Bohnchang Koo's Biography
Bohnchang Koo

Lives and works in Seoul, Korea


2004 Guest Professor, Pentiment, Hamburg Summer School

1999-01 Professor of Photography, Kaywon College of Art and Design, Seoul

1999 Visiting Professor, Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London

1997 International Fellowship, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London

1986-98 Photography lecturer, Chung-Ang University, Seoul

1992 Guest Professor, Pentiment, Hamburg Summer School

1980-85 Diploma Fachhochschule (Photography), Hamburg

1971-75 Yonsei University (Business Administration), Seoul


2003 Gangwon Documentary Prize, Korea

2000 Lee Myoungdong Prize, Korea


2005 ¡°Portraits of Time¡± White Room Gallery, LA

2005 ¡°La beaute endormie¡± Langon, France

2004 -05 "Masks," "White," Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris

2003 "Bohnchang Koo: Recent work," Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

"Masks," Museum of Photography, Seoul

"White," "In the Beginning," Picture Photo Space, Osaka

2002 "Fragile Tremors," San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, U.S.A., curated by Carol McCusker

"Masterworks of Contemporary Korean Photography," Peabody Essex Museum,

U.S.A., curated by Clark Worswick

"In the Beginning," Shadai Gallery, Tokyo

2001 Base Gallery, Tokyo

Prinz Gallery, Kyoto

Samsung Rodin Gallery, Seoul

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco

2000 "White Series," Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

"Good-Bye Paradise," Gallery Image, Aarhus, Denmark

1999 "Flow," Gallery Won, Seoul

1995 "In the Beginning" Gallery Ississ, Kyoto

"Breath," Seomi Gallery, Seoul

1993 "Good-Bye Paradise," Seomi Gallery, Seoul

1990 "The Sea of Thought," Seomi Gallery, Seoul

1988 "Clandestine Pursuit in the Long Afternoon," Gallery Busan, Korea

1987 "One Minute Monologue," Gallery Wide, Tokyo

Photo Interform, Osaka

1985 "Twelve Deep Sighs," Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul

1984 Fotogenes, Hamburg

1983 Pine Hill Gallery, Seoul


2005 ¡°Stilled,¡± Gallery 339, Philadelphia, U.S.A

2004 "Alchemy of Daily Life," National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

"Water," FotoFest 2004, Houston, U.S.A.

2003 "Facing Korea," Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam

"East of Eden," 14 Wharf Road, London

"Four Contemporary Korean Photographers," Galerie Gana-Beaubourg, Paris

2002 "Two Korean Photographers," Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Now, What is Photo?" Gana Art Center, Seoul

"Korean Contemporary Photography," Museum of Modern Art, Saitama,

Sendai Mediatheque, Japan

"Photographie Contemporaine Coréenne" Galerie Photo, Montpellier, France

"Gaggles, Flocks and Coveys, Further Exaltations and Murders: A Bird Show," Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

"Floating," Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Denmark

"Everyman: A Search for the Male Form," Camera Work, San Francisco

"Three-Person Show," Kumho Museum, Seoul

"2002 Asia Photo Biennale: Living in the City" Gallery La Mer, Seoul

2001 "Awakening," Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

"Photo Festival," Gana Art Center, Seoul

2000 "Standing on the Threshold of Time," Odense Foto Triennale, Denmark

"Moonlight Becomes You: A Thousand and One Nights of Peace on Earth," The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York

"Contemporary Korean Photographers," FotoFest 2000, Houston

1999 "Phenomena," Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco

"Fragments of Document and Memory," 3rd Tokyo International Photo-Biennale, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

1998 "Landscape and Man," Ostasiatiska Museum, Stockholm

"Alienation and Assimilation," Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago

"Poetics of Time," Korean Contemporary Art, Ho-Am Museum of Art, Seoul

"Body and Photography," Hanlim Art Museum, Daejun

1997 Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London

1996 Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul

A.O.I. Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Kumho Art Museum, Seoul

"SIAF," COEX Center, Seoul

1995 "Art at Home," Seomi Gallery, Seoul

Gwangju Museum of Modern Art, Gwangju, Korea

Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea

"Body or Gender," Gallery Nun, Seoul

1994 Pima Community College Art Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

Ursula Blickle Prize, Kraichtal, Germany

"Horizon of Korean Photography," Gong Pyung Art Center, Seoul

1993 Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1992 "Oh, Korea!" Jahamun Museum of Art, Seoul

"A Group of Young Artists," National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

1991 Total Museum, Seoul

1990 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

"Mixed Media," Kumho Art Museum, Seoul

Taipei Sunny-Gate Gallery, Taiwan

1988 "The New Wave of Photography," Walkerhill Art Center, Seoul


National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea

Samsung Museum of Art, Korea

Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

The Museum of Photography, Seoul

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Henry Buhl Collection, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Art and Craft, Hamburg

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland


2004 ¡°Portraits of Time¡±, Homi, Seoul

"Bohnchang Koo: 'Mask,'" Camera Work, vol. 2, Museum of Photography, Seoul

Koo Bohnchang, Youlhwadang, Korea

Photographic Art Magazine, May, pp. 54-73

2003 "The Photographs of Bohnchang Koo," by Diana Gaston, Art on Paper, Jan.-Feb., Vol. 7, No. 4

Bohnchang Koo, Hysteric Glamour, Japan

2002 "Now, What is Photo?" Gana Art, Seoul

2001 Art Magazine Wolgan Missool, May

Kunstforum 156, pp. 468-470

2000 "Ganjin," Tokyo Great Visual, Tokyo

FotoFest 2000, Houston, U.S.A.

1994 Art Vivant, Contemporary Korean Artists, Sigongsa, Korea

1993 "Korean 30 Artists Now," Gana Art, pp. 44-55

Déja-Vu, Tokyo, Japan

1992 The Sea of Thought, Hanglim, Korea

BalGeunBang (Bright Room) 1,2,3,4, Youlhwa Dang, Korea

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