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Jongsuk Yoon

Art Award 2005 Nominee

Jongsuk Yoon takes us back to the poetic, quiet expression of things. Her partly painted, partly embroidered works exude a subdued lightness. In spite of the carefully planned composition, in spite of the almost pedantic particularity of the embroidery, which determines or interferes with the motifs, she succeeds in achieving an openness and serenity of the mostly everyday scenes. In Yoon's paintings, life is serious, but not hard. It seems that what we have here is a happy union of European painterly traditions and aesthetic approaches from Asia.

  • born in 1965 in Onyang/Korea
  • 1996  Münster Art Academy
  • 1997-2001 Düsseldorf Art Academy, Diploma/Master Class Student of Fritz Schwegler
  • 2004–2005 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

Stipends and Honors

  • 1999 Travel Stipend (Italy), Düsseldorf Art Academy
  • 2000 Berlin Artists-in-Residence Program, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Travel Stipend (London), Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
  • 2002 Stipend of the Kunststiftung NRW, Düsseldorf
  • 2003 Märkisches Stipendium, Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Iserlohn
  • 2005 Stipend of the Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Solo and Group Exhibitions (Selection)

  • 1999   In Motion, Wall painting, Kammerspiele, Düsseldorf (S) – Fliegen eröffnet, Städtische Galerie Moers – Staff, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan – Warum ist Zeichnung so schön?, Gaby Kraushaar Gallery, Düsseldorf
  • 2000   Schwegler und seine Schüler, Schlick Gallery, Düsseldorf – Wellenauflauf, Rathert Gallery, Minden
  • 2001   Painting + Drawing 2001, Gaby Kraushaar Gallery, Düsseldorf (S) – Van Dedem & Tielkemeijer Gallery, Olst, The Netherlands – Ida Gehardi Prize, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid
  • 2002   Gallery nine, Amsterdam (S) – letter in yellow, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (S) – Blaue Nacht, Neuer Sächsischer Kunstverein, Dresden – Märkisches Stipendium, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid
  • 2003   act of beauty I, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (S) – act of beauty II, Museum Baden, Solingen (S) – Van Dedem & Tielkemeijer Gallery, Olst, The Netherlands (S) – The Beauty, Museum Sungkok, Seoul, Korea
  • 2004   Things I See, Bugdahn & Kaimer Gallery, Düsseldorf (S) – days like these I, Städtische Galerie Iserlohn (S) – days like these II, Kunstverein Heidelberg (S) – runs from 8am-8pm, do Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea (S) – abstract reality, Sead Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium – 5th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, Korea – iaab 1+3+4, iaab Merian Foundation, Basel – Vanitas, ikob, Eupen, Belgium – Neustart, EMPRISE Art Award, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf
  • 2005   to tell a story, iaab, Basel (S) – About Beauty, The House of World Cultures, Berlin – PieceMeal, Kunstraum, Düsseldorf

S = Solo Exhibition


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