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Koo Bohnchang

Korean, 1953


Koo Bohnchang

  • Born in 1953, Seoul, Korea
    Lives and works in Seoul, Korea


  • 1985           Diploma Fotodesign, Fachhochschule, Hamburg, Germany
    1975           Bachelor of Business Administration, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023
    Self-Portrait, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
    Lingering in Time, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Guangzhou, China

    Lingering in Time: Koo Bohnchang’s Photography (1990-2021), Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre, Xiamen, China
    Beyond the Masks - Gangneung Gwanno Gamyeongeuk, Gangneung Museum of Art, Gangwon, Korea

    Lingering in Time: Koo Bohnchang's Photography (1990-2021), Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
    Lingering in Time, Modern Studio (ZIWU), Shanghai, China

    Light Shadow, Korean Cultural Centre Australia, Sydney, Australia
    Dreams of Blue and White, HK Art & Antiques LLC, New York, US

    Beyond the Silver, Space 22, Seoul, Korea
    Clandestine Pursuit in the Long Afternoon, Zen foto, Tokyo, Japan
    Incognito, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
    The Allure of Blue, Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain

    Koo Bohnchang, Kukje Gallery, Busan, Korea
    Koo Bohnchang, Changseong-dong laboratory, Seoul, Korea
    Aqua, Acquario Civico Milano, Milano, Italy
    The Hidden Face, Gallery 343, Seoul, Korea

    , Shinsegae Gallery Incheon, Incheon, Korea
    , Shinsegae Gallery Gwangju, Gwangju, Korea
    Vies silencieuses, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
    White Vessels, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

    Porcelain Time, Yido Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Koo Bohnchang,  Nanohana Gallery, Hakone, Japan

    White on White, Villa Flor, S-chanf, Switzerland
    Open End, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano, Italy
    Dong Gang Photography Award Exhibition KOO Bohnchang, Dong Gang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol, Korea
    Koo Bohnchang Archives: 18 Exhibitions, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Jung Hai-chang: an Encounter with the Still Life Works of Koo Bohnchang, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Slow Talk, Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain
    Interpretation of Surface, Bundo Gallery, Daegu, Korea
    The Interpretation of Landscape, J - Hee Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    Happy Memories, Ryugaheon gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Bohnchang Koo, Kukje gallery, Seoul, Korea
    The Baptist, Nuda gallery, Daejeon, Korea
    Snow, Jeju Island, Trunk gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain/Photographs by Bohnchang Koo, Philadelphia Museum of Art,
    Philadelphia, US
    Masks, Stone Art Museum, Duson Art Museum, Jeju, Korea

    Vessel · Soap · Interiors, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
    Purity, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, Austria
    Pencil of Nature, Gallery Bow, Ulsan, Korea

    In the Beginning, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Coolness and Passion, MBC Gallery M, Daegu, Korea

    Bohnchang Koo, Goeun Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
    Galerie 206, Berlin, Germany
    Soap, Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

    Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York, US
    Vessel, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Koo Bohnchang, Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto, Japan

    Portraits of Time, White Room Gallery, Los Angeles, US
    La beaute endormie,  Langon, France
    Stilled, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, US

    Masks, White, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France

    Bohnchang Koo: Recent work, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, US
    Masks, Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
    White, In the Beginning, Picture Photo Space, Osaka, Japan

    Fragile Tremors, San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, US
    Masterworks of Contemporary Korean Photography, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts,
    In the Beginning, Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

    Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Prinz Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
    Samsung Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, US

    White Series, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, US
    Good-Bye Paradise, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

    Flow, Gallery Won, Seoul, Korea

    In the Beginning, Gallery Ississ, Kyoto, Japan
    Breath, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Good-Bye Paradise, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    The Sea of Thought, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Veiled Pursuit in the Long Afternoon, Gallery Busan, Busan, Korea 

    One Minute Monologue, Gallery Wide, Tokyo, Japan
    Photo Interform, Osaka, Japan

    Twelve Deep Sighs, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Fotogenes, Hamburg, Germany

    Pine Hill Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2023
    Ceramic Ritual Vessels, Connecting Heaven and Earth, Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum, Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
    RETURN OF CHEONMA, Gyeongju National Museum, Gyeongju, Korea
    Five by Five, Chuncheon Culture & Art Center (CCAC), Chuncheon, Korea
    Anthology of White, Korean Craft Museum, Cheongju, Korea
    More Than Meets The Eye, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Xiamen, China
    Making Worlds, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Dear Photography, MAF, Seoul, Korea
    Morning Calm, Francis Gallery, Los Angeles, California, US
    LA TEXTURA DE LAS PROMESAS, Kutxa Kultur Artegunea, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
    White Porcelain: How Have We Humans Breathed Life into Soil?, Seoul Museum of Craft Art, Seoul, Korea
    Motion in Stillness: Tracing the Spirit of Korea – Unfolding Clay Art, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Koka, Japan
    UNCOMMERCIAL: Korean Commercial Photography, 1984 and Beyond, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Sounding The Gaze, Korea Photographers Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    The Hidden Masterpiece, Gallery BK, Seoul, Korea

    F E A S T, Atlas Gallery, London, UK
    Sounding The Gaze, KP gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Lunar Sonata : Hanji Works and Contemporary Art, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonbuk, Korea
    Post Modernity : Modernity = Hyper Reality : Reality, Jeju Museum of  Art, Jeju, Korea
    Why we are attracted to Moon jar, Gallery Now, Seoul, Korea
    Medium, Space55, Seoul, Korea

    Six Perspectives, Gwangju National Museum, Gwangju, Korea
    Forme, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
    Why are we fascinated by moon jars, Gallery Now, Seoul, Korea
    Moon Jar, Choeunsook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Seeing Time, Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    The 9th Korea Hoguk Art Exhibition, Gyeryongdae, Gyeryong, Korea
    Allurements of Still Life, Muan Seungwoo Oh Museum of Art, Muan-gun, Korea
    Greetings from South Korea, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

    Water, Embracing Life, Gallery Hyeyum, Gwangju, Korea
    The Portrait With(out) Artists, Nam Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Blooming at the Junction, Korean Cultural Center Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Uri Korea – Ruhe in Beschleunigung, Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg, Germany
    Wintering, National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    GalleryWe, Seoul, Korea
    Vogue lika a painting, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
    Chuncheon Culture & Arts Center, Gangwon-do, Korea
    Coordination of energy, Arts Center KUH, Daejeon, Korea
    A JOY of SPRING: Scenery, Blossom and Delicacy, National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    室礼展 -Offerings-III, Terminal Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
    Time, Visibilizing the invisible, Centro Cultural PUCP, Lima, Peru
    Body, The Language of Sensation, Muan Seungwoo Oh Museum of Art, Muan, Korea
    DNA of Coreanity, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea

    The Colors in Korean Life and Culture, National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ordinary, Korean Cultural Centre Gallery’, Sydney, Austraila
    DNA of Coreanity, Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran
    Getxophoto 2016, Gexto, Spain
    Unconscious Aesthetics, Breathing Heritage: Contemporary Korean Ceramics, Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, France
    Noonbit Collection of Korea Photographer’s Work, Ryugaheon gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Chefs-d'œuvre de la céramique coréenne, Grand Palais, Paris, France
    ~Offerings~, Terminal Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
    Hyundai Department Gallery H, Daegu, Korea
    Living at the Speed of Life, Gallery Now, Seoul, Korea

    Gimhae Arts Center, Gimhae, Korea
    People, remembered, Art Space J, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
    A Homage to Korean Architecture-Wisdom of the Earth, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Simsimhada, Doosung Paper Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    In the Spirit of George Rose, KF Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Choi Sunu House, Seoul, Korea
    Le Parfum dans tous les sens, Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, France
    BODY, Handok Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy, Eumseong, Korea
    Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    OBIECTA, Giacomo Guidi, Rome, Italy

    Korean Beauty Two Kinds of Nature, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    The Other & Me, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
    Dual Natures in Ceramics, SFO Museum, San Francisco, US
    Admiration of White Porcelain, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea

    Mega Seoul 4 decades, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
    Ilwoo space, Seoul, Korea
    Books & Objects, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    FOLD lll: USELESS / Upcycling in Art + Design, Art+Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai, China

    Korean Spirit; Six Photographers, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center, Goyang, Korea
    Books & Objects, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    紙花, Kokdu museum, Seoul, Korea

    Korean Contemporary Art – Plastic Garden, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara,
    Biennale Internationale de l’Image a Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Laos

    Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
    Met First, Yet Familiar, Korean Contemporary Photograph, 798 Space, Beijing, China
    2009 Odyssey, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
    Serotonin, Gallery Now, Seoul, Korea

    Contemporary Korean Photographs 1948-2008, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
    Inspired Simplicity: Contemporary Art from Korea, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, US
    Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

    Chuseok - Korean Harvest Festival, British Museum, London, UK
    Void in Korean Art, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

    Water, FotoFest Biennial 2004, Houston, US
    What happens between Art and Popular Culture, National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art,
    Gwacheon, Korea

    Facing Korea, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    East of Eden, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK

    Two Korean Photographers, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, US
    Now, What is Photo, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Floating, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Denmark
    Everyman: A Search for the Male Form, Camera Work, San Francisco, US

    Awakening, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

    Standing on the Threshold of Time, Odense Foto Triennale, Odense, Denmark
    Contemporary Korean Photographers, FotoFest 2000, Houston, US

    Phenomena, Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, US
    Fragments of Document and Memory, 3rd Tokyo International Photo-Biennale, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

    Landscape and Man, Ostasiatiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
    Alienation and Assimilation, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, US

    A.O.I. Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico US

    Gwangju Biennial 1995, Gwangju, Korea
    Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea
    Body or Gender, Gallery Nun, Seoul, Korea

    Pima Community College Art Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, US

    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

    Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, US

    The New Wave of Photography, Walkerhill Art Center, Seoul, Korea

    Lying Down as if Being Dead with Half-closed Eyes, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Selected Awards

  • 2022
    63rd 3.1 Culture Award, Samil Foundation, Korea

    47th Republic of Korea Culture and Arts Award, Korea

    Dong Gang Photography Award, Korea

    Gangwon Documentary Prize, Korea

    Lee Myoungdong Prize, Korea

Selected Public and Private Collections

  • Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonbuk, Korea
    Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY, US
    The British Museum, London, UK
    Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
    Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, US
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, US
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, US
    Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, US
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, US
    National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Denver Art Museum, US
    Museum of Art and Craft, Hamburg, Germany
    Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France
    Musée Guimet, Paris, France
    Fondation Herzog, Basel, Switzerland
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
    State Library Victoria, Australia
    Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland
    Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto, Japan
    Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan
    National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
    Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
    Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea
    The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
    The Amore Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
    Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju, Korea
    Goeun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea



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Selected Press

2022-01-27 코리아데일리
2021-07-00 Harper's Bazaar
2019-12-00 Luxury
2019-12-00 ORDINARY
2019-07-00 공예+디자인
2019-02-00 Noblesse
2019-02-00 VOGUE
2019-01-00 ASIANA
2019-01-00 LUXURY
2019-01-00 Magazine O
2019-01-00 W
2017-08-00 Harper's BAZAAR
2017-03-04 AROUND
2016-09-13 L’Oeil
2016-01-00 Art in Culture
2015-12-00 월간미술
2015-09-21 Korea Joongang Daily
2015-06-27 조선Biz
2015-06-00 아트인컬쳐
2015-04-22 서울신문
2015-04-06 Korea Joongang Daily
2015-04-00 행복이 가득한 집
2014-12-00 BAZAAR KOREA
2014-08-00 포토저널
2014-07-15 경향신문
2014-07-00 Noblesse
2014-05-00 LUXURY
2014-04-00 Art In Culture
"제63회 3.1문화상 수상자 발표" (2022.01.27)   pdf 코리아데일리
제63회 3.1문화상 수상자 발표   pdf 코리아데일리
달처럼 피고 지고   pdf Harper's Bazaar
[이필재의 ‘브라보 ! 세컨드 라이프’라이프’(31) 구본창 사진가 ] 왕성한 호기심이 ‘영원한 현역’ 비결   pdf 중앙시사매거진
모더니즘 이끈 사진 대가 3인방, 오늘도 '혁신중'   pdf 한겨레
AGENDA   pdf Luxury
가려진 이름과 시간의 결   pdf ORDINARY
익명인으로 살아가는 도시의 풍경을 내놓다… 사진작가 구본창 개인전   pdf 국민일보
아름다움을 좇는 사람   pdf 공예+디자인
흩어진, 잊혀진, 남겨진   pdf Noblesse
구본창 미개봉작   pdf VOGUE
조선 백자 표면처럼, 시간의 상처 견뎌낸 것이 가치 있다   pdf 중앙선데이
Photographer finds beauty in vestiges of time: Koo Bohnchang has long been interested in traces of history   pdf The Korea Joongang Daily
구본창展 (국제갤러리 부산점)_20181214   pdf CHOO PO's ATELIER
Clipping AGENDA   pdf ASIANA
궁극의 아름다움   pdf HARPERS BAZAAR
구본창 개인전   pdf Magazine O
Grooming history against the grain: photographs by Koo Bohnchang   pdf PUBLIC ART
유물과의 교감   pdf W
구본창 개인전 <Koo Bohnchang> 개최   pdf 미술세계
청화 백자가 품은 세월을 포착하다   pdf 매일경제
결을 거슬러 역사를 솔질하기: 구본창의 사진들   pdf PUBLIC ART
'사진시장 쌍두마차' 구본창·이명호 미학 대결   pdf 한국경제
"한때 가족이었으나 흩어진 백자들...이만하면 상봉 이뤘다 싶죠"   pdf 연합뉴스
[전시 영상톡] "백열등과 한지가 빚어낸 살굿빛 백자"...구본창 개인전 국제갤러리 부산점   pdf 아주경제
[이사람·사진작가 구본창] "서민의 탈·백자 항아리...'한국적 美' 렌즈에 담죠"   pdf 서울경제
[이사람·사진작가 구본창] "고운 면에 감싸인 도자기...자연의 아름다움 생생히 표현"   pdf 서울경제
사람 대하듯 교감...도자기만의 고유한 미감 포착   pdf 대구신문
백자의 재해석... '숨은 빛'을 담다   pdf 문화일보
[사진 예술가 구본창 개인전] 그대들이 전하는 말, 가슴에 담아가리다   pdf 부산일보
Photographer's journey highlights beauty of Korean porcelains   pdf The Korea Herald
폐공장에서 피어난 청화백자의 아름다움...'구본창' 전   pdf news 1
새롭게 해석한 '백자'... 그 아름다움에 관하여    pdf 국제신문
"청화백자에 온기를 살짝 넣으니 조선 여인네가 드러나네요" 구본창 도자기 사진   pdf 이코노미톡뉴스
사진작가 구본창 "청화백자 보며 오래된 것들 힘에 감복"   pdf 뉴시스
[e-포토] 7년 만에 개인전에 청화백자 선보인 구본창 작가   pdf 이코노미톡뉴스
국제갤러리 부산점 구본창 개인전 개최   pdf 매일신문
구본창 작가 개인전, 백자·청화백자 연작 등 작품 30여점 선보여   pdf 경상일보
국제갤러리 부산점 첫 기획전시, '백자·청화백자 작가' 구본창 개인전   pdf 뉴스핌
국제갤러리 부산, 구본창 개인전 개최   pdf 리더스경제
국제갤러리 부산점 첫 기획전...'구본창 개인전'   pdf 연합뉴스
A Workroom with: KOO BOHN CHANG   pdf Harper's BAZAAR
흘러 모여든 순간에게   pdf AROUND
Bohnchang Koo, Soap   pdf L’Oeil
구본창 Koo Bohnchang / b.1953   pdf Art in Culture
1월, 당신은 지금 어디에 있습니까?   pdf NEIGHBOR
땅의 깨달음_한국건축예찬   pdf 월간미술
자연과 하나가 되는 집 우리 건축의 비밀을 풀다   pdf S Magazine
순간의 예술로 잡아낸 고건축의 한 순간   pdf 한겨레
Artists present a modern take on porcelain   pdf Korea Joongang Daily
성북동 최순우 한옥에 둥실…'달항아리'   pdf 이데일리
사진은 '거짓말의 거짓말'   pdf 조선Biz
진주 갤러리 루시다, 사진가 구본창 특강   pdf 경남일보
사진, '거짓'의 힘   pdf 아트인컬쳐
Fotográfica Bogotá 2015 trae lo mejor de Chema Madoz y Bohnchang Koo al MAV   pdf UTADEO
[60 Korean Artists In the World's Biennales] Koo Bonchang   pdf Public Art
사진 담화 - "다르게 보고, 관찰하라"    pdf artnow
사진 거짓을 찍다   pdf 서울신문
한국화란 무엇인가 … ‘한국화의 경계와 확장’전   pdf 경향신문
'문화역 서울 284'서 한국화의 경계, 한국화의 확장展   pdf 조선일보
Exhibit explores what makes art ‘Korean’   pdf Korea Joongang Daily
노먼 포스터, 구본창의 사진에 반하다   pdf 행복이 가득한 집
DMZ 구본창 사진집:눈빛사진가선1(세트10권)   pdf 서울아트가이드
내 세상 전부인 어머니와 할머니의 그리운 그 실루엣들   pdf S Magazine
아름다운 모든 것과 소통하는 섬세한 시선   pdf CASA
밀라노에서 온 구본창 편지   pdf BAZAAR KOREA
영월에서 구본창과 나눈 말들   pdf MUINE
<제 13회 동강국제사진제> 한국 사진축제의 가능성과 미래   pdf 월간미술
전시기획자 구본창을 만나다   pdf 포토저널
18일부터 '동강국제사진제'   pdf 경향신문
영월의 역사 안고… 사진, 동강과 흐르다   pdf 세계일보
구본창의 결정적 순간   pdf Noblesse
애틋한 눈으로 시간의 흔적을 좇다   pdf S
살아있는 線 알아보는 눈 바치 선생님이 준 귀한 선물”   pdf 중앙SUNDAY
공명의 시간을 담다   pdf LUXURY
구본창 <Vessel(HA 05-1)>   pdf Art In Culture
"유럽인들은 명상적 작품에 깊은 관심"   pdf 중앙 SUNDAY
책.예술의 화학반응 실현될지 모른 채 시작 어려워 끌리는 작업   pdf 중앙선데이
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