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Korean, 1964



  • Born in 1964, Seoul, Korea
    Lives and works in Seoul, Korea

    Currently a professor of Stage Art in Sangmyung University, Cheonan, Korea


  • 1996     Kunst Akademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
    1987     Seoul National University, Department of Visual Arts, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2024
    Normal order aimed at failure, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    A suit with underwear inside out and a dress with a skirt as a hat, Space ISU, Seoul, Korea 
    Lots of People, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

    Gimhongsok, Kukje Gallery, Busan, Korea

    EVERY, DAY, ACTS, LIKE, LIFE, Perrotin Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Dwarf, Dust, Doubt, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, US

    Subsidiary Construction, Perrotin Gallery HK, Hong Kong

    Xijing is Not Xijing, Therefore Xijing is Xijing, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

    World of Xijing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

    Blue Hours, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Good Labor Bad Art, PLATEAU Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    I love Xijing-Xijing School, H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute and Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, US

    Ordinary Strangers, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
    Xijing, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy

    Antithesis of Boundaries, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, US

    In through the outdoor, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Neighbor's wife, CAIS gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Cosmo Vitale, REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles, US
    Antarctica, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea

    Retro Bistro, Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea

    Heromaniac, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2024
    Every Island is a Mountain, Palazzo Malta, Venice, Italy

    The Part In The Story Where Our Accumulating Dust Becomes A Mountain, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    DMZ Exhibition: Checkpoint, Dora Observatory, Camp Greaves, Pyeonghwa Nuri, Paju, Korea 
    Step on the Ground, Songhyeon green plaza, Seoul, Korea 

    Hangang, 280, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea
    My Sleep, Culture Station Seoul 284, Korea
    After Graybox: From Collecting to Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Korea
    The Brilliant Days, Daewangam Park, Ulsan, Korea

    The Chronicle of Lost Time, Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 

    Artists in Their Times: Korean Modern and Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

    2019 Title Match: Gimhongsok vs. SEO Hyun-Suk—Incomplete Ruins, SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Animal Revolution: The Bremen Town Musicians in Art, Kitsch, and Society, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
    Drawing-Korean Modern and Contemporary Drawings, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

    The Street, Where the World is Made, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
    Xijing Men, Theater of the World, SFMoMA, San Francisco, US
    Xijing Men, Theater of the World, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
    Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC), Central and Western District Promenade & Wan Chai, Hong Kong
    Altering Home, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
    Xijing Men, Dismantling the Scaffold, Tak Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
    Irony & Idealism, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany

    Xijing Men, Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nijo Castle (Nijojo), Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
    The 1st Oku-Noto Triennale, Suzu City, Japan
    Xijing Men, Theater of the World, Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
    Irony & Idealism, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
    Imaginative Geography: Intersecting Contemporary Art of Asia and Everyday Traditions of Europe and the Mediterranean, Space 4, ACC Creation, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea

    Alice in Crisis, DIO HORIA Contemporary Art Platform, Mykonos, Greece
    The 3rd Nanjing International Arts Festival "HISTORICODE: Scarcity and Supply", Nanjing Bai Jia Lake Art Museum, Nanjing, China
    As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

    Space life, Ilmin Museum, Seoul, Korea

    Zeitgeist Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea Ebisu International Festival Art and Alternative Visions 2014: True Colors, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
    Utopian days x Freedom, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    K-P.O.P., Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei(MOCATP), Taipei, Taiwan
    The 5th Yokohama Triennale 2014, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
    Koganecho Bazaar 2014: Fictive Communities Asia, Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan
    Future Fictions, Z33 Kunstencentrum (Art Museum Z33), Hasselt, Belgium

    Better Than Universe, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea
    All You Need is LOVE, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    Festival Bo:m 2013, Arthouse MOMO, Seoul, Korea
    New START 2013, Museum of Art Seoul National University MoA, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Art: Era of Grand Navigation, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
    ZIZHIQU-Autonomous Regions, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
    SITE: Places of Memories, Spaces with Potential, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

    APT7 – The 7th Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia
    Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
    Roundtable, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
    Artist of the Year 2012, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
    Lady Dior As Seen By, Wako Namiki Building in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
    International Expo, Wumin Art Center, Cheong-ju, Korea
    Oriental Metaphor – The 6th Move on Asia, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea

    Abstract it!, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
    The Global Contemporary Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
    COUNTDOWN, Former Seoul Station Art Complex Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
    LOL: A Decade of Antic Art, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, US

    Tricksters Tricked, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Trust: Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Memories of the Future, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Oblique Strategies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Aichi Triennale 2010: Arts and Cities, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan
    Asian Arts Collection, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto CAMK, Kumamoto, Japan
    Media Art from NMCA Collection , National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Linguistic Morphology: Art in Context, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Day of Confidence, Alternative Space Pool, Seoul, Korea

    The 10th Lyon Biennale: The spectacle of the Everyday, The Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
    The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale: Live and Let Live-Creators of Tomorrow, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
    Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, MFAH(Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Houston, US

    Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
    Too Early For Vacation, The Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
    Brave New Worlds, Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
    Peppermint Candy, Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial: Farewell to Post-Colonialism, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
    The 3rd Nanjing Triennial: Reflective Asia, RCM The Museum of Modern Art, Nanjing, China
    Fiction and Non Fiction, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Platform 2008: I have nothing to say and I am saying it, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    The Fifth Floor, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

    VIDEO in SEOUL, MIROSPACE, Seoul, Korea
    Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Italy
    All about Laughter : Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    Somewhere in Time, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
    ART 38 Basel / Art Film, Stadtkino Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Charge Your Imagination, Gyunggido Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea
    Soft Power, Hoam Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    The 10th International Istanbul Biennial-Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary, Istanbul, Turkey
    Peppermint Candy, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chille
    Beautiful New World: Contemporary Culture from Japan, Long March Space, Beijing, China
    Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US
    Tomorrow, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
    Activating Korea: Tides of Collective Action, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
    The 2nd APAP: Anyang Public Art Project 2007, Anyang, Korea
    Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture of Japan, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

    The 6th Seoul New Media Festival, Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
    Alllook same: ArtChinaKoreaJapannext, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
    The 6th Gwangju Biennale: Fever Variations-Remapping Global Cities, Gwangju, Korea
    Symptoms of Adolescence, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Move on Asia 2006, Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea

    Tirana Biennale: Sweet Taboos, National Gallery of Art, Tirana, Albania
    The 3rd Valencia Biennale: Thoughts of a fish in deep sea, Convento di Carmen, Valencia, Spain
    The 51st Venice Biennale, The Korean Pavilion, Venice, Italy
    Seoul: Until Now!, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Contemporary Senses-Zone of Urgency, Villa Zerbi, Reggio Calabria, Italy

    The 50th Venice Biennale-Dreams and Conflicts, Arsenal, Venice, Italy
    Everyday-Contemporary Art from Asia, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Echigo Tsumari Triennale, Niigata, Japan
    5: Art Sonje Collection Show, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea

    Under Construction, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Listening to New Voices, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, US
    The 4th Gwangju Biennale: Pause, Gwangju, Korea
    Fantasia-Under Construction, East Art Center, Beijing, China
    ASIANVIBE, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, Castello, Spain

    Fantasia, Space imA, Seoul, Korea
    My home is yours / Your home is mine, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

    Double Space, Young-Un Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju, Korea
    My home is yours / Your home is mine, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    New Ventures: Towards a New Millennium, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Taipei Biennial The Sky Is the Limit, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Awards

  • 2003   
    Cite International des Arts, Paris, France

    P.S.1 International Studio Program, New York, US

    Mattress Factory Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US

    Art/Omi Artists Residency Program, New York, US

    Ssamzie Studio Program, Seoul, Korea

Selected Public and Private Collections

  • Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
    Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
    Posco Museum, Pohang, Korea
    Le Consortium, Dijon, France
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), US
    National Museum of Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea
    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
    Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul, Korea
    Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, US
    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
    ArtNow International, San Francisco, US
    Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, US & Paris, France




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Selected Press

2023-07-00 Living sense
2020-09-00 행복이 가득한 집
2020-08-00 Style H
2020-07-02 부산MBC
2019-08-00 서울아트가이드
2018-05-00 BAZAAR
2017-12-00 HEREN
2016-05-09 The Korea Times
2015-08-00 Art in Culture
2015-07-00 월간미술
2015-07-00 LEAP
2015-06-02 파이낸셜 뉴스
2015-05-30 The Korea Times
2015-05-29 매일경제
2015-04-00 Art in Culture
2014-05-00 HEREN
2014-05-00 월간미술
2014-05-00 미술시대
2014-05-00 article
2014-04-29 한겨레
2014-04-15 동아일보
2014-04-14 매일경제
2014-03-00 W Korea
2014-01-00 Art In Culture
2013-12-00 VOGUE
2013-12-00 월간미술
2013-04-00 Art in Culture
2013-04-00 Noblian
2013-03-06 Korea Joongang Daily
2013-03-00 VOGUE
Gim Hong-sok challenges East-West dichotomy in exhibit 'Normal order aimed at failure'   pdf Korean JoongAng Daily
‘정상’이라고 믿는 모든 것 뒤집어보기   pdf 동아일보
김홍석이라는 미술가가 만든 뒤엉킨 세상   pdf VOGUE
(Yonhap Interview) Challenging Western-centered order, artist Gimhongsok believes in power of 'marginal' art   pdf Yonhap News
위트의 미학을 담은 예술   pdf Living sense
질문하는 미술, 번역하는 미술가   pdf 행복이 가득한 집
Breath into the Balloons   pdf Style H
미션 임파서블: 완성된 미완성    pdf Public Art
풍선을 분다는 건, 소망을 담는다는 것 [이 전시]   pdf 파이낸셜뉴스
Philosophical questions behind colorful balloon sculptures   pdf The Korea Times
문화산책   pdf 부산MBC
김홍석 · 서현석 Gimhongsok · SEO Hyun-Suk   pdf 서울아트가이드
2019 타이틀 매치 김홍석 vs. 서현석 <미완의 폐허>   pdf 월간미술
이게 과연 예술?…관객은 의심, 작가들도 궁금한 '발칙한 예술'   pdf 경향신문
현대미술은 대중과 소통할 수 있는가   pdf 헤럴드경제
West Kowloon Cultural District   pdf BAZAAR
[클릭아트] 그들이 홍콩에 간 이유...8만 관람객과 갤러리들의 명작을 접하는 안복(眼福)때문?   pdf EconomyTalk News
뜨거운 홍콩의 3월, 하버아트조각공원에서 아트바젤홍콩까지    pdf 계란조각
Hong Kong Arts Month 2018: 7 more exhibits around Hong Kong to inspire you    pdf STYLE
홍콩 국제조각공원 장식한 김홍석의 '곰 같은 형태'   pdf 연합뉴스
VOX: 다름의 닳음    pdf HEREN
"그는 왜 탈을 쓰고 미술관에 앉아있을까"   pdf 조선일보
韓·獨 작가 시선에 비친 ‘일상의 아이러니’   pdf 경기신문
Welcome to 'Xijing'   pdf The Korea Times
Gimhongsok Xijing Is Not Xijing, Therefore Xijing Is Xijing   pdf OCULA
FRIEZE FAIRS IN PICTURES: stylish stands reap record rewards   pdf The Art Newspaper
서쪽으로의 여행   pdf Art in Culture
시징맨 시징의 세계   pdf 월간미술
가짜가 만드는 진짜 메시지: <시징의 세계>   pdf SPACE
Xijing Men   pdf LEAP
“찌질한 퍼포먼스? 커다란 자유를 얻었으니 상관없어요”   pdf 동아일보
한중일 작가가 세운 가상도시 '시징'   pdf 파이낸셜 뉴스
 "가상도시 ‘시징’서 유토피아 꿈꿔봐요”… 한·중·일 50대 작가 3명 ‘시징의 세계’展   pdf 국민일보
Asian artists meet in 'City of Xijing'   pdf The Korea Times
동아시아는 너무 진지해!   pdf 매일경제
눈 안의 우주   pdf Art in Culture
지하철역이 전시장... 도시와 예술 하나되다   pdf 문화일보
"만지면 바스락거릴 듯... 비닐봉투 느낌 되살려"   pdf 문화일보
김홍석 개인전 '블루 아우어스(Blue Hours)'전   pdf SBS 뉴스
김홍석과 다미안 오르테가의 세상을 보는 법   pdf Noblesse
김홍석의 관객모독   pdf HEREN
Hot Art Space   pdf 월간미술
김홍석전   pdf 미술시대
태도 특정적 프로젝트   pdf article
걸레질인가, 예술인가   pdf 한겨레
작가의 붓질.노동자의 걸레질 협연 "누구 작품인가"도발적 질문 던지다   pdf 한국일보
'청소 걸레질' 캔버스 그림이 되다   pdf 문화일보
냉소로 고발한 뒤틀린 현실   pdf 동아일보
현대미술을 살펴보는 국제갤러리 개인전2제   pdf 국민일보
아르바이트생이 그린 신작 등으로 개인전   pdf 경향신문
일상이 예술이 되다   pdf 매일경제
환경미화원의 걸레질도 작품이 될까   pdf 해럴드 경제
[인사이드 아트] 김홍석 ‘Blue Hours展’ 캔버스 위에 걸레질, 과연 미술인   pdf 뉴스투데이
노동자들이 그린 '걸레그림' 불통시대 소통의 의미 찾기   pdf 서울경제
육체적 노동의 미술작품化…김홍석 개인전   pdf 연합뉴스
[전시人] ‘논쟁적’ 작가 김홍석, 일용직노동자 시켜서 만든 작품도 예술?   pdf 유니온프레스
[이브닝 공연] "세월호 돕고 싶다" 기타리스트 '존 메이어' 내한공연   pdf MBC 뉴스
GIM HONG SOK   pdf W Korea
Massive Bronze Teddy Bear Sculpture Coming to TriBeCa   pdf dna info
좋은노동 나쁜미술   pdf Art In Culture
미술관을 '공론의 장'으로   pdf Art in Culture
Good Art Bad Labor   pdf Noblian
Ginhongsok admits using deception in his art   pdf Korea Joongang Daily
불량한 미술가   pdf VOGUE