Kim Joon

Born in Seoul in 1966, Kim Joon still lives and work in hometown.

He first investigated tattoo as a subject matter in the mid-1990s with three-dimensional sculpture before making use of off-beat techniques such as the 3D Studio Max software. "I see skin, or in some cases the monitor, as an extension of a canvas", says Kim. While still a cultural and legal taboo in Korea, tattoos are for him a way to externalize subconsciousness. They show in broad daylight the hidden desires globally induced in our collective ideologies by materialistic societies. According to Kim, consumerism has turned humans into generic beings of desire; we covet things so much, they almost permeate ourselves.

Having established a growing presence in the international art scene, Kim Joon has exhibited worldwide, from Beijing to Los Angeles. The highly successful Saatchi Gallery's Korean Eye show confirmed him as one of the most important Korean living artists to date. His work has since then been auctioned at Sotheby’s for almost twice its estimated price and his name was listed in the top ten most-searched Asian contemporary artists on the internet by Art Radar in 2012.

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Kim Joon Né/ Born : Seoul, Korea, 1966

Vit et travaille / Live and works : Seoul



PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES / SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2014

Somebody, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York (United States)

2013  

Moutai, Space Can, Beijing (China)

Island, Gallery Leebae, Busan (Korea)

2012  

Blue jean blues, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York (United States)

Fragile, Canvas international art, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2011   

Fragile, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
Drunken, Artlink Gallery, Seoul (Korea)
2010  
Fragile, Art Link, Seoul (Korea)
2009  

Kim Joon, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York (United States)
2008 
Kim Joon, Box Art Gallery, Verona (Italy)
Duet et Party, Galerie Bertin, Paris (France)
2007   

Stay, Space 355, Tokyo (Japan)
Party, Gallery Touchart, Heiri Art Valley, Paju, (Korea)
2006  

Duet, Canvas International Art gallery, Amsterdam, (Netherlands)
2005 

Tattoo you, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin (Germany)     
Tattoo you, Walsh Gallery, Chicago (United States)     
2003  

Sauna bell, Ilju Art House, Seoul (Korea)
2000  

Make me smile!, Gallery Uduck, Seoul (Korea)
1999   

Fire, Total Mmusium, Seoul (Korea)
1998 

Hair Show, Gallery Ssal, Seou (Korea)
1997  

Tattoo in my mind, Kumho Mesium, Seoul (Korea)
1995  

Tattoo, Gallery Ssegae, Seoul (Korea)

 


PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES / SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014 

Tatto, Brandts (Denmark)

I was, therefore I am. Sydney CBD, Sydney (Australia)

2013 

Natural Selection, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New-York (United States)

INAUGURATION, Opiom Gallery, Cannes (France)

2012

Thoughts on Body, Soma museum, Seoul (Korea)
Media Art, Gwangju (Korea)
Irrepressible Seoul : Contemporary Korean Video Art, Hackney Picturehouse, London (United Kingdom)
2011 

Constrellation, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New-York (United States)
Art Miami, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Miami (United States)
Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Mandarin Oriental, Hong-Kong

2010  

Daegu Photo Biennale Aert Center, Daegu (Korea)
Everytime When I Look Around, Art Center, Taipei (Taiwan)
Printemps Perfumes, Centre des Arts, Paris, (France)
3D Grand Illusion, Sabina Musium, Seoul (Korea)

2009 
Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London (United Kingdom)
Korean Contemporary Photo Now, 798 Space, Beijing (China)
The Dream of Davinch, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju (Korea)
Here & Now, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New-York (United States)

2008  

Paris-Photo, Keumsan Gallery, Paris (France)
Scope Basel 08, Sun contemporary, Basel (Switzerland)
Art HK08, Keumsan Gallery, Hong Kong      
Photo...Photo?, Sun Contemporary, Seoul (Korea)
KIAF, Gallery Touchart, Coex, Seoul (Korea)
2007 

Asian Art Biennale, National Taiwan Museum (Taiwan)
New asian waves. Zkm/Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (Germany)
Arco 2007, Gallery Hyundai, Madrid (Spain)
Field of life, California State University, Sacramento (United states)

2006  

Paris Photo, Gallery Hyundai, Paris (France)        
Hybrid Trend - India & Korea, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul (Korea)
Art & Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China)    
Spotlight 30 Women, Papertainer Museum, Seoul (Korea)
Art/37/Basel, Gallery Hyundai, Basel (Switzerland)
Contemporary Asian Art, Bonhams, London (United Kingdom)      
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands)      
Endless Clone, Space Jeum, Beijing (China)

2005  

Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto (Canada)
Art Cologne, Koeln (Germany)
Art Forum Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
Asia : The pLace to Be?, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin (Germany)

2004 

Love Virus, Art Center Nabi, Cyworld, Seoul (Korea)
Inked, Walshy gallery, Chicago (United States)
Realing 15 years, Savina Museum, Seoul (Korea)

2003  

Relative Reality, Walshy Gallery, Chicago (United States)
Resfest Digital Film Festival, Seoul (Korea)
Crossing : Korea / Hawaii, Koa Gallery, Hawaii

2000  

Gawnnngju Biennale ‘Scar’, Gwanju Folklore Museum, Gwangju (Korea)

1999  

Taboo-Brutality, Violence & Fantasy, Total Museum, Seoul (Korea)
Money, Money, Money, Savina Museum, Seoul (Korea)

1998  

Humans and the doll, Total Museum, Seoul (Korea)

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