Based in: Seoul
Hyung-Geun Park is has been active as an artist both at home and abroad by working on series of photographic works, such as Untitled and Tenseless, which create surreal and ambiguous narratives by revealing the boundaries between reality and directing, real and fake, nature and city, and primitive and civilized with vibrant colors and images in a frame.
Park was selected to participate in the 2014 Les Résidences de PHOTOQUAI, in which Musée du Quai Branly in Paris selects and supports artists every year. As part of the program, he worked on Doomangang/Tumen Project, which is to be showcased at the museum this year.
Hyung-Geun Park was born in Jeju in 1973. He obtained both B.A. and M.A. degrees in photography at Gwangju University and then went to from Goldsmiths College, University of London(PGDip in Fine Art and MA in Image & Communication). Since his artwork was in the spotlight when he held his solo exhibition at the New Art Gallery Walsall London in 2006, his works have been introduced at international photo festivals and museum/gallery exhibitions at home and abroad, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Kumho Museum of Art, Seou Museum of Art, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Daegu Photo Biennale, FOTOFO Bratislava Photo Festival and so on.
In addition, he participated in residency programs: Goyang Art Studio at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea(2008-2009) and Gyeonggi Creation Center, Korea(2013-2015). His works are owned by Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art( Korea), Kumho Museum of Art(Seoul, Korea), Ilmin Museum of Art(Seoul, Korea), Geonhi Art Foundation (Korea), Daegu Museum of Art(Korea), Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art(Korea), Jeju Museum of Art(Korea), Ernst & Young(London, UK), Martini Arte Internazionale(Turin, Italy), The Fotografie Forum International(Frankfurt, Germany), The Museum of Fine Arts Houston(TX, USA).
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