CHU Mirim

Mirim Chu (b. 1982), an observer of urban as well as virtual landscapes, sees the city—where
development and redevelopment make for never-ending growth—and the web—where
information is updated in real-time and circulated through countless links—as occupying the
same plane. Using pixels, the smallest unit in computer graphics, the artist creates images that
can be used in a range of media, including video, flat surfaces, and three-dimensional works.
In works like Bundang, Versailles, and Yangpyeong-dong, she focused on her old house and
the neighborhood where she attended school. She also creates geometric figures, suggestive
of computer pixels, that reproduce aerial views of the city as captured by satellite imagery.
The works showcased in this exhibition offer a view of the present world as the “apartment
generation”—born and raised in the city, wholly accustomed to finding information on the
Internet and embracing new cultures—might see it, or render it in a landscape painting.

  • Education
    • BFA Visual Communication Design Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2022 Shape Tweening, The great collection, Seoul Korea
      2020 Satellites, Gallery LUX, Seoul Korea
      2016 New module born from a rippling grid, Trunk gallery, Seoul Korea
      2014 P.O.I, Space Willing n Dealing, Seoul Korea
      2013 WWW.THE WORLD WE LIVE IN, Steph galerie, Singapore
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2021 Singing Whales, Diving Stars, Ulsan Art Museum, Ulsan, Korea
      2019 The way a Hare transforms into a Tortoise, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
      2019 Space Exploration, GYEONGNAM ART MUSEUM, Changwon, Korea
      2018 Two pillars and seven letters, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
      2018 Daegu New Bauhaus, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea?
      2017 25.7 Seoul focus, Buk Seoul Museum of art, Seoul, Korea
      2014 Confession of A Mask, Museum of Art Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
      2011 Korea tomorrow, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
      2009 Wonderful Pictures, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
      2009 Seogyo Sixty 2009: The Game for Respect, Gallery Sangsangmadang, Seoul, Korea
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • Residencies
      2021 MMCA Goyang Residency

      2019 Unknown Asia, Grand prix

      2022 Arario Museum
      2019 MMCA Collection (Government Art Bank)
      2019 Hanhwa Life, Dream house, Seoul, Korea
      2019 MMCA Collection (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art)
      2016 Arario Museum
      2015 MMCA Collection (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Bank)
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Installation view, 2016 〈New module born from a rippling grid〉,Trunk gallery. Courtesy of the artist.

Night Drive, 2020, single channel video, 2 min 33sec. Courtesy of the artist.

Paris 15e, 2014, paper block, acrylic on paper mounted panel, pen, 50x50cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Interchange, 2020, acrylic on paper mounted panel, 80x100cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Sweet Section, 2020, paper block, acrylic on paper mounted panel, (each) 60x80cm, 4 pieces. Courtesy of the artist.

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