Seoul, b.1978

Kelvin Kyungkun Park

Kelvin Kyungkun Park is an artist based in Seoul, Korea, working primarily in the medium of film & video, photography, and installations. He has screened his highly acclaimed first full-length film, " Cheonggyecheon Medley", 2010, at various international venues, including the Berlin Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Warsaw Planet Doc Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Docs, among others. Park’s video installation works have been shown at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul and Daegu Art Museum, Arko Art Gallery, Opsis Art Gallery, and the 2012 Taipei Biennale. Park followed his debut up with "A Dream of Iron", which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film featuring a series of visual tableaux filmed at the Pohang Steel Company and Hyundai Shipyard, won the NETPAC Award...

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Biography

Kelvin Kyungkun Park is an artist based in Seoul, Korea, working primarily in the medium of film & video, photography, and installations. He has screened his highly acclaimed first full-length film, " Cheonggyecheon Medley", 2010, at various international venues, including the Berlin Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Warsaw Planet Doc Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Docs, among others. Park’s video installation works have been shown at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul and Daegu Art Museum, Arko Art Gallery, Opsis Art Gallery, and the 2012 Taipei Biennale. Park followed his debut up with "A Dream of Iron", which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film featuring a series of visual tableaux filmed at the Pohang Steel Company and Hyundai Shipyard, won the NETPAC Award at Berlinale and subsequently played at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the Sharjah Bienniale.

Artworks

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Mirror: Organs A Play of Metonymy, 2017

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Consumerism / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Korean Art / Contemporary Social Phenomenon / Film/Video Art / Individual and Society / Industrialization / Inequality/Injustice / Installation / Korean Art / Modern and Contemporary Korean History / Photography / Political Issues / Seoul / Social Issues / Social Structure / Socio-political Issues / South Korea / Urbanization / Video Installation/Sculpture / War and Military / What Does Art Do / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2005

    MFA. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA (Cal Arts)

  • 2000

    BA. University of California, Los Angeles, USA (UCLA)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016

    A Dram of Iron, Sindoh Ricoh Gallery, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Korea Artists Prize 2017, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul

  • 2016

    Brilliant Memories, Buk Seoul Museum of Art(SeMA), Seoul

  • Artspectrum 2016, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • 2005

    MFA. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA (Cal Arts)

  • 2000

    BA. University of California, Los Angeles, USA (UCLA)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016

    A Dram of Iron, Sindoh Ricoh Gallery, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Korea Artists Prize 2017, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul

  • 2016

    Brilliant Memories, Buk Seoul Museum of Art(SeMA), Seoul

  • Artspectrum 2016, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2015

    Objectology II: Make, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

  • Resonating Triangle, Arario Museum, Jeju, Korea

  • 2014

    KOREA, FiveMyles, New York

  • Korean Cinema Today, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

  • 2013

    Fantasy will be there, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea

  • 2012

    The Film 2012, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

  • Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei

  • 2011

    Changwon Asian Art Festival, Changwon, Korea

  • depaysement, Arko Art Center, Seoul

  • 2010

    The Moment of Transposition, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2009

    IMT Gallery, London (presented by Filmarmalade artist film series)

  • 2008

    Recontres Internationales, Paris, Madrid, Berlin

  • 2007

    Düsseldorf Contemporary, Dusseldorf, Germany (presented by ESL gallery, Los Angeles

  • 2003

    How Latitudes Becomes forms: Art in a Global Age, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Film Screening

  • 2015

    Sharjah Biennial, UAE

  • MAXXI, Rome

  • 2014

    Berlin International Film Festival, Forum, Berlin

  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Documentary Fortnight, NY

  • Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle

  • Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, Korea

  • 2011

    Berlin International Film Festival, Forum, Berlin

  • Los Angeles Film Festival, Documentary Competition, Los Angeles

  • Hot Docs, Next Section, Canada

  • Planete Doc Film Festival, Poland, Official Competition

  • 2010

    Busan International Film Festival, Wide Angle Documentary, Busan, Korea

Grants & Awards

  • 2016

    The Artspectrum Award, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2015

    Wild Flower Film Award (Kelvin Kyung Kun Park & Stone Kim), Korea

  • 2014

    Best Documentary Award, Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome

  • Author’s POV Award, Taipei International Documentary Festival, Taipei

  • NETPAC Award, Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin