Jang Jongwan

Born in 1983 in Busan, Jang studied painting at Hongik University in Seoul. After receiving residencies at Nanji Art Studio run by Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), and the Force Gallery in Beijing, China, he participated in programs aimed at discovering and supporting up-and-coming artists such as Emerging Artists by SeMA and Oriental Monsters by Art in Culture. Starting with S.O.S. (Save Our Souls) in 2011, he has held a series of solo exhibitions such as Weird Stone in 2012 and I Hear Your Voice in 2014. Jang has also participated in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally such as Asia Young Artists 100 in 2011 in Beijing, China, and Cynical Resistance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Education
    • 2009 B.F.A. in Department of Painting at Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2020 《Pormpter》, Arario museum in space, Seoul, Korea
      2017 《Organic farm》, Arario gallery, Seoul, Korea
      2014 《I Hear Your Voice》, Kumho Museum of art, Seoul, Korea
      2014 《Golden Teeth》, Space WILLING N DEALING, Seoul, Korea
      2012 《Weird Stone》, Salon de H, Seoul, Korea
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2019 《The way adventures of Korean contemporary painting: I will go away all by myself》, National museum of modern and contemporary art, Cheongju, Korea
      2019 《No man’s land (Jongwan Jang x Junho Jang)》, Art space Boan, Seoul, Korea
      2019 《The way Hare transforms into a Turtle》, Nikolj kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
      2018 《The veiled landscape》, Buk-Seoul museum of art, Seoul, Korea
      2014 《Visions and Beyond》, The 2nd ‘Shenzhen’ Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzen, China
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • Residencies
      2014 Nanji Art Residency 8th, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
      2011 Force Gallery Art Residency, Force Gallery, Beijing, China

      MMCA (National museum of modern and contemporary art), Korea
      Arario museum, Korea
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〈Organic farm〉, 2015~2019, Oil and acrylic gouche painting on animal skin, Dimension variable, National museum of modern and contemporary art. Image Courtesy Artist

〈The song of lonely Shepherd〉, 2017, Fox scarf, wood pipe, 35x90x19cm, Arario museum. Image Courtesy Artist

〈Prompter〉, 2020, Mixed media, Dimension variable. Image Courtesy Artist

〈Weird stone〉, 2012, Single channel animation, 4min 6sec, Arario museum. Image Courtesy Artist

〈The end of pain〉, 2009, Color pencil on paper, 78x54cm. Image Courtesy Artist

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