Jongkwan PAIK

Jongkwan Paik works with experimental video production based on research and archiving. By repeatedly collecting images and sounds encountered in various aspects of daily life and recontextualizing these records and memories, he creates works that examine the structures that govern our lives while contemplating the nature of visual media. While studying psychology and electronics at university, Paik began producing studies using 16mm film and camcorders. He graduated from his master's course with a study of Chris Marker, while his thesis film, won the Best Director Prize at Jeonju International Film Festival and the Jury Prize at Seoul Independent Film Festival. has been screened and exhibited at venues including Venice, Paris, Berlin and Hamburg. Paik makes films for both the cinema and the gallery, and has presented his works , <#cloud>, at diverse venues & film festivals.

  • Education
    • 2016 Film(MFA) at Yonsei University Graduate School of Communication & Arts, Seoul
      2009 Psychology(BA) at Chung-Ang University, Seoul
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2019 “Fly on the Eye”, Onsu Gong-gan, Seoul, South Korea
      2018 “DownTime”, Konya Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan
      2016 “SUPERLIMINAL: In Search of Lost Frame”, Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2021 “Beyond Film and Theater”, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea
      2021 “Signaling Perimeters”, Nam-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
      2021 “Prismatic Ground”, Maysles Documentary Center, New York
      2021 “For Love and Peace”, Arko Art Center, Seoul
      2019 “RE:4WALLS”, Asian Arts Center, Gwangju
      2019 “Data & Framer”, Post-Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul
      2018 “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin: New Cinema and Contemporary Art”, France/Germany
      2018 IMAGE FORUM FESTIVAL, Tokyo, Japan
      2018 “Play Videoarte”, Centro Cultural Universitario, Corrientes, Argentina
      2017 “Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism”
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • Residencies
      2021 MMCA Residency Goyang, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea
      2017 Move Arts Japan Residency, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Sapporo-Kanazawa-Fukuoka-Tokyo, Japan
      2017 Barim Residency, Gwangju

      2022 Dance Camera West(LA, USA), Best Short Documentary Prize/〈They answer our own gaze〉
      2021 Collected by National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea/〈Cyclical Night〉
      2018 Collected by Korean Film Archive/〈#cloud〉,〈Deportees〉
      2016 Jeonju International Film Festival, Korean Shorts, Best Director Prize/〈Cyclical Night〉
      2016 Seoul Independent Film Festival, Jury Prize/〈Cyclicla Night〉
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〈무덤이 웃기 전에 Before a Sepulcher Laughs〉(2021), single-channel video(60min) +13 image panel installation, MMCA Seoul Film&Video. Image courtesy of the artist.

〈스펙트로그라피 Spectrography〉(2019), HD+SD, 11 min, 3-channel, Media Wall in Asia Culture Center, Gwangju(75mx16m). Image courtesy of the artist.

〈추방자들 Deportees〉(2018), HD, 27 min, single-channel(one scene-one cut). Image courtesy of the artist.

〈순환하는 밤 Cyclical Night〉(2016), HD+SD, 17 min, single-channel. Image courtesy of the artist.

〈와이상 i-image〉(2015), mixed media(HD,SD,16mm),14 min, single-channel.

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