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HYEJA KIM

South Korea 1970

Streets, arcades, squares and central stations, the places in a constant state of flux where people ceaselessly gather and disperse, are the main inspiration for my work. 

These places are symbolic of everyday life in cities ruled by a capitalistic system, in which their spectacular transitory nature sees situations happen then disappear. 

I focus on the invisible, formless energy, endlessly evolving and surrounded  by the images and symbols of contemporary cities. A city is an assembly of artificiality that modern people feel more intimacy for than nature. It blinds us with joy and vitality, but at the same time fills us with fear, confusion, nervousness, and a sense of detachment. 

I see the city as an ecstatic landscape where the present and the past shift and swirl, and in my paintings I attempt to capture this vital movement. As reference I collect images, shifting, and assembling them based on my own bodily experience. 

By using landscapes of city, where I used to live, as references of my work,     I try to visualize an illusion which is an accumulated form of an invisible energy. An energy that is generated from endless desires and temptations fusing and dividing people, and making them repeat the creative evolutionary process, where social and economic relationships cause the inexorable duel sidedness of the city.



Hyeja Kim at glogauair.net:
Reflective City // Resident Artist Exhibition
Alexanderplatz // Showcase Project
OPEN STUDIOS November 2013
OPEN STUDIOS December 2011
OPEN STUDIOS September 2011

More at hyejakim.com


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Vita

Living and Working in Seoul, Korea

M.F.A college of Fine Art, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea
B.F.A college of Fine Art,Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

Solo Exhibition

2014,"Reflective City", Lee Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2011 "Wandering Parade", Lee Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2010 "Emtional city",UNCgallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 "Matrix: Return of city", UNCgallery, Seoul, Korea
2007 "Uncertain Scape", Songeun Gallery
2006 Space stone and water, Anyang , Korea
2004 Kepco plaza Gallery(selection in exhibition support artist), Seoul, Korea
2000 Dukwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Group Exhibition

2014 Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
"New opening, 4Exhibition", UNCgallery, Seoul, Korea
2013 "Korea Contemporary Painting, 33Exhibition", Gangdong Art Center, Seoul, Korea
"Project Space", GlogauAIR Gallery, Berlin, Germany
"Group show of the130th Korea-Germany Anniversary", Korea Cultrual Center, Berlin, Germany
"New Space, New Vision", Spinnerei Lia Space, Leipzig, Germany
",Honkong Asia Hotel Art Fair, Mandarin Hotel,Honkong
"Fickle Art", Artcampaign, Seoul Cityhall, Korea
2012 Preview Berl in Art Fair, Berlin, Germany
"Contempory Korea Artist", Lee Garleie, Berlin, Germany
Gwangju International Art Fair, Kim Dae Jung Convention Center, Gwangju
"Urban Promenade", Pohang Museum of Art, Korea
ArtRoad77, BookHouse Gallery, Paju Heiry, Korea
2011 "Seoul, City Exploration", Seoul Museum Of Art, Korea
2010 Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
ArtRoad77,Gmsan Gallery, Paju Heiry, Korea
2009 Kic-Nord Art 09, Büdelsdorf, Germany
Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
"Beyond The Line",UNCgallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 "Sweet November>,UNCgallery, Seoul, Korea
Hong Kong Art Fair, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Hong Kong
2007 Singapore Art Fair, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Singapore
"Dreamscape", Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switszerland
"Indication", Artfactory Gallery, Paju Heiry, Korea
"From Heiry Winter Art Collection", Bookhouse Gallery, Paju,Korea
2006 "Window", Gallery JinSun, Seoul, Korea
Pre-International Incheon Women Biennale,"Breathing", Incheon Culture & Arts Center , Korea
2005 Chang Moon nature art festival, Chang Moon Art Center, Hwasung, Korea
Naepo Modern art festival, Hong ju Culture& Arts Center , Korea
2004 "Time 2004", Gallery PICI, Seoul, Korea
Naepo Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hongsung
"Vision and Prospect of Contemporary Korean Painting", Cheltenham Art Center, America
"Oasis", Public space project, Namsan Library, Seoul, Korea
2003 "Self-Demonstration" ,Gallery Chang, Seoul , Korea
2002 G.P.S Exhibition, Hong-ik University Modern Art Museum ,Seoul , Korea
National Youth Biennale of Korea ', Taegu Culture& Arts Center , Korea
"Botanical speculation" , Gallery Lamer, Seoul , Korea

Awards

2013 Art of Council Korea Fondation,'International Residency Program' Grant selection.
2011 Art of Council Korea Fondation,'International Residency Program' Grant selection.
Gyeonggi Province Culture Foundation, ‘Best Art Creation Activity’ Grant selection
2008 Gyeonggi Province Culture Foundation, ‘Best Art Creation Activity’ Grant selection.
2007 The 7th Songeun Grand Art Exhibition, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2006 The 6th Songeun Grand Art Exhibition, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Gyeonggi Province Culture Foundation, 'Young Art Activity' Grant selection.
2004 Dong-A Grand Art Exhibition, National Modern Art Museum, Korea
2003 Joong-Ang Grand Art Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

Residency

2013 LIA -Leipzig International Art Program, Germany
2011 GlogauAir Residency program, Berlin, Germany



Collection

Artbank, National Modern Art Museum, Korea