Koo Bohnchang

(Korean, born 1953)

jm-gd 10-2 pl by koo bohnchang

Koo Bohnchang

JM-GD 10-2 PL, 2007

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Koo Bohnchang

JUN 20, 2010

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Koo Bohnchang

JUN 212223, 2010

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Koo Bohnchang

MGM 02, 2009

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Koo Bohnchang

UB 13, 2008

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vessel by koo bohnchang

Koo Bohnchang

Vessel, 2006

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vessel by koo bohnchang

Koo Bohnchang

Vessel, 2006

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vessel by koo bohnchang

Koo Bohnchang

Vessel, 2006

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vessel by koo bohnchang

Koo Bohnchang

Vessel, 2006

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Koo Bohnchang

Vessel (HA 07), 2005

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Biography

Timeline

1971 - 1975
B.A. Business Administration, Yonsei University, Seoul
1980 - 1985
Diploma, Photography, Fach Hoch Schule, Hamburg, Germany
1986 - 1998
Lecture for Photography, Chung-Ang University, Korea
1992
Guest Professor for Pentiment, Hamburg Summer School, Germany
1997
International Fellowship, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, U.K.
1999 - 2001
Professor of Photography at Kaywon College of Art and Design
1999
Visiting Professor, Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design
2000
Lee Myoungdong Prize, Seoul, South Korea
2003
Gangwon Documentary Prize, Korea
2004
Guest Professor, Pentiment, Hamburg Summer School

Exhibitions

2011
Bohnchang Koo, Kukje gallery, Seoul (solo)
2010
Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain/Photographs by Bohnchang Koo, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA (solo)
Masks, Stone Art Museum, Duson Art Museum, Jeju (solo)
A Positive View, Somerset House, London
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Eternal Blinking: Contemporary Art of Korea, University of Hawaii
Biennale International de l’Image, Luang Prabang
2009
Art Road 77 - with art, with artist!, Lee & Park Gallery, Paju
The Face beyond Faces, Sungkok Museum, Seoul
Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, MFAH, Houston
Met First, Yet Familiar, Korean Contemporary Photograph, 798 Space, Beijing
Pencil of Nature, Gallery Bow, Ulsan (solo)
Serotonin, Gallery Now, Seoul, South Korea
Valentine's Day! Art for You!’, 915 Industry Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Artists and Moon Jars, Gallery Hyundai Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea
Masks’, Dong-gang International Photo Festival 2009, Dong-gang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol, South Korea
2009 Odyssey, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
Made in Korea, Hannover Messe 2009, Hannover, Germany
Translated Celadon: The Five Different Stories’, Haegang Ceramics Museum, Icheon, South Korea
Three Photographers, Canon Plex, Seoul, South Korea
Problem, Dr.Park Gallery, Yangpyeong-gun, South Korea
Purity, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France (solo)
2008
In the Beginning’, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Coolness and Passion’, MBC Gallery M, Daegu, South Korea (solo)
Gaze, Gallery Grimson, Seoul, South Korea
Back to the Roots’, Gallery Soheon, Daegu, South Korea
Bohnchang Koo & Maggie Taylor’, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, USA
Contemporary Korean Photographs 1948-2008’, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea
Inspired Simplicity: Contemporary Art from Korea, Seattle Art Museum, USA
Treasures Within, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Emotional Scenes, Blanca Berlín Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Today's Korean Art , Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
2007
Chuseok - Korean Harvest Festival, Gallery Talk ‘The Korean Moon Jar’, The British Museum, London, UK
Painterly Photos, Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Bohnchang Koo’, Goeun Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea (solo)
Galerie 206, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Soap, Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Void in Korean Art, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
2006
Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Vessel, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Koo Bohnchang, Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto , Japan (solo)
2005
Portraits of Time’, White Room Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
La beaute endormie, Langon, France (solo)
Camera Obscura, Paris, France (solo)
Stilled: Bohnchang Koo and Edward Dimsdale, Gallery 339 Philadelphia, PA
2004
Fountain, Fotofest, Houston, TX, USA
2003
Recent Work, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Masks, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
White, ‘In the Beginning’, Picture Photo Space, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2002
Fragile Tremors, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA (solo)
Masterworks of Contemporary Korean Photography, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (solo)
Two Korean Photographers, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Korean Contemporary Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Sendai mediatheque, Japan
Photographie Contemporaine Coreenne, La Galerie Photo, Montpellier, France
Floating, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Denmark
Everyman: A Search for the Male Form, Camerawork, San Francisco, USA
In the Beginning, Shadai Gallery, Tokyo (solo)

Literature

2009
Purity, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Austria
2008
A Perspective on 1980s, Wow Image, Korea
2007
Everyday Treasures, Rutles, Japan
Vessel’ Rutles, Japan
2006
Koo Bohnchang, The Kahitsukan, Japan
Deep Breath in Silence, Hangil Art, Korea
Revealed Personas, Hangil Art, Korea
Vessels for the Heart, Hangil Art, Korea
2004
Portraits of Time, Homi, Korea
Koo Bohnchang: Mask, The Museum of Photography Seoul, Korea