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Kim Minjung è nata a Gwangju, nella Repubblica di Corea, nel 1962. Dall'età di sei anni ha studiato pittura con vari insegnanti, tra cui il famoso acquerellista Yeongyun Kang, e in seguito ha studiato anche calligrafia orientale. Quest'ultimo studio le ha permesso di comprendere i precetti fondamentali della tradizione speculativa asiatica. Lo studio della calligrafia le ha insegnato a comunicare attraverso l'uso estremamente controllato del pennello, che "canalizza" l'energia e la indirizza sulla carta. Quando nel 1980 si iscrisse all'università di Hong Ik a Seoul, Minjung aveva già ricevuto un'approfondita formazione artistica che fu completata attraverso lo studio dettagliato della pittura orientale. Una volta completato il suo corso universitario nel 1985, ha conseguito un master presso la stessa università con una tesi sui quattro materiali di base della pittura ad inchiostro (carta di riso, pennello, pigmento d'inchiostro e pigmento). Nel 1991 decide di trasferirsi in Italia e iscriversi all'Accademia di Brera a Milano. La sua esplorazione dell'interrelazione tra tecniche e concezioni orientali e occidentali continua al di fuori dell'Accademia. Esegue sempre il suo lavoro pittorico sul pavimento, in linea con la tradizione orientale, perché sia ​​letteralmente che metaforicamente il pavimento è il supporto fondamentale per tutta la pittura. Ha esposto in importanti musei (Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Museo comunale, Ascona; Museum Sbygningen, Copenhagen; Henry Moore Institut, Leed; Museo d'arte Guanshan Yue, Shenzhen; Macro - Museo arte contemporanea Roma; Gwangji Museum of Art, Gwangju; OCI Museum of Art, Seoul) e le sue opere sono in importanti collezioni private. Minjung attualmente vive e lavora nel sud della Francia e negli Stati Uniti. Nasce a Gwangju (Repubblica della Corea) nel 1962. Vive e lavora tra Francia e Stati Uniti.

Kim Minjung was born in Gwangju in the Republic of Korea in 1962. From the age of six she studied painting under various teachers, including the famous watercolourist Yeongyun Kang, and later she studied also Oriental calligraphy. This latter study allowed her to understand the fundamental precepts of Asiatic speculative tradition. The study of calligraphy taught her to communicate by means of the extremely controlled use of the brush, which “channels” the energy and directs it onto the paper. When in 1980 she enrolled in the Hong Ik university in Seoul, Minjung had already received a very thorough artistic education which was completed trough the detailed study of Oriental painting. Once her university course had been completed in 1985, she took a Master’s degree at the same university with a thesis on the four basic material in ink painting (rice paper, brush, ink pigment and the pigment grinding stone). In 1991 she decided to move to Italy and enrol at the Brera Academy in Milan. Her exploration of the interrelationship between Oriental and Western techniques and conceptions continues outside the Academy. She always executes her pictorial work on the floor, in keeping with Oriental tradition, because both literally and metaphorically the floor is the basic support for all painting. She exhibited in important museums (Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino; Museo comunale, Ascona; Museum Sbygningen, Copenhagen; Henry Moore Institut, Leed; Guanshan Yue art Museum, Shenzhen; Macro - Museo arte contemporanea Roma; Gwangji Museum of Art, Gwangju; OCI Museum of Art, Seoul) and her works are in important private collections. Minjung currently lives and works in South of France and United States.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Minjung Kim, White Cube, London, United Kingdom

2017

Minjung Kim - Paper, Ink and Fire: After the Process, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea

Buiding Moutains - Kim Minjung- JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, NY

Phasing - Recent works by Minjung Kim, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom

2016

Minjung Kim, Leslie Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Minjung Kim, Phasing, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin

2014

Studio d'Arte Raffaelli – Trento

Oko, New York City – Usa

Galerie Commeter. Hamburg – Germany

2013

Patrick Heide Contemporary, London – UK

2012

Macro (museo arte contemporanea di Roma) Testaccio, Rome – Italy

Leslie Sacks Gallery Los Angeles – USA

Galleria Sahrai, Milano – Italy

2010

Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs, Paris – France

Galleria Sant Angelo, Biella – Italy

Primo Spazio, Foligno – Italy

2009

Galleria Valeria Bella Stampe, Milano -–Italy

Patrick Heide Art Project, London – UK

Galleria Ermanno Tedeschi, Roma – Italy

2008

Galleria Ermanno Tedeschi, Torino – Italy

Robilant+Voena Fine Art Gallery, London – UK

Mudimadrie Gallerie, Antwerpen – Belgium

2007

Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzen – China

Copenhagen Art Gallery, Copenhagen – Denmark

Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, California – U.S.A

Patrick Heide Art Project, London – UK

Giudecca795 Galleria d’Arte, Venezia – Italia

2006

Montecarlo Art Gallery, Milano – Italy

Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino – Italy

Galleria Valeria Bella Stampe, Milano – Italy

2005

Arte92, Milano – Italy

Ikos, Modena – Italy

2003

Museo Comunale di Ascona, Ascona – Switzerland (cataloguewith a text of Roberto Borghi)

Leslie Sacks Gallery, Los Angeles – U.S.A

Gallerie Patrick Cramer, Genève – Switzerland

2002

Galleria Recalcati, Torino - Italy

Cophenhagen Gallery, Cophenhagen – Denmark

Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea, San Marino – San Marino

Galleria Cafiso, Milano – Italy

1999

Wickeiser Gallery, New York – U.S.A

Galerie Patrick Cramer, Genève – Switzerland (catalogue with a text of Roberto Borghi)

1998

Galleria Cafiso, Milano – Italy (catalogue with texts of LucianoCaramel and Roberto Borghi)

1997

Cappella di Villa Ruffolo, Ravello, Napoli – Italy

1996

Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milano – Italy (catalogue with texts of Cristina Cano, Jacqueline Ceresoli and Gianni Schubert)

Galleria Kontraste, Forte dei Marmi – Italy

1991

Baik Song Gallery, Seoul – South Korea (catalogue with text of Suh Seong Rock)

Injae Art Museum, Gwangju – South Korea

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

The Mulberry Forest Becoming Ocean - Esther Schipper, Berlino

2015

The Fabrication of Worlds - JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery, New York City, NY

2014

Mostly abstract - Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen

The unpretentious show - Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen

2014 New Generation - Able Fine Art NY Gallery - Seoul, Seoul

2013

Once Upon A Time, Viridian Artists & Friends - Viridian Artists Gallery, New York City, NY

2011

190 Jahre Galerie Commeter - Künstler der Galerie - Galerie Commeter, Hamburg

Spring Story - Galerie Bhak, Seoul

2010

Random Access - Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si

Twilight Zone - Galerie Morgen, Berlin

2009

Important Works on Paper - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Pre-Fazione - La Giarina - Arte Contemporanea, Verona

Group exhibition - Gallery Artists - Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen

-preview Part Iii - Artspace H, Seoul

2008

Works on Paper - Galleri København, Copenhagen

Prospects and Interiors: Sculptors’ drawings - Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

2007

Gallery Artist - Galleri København, Copenhagen

2006

Paintings & Works on Paper - Galleri København, Copenhagen

2005

Secret & Lies - Gallery Zandari, Seoul

2004

5th Gwangju Biennal 2004 - A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju

2002

4th Gwangju Biennale - PAUSE - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju

 

Biblio

2011

Minjung Kim. Macro, Roma

2010

Minjung Kim. Fire is science and sculptur, London

2006

Minjung Kim, Skira, Geneva-Milano

Minjung Kim. Vuoto nel pieno, Electa, Milano

Exhibitions

2015

Red Mountain

 

11.12.2014 - 15.05.2015
Opening 11.12. 2014 - 18.30

Editions

 

Minjung Kim

Red Mountain 2015