Born in 1964
Lives and works in Seoul

Gimhongsok

solo shows

2016
- "Xijing Is Not Xijing, Therefore Xijing Is Xijing", 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

2015
- "World of Xijing", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

2014
- "Blue Hours", Kukje Gallery, Seoul

2013
- "Good Labor Bad Art", Plateau, Samsung Museum, Seoul

2013
- "The Xijing Men", H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City

2011
- "Ordinary Strangers", Artsonje Center, Seoul

2011
- "Xijing", Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice

2010
- "Antithesis of Boundaries", Tina Kim Gallery, New York

2008
- "In through the out door", Kukje Gallery, Seoul

2005
- "Neighbor's wife", CAIS Gallery, Seoul

2004
- "Cosmo Vitale", REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles

2004
- "Antarctica", Artsonje Center, Seoul

2001
- "Retro Bistro", Space LOOP, Seoul

2000
- "Heromaniac", Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

group shows

2017
- "Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto: Contemporary Art Exhibition", Nijo Castle(Nijojo), Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
- "The 1st Oku-Noto Triennale", Suzu City, Japan
- "Theater of the World", Guggenheim Museum, New York
- "Irony & Idealism", Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
- "Imaginative Geography: Intersecting Contemporary Art of Asia and Everyday Traditions of Europe and the Mediterranean", Space 4, ACC Creation, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju

2016
- "Alice in Crisis", DIO HORIA Contemporary Art Platform, Mykoons, Greece
- "The 3rd Nanjing International Arts Festival “HISTORICODE: Scarcity and Supply", Nanjing Bai Jia Lake Art Museum, Nanjing
- "As the Moon Waxes and Wanes", MMCA Gwacheon, Korea

2015
- "Double Take", Nature Morte, New Delhi
- "Space Life", Ilmin Museum, Seoul

2014
- "Zeitgeist Korea", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul
- "Ebisu International Festival Art and Alternative Visions 2014: True Colors", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
- "Utopian days x Freedom", Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
- "K-P.O.P.", Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei(MOCATP), Taipei
- "Yokohama Triennale 2014", Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
- "Koganecho Bazaar 2014: Fictive Communities Asia", Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama
- "Future Fictions", Z33 Kunstencentrum (Art Museum Z33), Hasselt, Belgium

2013
- "All You Need is LOVE", Mori Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
- "Festival Bo:m 2013", Arthouse MOMO, Seoul
- "New START 2013", Museum of Art Seoul National University MoA, Seoul
- "Korean Art: Era of Grand Navigation", Busan Museum of Art, Busan
- "ZIZHIQU-Autonomous Regions", Times Museum, Guangzhou
- "SITE: Places of Memories, Spaces with Potential", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

2012
- "Korea Artist Prize: 2012", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul
- "ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale", Gwangju
- "The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
- "New & Now 2012 SeMA’s New Acquisitions 2012", Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
- "Lady Dior As Seen By", Wako Namiki Building, Ginza, Tokyo
- "Oriental Metaphor – The 6th Move on Asia", Alternative Space Loop, Seoul

2011
"Abstract it!", National Museum of Art Deoksugung, Seoul
"The Global Contemporary Art Worlds After 1989", ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe
"COUNTDOWN", Former Seoul Station Art Complex Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul

2010
"Tricksters Tricked", Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
"Trust: Media City Seoul 2010", Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
"Memories of the Future", Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
"Oblique Strategies", Kukje Gallery, Seoul
"Aichi Triennale 2010: Arts and Cities", Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
"Asian Arts Collection", Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto CAMK, Kumamoto, Japan
"Media Art from NMCA Collection: Out of the Silent Planet", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul
"Linguistic Morphology: Art in Context", The Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul

2009
- "The 10th Lyon Biennale: The spectacle of the Everyday", The Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon
- "The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale: Live and Let Live-Creators of Tomorrow", Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka
- "Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea", MFAH(Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Houston
- "A New Common Sense of Space", Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milano
- "Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea", LACMA(Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Los Angeles
- "The First Stop on the Super Highway", Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea

2008
- "Laughing in a Foreign Language", Hayward Gallery, London
- "Too Early For Vacation", The Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
- "Brave New Worlds", Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City
- "Peppermint Candy", Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial: Farewell to Post-Colonialism, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
- "The 3rd Nanjing Triennial: Reflective Asia", RCM The Museum of Modern Art, Nanjing
- "Fiction and Non Fiction", Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
- "Platform 2008: I have nothing to say and I am saying it", Kukje Gallery, Seoul
- "The Fifth Floor", Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

2007
- "VIDEO in SEOUL", MIROSPACE, Seoul
- "Elastic Taboos", Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
- "All about Laughter", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
- "Somewhere in Time", Artsonje Center, Seoul
- "ART 38 Basel / Art Film", Stadtkino Basel, Basel
- "Charge Your Imagination", Gyunggido Museum of Art, Ansan
- "Soft Power", Hoam Art Gallery, Seoul
- "The 10th International Istanbul Biennial-Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary", Istanbul
- "Peppermint Candy", Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago
- "Beautiful New World: Contemporary Culture from Japan", Long March Space, Beijing
- "Brave New Worlds", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
- "Tomorrow", Artsonje Center, Seoul
- "Activating Korea: Tides of Collective Action", Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
- "The 2nd APAP: Anyang Public Art Project 2007", Anyang
- "Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture of Japan", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

2006
- "The 6th Seoul New Media Festival", Space LOOP, Seoul
- "Alllook same: ArtChinaKoreaJapannext", Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
- "The 6th Gwangju Biennale: Fever Variations-Remapping Global Cities", Gwangju
- "Symptoms of Adolescence", Rodin Gallery, Seoul
- "Move on Asia 2006", Space LOOP, Seoul

2005
- "Tirana Biennale: Sweet Taboos", National Gallery of Arts Tirana, Albania
- "The 3rd Valencia Biennale: Thoughts of a fish in deep sea", Convento di Carmen, Valencia
- "The 51st Venice Biennale", The Korean Pavilion, Venice
- "Seoul: Until Now!", Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen

2004
- "Contemporary Senses-Zone of Urgency", Villa Zerbi, Reggio Calabria, Italy

2003
- "The 50th Venice Biennale-Dreams and Conflicts", Arselnal, Venice
- "Everyday-Contemporary Art from Asia", Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen
- "Echigo Tsumari Triennale", Niigata, Japan

2002
- "Under Construction", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
- "Listening to New Voices", P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
- "The 4th Gwangju Biennale: Pause", Gwangju
- "Fantasia-Under Construction", East Art Center, Beijing
- "ASIANVIBE", Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain

2001
- "Fantasia", Space imA, Seoul,
- "My home is yours / Your home is mine", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

2000
- "Double Space", Young-Un Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju, Gyeonggido
- "My home is yours / Your home is mine", Rodin Gallery, Seoul
- "New Ventures: Towards a New Millennium", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
- "Taipei Biennial The Sky Is the Limit", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei

public collection

Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
Posco Museum, Pohang, Korea
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston(MFAH), Houston, U.S.A.
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Gyeonggi Mueum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art(SeMA), Seoul, Korea
Samsung Museum of Art, Leeum, Korea
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, Australia
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, U.S.A.