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Kibong Rhee

Korean, 1957

Biography

Kibong Rhee

  • Born in 1957, Seoul, Korea
    Lives and works in Seoul, Korea

Education

  • 1985       MFA in Fine Art at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    1981       BFA in Western Painting at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012   
    The Cloudium, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

    2011   
    There is No Place, Tina Kim Gallery, NY, US

    2008      
    The Wet Psyche, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    2007
    Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    2005      
    The Connective, Sindoh Art Center, Asan, Korea

    2003      
    about vanishment II, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    2002
    Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1997      
    about vanishment II, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1995      
    Yeh Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1994      
    Gallery Seohwa, Seoul, Korea

    1993      
    Hena-Kent Gallery, New York, US

    1992      
    Gallery Meegun, Seoul, Korea
    Four Season Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1991      
    Gallery Meegun, Seoul, Korea

    1988      
    In Kong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021
    Ink Dreams: Selections from the Fondation INK Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, US
  • 2019      
    The 25th Anniversary Simon's Friends, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea

    2018      
    Neo-Moroism, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Beijing, China

    2017      
    Your Hand, My Heart, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
    Neo-Naturalism, Ilwoo Space, Seoul, Korea

    2016      
    Neo-Moroism 2016, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Beijing, China
    New Romance: Art and the Post Human (Korea-Australia Partnership Exhibition), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
    Partir, Bogéna Galerie, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
    Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2016, Changwon, Korea
    As the Moon Waxes and Wanes: MMCA Gwacheon, 30 Years 1986-2016, National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

    2015      
    New Romance (Korea-Australia Partnership Exhibition), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Into Thin Air, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

    2014      
    Neo-Sansu, Dague Museum of Art, Daegue, Korea
    K-Pop: Process. Otherness. Play, MOCA Taipei, Taiwan
    Water_Innocence, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

    2012   
    (Im) Possible Landscape, Plateau (Samsung Museum of Art), Seoul, Korea
    Mediations Biennale, Poland
    2012 Korean Contemporary Art in China: ReBooting, Yan Huang Art Museum, Beijing, China
    SeMA Hidden Track 2012, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Painting Now, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

    2011   
    Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia

    2010   
    Screaming From The Mountain, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway
    Sensorium, Korea University Museum, Korea.
    The Scents of Forest, Sound of Forest, Ewha Womans University Museum, Korea
    And_writers 2010, Nanjing Biennale, Najing, China
    Mirrors of continuous changes, TaeKwang Industrial Co, Korea
    Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
    Pine and Bamboo_Clear Sounds and Pure Scents, Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea
    30th Anniversary of the Young Korean Artists 1981-2010, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea

    2009      
    Reflection, Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan
    The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Biennale Cuvée 2009, OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
    In Search for the Sublime, Ieyoung Contemporary Art Museum, Ieyoung Contemporary Art Museum, Yongin, Korea
    Another Masterpiece, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea

    2008      
    Drawn in the Clouds: Contemporary Asian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
    2008 Sevilla Biennale, Sevilla and Granada, Spain
    Re-Imagining Asia, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany / New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, United Kingdom
    Emergent Poetics, Emocaoartificial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Singapore Biennale 2008, Singapore
    KIAF Special Exhibition, KIAF, Seoul, Korea

    2007      
    Thermocline of Art - The New Asian Wave, ZKM, Kalsruhe, Germany
    Simon’s Six Friends, Simon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Void in Korean Art, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

    2006      
    Simon’s Five Friends, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea

    2005      
    The Blue, Gallery Gana, Seoul, Korea
    Cool & Warm, Sunggok Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Echo Beyond Time: The Traditional and the Modern, Ewha Woman’s University Museum, Seoul, Korea

    2004      
    Image Utopia, Museum Han Jun Plaza, Seoul, Korea
    The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Gallery Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea    
    VENTD’EST, Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Paris, France

    2002      
    Chemical Art, Gallery Sagan, Seoul, Korea

    2000~2001       
    John’s Church Project, Seongnam, Korea

    2001      
    Lunapark, Uta Nusser, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

    1999      
    Dialogue, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Sweet Lips, CAIS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Contemporary Art-Trends in the 90’s, EllenKim Murphy Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1998      
    4+1 Korean Artists, Hofstra Museum, New York, US
    Spiritual-Scape, Generous-Miracle Gallery, New York, US
    Chorus & Distortion, Gallery Untitled, New York, US
    Contemporary Art Polemics: Media & Surface, Sunggok Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Project 8, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    PICAF 98, City Museum, Busan, Korea
    Friends of Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
    Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

    1997      
    2nd Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
    Réalité Seoul, GongPyung Art Center, Seoul, Korea

    1996      
    Ana-chrome, Gallery Seohwa, Seoul, Korea
    Contemporary Print Art Fair, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    Art at Home, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea

    1995      
    The Eye of Dealer, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Total Prized Artists’ Show, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Korea Contemporary Art, China Museum, Beijing, China
    Seoul ‘80, Gallery Gain, Seoul, Korea
    Retrospective of Contemporary Art ’50, Seoul Press Center, Seoul, Korea

    1994      
    Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Artists of Yeh Gallery, Yeh Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Seoul ’80, Shilla Gallery, Daegu, Korea
    Suggestion, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

    1993      
    Language of Figurative, Gallery Vinkel, Seoul, Korea
    Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Seoul ’80, Gallery Seohwa, Seoul, Korea
    Total Grand Art Exhibition, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Réalité Seoul, Gallery Forum, Seoul, Korea
    Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1992      
    Form & Representation, Los Angeles, US
    Human, the Face and History, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    Consciousness, Sound, Echo, Gallery Four Season, Seoul, Korea
    Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    21 Korea Contemporary Art, Gallery 21, Seoul, Korea

    1991      
    Ulsan Gallery Opening Show, Ulsan, Korea
    Four Exhibitions, Gallery Focus, Seoul, Korea
    Informal après Informal, Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    New Image New Age, Gallery Meegun, Seoul, Korea
    Korea Contemporary Art, Fondation Vasarely, Aix- en- Provence, France

    1990      
    Inaugural Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
    Réalité Seoul, Seomi Center, Seoul, Korea
    Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Exhibition of Invited Contemporary Artist, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Korea Contemporary Art, Ho-am Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Invited Exhibition of Choi Gallery, Choi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Memorial Exhibition of the 3rd Gallery, The 3rd Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Contemporary Artists in ’90 Show, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

    1988      
    Rhee, Ki Bong/ Choi Jung Hwa Show, Batang-Gol Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    March in Seoul, Soo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1987
    The Artist’s Today, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Réalité Seoul, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    Invited Exhibition of Awarded Artist in Grand Art Exhibition of Korea, Art Center, Seoul, Korea

    1986
    Logos & Pathos, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Korea Grand Art Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
    Contemporary Form, Dooson Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Seoul Art Festival, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    Contemporary Art Trend ‘86, The 3rd Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Seoul 79 Artist, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1985      
    1985, The 3rd Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Young Artist 16, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1984      
    Contemporary Art 82, Dooson Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1983      
    Contemporary Print 5, Yun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Independent, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
    Young Printmaker 20, Yun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1982-1984        
    Contemporary Art 82, Kung-In Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    The Artist Today, Art Center, Los Angeles, US

Selected Awards

  • 1994      
    Total Art Prize

    1986      
    Grand Prize, The Grand Art Exhibition of Korea

Selected Public and Private Collections

  • Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
    Artsonje Museum, Seoul, Korea 
    ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Neuberger Berman Collection, New York, US
    Jill Sander Collection, Germany
    Ronald and Ann Pizzuti, Columbus, Ohio, US
    Barbara & Richard Lane, New York, US
    Mitchell & Fran Harwood, New York, US
    Gerald Lippes, Buffalo, New York, US
    Brigitte Wagner-Halswick, Cologne, Germany
    Luigi & Lidia Zaza, Chiasso, Switzerland
    Reverend Alfred R. Shands, Kentucky, US

Works

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Selected Press

현대문학 10월호    pdf 현대문학
옅은 공기 속으로   pdf 월간미술
시각과 감각 사이의 공간   pdf Art in Culture
순수한 감각의 회복을 위하여: <옅은 공기 속으로>   pdf SPACE
빛 오감으로 느끼다   pdf 국민일보
色이 넘치는 세상, 무채색의 무게란   pdf 서울신문
주제로… 작품으로… 병풍같은 공간 주인공이 되다   pdf 서울경제
산봉우리에 앉아 바라보는 무채색 자연   pdf 파이낸셜뉴스
[아트홀릭] 애매모호한 세상   pdf 헤럴드경제
[60 Korean Artists In the World's Biennales] Rhee Kibong   pdf Public Art
레오나르도 다빈치 그 이전부터   pdf Gentleman
환영의 회화, 유령 이야기   pdf Art In Culture
안개 저 너머의 세계를 바라보다   pdf AVENUEL
Analyze the Mountains of Seoul   pdf NOBLIAN
Healing Gallery   pdf THE BC
이기봉 '지속되기 위하여-기억'   pdf 서울경제