Kim Yong-Ik


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Thinner... and Thinner… #16-69

2016
Mixed media on canvas
Mixed Media auf Leinwand
162 x 130 cm

1947 born in Seoul, South Korea
Lives and works in Seoul

Selected solo shows and projects

2019
This is not the answer, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Speaking of Latter Genesis, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA

2018
Untitled utopias, Cahiers d’art, Paris, France
Endless Drawing, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2017
I believe my works are still valid, Spike Island, Bristol & Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK
Tina Kim gallery, New York, USA

2016
Kukje Gallery, New York, USA
Closer... Come Closer..., Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2011
Timidly Resisting the No-Pain Civilization, Art Space Pool, Seoul, South Korea

2006
Gallery 175, Seoul, South Korea

2003
Pyo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2002
Gallery Sagan, Seoul, South Korea

2001
Closer... Come Closer..., Gallery Woon, Seoulm South Korea

2000
Yangpyeong Project/Project, National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea

1997
Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

1996
Gallery Woong, Seoul, South Korea

1995
Gallery Hakcheon, Cheongju, South Korea

1994
Inkong Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1993
Inkong gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1992
Da-in Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1989
Inkong Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1986
Inkong Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1983
Culture Center, Daejon, South Korea

1982
Kwanhoo Museum, Seoul, South Korea

1978
Gallery Te, Tokyo, Japan

1977
Seoul Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Selected group shows and projects

2019
Klappe zu, Affe tot, Kunstsaele Berlin, Germany
WONDERLAND MUSEUM: HOW WE GOT TO NOW, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea

2018
Flatland, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2016
As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea
Suzhou Documents: Histories of a Global Hub, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

2014
ART Farenheit 451: Sailing into the Sea of Oblivion, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan

2013
Sphere_Body_Landscape: Healing Ground, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea Knowledge is Power: Post-Propaganda, Wumin Art Center, Cheongju, South Korea
Learning Machine, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, South Korea

2012
Garden of Learning, 2012 Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Art, South Korea
SeMA Gold 2012: Hidden Track, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2010
Korean Historical Conceptual Art 1970-1980s, Gyeonggi-do Museum of Art, Ansan, South Korea
Nature and Peace, Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2010, Gongju Yeonmisan Nature Art Park, Gongju , South Korea
Day of Confidence, Art Space Pool, Seoul, South Korea
Land Art Mongolia 360°, 1st Land Art Mongolia Biennale, Baga Gazriin Chuluu-Dunggobi, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Him of Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, South Korea
Young Seek 1981-2010, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea

2008
Nature, Environment and Man through Art-Nature-Peace, Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2008, Gongju Biennale 2008, Gongju Yeonmisan Nature Park, Gongju, South Korea
The 40th Anniversary of Soo-Young Kim’s Death-Tribute Exhibition: An Account of Converting, Art Space Pool, Seoul, South Korea
Neighborhood Facilities, Art Space Pool, Seoul, South Korea

2007
Multi-functional Administrative City Public Art Project: Embracing Jongchon, Jongchonli, Yeongigun, Sejong, South Korea

2005
Tripping the Balance, Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, South Korea

2004
You are my Sun, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea Virtual Daughter, Seoul Women’s Plaza, Seoul, Korea

2002
After the Grid, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
Pause, Gwangju Biennale 2002, Project 4, Gwangju, South Korea

2000
Public Art, Yangpyeong Project, National Folk Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Famous Artists’ Printing Works Exhibition for the Medicine Aid on Kids of North Korea, Dongsanbang Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
The Citizens Assembly Fundraising Exhibition, Café Zalkove, Seoul, South Korea

1999
Nort-East Asia and the 3rd World Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea Korean Pop, Sung-kok Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea

1998
Inaugural Exhibition: Fond of the Frame, More than the Painting, Kumbo Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul in Media – Food, Clothing, Shelter, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Inaugural Exhibition: 2000 Time Spirit, Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea

1997
Painting and Writing, Hanlim Museum, Daejeon, South Korea
Kim Yong-Ik, Moon Beom, Hong Myung-Seop, Gallery Euro, Seoul, South Korea
Korean Art ’97 – Humanism, Animalism, Mechanism, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea
DOT, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

1996
Development of Korean Modernism-Conquest of Modern 1970-90, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Hong Myung-Seop, Kim Yong-Ik, Two-One Man Show, Choi Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Polona Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

1995
Kim Yong-Ik, Moon Beom, Hong Myung-Seop, Gallery Jo, Seoul, South Korea

1994
Kim Yong-Ik, Moon Beom, Hong Myung-Seop, Inkong Gallery, Daegu, South Korea
Opening the 21st Century, Gallery 21st Century, Seoul, South Korea

1993
Kim Yong-Ik, Moon Beom, Hong Myung-Seop, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1992
Kim Yong-Ik, Moon Beom, Hong Myung-Seop, The 3rd Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1991
Inaugural Exhibition, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, South Korea
Kim Yong-Ik, Moon Beom, Hong Myung-Seop, Space Museum, Seoul, South Korea

1990
Contemporary Art Festival 90’s, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea

1989
Seoul, March of 1989, 10 Artists, Korea Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

1988
Korean Modern Painting in the 70’s, Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Late Modernism Show Part-II, Hyundai Department Store Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Modernism in Korean Contemporary Art Scene: 1970-1979, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, March of 1988, Korea Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

1987
30/40 Abstract with Geometry, Korea Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, South Korea Seoul, March of 1987, Korea culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

1986
Yokohama-Seoul Contemporary Art Show ’86, City Museum of Yokohama, Japan Meta-FORM. Meta-MIND, Culture Center, Daejeon, South Korea
11th Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Museum, Seoul, South Korea
The 2nd Sino-Korean Modern Painting Exchange Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan

1985
1985, the 3rd Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
10th Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Museum, Seoul, Korea

1984
Contemporary Korean Art Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 1984, The 3rd Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
9th Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Museum, Seoul, Korea

1983
Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition: A Trend of the Late 70‘s, Travelling exhibition held in Tokyo, Osaka, Utsunomiya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Japan
Works by Controversial Artists in 1982, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
8th Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Museum, Seoul, South Korea

1982
Korean-Japanese Paper Works, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea & the City Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
After (The) Logicalness, Su Gallery, Daegu, South Korea
7th Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Museum, Seoul, South Korea

1981
The Winter of Sinchon, Sung-Gu Lee’s Studio, Seoul, South Korea
6th Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Museum, Gallery Goryeo, Myeongdong Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition of the Origin Fine Arts Association, Korea Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Korea/Japan Contemporary Painting Exhibition 1981, Korea Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Today’s Circumstance, Kwanhoon Museum, Seoul, South Korea
The 1st Korean Young Artists Biennale, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea, Seoul

1980
Geumgang Contemporary Art Festival, Geumgang Beach, Gongju, South Korea Festival – Contemporary Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

1979
7th Independents, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
5th Ecole de Seoul, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Korean Art – The Methods of Today, Korea Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul, South Korea

1978
6th Independants, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
4th Ecole de Seoul, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

1977
Korea: Facet of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Central Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
6th ST, Kyeon-Ji Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
4 Artists’ Exhibition in July, Seoul Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
5th Independants, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
3rd Ecole de Seoul, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

1976
2nd Ecole de Seoul, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

1975
13th São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
1st Ecole de Seoul, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
1st Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

1974
2nd Independents, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea 4th Esprit, Myeongdong Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1st Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea


Collections (selection)

Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
M+, Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
POSCO Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan