Artist

Kang Ho Yeon

Kang Ho Yeon earned his BFA in Sculpture from Seoul National University in 2011 and his MFA from the Royal College of Art in London, the United Kingdom, in 2016. His first solo exhibition 《Alternative Landscape》 (SongEun Art Cube, Seoul, 2013) was followed successively by 《Agreed Nostalgia》 (OCI Museum, Seoul, 2015), 《How to Shout YAHOO!》 (Korean Cultural Centre UK, 2016), 《planet 72.82m2》 (Insa Art Space, Seoul, 2017), 《Encyclopedia》 (Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, 2018) and 《About Ground, Water, Light and Air》 (out_sight, Seoul, 2019). Kang’s sculptures have also been shown in many group exhibitions, including 《Byul Byul Dong Hang》 (OCI Museum, Seoul, 2016), 《Love Story》 (Amado Art, Seoul, 2017) and 《PICK ME: How to Use Media》 (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, 2019). Kang was the recipient of various sponsorships and grants for emerging artists, including exhibition support from SongEun Art Cube (2012), OCI Young Creative project (2014), Korean Cultural Center UK Spring Open Call Winner program (2016), Kumho Young Artist (2017) and the Gyeonggi Promising Young Artist Sponsorship program (2019).

  • Education
    • 2018-Current D.F.A in Sculpture, Graduate School of Seoul National University, Korea
      2014-2016 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK
      2011-2013 M.F.A in Sculpture, Graduate School of Seoul National University, Korea
      2004-2011 B.F.A in Sculpture, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2019 《About Ground, Water, Light and Air》, out_sight, Seoul, Korea
      2018 《Encyclopedia》, Kumho Museum of Arts, Seoul, Korea
      2017 《Planet 72.82㎡》, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea
      2016 《Boathouse》, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
      2016 《How to Shout YAHOO!》, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2020 《KOREAN EYE 2020: CREATIVITY & DAYDREAM》, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
      2019 《Antennas in Action Towards Multiverse》, White Block Art Center, Paju, Korea
      2018 《*c-lab 2.0 Senses±》, Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
      2017 《Songeun Art Storage: Not your ordinary art storage》, Songeun Art Storage, Seoul, Korea
      2016 《DIY Cultures Festival》, Rich Mix, London, UK
  • Residencies/Awards/
    Collections
    • Residencies
      2019 MMCA Residency Goyang, Goyang, Korea
      2016 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

      Awards
      2016 The Merlin Entertainments Group Madame Tussauds Prize, The Merlin Entertainments Group, UK
      2012 Dean of Graduate School’s Award, Seoul National University, Korea
      2011 Travel Grant Award, ILHYUN Museum, Korea
      2010 University of Brighton Students Awards, University of Brighton, UK

      Collections
      Geumho Museum of Art, Korea
      Gyeongido Museum of Modern Art, Korea
      National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts Art Bank, Korea
      OCI Museum, Korea
      Visual Arts Institute of Seoul National University, Korea
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〈Anthropology〉, 2019, Mixed media, Dimensions variable. Image Courtesy Artist

〈Encyclopedia〉, 2018, Daily objects, aluminum bars, electronic wire, wire, etc., 630x630x270cm. Image Courtesy Artist

〈Monster〉, 2017, Energy drinks can, lens, mini fan, smart phone, speaker, Dimensions variable. Image Courtesy Artist

〈Cultivate〉, 2017, Collected green objects, vinyl, humidifiers, lumber, canvas, lamps, air purifier, plaster, etc., Dimensions variable. Image Courtesy Artist

〈Bliss Blue〉, 2017, Factory lamps, paint, plywood, lumber, etc., Dimensions variable. Image Courtesy Artist

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