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Jang Pa

Jang Pa continues to explore marginalized experiences and senses through the language of painting. In particular, she evokes awareness of femininity through the feminine gaze or female sexuality and visually expresses the 'feminine grotesque'. In terms of subject matter, the world of female desire is newly reconstructed by putting women's physical characteristics, which are disparaged as materialistic and lowly, at the forefront of paintings. When it comes to the method, it questions the gender-biased visual language and conceptually presents color and tactile characteristics by focusing on feminine sensibility. The artist collected art historical icons and cultural symbols dealing with the female form and developed a work that looks into the concept of misogyny, a socially problematic issue, at multiple angles. Recently, through the existence of female creative gods such as Seolmundae Halmang and Mago Halmi myths, they have refused to assume women as a single category and are seeking a new feminist identity.

Jang Pa (b.1981)

2017 M.F.A. in Painting, Graduate School of Seoul National University, Seoul

2006 B.F.A. in Painting, Double major in Aesthetics, Seoul National University, Seoul


Solo Exhibitions

2023 The Night without Eyes, Humor GarmGot, Seoul

2022 The Woman without Qualities, Gallery Kiche, Seoul

2022 Flat Hole, All Time Space, Seoul

2020 Women/Figure, Incheon Art Platform, Incheon 

2018 Brutal Skins, DOOSAN Gallery Seoul, Seoul

2017 X-GURLESQUE, DOOSAN Gallery New York, New York, US

2016 Fluid Neon, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul

2015 X’LUST, Makeshop Art Space, Paju

2015 Lady-X, Gallery Zandari, Seoul

2013 The World until Yesterday, TV12 Gallery, Seoul

2011 The End of the World, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul

2009 A Secret Room of Plants, Alternative Space Hut, Seoul


Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 The 23rd SongEun Art Award Exhibition, SongEun Art Space, Seoul

2023 ARKO Art Center 50th Anniversary Exhibition : Path of Contact, Arko Art Center, Seoul

2023 Maniera, DOOSAN Gallery Seoul, Seoul

2023 The Insect Woman, Geomang Creative Studio, Seoul

2023 Another Letter to Nature, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul 

2022 The Raw, Incheon Art Platform, Incheon

2022 Linked, Gallery Func, Shanghai, China

2020 Tangible Error, D/P, Seoul

2019 The Utterances of the Painter, PlaceMak, Seoul

2019 Kahn Parade 2019, Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul

2019 The Art of Relief, 5 Percent, Seoul

2018 Matters of Women, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul

2017 Pool Rising, Art Space Pool, Seoul

2016 Degenerate Art, Art Space Pool, Seoul

2015 East Asia Feminism:FANTasia, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2015 Another O, DOOSAN Gallery, Seoul

2015 Sixth Sense, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul

2014 Spectators, DOOSAN Gallery, Seoul

2014 Today’s Salon, Common Center, Seoul

2014 Layers, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul

2013 The Stage of Autonomous Agreement, Kunsthalle Gwangju, Gwangju

2012 Wanderers Unduped, TV12 Gallery, Seoul

2012 Cartoon World, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul

2011 Korean Tomorrow, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul

2011 Emerging Artist 2011, MK2, Beijing, China

2010 Seokyonanjang : Power of Painting, KT&G Sangsangmadang, Seoul

2010 Tipping Point, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

2010 Stage Reality, Salon de H, Seoul

2009 Seokyonanjang 2009, TV12 Gallery, Seoul

2009 Jang Pa & CHANG CHANG, TV12 Gallery, Seoul


Residency Programs

2022 SeMA NANJI Residency, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2020 Incheon Art Platform, Incheon

2019 Seoul Art Space GEUMCHEON, Seoul

2017 DOOSAN Residency, New York, US

2015 MakeShop Art Space STUDIO M17, Paju

2012 MMCA Residency Goyang, Goyang

2011 Residency at C.O.L ART Residency, Beijing, China


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