Green House 2020

Kyung Woo HAN
150 x 90 cm
59.1 x 35.4 inch
Digital Print, Acrylic Face Mount / Limited edition of 10
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Kyung Woo HAN

BORN 1979


All the facts are relevant. One fact can be interpreted in several ways depending on our perception, and from opposite views, two different facts can look the same. My work deals with perception and optics. Humans rely on the visual sense more than any other sense when perceiving the world. This 'seeing' behavior plays a very important role in my work. I want to show the reality that the world can only be interpreted at a subjective point of view, and it is impossible to maintain objectivity. All works have different standards which makes a unique system. I visualize this system to give an idea that how we perceive this world without any doubt.



  • 2010 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
  • 2007 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA, Film Video & New Media, Chicago, IL
  • 2005 Seoul National University, BFA, Sculpture, Seoul, Korea

Awards/ Residencies

  • 2018 Gallery Purple Artist in Residence, Gallery Purple, Deokso, Korea
  • 2014 Finalist, The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, The Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong
  • 2013 Goyang Art Studio Artist inResidence, Goyang Art Studio, Goyang, Korea
  • 2012 Nanji Studio Artist in Residence, Nanji Studio, Seoul, Korea
    Byucksan Foundation Grant, Byucksan Foundation, Seoul, Korea
  • 2011 Grand Prize Winner, 11th Song Eun Art Award, Song Eun Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY
    NYFA Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009 Yaddo Artist in Residence, The Corporation of Yaddo. Saratoga Springs, NY
    Smack Mellon Hot Picks, Smack Mellon. Brooklyn, NY
  • 2008 AIM 28, Artist in the Market Place, The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Bronx, NY
  • 2007 Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
    AHL Foundation Visual Arts Award, AHL Foundation, New York, NY
  • 2006 ACC Grant, Asian Cultural Council, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021 Anechoic Figures, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
  • 2017 Far too Close, Hyundai motorstudio, Seoul, Korea
  • 2015 Uncommon Sense, Salon de H, Seoul, Korea
  • 2014 I MIND, Song Eun Art Space, Seoul, Korea
  • 2012 Standard Disorder Salon de H, Seoul, Korea
  • 2011 Red Cabinet, Gallery Loop, Seoul, Korea
  • 2006 Displacement, LG space, Chicago, IL


  • 2018 HanGang Art Park Public Art Project, Seoul, Korea
  • 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Podium, Tray design, Pyeongchang, Korea
  • 2017 HanSung Motor, Dream Gream, KIAF 2017, Seoul, Korea
  • 2015 SongDo Art City Public Art Project, SongDo Central Park, Incheon, Korea
  • 2014 Scene by Scene, Collaboration with Wooyoungmi, Manmade, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010 Chashama Windows Program, Donnell Library Window Space, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 Remote Control, GALLERY 2, Jeju, Korea
  • 2020 Intended Imaginmation, Won Sung Won, Han Kyung Woo Two Person show, GALLERY PURPLE, Namyangju, Korea
    Watching Together, Jeju Museum of ART, Jeju, KOREA
  • 2019 Surmountable Podium, seMA storage, seoul, Korea
    Bauhaus and modern life, KumHo museum of art, seoul, Korea
    Video Symphony, national museum of art, jeju, Korea
    The Security has been Improved, space c, seoul, Korea
    Geometry, Beyond Simplicity, museum san, wonju, Korea
  • 2018 Oscillation: Between Korea and the United States, Museum of Art Seoul National University, Seoul Korea
    Art Technology Museum, Seongnam Art Center, Seongnam, Korea
    Bring Your Own Beamer!, Igong, Seoul, Korea
    Selfie, Seongsan Art center, Changwon, Korea
  • 2017 Selfie, Savina museum, Seoul, Korea New acquisitions, Nam Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Water that Remembers All, Kimtschang-yeul Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
    City and the People, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • 2016 Some Where No Where, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
    The Third View, Ilhyun Museum of Art, Yangyang, Korea
    The Shadow Never Lies, 21st century Misheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    PlayArt-Art via Games, Suwon iPark Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea
  • 2015 New Future, Korea-Indonesia Media Installation Art Exhibition, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Sovereign Asian Art Prize Exhibition, Hong Kong 201_5 Gamdo, Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • 2014 The Brain, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
    Human, Space, Machine. Stage Experiments at the Bauhaus, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Busan Biennale: Inhabiting the World, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
    Simultaneous Echoes, Fortabat Art Collection Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Liquid Times: Contemporary Art of Korea and China, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • 2013 New Scenes, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    The Aesthetics of Imitation, Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Photosight, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
    Once upon a time, Vittorio Corsini, Kyung Woo Han Two Person Show, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
    The Future of Techno-Imagination, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea
    We are just bits, One and J Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2012 The Unseen, Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China Art Spectrum
  • 2012, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    SeMA Blue 2012: 12 Events for 12 Rooms, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Plastic Days, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea
    Keeping it Real, Cu Art Museum, Boulder, CO
  • 2011 11th Song Eun Art Award Exhibition, Song Eun Art Space, Seoul, Korea
    Asia Unspecific, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY
    Mr. Rabbit in Art Land, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
    Still or Sparkling, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
    Blind Spot, Kyung Woo Han, Moon Ho Lee Two Person Show, Salon de H, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010 Extended Senses, Gallery Loop, Seoul, Korea Jack in the Space, Dean Project, Long Island City, NY
  • 2008 Movement, Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA
    The Bridge, GANA 25th anniversary exhibition, Insa Art Center. Seoul, Korea
    How Soon is Now, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
  • 2007 Contemporary Korean Artists in New York, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
    Fresh Illusions, White Box, New York, NY
    Breathe in Between, Kyung Woo Han, Eun Sun Lee Two Person Show, Dead Tech, Chicago, IL
    Conversations at the Edge, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL


  • National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
  • Art Bank, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
  • Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • Song Eun Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
  • Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA
  • Seoul National University Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Green House (2009), one of his exclusive works, illustrates furniture pieces floating in the air. However, it seems that half of the furniture is soaked in green colored water because half of the whole setting is colored in green. While seeing the void of the space the audience can sense unrealistic experience that the whole space is half soaked under the water. Once they move themselves from the particular space given by the artist, they notice the shapes of the furniture pieces are transformed and colored horizontally and then hung in the air with transparent string. The audience gets even more confused when encountering this work in photography version because this static image does not offer a physical setting around which they move and experience the different perspectives. Furthermore, viewers get more confused between the fixed notion on realism of photography, regarded as the reflection of the reality, and the unreality of images easily manipulated by a computer. Revealing or shaking the traces of stereotypes and making twist in the traces are Han’s distinct and mostly used method to efficiently express his ideas in works.”

Excerpt from ‘Visual Pleasure Subject to Variation of Standard and System’ by Hyeyoung SHIN, Art Critic (Foreword from the exhibition ‘Uncommon Sense’ catalogue, 2015, salon de H)

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