultural PUCP, Lima, Peru
Body, The Language of Sensation, Muan Seungwoo Oh Museum of Art, Muan, Korea
DNA of Coreanity, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea

2016               
The Colors in Korean Life and Culture, National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Ordinary, Korean Cultural Centre Gallery, Sydney, Austraila
DNA of Coreanity, Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran
Getxophoto 2016, Gexto, Spain
Unconscious Aesthetics, Breathing Heritage: Contemporary Korean Ceramics, Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, France
Noonbit Collection of Korea Photographer’s Work, Ryugaheon gallery, Seoul, Korea
Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Chefs-d'œuvre de la céramique coréenne, Grand Palais, Paris, France
~Offerings~, Terminal Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Hyundai Department Gallery H, Daegu, Korea

2015
Gimhae Arts Center, Gimhae, Korea
People, remembered, Art Space J, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
A Homage to Korean Architecture-Wisdom of the Earth, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Simsimhada, Doosung Paper Gallery, Seoul, Korea
In the Spirit of George Rose, KF Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Choi Sunu House, Seoul, Korea
Le Parfum dans tous les sens, Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, France
BODY, Handok Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy, Eumseong, Korea
Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
OBIECTA, Giacomo Guidi, Rome, Italy

2014               
Korean Beauty Two Kinds of Nature, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The Other & Me, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
Dual Natures in Ceramics, SFO Museum, San Francisco, US
Admiration of White Porcelain, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea

2012              
Mega Seoul 4 decades, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
Ilwoo space, Seoul, Korea
Books & Objects, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
FOLD lll: USELESS / Upcycling in Art + Design, Art+Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai, China

2011               
Korean Spirit; Six Photographers, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center, Goyang, Korea
Books & Objects, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
紙花, Kokdu museum, Seoul, Korea

2010             
Korean Contemporary Art – Plastic Garden, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara,
US
Biennale Internationale de l’Image a Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Laos

2009               
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
Met First, Yet Familiar, Korean Contemporary Photograph, 798 Space, Beijing, China
2009 Odyssey, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2008              
Contemporary Korean Photographs 1948-2008, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Inspired Simplicity: Contemporary Art from Korea, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, US
Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2007            
Chuseok - Korean Harvest Festival, British Museum, London, UK
Void in Korean Art, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2004               
Water, FotoFest Biennial 2004, Houston, US
What happens between Art and Popular Culture, National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art,
Gwacheon, Korea

2003            
Facing Korea, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
East of Eden, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK

2002            
Two Korean Photographers, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, US
Now, What is Photo, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Floating, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Denmark
Everyman: A Search for the Male Form, Camera Work, San Francisco, US

2001            
Awakening, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

2000            
Standing on the Threshold of Time, Odense Foto Triennale, Odense, Denmark
Contemporary Korean Photographers, FotoFest 2000, Houston, US

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

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

1996              
A.O.I. Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico US

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

1994           
Pima Community College Art Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, US

1993           
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1990           
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, US

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

1987               
Lying Down as if Being Dead with Half-closed Eyes, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Selected Awards
2015               
47th Republic of Korea Culture and Arts Award

2014               
Dong Gang Photography Award, Korea

2003               
Gangwon Documentary Prize, Korea

2000               
Lee Myoungdong Prize, Korea

Selected Public and Private Collections
The British Museum, London, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, US
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, US
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, US
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, US
Philadelphia Museum of Art, US
National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Denver Art Museum, US
Museum of Art and Craft, Hamburg, Germany
Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France
Musée Guimet, Paris, France
Fondation Herzog, Basel, Switzerland
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
State Library Victoria, Australia
Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland
Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto, Japan
Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea
The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
The Amore Museum, Seoul, Korea
Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju, Korea
Goeun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea