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b. 1953, South Korea

Koo Bohnchang Biography

Koo Bohnchang, born in Seoul in 1953, graduated from Yonsei University and studied photography at the Hamburg School of Art and Design. Leading the 'constructed photography' trend in the late 1980s, he has played a pivotal role in Korean photography, using myriad of photographic experiments to expand the realm of this art. His work can be seen as an ongoing meditation on the finiteness of existence and is presented with an acute sensitivity, often offering a minimalist oriental aesthetic.

Koo Bohnchang Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Koo Bohnchang, Koo Bohnchang at Kukje Gallery, Busan
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14 December 2018–17 February 2019 Koo Bohnchang Kukje GalleryBusan

Koo Bohnchang Represented By

Kukje Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Kukje Gallery Busan, Seoul

Koo Bohnchang In Related Press

Photographer finds beauty in vestiges of time: Koo Bohnchang has long been interested in traces of history Related Press Photographer finds beauty in vestiges of time: Koo Bohnchang has long been interested in traces of history 15 January 2019, Korea JoongAng Daily

SEONGNAM, Gyeonggi - White porcelains from Korea's Joseon period (1392-1910), old figure-eight-shaped boxes from France that once carried epaulettes and dusty plaster walls with many small cracks: these might seem to have no relation with one another, but they do have something in common. These things have each been subjects of renowned Korean...

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