Biography

WON Seoungwon(b.1972) transformed hundreds of photographic snapshots taken by herself into a fantastical images through an exquisite computing work. The imaginary space, being narrative, speaks of yesterday and today with a personal tomorrow, and by extension, the relationship between each individual of the collective. In her work, composed with the artist’s distinctive views based on a realistic logic and the unfamiliarity by delicate imagination, the profound and heavy subject of human is revealed as a wit and visual amusement, as well as evoking an analogue feeling. Her work from an existing incident in reality delivers subtle emotions. And the image containing a story begins to infinitely expand onward like a three dimensional picture book that keeps unfolding new time and space page after page.

 

WON Seoungwon received M.F.A. from Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in 2002 and Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln in 2005. WON held solo exhibitions at ARARIO Gallery I Seoul (Seoul, Korea) in 2017, Podbielsky Contemporary (Berlin, Germany) in 2014, Gana Contemporary (Seoul, Korea) in 2010, Alternative Space LOOP (Seoul, Korea) in 2008, and Gana-beaubourg (Paris, France) in 2005, and participated in numerous group exhibitions at Gwangju Museum of Art (Gwangju, Korea), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea) in 2020, Museum SAN (Wonju, Korea) in 2019, Total Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea) in 2018, ARARIO Gallery I Shanghai (Shanghai, China) and Zacheta Project Room (Warsaw, Poland) in 2017, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon, Korea) and Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan) in 2014, MoCA Shanghai (Shanghai, China) and Liverpool Biennial 2012 (Liverpool, UK) in 2012, Mica Moca Project (Berlin, Germany) in 2011, and Museum of Fine Art Houston (Houston, US) in 2009. WON Seongwon’s works are collected at Osthaus Museum (Germany), Santa Barbara Museum of Art (US) Fidelity Worldwide Investment (US) Kunsthaus Lempertz (Germany), Museum of Photography (Korea), Seoul Museum of Art (Korea),  Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (Korea), and Goeun Art Foundation (Korea).

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