Kim Byungkwan

Kim Byungkwan

Seoul, South Korea

About Kim Byungkwan

How do you do, all?
This is kim byungkwan from Seoul, Korea.
What I would like to express through my work is very simple.
I am trying to bring out strangeness from familiarity (visual habit).
Everything there is out there in this world, more or less, provides familiar vision.
This familiar vision can be replaced as habit. This habitual vision which every object gives us and creates comfort. However it shuts down all the other possibilities.
The habitual vision or visual habit makes us go by the routine ways. It stops us from having adventure and checking out the wonders out there.
My work is trying to destroy, tear up, and reconstruct this habitual vision so that our vision can be expended to other images.
I have strong faith in my work that my personal behaviour may lead us “strangeness within habitual vision off from the track."


Solo Exhibition
2021 'SPECTACLE' Polestarart Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2019 'Second Layer' Gallery Daon, Seoul, Korea
2017 'Hysteria' Salon Artertain, Seoul, Korea
2016 'Empty Girl' PROGR, Bern, Switzerland
2015 'Behind the face' aA design museum, Seoul, Korea
2014 'Experimental Theatre' Gallery LA MER, Seoul, Korea
2012 'Drawing for version 0.0' Gallery GAHOEDONG60, Seoul, Korea
'X-report', Gallery Aura, Seoul, Korea
2011 'Finalist exhibition-New Discourse Fine artist selection' Cyart Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Group Exhibitions · Screening
2020 'SUPER COLLECTION' Superior Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2019 'BEHIND THE SCENES' Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2017 'Can't Take My Eyes Off you' PAIKHAEYOUNG Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2016 'Counter Work _ Artist Kim vs Artist Cho' Salon Artertain, Seoul, Korea
2016 'INSIGHT' Gallery Grimson, Seoul, Korea
2016 ‘FRESH! 2016’ Jankossen Contemporary, NY, USA
2016 'THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION' Galleri A / A Minor, Oslo, Norway
2015 'THE PRESENT' SINSAJANG, Seoul, Korea
2015 'UTOPIA' Karimacelestin Gallery @Marseille, France
2013 'NANJI ART SHOW Ⅰ: Mnemosyne’s Privacy' SeMA NANJI EXHIBITION HALL, Seoul
2012 'Welcome to Cristal Room' SIA Media Art Awards Winner Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art
'Meeting with 6 Finalists for SIA Media Art Awards' CJ E&M Center

Awards & Residency
2017 NU-E RESIDENCY, Wanju, Korea
2013 SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY Award, Seoul, Korea
2012 Finalist, SIA Media Art Awards
2011 Finalis, New Discourse Fine artist selection