Nam June Paik  (American/Korean, 1932-2006) 

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Nam June Paik Biography
1932   Born in Seoul, South Korea
1956   Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Japan
1956 - 1958   Studied History of Music at Munich University, Germany
Studied Composition at Freiburg Conservatory, Freiburg, Germany
1962   Participated in the Fluxus-Festival, Wiesbaden
1971   Worked at WNET's TV lab in New York, NY
1979   Taught at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Germany
1987   Elected a member of the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
1991   Received the Skowhegan Medal for Video, ME
1991 - 1992   Received the Goslar Kaiserringes Award
Received the UNESCO Picasso Medal
1993   Received Best Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Italy
1998   Received the Kyoto Award
1999   Received the International Distinguished Artist Award, Miami, FL
2000   Received National Arts Club Artists Award, New York, NY
2006   Died in Miami, FL
Selected Exhibitions
2013   This is Not a Love Song - La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona
Die Bildhauer. Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, 1945 bis heute - K20 Grabbeplatz, Dusseldorf
Video Vintage 1963-1983 - Beirut Art Center, Beirut
Storage Telling I - Extra-ordinary - Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
sous influences - arts plastiques et psychotropes - La Maison Rouge, Paris
2012   Nam June Paik: Global Visionary - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
2011   Nam June Paik - LEE galerie BERLIN, Berlin
VIDEO SCREENING 2 2011 - Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu
In the Tower: Nam June Paik - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Nam June Paik - Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome
2010   Nam June Paik - FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool (England)
Nam June Paik - Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (England)
Nam June Paik - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
Nam June Paik - Galleria Six, Milan
2009   Media Alchemy - Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine, CA
Nam June Paik - Johyun Gallery - Busan, Busan
Nam June Paik Live Feed: 1972 -1994 - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Nam June Paik - CAFA Art Museum - China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Nam June Paik - Music for all Senses - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
2008   Nam June Paik. Works from the ZKM Collection, Foyer of the EnBW, Karlsruhe, Germany (solo)
2007   Nam June Paik , doART Beijing, China (solo)
2006   Bye Bye, Nam June Paik, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2004   Nam June Paik: Global Groove, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
2003   Nam June Paik: Drawings, Mano Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2002   Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
2001   The Worlds of Nam June Paik, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
Over the Century, Galerie BHAK, Seoul, South Korea
2000   Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Guggenheim Museum, New York
The World of Nam June Paik, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Hoam Museum, Seoul, South Korea
1999   Medium Is The Message, TV Gallery, Moscow, Russia (solo)
Nam June Paik: Fluxus/Video, Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany
1998   The Concrete Signal, College of Pennsylvania Galleries,York, PA
1997   Galerie Bhak, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY (solo)
National Museum of American Art, Washington
Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Skulpture Projects in Munster, Westfalisches Landesmuseum, Munster, Germany
1996   Museum of Art, San Jose
Culturgest, The Electronic Super Highway: Nam June Paik in the Nineties, Lisbon
1995   Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
1994   The Howard Wise Gallery: TV as a Creative Medium, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1993   Feedback and Feedforth, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Artist as Nomad, German Pavilion, Venice Biennale 1993, Venice, Italy (solo)
1992   Pour la Suite du Monde, Musée D'art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
New Video Sculptures, Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
Eco-lumbus and Rocketship to Virtual Venus, Korean Pavilion, World Expo, Seville, Spain (solo)
Nam June Paik: Retrospective, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Nam June Paik: Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Nam June Paik: Arti Elettroniche, Cinema e Media Verso il XXI Secolo, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (solo)
Nam June Paik: Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea
1991   Nam June Paik: Retrospective, Kunsthaus, Zurich; Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
Recent Video Sculptures, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (solo)
1990   Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany(solo)
Pre-Bell Man, Public Sculpture, Deutsches Post Museum, Frankfurt (solo)
Video Arbor (Public Sculpture), Forest City Residential Development, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Galerie Maurice Keitelman, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1989   La Fée Electronique Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (solo)
Galerie du Génie, Paris, France (solo)
Galerie de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
Mayor Rowan Gallery, London, England (solo)
Galerie Juana Mordo, Madrid, Spain(solo)
Weisses Haus, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Image World: Art and Media Culture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1988   Nam June Paik: Beuys and Bogie, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Nam June Paik: Color Bar Paintings, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY solo)
Nam June Paik: Family of Robot, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London, England (solo)
1986   Nam June Paik: Sculpture, Painting and Laser Photography, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1985   Nam June Paik: Family of Robot, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL (solo)
1984   Mostly Video, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Tribute to Marshall McLuhan, Galerie Esperanza, Montreal, Canada (solo)
1982   60'80 attitudes/concepts/images, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nam June Paik, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
Tri-Colour Video, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France (solo)
Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1981   Program of videotapes, Sony Hall, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Random Access/Paper TV, Gallery Watari, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Laser Video (with Horst Baumann), Die Nutzlichen Kunste, West Berlin, Germany (solo)
1980   Nam June Paik (retrospective of videotapes)The New American Filmmakers Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
Videa, Gallery Watari, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Laser Video (with Horst Baumann, assisted by Peter Kolb), Stadtische Kunst-halle, Dusseldorf, Germany
1978   A Tribute to John Cage, Gallery Watari, Tokyo, japan (solo)
Fluxus Traffic, Rene Block Gallery, Berlin, Germany
TV Garden, Musée d'Art Moderne, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
Nam June Paik, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (solo)
1977   Projects: Nam June Paik, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
Fluxus Traffic, Galerie Rene Block, West Berlin, Germany (solo)
Nam June Paik, Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1976   Moon is the Oldest TV-set, Rene Block Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Nam June Paik: Werke 1946-1976: Musik-Fluxus-Video, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany;Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Fish Flies on Sky, Galeria Bonino, New York, NY (solo)
Video Film Concert (films in collaboration with Jud Yalkut), The Kitchen, New York, NY (solo)
1975   Nam June Paik, Rene Block Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Fish on the Sky-Fish hardly flies anymore on the Sky-let Fishes fly again, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1974   Nam June Paik: TV Sea: Electronic Art IV, Galeria Bonino, New York, NY (solo)
Nam June Paik: Video'n'Videology 1959-1973, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Electronic Art IV, Galeria Bonino, New York, NY (solo)
1972   Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1971   Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Videoshow, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Elctronic Art III: Paik-Abe Video Synthesizer with Charlotte Moorman, Galeria Bonino in collaboration with Intermedia Institute, New York, NY
Hit and Run Screening of Video Films (films in collaboration with Jud Yalkut), Rizzoli Screening Room, New York, NY (solo)
Video Film Concert (films in collaboration with Jud Yalkut), Millennium Film Workshop, New York, NY (solo)
1968   Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
Nam June Paik, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY (solo)
1967   Expanding Perceptions in the Arts, Art Center of the Paul Klapper Library, Queens College, City University of New York, NY (solo)
1965   NJ Paik: Electronic TV, Color TV Experiments, 3 Robots, 2 Zen Boxes & 1 Zen Can, New School for Social Research New York, NY (solo)
Galleria Bonino, New York, NY
1963   Exposition of Music-Electronic Television, Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
1959   Galerie 22, Dusseldorf, Germany
Selected Public Collections
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, Spain
  DaimlerChrysler Collection, Berlin, Germany
  Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
  Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Literature
2009   Nam June Paik: Exposition of Music, Electronic Television, Revisited. Köln, Germany: Walther König, 2009 (catalogue)
2004   Hanhardt, John G, Jones, Caitlin and Anja Osswald. Nam June Paik: Global Groove. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2004
2003   Hanhardt, John G, editor. The Worlds Of Nam June Paik. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2003 (catalogue)
1996   Nam June Paik: Baroque Laser.Ostfildern, Germany: Cantz, 1996
1982   Hanhardt, John G, editor. Nam June Paik. New York: Norton, 1982

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