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(Kukje Gallery) Suki Seokyeong Kang 1

Suki Seokyeong Kang (b. 1977, Seoul) employs painting, installation, video, and choreography in an ever-expanding vocabulary. She not only extracts narratives from her own body and history, but uses research to explore and reinterpret traditional forms and methodologies from Korean culture, weaving them together into a unique system of formal logic.[1] Kang is particularly interested in contemporary translations of the concept of true view (眞景) as a framework to question the position of an individual in today’s society. As her different bodies of work organically evolve and overlap inside her discursive practice, the artist continually engages narrative frames, space, and time to summon voices of the past through the perspective of the present. In this way her installations and videos present an axis of history around which individual experiences can be oriented and grow.

Suki Seokyeong Kang studied Oriental Painting at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, and Painting at the Royal College of Art, London. She is currently a professor of Korean Painting at Ewha Womans University. Recent exhibitions include May You Live in Interesting Times, La Biennale di Venezia (2019); Black Mat Oriole, ICA Philadelphia (2018); The Conscientious Objector (2018), MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2018); The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), Gwangju Biennale (2016); As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon (2016); Group Mobile, Villa Vassilieff, Paris (2016); Foot and Moon, Audio Visual Pavilion, Seoul (2015); and Grandmother Tower, Old House, Seoul (2013). She was awarded the Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel in 2018.[2]


  1. ^ "ICA_Conversation with artist Suki Seokyeong Kang".
  2. ^ "The artist's website".