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Keem Jiyoung

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Keem Jiyoung pays attention to the structural problems behind seemingly accidental disasters, and the relationships between individuals and society that protrude therefrom. Since the Sewol ferry tragedy in 2014, Keem has been delving into the socio-political defects of the current world that contemporary disasters bring to light. As an attempt to perceive the contemporary era in a historical sense, Keem’s work focuses on social incidents and evokes a sense of connection between individuals and society.

Keem Jiyoung is an artist based in Seoul whose practice spans a diverse media including installation, painting, text, video and sound. Keem has held solo exhibitions at P21; WESS; Sansumunhwa; O’newWall E’Juheon, and participated in group exhibitions at various institutions including SONGEUN; DOOSAN Gallery; Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Gwacheon, and others. Keem’s works are included in the collection of PARK SEO-BO Foundation, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.
7.Nov.2023 updated

2016 M.F.A. Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, Korea
2011 B.F.A. Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea

Solo Exhibitions
2022 Scattering Breath, P21, Seoul
2020 Glow Breath Warmth, WESS, Seoul
2018 Wind Beyond the Closed Windows, Sansumunhwa, Seoul
2015 Tilted Land Even Wind, O'newWall E'Juheon, Seoul

Group Exhibitions
 Group Show: Recent works from gallery artists, P21, Seoul
2022 Rales, wheezes and crackles, Doosan Gallery, Seoul
2021 The 21st Songeun Art Award Exhibition, SONGEUN, Seoul
2021 How The Sea Thinks, Space Imsi, Incheon
2021 The Pearl Diver, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan
2020 Ring: a Circle and a Square, Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2019 Ring: a Circle and a Square, Insa Art Space, Seoul
2019 Young Korean Artists 2019: Liquid Glass Sea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon
2019 The Sea Will Not Sink, artspace Boan 1942, Seoul; Ansan Arts Center, Ansan
2018 Scenes of Fugitivity, Gallery OOOJH, Seoul
2017 The Melting Sea, Art Space Pool, Seoul
2017 Crane Leg Hole, Keep in Touch, Seoul
2016 SOS: “No One was Painful”, Space XX, Seoul
2015 Seogyo30, Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul
2014 State-Based Actions, Trading Post, Seoul
2014 There is More Fresh Air on the Floor, Amado Art Space, Seoul

2021 Glowing Hour, Incheon Art Platform, Incheon
2015 From April to March, Gallery Hyundai Window Gallery, Seoul
2015 Song Unable to be Good, Samuso CHAGO, Seoul
2014 Intoning, Vanziha B½F, Seoul

2021 Time of Witnessing, YESUNG ENG
2018 Wind Beyond the Closed Windows, indie-publishing

Feb, 2022~Jan, 2023 SFAC Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, Korea
Mar, 2021~Jan, 2022 Incheon Art Platform, Incheon, Korea
Feb, 2020~Jan, 2021 MMCA Residency Goyang, Goyang, Korea
Jan, 2019~Dec, 2019 SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY 13th Residency Program, Seoul, Korea

2023 Korean Artists abroad, KAMS, Korea
2020 SFAC Art Support Program, SFAC, Seoul, Korea
2018 SeMA Emerging Artists & Curators Supporting Program, Seoul, Korea
2015 Promising Artists Support Program 99℃, SFAC, Seoul, Korea

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
PARK SEO-BO Foundation, Korea 
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