Bohnchang Koo

Bohnchang Koo

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Vit et travaille à Séoul, Corée.
1999-01 Enseignant en photographie à l'université Kaywon (Art et Design), Corée.
1999 Professeur invité, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Londres.
1997 International Fellowship, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, U.K.
1986-98 Intervient régulièrement à l'université Chung-Ang, Corée.
1992 Professeur invité, Pentiment, Hamburg Summer School
1980-85 Diplôme en photographie, Fach Hoch Schule, Hamburg, Allemagne.
1971-75 Études de commerce,Yon-Sei University, Corée.
1953 Naissance à Séoul.
Expositions personnelles
2008 «Ocean, White and Vessels,» Verve Gallery of Photography - Santa Fe, NM
2007 Goeun Museum of Art - Busan, Corée.
2007 Galerie 206 - Berlin, Allemagne.
2007 «Soap» Koyama Gallery - Tokyo, Japon.
2006 «Vessel» HASTED HUNT Gallery, New York, NY.
2006 Kukje Gallery - Séoul, Corée.
2006 «Koo Bohnchang» Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art - Kyoto, Japon
2005 «Portraits of Time» White Room Gallery - Los Angeles, CA.
2005 «La beaute endormie» - Langon, France
2004 «Masks - White» Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris.
2003 «Bohnchang Koo - recent work» Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, USA.
«Bohnchang Koo - masks» Hanmi Gallery, Séoul, Corée.
«Bohnchang Koo» Picture Photo Space, Osaka, Japon.
2002 «Fragile Tremors» San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, U.S.A.
«Masterworks of Contemporary Korean Photography» Peabody Essex Museum, U.S.A
«In the Beginning» Shadai Gallery, Tokyo
2001 Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japon.
Prinz Gallery, Kyoto, Japon.
Rodin Gallery, Séoul, Corée.
2000 «White series» Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York
«Good-bye Paradise» Gallery Image, Aarhus, Dannemark.
1999 «Flow» Gallery Won, Séoul, Corée.
1995 «In the Beginning» Gallery Ississ, Kyoto, Japon.
«Breath» Seomi Gallery, Séoul, Corée.
1993 «Good-bye Paradise» Seomi Gallery, Séoul, Corée.
2007 «Everyday Treasures» - Ed. Rutles, Japon.
2007 «Vessel» - Ed. Rutles, Japon.
2006 «Koo Bohnchang» - Ed. Kahitsukan, Kyoto, Japon.
2006 «Deep Breath in Silence» - Ed. Hangilsa, Séoul, Corée.
2006 «Revealed Personas» - Ed. Hangilsa, Séoul, Corée.
2006 «Vessels for the Heart» - Ed. Hangilsa, Séoul, Corée.
2004 «Portraits of Time» - Ed. Homi, Séoul, Corée.
2004 «Bohnchang Koo : Mask» - Ed. Museum of Photography, Séoul, Corée.
2004 Koo Bohnchang - Ed. Youlhwadang, Corée.
2003 Bohnchang Koo - Ed. Hysteric Glamour, Japon.
San Francisco Museum of Modem Art.
Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
Henry Buhl Collection, New York.
Museum of Art and Craft, Hambourg
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australie.
Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Islande.
Shadai Gallery, Tokyo.
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Corée.
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyongju, Corée.
Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, Corée.
Samsung Museum of Art, Corée.
The Museum of Photography, Séoul, Corée.
The Amore Museum, Corée.

English version

In the tradition of the Korean sensibility, Bohnchang Koo draws heavily from the landscapes of the natural world. His imagery of delicate lines and washes of varying grays are inspired by things such as vines against a wall to dust caked on stucco. The photographs are inspired by the imagination and see beyond the mundane aspects of walls, vines and natural patterns.

After receiving a degree in business administration in Seoul, Bohnchang Koo pursued a diploma in photography at Fach Hoch Schule in Hamburg. Currently, he is a professor at Kaywon School of Art and Design outside Seoul, Korea. Koo has shown his work in numerous group shows in the United States and has had eleven solo exhibitions internationally.

Art critic, Hyunsook Kim, writes about Koo, who "photographs images of the fragile and the fleeting, never the immortal, of distance and solitude, never attachment or survival. An object gets old from use, remaining indifferent to artistic intention and control, attentive only to its own unerring interior progression, which leaves its disappearing traces long after the photo has been taken, thus moving its past into the future. And thus artist and spectator, who exist outside the photo and cannot enter it, must wander as strangers. From the initial choice of subject, loss is inevitable."