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Seo Minjeong

Seo Minjeong's paintings are not representations of traditional objects, but images of movements that respond or correspond to the artist's attitudes and movements. Painting is a record of the artist's body movements and breathing. Artists are living beings, so they breathe. The movement of the breath she inhales and exhales is the simplest proof of existence. What is observed and recorded between moments of life and death becomes a painting. The dead cannot speak and are also without pictures. There is only the quiet darkness. For a living person, the afterlife belongs to the realm of imagination. Paradoxically, that imagination makes the present life more vivid. There, all images can be treated as objects with the same weight and quality in reality. We dream, but reality is part of the dream, and the dream is part of reality. The real and the imaginary compose us by interchanging their positions, by filling in, emptying out, and changing. In the middle of civilization, the artist moves through the complex relationships and events of reality that are densely packed like a wild jungle.

Seo Minjeong (b.1982)

2007 BFA in Oriental Painting, Korea University


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Far Off, Space9, Seoul, Korea

2011 PINGPONG EPISODE NO.2, Leeha Gallery, Daejeon, Korea

2008 PINGPONG EPISODE NO.1, Gallery Dos, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 House Warming, YeonHui-dong 433-6, Seoul, Korea

2017 Gyeonggi Art Prism 2017, Gyunggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2017 In Every Language We Know, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 

2017 Portrait of Contemporary, Woljeon Museum of Art Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2017 i.e. a fiction, The 3rd Place, Seoul, Korea

2017 2nd NEW DRAWING PROJECT, Chang Ucchin Museum of Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2016 Journey to a Fluid Island, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2016 Room with Six Corners, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2016 The Bank of Korea Award for Young artists, Haneun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2016 On Cue, Concrete platform in BongBong gallery, Gangleung, Korea

2015 Mute, Project KyungSeongBangJik, Seoul, Korea

2014 FOCUS:BEYOND KOREAN PAINTING, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 

2013 COFFINISM, Concrete platform in BongBong gallery, Gangleung, Korea

2011 SMILE+PATHOS, ChungDam ArtCenter, Seoul, Korea

2010 ARTROAD 77, Art Factory, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 

2010 ASYAAF 2010, SungShin women's Univ., Seoul, Korea

2009 ARTROAD 77, Gallery Hangil, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2007 flower+Scent Part3, Gallery Cott, Seoul, Korea

2006 Daum Foundation Youth Creator 2006, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea


Residency Programs & Awards

2017 Gyeonggi Art Prism 2017_Gyeonggi Young Artists Contest

2017 SFAC, Art Support program, Seoul Foundation for Art and Culture

2016 NEW DRAWING PROJECT AWARD, Chang Ucchin Museum of Art

2016 The Bank of Korea Award for Young artists

2015-2017 Kumho Museum, Artist creative studio 


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