Han Sungpil

Blue jungle Façades  Ground cloud My sea   

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2003 ~ 2004    MA in Curating Contemporary Design with commendation at Kingston University, London (Delivered in collaboration with the Design museum, London)

1993 ~ 1999    BA in Fine Arts (Photography medium) with distinction at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

Artist in Residence

2013. 9 ~ 10         The Arctic Circle Program  (Expedition into the High Arctic from International Territory of Svalbard.)

2010.11~ 2011.1  18th Street Arts Center , Santa Monica, U.S.A (Supported by GyeongGi Cultural Foundation, Republic of Korea)

2010. 7 ~ 8           Picture Berlin (Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Germany)

2008.4 ~ 2009.3  Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris in France (Supported by Samsung Culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea)

2007.8 ~ 9           Sirius Art Centre, Cobh, Cork in Republic of Ireland (Supported by Irish Arts Council and Cork County Council)

2007.3 ~  5          Uijae Art Studio, Gwangju in Korea (Supported by ‘A Culture Hub City of Asia, Gwangju & Gwangju Metropolitan City)

2006.3 ~  9          Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris in France (Supported by Ministere Francais des Affaires Culturelles)

2005.6  ~ 12        Centre d’art Marnay Art Centre  , Marnay-sur-Seine, France (Supported by the Korean culture and Arts Foundation grants & Fondation TENOT)

2004.12 ~ 2005.3 Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries)

Exhibitions (Selected)


2011. 6    Façade  (Blanca Berlín Galería, Madrid, Spain)

2011. 5    Moment of Realization:The Meaning of Photography (National Assembly Library, Seoul, Korea)

2011. 4    Dual Realities (Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2011. 1    Façade –12à Bienal International de Fotografía de Córdoba (Cordoba, Spain)

2010. 3    In Between Layers (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2008. 2    RE: Presentation (SEO Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2007. 3    Façade: Face_cade  (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2006. 11  The Sea I dreamt  – The 16th  International Festival of Photography : Bratislava Month of

Photography 2006 (Bratislava, Slovakia)

2006. 1    The Sea I dreamt (Lightcontemporary, London, U.K)

2005. 10   My Sea (Goethe Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

2005. 2     Blue Jungle – Displaced Spaces (Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Indonesia)

2004. 3     The Sea I Dreamt  – The 10th International Biennial of Photography & Photo-Related Art

‘Houston Fotofest 2004’ (Houston Fotofest Headquarters gallery, Texas, U.S.A.)

2002. 10   The Sea I Dreamt (Gallery Space 4Zine : Seoul, Korea)

1999. 5     My Sea (Gallery Indeco: Seoul)



2012.11  Dislocation (Daegu Art Museum, Korea)

2011.09  Outside of Garden  ‘Still Life in Cityscape’ (Busan Biennale 2012, Special Exhibition, Korea)

2012.08  LAM 360º –  2nd Land Art Mongolia Biennial (Ikh Gazriin Chuluu – Dundgobi & The National

 Mongolian Modern Art Gallery – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)

2012.03   Art Project 2012 : Communion (Nuclear Security Summit Seoul 2012 Media Center & National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea)

2011.12   Epilogue : On the Border (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea)

2011. 9    MoA Picks 2011 (Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Korea)

2011. 8   Our Magic Hour (Yokohama Triennale 2011, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan)

2011. 7   Mr. Rabbit in Art Land (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea)

2011. 4   Purpose of Life (Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Gyungsangnamdo, Korea)

2011. 3   Multiple Senses (Savina Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2010. 7   The Extraordinary Time Travel (Woljeon Museum of Art, Icheon, Korea)

2010. 7   Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography, (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, U.S.A)

2010. 5     Man Ray’s Photography & His Heritage, (Seoul Museum of Art, Korea)

2010. 4      Maden Pictures (Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea)

2009. 12    Views from Korea – The 5rd Lianzhou International Photo Festival ( Lianzhou, China)

2009. 10    Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A)

2009. 7      Photography is Dead … , (Three White Walls Gallery, Birmingham, U.K)

2009. 7      The Photograph as Contemporary Art, (Doosan Gallery, Seoul, Korea)    

2009. 5      Someplace, (Gallery Ihn, Seoul, Korea)    

2008.12     Things Dancing,( Dr Park Gallery, Yangpyung, Korea)

2008. 11    Then & Now – Momories of the Future (Daegu Photo Biennale, Exco, Daegu in Korea)

2008. 10    The Senses (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2008. 9      Olympics & Love (Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China)

2008. 6      Escenarios Emocionales English Title: Emotional Scenarios –  PHotoEspaña 2008 :Off Festival (Blanca Berlín Galería, Madrid, Spain)

2008. 4      ‘Space’ Looking at different way – (Shinsegae Art Wall Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2008. 3       2007 New Acquisitions of ‘Gyeonggi  Museum of Art’ (Ansan, Korea)

 2007. 12    The Alchemy of Shadows – The 3rd Lianzhou International Photo Festival (Granary Factory, Lianzhou, China)

2007. 11      Pass the Picture (Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany)

2007. 10      Mysteries, Secrets, Illusions – Kaunas Photo 07 (Kaunas Picture Gallery, M.K.Ciurlionis National Museum, Kaunas in Lithuania)

2007. 9        Co-exist (Foil Gallery, Tokyo, Japan)

2007. 9        My Private Collection (Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2007. 6        In Touch of the Present – Korean Artists Collaboration (Wada Fine Arts, Tokyo in Japan)

2007. 6        Photography – copied truth : four truth : made truth (Gallery Touch Art Gallery, Hayri, GyeongGi-do, Korea)

2007. 5        Open Studio3 (Old Jeonnam Province Hall & Uijae Studio)

2007. 3        Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2006 (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan)

2006. 12      Danginri Culture Factory (Ssamzie Space, Seoul, Korea)         

2006. 11       Obsesiones – Obras de la Colección Fotográfica del MNBA (National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

2006 11        Contemporary Korean Photography_KOREANEW DAYS  (Dome Unenia, Bratislava in Slovakia)

2006. 10       The Senses (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2006. 6         Descubrimientos PHE – Photo Espana 2006 (Antiquo Matadero de Leqazpi, Marid, Spain)

2006. 4         Pictures vs Pictures 2006 (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2006. 2         Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2005

                         (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan)

2005. 12       Winterwonderland (Fotografie Forum international, Frankfurt, Germany)

2005. 12       Three Views: Korean Photography (De Santos Gallery, Houston, U.S.A)       

2004. 11       Club Paradiso – Jamming with Photography  (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan)

2004. 7         The Flow – The International Festival of the Image ‘Rhubarb-Rhubarb’ (Mailbox Gallery, Birmingham, England, U.K)

2004. 7         Archetype & Experience (Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea)

2003. 2         Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2002 (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan)

2002. 11        I International Encounter “Artists for Peace”  (Islamic Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain)

2001. 1         Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2000 (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan)

2000. 10       Sky & Sea ; Text & Context” (Gallery Sajin Madang : Seoul, Korea)

2000. 7         Introduction to Photography-Portraits & Landscapes (Art Sonje Center Seoul &  Art Sonje Museum Gyeongju Korea)


Public Installation Projects 

2012.6  Tandem Sequence (Changgyeonggung Palace, Korea)

2012.5   Small City in Doosan Art Center (Doosan Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2011.9   Tandem Sequence (Namhansanseong, Korea)

2011.4   Small City in Garden 5 (Garden 5, Seoul, Korea)

2011.3   Small City in SHINSEGAE (Shinsegae Department Store, Cheonan, Korea)

2011.1   Open Water (18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A)

2010.9   Melting Space (The Goyang Cultural Foundation, Goyang, Korea) 

2010.4   New World Square Project (ARARIO Green Sculpture Park, Cheonan, Korea)

2010.3       RE(Wrapping + Eco Bag)Cycling Project  (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2009.7    How to Lie with SPACE, (Space Group, Seoul, Korea)


Permanent Collection

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Yamanashi/Japan) / Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (Bandung, Indonesia) / National Museum of Fine Arts (Buenos Aires, Argentina) / Museum of New Mexico (Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, U.S.A) / The Photomedia Center (Pennsylvania, U.S.A) / National Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea)/ National Assembly Library (Seoul, Korea) / Museum of Art, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea) / Gyeonggido Museum of Art (Gyeonggido , Korea)   / NAVER Group (Bundang,  Korea) / SPACE Group (Seoul, Korea) / Hana Bank (Seoul, Korea)