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Ab o u t E x h i b i t i o n

Star Wars-Episode
The Phantom Menace

Curated by UNC Gal lery

UNC gal lery 2009. 2. 12(Thu.) - 3. 12(Thu.)


Opening recept ion : 12 February (Thu) 6:00pm @UNC gal lery

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Title Star Wars episode: The Phantom Menace

Date 2009. 2. 12(Thu) - 3. 12(Thu)

Venue UNC gallery (126-1, Sagan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul)

Artists Kim, Jin / Lee, Rim / Lee, Seung-min / Lee, Jae-hoon / D Hwang
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Opening reception 12 Feb 2009 (Thu) 6:00 pm

Organized by UNC Gallery


Focus on Exhibition

Star Wars-Episode 2 : The Phantom Menace

World, about the Phantom Menace

Threats and lies of the world are more and more intense because their traces are concealed. In the

past wars, the scenes of guns and tanks could be witnessed, but today's wars infiltrating into the

common and ordinary life continue to request for silent fights and death, while not revealing their

external forms. The power group's unilateral and almost tyrannical propaganda and the unbearably

light and 'believe or not' Internet information blur our judgement about true and false, and so, we

suffer from the neurosis not trusting but doubting what we hear. One of the reasons why the ordinary

life like war and the lies of our society are more and more threatening is vagueness due to invisibility.

Art, toward the Phantom Menace

However, although the invisible have threatened our human beings, they have stimulated our curiosity

about something unknown. They have been the sources stimulating artists' desire to express the

world. Just as the literati class during Chosun dynasty attempted to express 'the vital energy' and the

traditional Western artists wanted to imitate the unknown idea, artists have long explored something

invisible, while the spectators have been engaged in the hide-and-seek game to find the meanings

hidden in the images of their works. In particular, unlike the conventional aesthetics focusing on

representation of beauty of the objects, the contemporary fine art emphasizes visualization of the

conceptual values of diverse spectra. Such tendency may be relevant to our reality in which the

invisible threats are growing. This exhibition provides for an arena where the threats of the invisible in

our society are expressed, reminding us of the tendency of our contemporary fine art to focus on

visualization of the invisible. Participant artists unfold on their canvases the stories about invisible

violence, uncommon situations, strangeness and fear they have experienced. In the social threats

connoting vagueness and invisibility, the artists show us their art works encoded in a concealing

mode, and the spectators stand before them in an effort to find something concealed or just being

fascinated by something unknown.


"Star Wars-Episode" Exhibition showing up in the beginning of every year is an annual exhibition

program of UNC Gallery. Those artists who have drawn attention for the last year and therefore, who

are expected to demonstrate some energetic activities are invited to this exhibition predicting the

typology of our domestic fine art in the new year. "Star Wars-Episode" Exhibition celebrating its

second birthday this year is titled "The Phantom Menace." Their works start from their personal

stories, but they stare at all of us and our society. We would like to call them 'stars' because they

represent desires and conflicts of the majority.


Art is ts & Works

Kim, Jin

Un t i t l e d 0 8 2 4 _ 1 6 5X 1 6 5 cm_ o i l _ o n _ c a n v a s _ 2 008

Educat ion
2007 MAFA Ch e l s e a Co l l e g e o f A r t & De s i g n , Un i v e r s i t y o f t h e A r t s L o n d o n (Lo n d o n , UK)
2004 M.F . A De p a r t m e n t o f F i n e A r t , G r a d u a t e s c h o o l , Ch u n g-An g Un i v e r s i t y (Se o u l , Ko r e a)
200 1 B . F . A De p a r t m e n t o f F i n e A r t , c o l l e g e o f A r t , Ch u n g-An g Un i v e r s i t y (Se o u l , Ko r e a)

Solo Exhibi t ion


2008 Ma r g i n s (M I K I WICK K IM Co n t emp o r a r y Ga l l e r y , Z u r i c h , Sw i t z e r l a n d)
2008 Ma r g i n s (S t a b l e s Ga l l e r y , L o n d o n , UK)
2003 A B i t o f Sp a c e (Kwa n h o o n Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)

Group Exhibi t ions


2008 4482 - Ko r e a n Co n t emp o r a r y A r t i s t s i n L o n d o n (Ba r g e h o u s e , Oxo T ow e r Wha r f , L o n d o n ,
UK)
K I A F Ko r e a I n t e r n a t i o n a l A r t F a i r (Co e x , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
We l c ome Home Pa r t y (Su n Co n t emp o r a r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
00 Na t u r e Na t u r e in the Ar t of t he Twe n t y First Ce n t u r y (Co n t emp o r a r y Ar t
P r o j e c t s , L o n d o n , UK)
FORM A r t F a i r - A g r o u p s h ow w i t h A s i a n Co n t emp o r a r y A r t i s t s (O l ymp i a Na t i o n a l Ha l l ,
L o n d o n , UK)
B r i d g e A r t New Yo r k 2008 (Th e Wa t e r f r o n t 222 1 2 t h A v e n u e , New Yo r k , USA)
2007 T h e Ko r e a n Co n t emp o r a r y A r t s Sh ow i n L o n d o n 2007-T h e s p e c t r um (J e r w o o d s p a c e , L o n d o n ,
UK)
B r i d g e A r t M i am i 2007 (Th e Ca t a l i n a Ho t e l a n d Be a c h C l u b , M i am i , USA)
ARCAD I A ( I- MYU P r o j e c t Sp a c e , L o n d o n , UK)
4482-Ko r e a n Co n t emp o r a r y A r t i s t s i n L o n d o n (K i n g ' s Pa r k Bu s i n e s s Ce n t e r , L o n d o n , UK)
Ch e l s e a 2007 MA Sh ow (Ch e l s e a Co l l e g e o f A r t & De s i g n , L o n d o n , UK)
T h e Ope n (K i n g ' s Pa r k Bu s i n e s s Ce n t e r , S t u d i o Un i t 69 , 205 , 207 , L o n d o n , UK)
2006 E v e n t i n L o n d o n (Th e P l um T r e e , L o n d o n , UK)
2004 Do n g-A G r a n d A r t E x h i b i t i o n (Na t i o n a l Mu s e um o f Co n t emp o r a r y A r t , Kwa c h e o n , Ko r e a)
L o o k i n g f o r Rh y t hm (Ga l l e r y Ch a n g , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
D r aw i n g 0 C E x h i b i t i o n o f T h r e e A r t i s t s (Kwa n h o o n Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
The 8 t h L i f e T h e 9 t h o f Imag i na t i o n , The 9 t h o f Ad v e n t u r e (Du kw o n Ga l l e r y ,
Se o u l , Ko r e a)
Bo u j o u r T o u t L e Mon d e-Su p p o r t e d b y m i n i s t r y o f Cu l t u r e & T o u r i sm (Mo k-am Mu s e um , Go-
y a n g , Ko r e a)
2003 Ko r e a n Co n t emp o r a r y A r t (Ca s c a t a Ga l l e r y , Va n c o u v e r , Ca n a d a)
T h e 32 n d F i g u r a t i v e Exh i b i t i o n (Na t i o n a l Mu s e um o f Co n t emp o r a r y Ar t , Kwa c h e o n ,
Ko r e a)
2002 T h e 21s t Grand Ar t Exh i b i t i o n of Ko r e a (Na t i o n a l Mu s e um o f Co n t emp o r a r y Ar t ,
Kwa c h e o n , Ko r e a)
T h e 24 t h J o o n g- An g G r a n d A r t E x h i b i t i o n (Ho am A r t Mu s e um , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
Pa i n t i n g o f Homo g e n e i t y (Ch u n g-An g A r t Ce n t e r , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
T h e 4 t h Da nw o n A r t Comp e t i t i o n (Da nwo n Ga l l e r y , An s a n , Ko r e a)
2001 T h e 23 r d J o o n g- An g G r a n d A r t E x h i b i t i o n (Ho am A r t Mu s e um , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2000 T h e 19 th Grand Ar t Exh i b i t i o n of Ko r e a (Na t i o n a l Mu s e um o f Co n t emp o r a r y Ar t ,
Kwa c h e o n , Ko r e a)

Awards
2004 Do n g-A A r t E x h i b i t i o n 2003 T h e 32 n d F i g u r a t i v e E x h i b i t i o n ' s p e c i a l s e l e c t i o n ' 2002
The 21s t The Grand Ar t Exh i b i t i o n of Ko r e a T h e 24 t h J o o n g-An g Cu l t u r eme d i a Ar t
E x h i b i t i o n T h e 4 th Da nwo n Ar t E x h i b i t i o n 200 1 The 23 t h J o o n g-An g Cu l t u r eme d i a Ar t
E x h i b i t i o n 2000 T h e 1 9 t h T h e G r a n d A r t E x h i b i t i o n o f Ko r e a
Lee, Jae-hoon

Unmo n umen t _ 1 9 0 x 1 0 2 cm_ f r e s c o t e c h n i q u e _ 2008

Educat ion
2008 M.F . A Ko r e a n Pa i n t i n g De p a r t m e n t , Ch u n g-An g Un i v e r s i t y (Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2003 B . F . A Ko r e a n Pa i n t i n g De p a r t m e n t , Ch u n g-An g Un i v e r s i t y (Se o u l , Ko r e a)

Solo Exhibi t ions


2008 4 t h UNMONUMENT_S I NCE 2008 (Kumh o Mu s e um , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2006 3 r d - Ep i s o d e - F a c e t o F a c e (A r t f o r umn ew g a t e , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2005 "Toda y ' s A r t i s t Awa r d " p r e s e n t e d c ommemo r a t i v e e x h i b i t i o n (Ky u n g h y a n g Ga l l e r y ,
Se o u l )
2 n d-Ep i s o d e - L i f e i s . . . , (Gon g p y o n g A r t Ce n t e r , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
1 s t - M r . K im ' s a d a y (Ga l l e r y wo o d e o k , Se o u l , Ko r e a)

Group Exhibi t ions


2008 Yo u n g Ko r e a n A r t i s t 2008 (Na t i o n a l Mu s e um o f Co n t emp o r a r y A r t , Gwa c h e o n , Ko r e a)
MAPP ING t h e F u t u r e o f A r t ( I n t e r a l i a A r t Comp a n y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
Bu n d a n g A r t F e s t i v a l (Su n g n am A r t s Ce n t e r , Su n g n am , Ko r e a)
2007 T h e Re s e a r c h E x h i b i t i o n f o r P r e s e n t a n d F u t u r e (Nams o n g Mu s e um , Ga p y e o n g , Ko r e a)
W i n d a n d t h e Wav e s o f Co n t emp o r a r y A r t (Ga l l e r y Da , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
007-i c o n n e c t i o n (Th e Amo r e Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
Ch u n g-An g Ko r e a n A r t F e s t i v a l (Se j o n g Ce n t e r Mu s e um , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
T h e Newg a t e - Ea s t 1 s t An n i v e r s a r y (Newg a t e Ea s t , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2006 T h e Re s e a r c h E x h i b i t i o n f o r P r e s e n t a n d F u t u r e (Ga l l e r y Go d o , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
A c c l i m a t i z a t i o n 2 n d Ko r e a , Ch i n a a n d Yo u t h E x c h a n g e s E x h i b i t i o n A r t i s t (Yumhwa n g
Mu s e um , Be i j i n g , Ch i n a)
Co l o r s o n My M i n d-Pa r t 5 (Newg a t e Ea s t , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2005 So n g-e u n A r t F e s t i v a l (Se o u l Ce n t e r F o r A r t , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
V i s i o n s - D i v e r s i t y o f Co n t emp o r a r y A r t (Ky u n g h y a n g Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
Ko r e a n Yo u n g A r t i s t s E x h i b i t i o n Se r i e s (E t i e n n e De Ca u s a n s , Pa r i s , F r a n c e)
2004 Do n g-A A r t F e s t i v a l (Na t i o n a l Mu s e um o f Co n t emp o r a r y A r t , Gwa c h e o n , Ko r e a)
Ko r e a n Yo u n g A r t i s t s E x h i b i t i o n Se r i e s (Zo n e Ch e l s e a Ce n t e r F o r t h e A r t s , New Yo r k ,
USA)
Ch u n g-An g Ko r e a n A r t F e s t i v a l (Se j o n g Ce n t e r Mu s e um , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2003 Gy e o n g g i A r t - New I d e a E x h i b i t i o n ( I e- y o u n g Mu s e um , Yo n g-i n , Ko r e a)

Awards
2008 T h e 8 t h So n g-Eu n A r t E x h i b i t i o n
2007 Kumh o Yo u n g A r t i s t
2005 T o d a y ' s A r t i s t Awa r d (sp o n s o r e d b y K y u n g h y a n g New s p a p e r )
2004 Do n g-A A r t Awa r d a t Do n g-A A r t F e s t i v a l
Lee, Seung-min

Co n s p i r a t o r - B y s t a n d e r _ 1 1 2 x 1 9 4 cm_ o i l o n c a n v a s _ 2008

Educat ion
2009 M.F . A Ho n g i k Un i v e r s i t y o f F i n e A r t (Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2007 B . F . A Ho n g i k Un i v e r s i t y o f F i n e A r t (Se o u l , Ko r e a)

Solo Exhibi t ions


2008 I L L US I VE (A r t Sp a c e H , Se o u l , Ko r e a)

Group Exhibi t ions


2008 Ko r e a n G r o u p Sh ow_ t o u j o u r s a u j o u r d ' h u i (Ka s h y a h i l d e b r a n d , Z u r i c h , Sw i t z e r l a n d)
2007 B l u e Oc e a n , T h e B l o s s om o f Yo u t h (Ga l l e r y Ve l v e t , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2007 5 t h F u n n y F u n n y (Ga l l e r y Se j u l , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2006 Z o om + c a n v a s (Ga l l e r y I , Se o u l , Ko r e a)

Art Fair
2008 SH c o n t emp o r a r y (Pa r k r y u s o o k Ga l l e r y , Sh a n g h a i , Ch i n a)
K I A F (Pa r k r y u s o o k Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
B l u e Do t AS I A (Se o u l A r t s Ce n t e r , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
Lee, Rim

T h e me s s o f emo t i o n n o . 3 _ o i l o n c a n v a s _ 1 6 0 x 1 6 0 cm_2008

Educat ion
2007 B . F . A Un i v e r s i t y o f So o km y u n g Women ' s Un i v e r s i t y (Se o u l , Ko r e a)

Solo Exhibi t ions


2008 Co n s e n s u s (W i n d ow Ga l l e r y J i n s u n , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2007 T o Sh a r e (Ga l l e r y Z e i n Z e n o , Se o u l , Ko r e a)

Group Exhibi t ions


2008 T e am P r e v i e w A r t Sh ow (Te am P r e v i e w , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
B l u e d o t A s i a (Se o u l A r t s Ce n t e r , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
Ne x t A r t F a i r (Ch i c a g o , USA)
SAOF (COEX , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
WE-Now ( I n s a A r t Se n t e r , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2007 We-Now (Ga l l e r y A l l , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
T h e A f f o r d a b l e A r t F a i r - a u t umn c o l l e c t i o n (Lo n d o n , UK)
S t u d i o Un i t Op e n S t u d i o (KT A r t Ha l l , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
A r t i s t Da y : S t u d i o Un i t Au c t i o n p a r t y (T Sp a c e , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
Rema k e Ca n s (Bu n am Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
K y a ; F u n Pu n (An s a n T r u s t Ga l l e r y , An s a n , Ko r e a)
P r e v i e w (A l t e r n a t i v e Sp a c e T e am P r e v i e w , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2006 F r i n g e F e s t i v a l (Th e S t r e e t o f Ho n g-i k Un i v e r s i t y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
T h e Pow e r o f Ko r e a n Yo u n g A r t i s t (Bu n am Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
D Hwang

U2_92 x 1 1 8 cm_ o i l , g l a s s , s t e e l o n c a n v a s _ 2009

Educat ion
1 997 B . F . A Pa r s o n s s c h o o l o f De s i g n (New Yo r k , USA)

Solo Exhibi t ions


2008 LOTUS KOREA AWARD (HODU Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2008 So l o E x h i b i t i o n (YOUKOBO ART SPACE , T o k y o , J a p a n)
2008 So l o E x h i b i t i o n (2 x 1 3 Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
2002 Da r k F a c e (He l l o A r t Ga l l e r y , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
1 996 On e (P l e i a d e s Ga l l e r y , New Yo r k , USA)

Group Exhibi t ions


2008 Ko e l n A r t F a i r 2 1 (Ko e l n , Ge rma n y)
De v i c e Ga l l e r y (CA , USA)
L ' I m a g e r i e Ga l l e r y (LA , USA)
C POP Ga l l e r y (De t r o i t , USA)
2004 YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW (Yo k o h ama , J a p a n)
2003 YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW (Yo k o h ama , J a p a n)
1 999 T a b o o (Su n j a e A r t Ce n t e r , Se o u l , Ko r e a)
1 997 Home mad e A i r (Tomp k i n Sq u a r e Ga l l e r y , New Yo r k , USA)
1 995 Ra n d om O r d e r (P l e i a d e s Ga l l e r y , New Yo r k , USA)

Etc.
2003-2006 c u s t om b i k e c omp a n y "MATTEBLACK" HEAD D IRECTOR
2004 YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW" C OOL B I KE AWARD
2003 w r o t e s c r e e n p l a y J U L Y " (35mm f e a t u r e f i l m)
w r o t e s c r e e n p l a y M AG I E " (35mm f e a t u r e f i l m)
YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW" C OOL B I KE AWARD
2002 " k n o c k " wa s i n v i t e d t o T o k y o I n d i e s Mo v i e F e s t i v a l
w r o t e s c r e e n p l a y "R u n t o T o k y o (D i g i t a l f e a t u r e f i l m)
w r o t e s c r e e n p l a y " K i l l e r Su j i (35mm f e a t u r e f i l m)
200 1 D i r e c t e d " K n o c k "(D i g i t a l f i l m)
2000 T e c h n o mu s i c b a n d " S ama d i " a s a s i n g e r
D i r e c t e d p o p mu s i c i a n Ya n g j i n s u c k " 1 0 y e a r s l o v e " mu s i c v i d e o
1 999 D i r e c t e d p o p mu s i c i a n " Awe s ome " mu s i c v i d e o (35mm)
D i r e c t e d c omme r c i a l f o r L o c a l TV s t a t i o n i n New Yo r k
De s i g n e d g r a p h i c wo r k s f o r p r o d u c t i o n c omp a n i e s
C r e a t e d 3D a n im a t i o n f o r mu s i c v i d e o & TV
1 997 Ed i t e d "C u t r u n s d e e p " (35mm f e a t u r e f i l m)
D i r e c t e d " 5 0 1 "(D i g i t a l mo v i e)