HONG Myung-Seop
1948 Born in Pyungyang, north Korea
1950 Took refuge in Daejeon, south Korea during the Korean War
1997~ Professor, College of Arts, Hansung University
           lives in Seoul
1986   M. F. A. College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University
1976   B. F. A. College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University


2007_ drawing-performance; "rainbow mapping project ;ART PROJECT IN DESSAU, GERMANY SUMMER-2007"
          dessau, germany
2007_ "blue toxication" gallery godo, seoul, korea
2004_ "Will toward Horizontality" Marronnier Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2004_ "Poison/Toxication &Horizontality" Pyo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2003_ "At Home/ At Ease" Yujin Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
2001_ "Cordyceps Series; Mimic after the Mimic/ Mimic before the Mimic" Ikong Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
2000_ "Shadowless/Mindless/Artless" Moosim Gallery, Chungju, Korea
1998_ "Detitled" Stedeljjk Museum, Zwolle, Holland
1997_ "Level Game" Sunjae Museum of Art, Kyungju, Korea
1997_ "Detitled" Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1996_ "Developing/Enveloping" Hak-Chun Gallery, Chungju, Korea
1995_ "ASIANA Preview Show" Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1995_ "Detitled" Hakchon Gallery, Chungju, Korea
1994_ "Like a Snake" Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1994_ "Looks Like a -" Hakchon Gallery, Chungju, Korea
1993_ "Whehyang-neuk: On the Meta-Pattern" The 3th Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1993_ "Whehyang-neuk: On the Meta-Pattern" Hyundae Galley, Daejeon, Korea
1993_ "Whehyang-neuk: On the Meta-Pattern" Winkell Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1988_ "Meta-Sculpture" Ban Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1988_ "Meta-Sculpture" Dong-a gallery, Daejeon, Korea
1987_ "Meta-Sculpture" Ban Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1987_ "Meta-Sculpture" Yoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1986_ "Meta-Sculpture" Yoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1985_ "Developing-Between" Hyundae Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
1983_ "Square Variation" Culture-Center, Daejeon, Korea
1983_ "Square Variation" Soo Gallery, Daegu, Korea
1982_ "Running Railroad" Culture-Center, Daejeon, Korea
1979_ "(Before, Present, After) Being" Culture-Center, Daejeon, Korea
1979_ "(Before, Present, After) Being" Glorich Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1978_ "Facing the Wall" Culture-Center, Daejeon, Korea

2008_ "de-sense/re-sense" ESCgallery, graz, austria,
2008_ "flower-less/flower-like" soso gallery, haily village, kyunggi-do, korea
1996_  "Two/One Man Show" Ars Polona Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
1996_ "Two/One Man Show" Choi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1995_  "Trace: /" Culture-Center, Daejeon, Korea
1983_ "Silhouette Casting" Chungtap Gallery, Chungju, Korea
1983_  "Topological Illusion" Culture-Center, Daejeon, Korea
1983_ "Tactile Gesture" Culture-Center, Daejeon, Korea
1982_ "Literal Wall" Culture-Center, Daejeon, Korea
1980_ "Plastic Art/Beyond Plastic Art" Culture-Center, Daejeon, Korea

2010-11_ "conceptual art ; 197-80" guynggi museum of mofern art, ansan
2010_ "ansung matchum" ansung civic studio, ansung
2010_ "this is the arts in daejun" holston gallery, daejeon
2010_ "invisible window" yfo gallery, daegu
2010_ "him of gyeonggi-do" gyeonggi museum of modern art, ansan
2010_ "tomorrow festiva" SBS, omok park, seoul
2009_ "ethics" kunstdoc, seoul
2009_ "incheon international digital art festival 2009" indheon
2009_ "ultra skin" coreana art museum, seoul
2009_ "oh, masterpieces" gyeonggi museum of modern art, ansan
2009_ "hachi parade 2009" sejongro plaza, seoul
2009_ "on every border flower blooms" daejeon museum of art, daejeon
2008_ "expenditure" - pusan biennale; contemporary art section, pusan metropolitan comtemporary art museum, pusan,
2008_ "a monument for poet Kim soo-yung" alterntive-space POOL, seoul, korea
2007 _ "AN ABSURD COMPASS". gallery noon, seoul, korea
2007_ " percepts-scape/concept-scape", gallery lux, seoul, korea
2006-7_ "Drawn to Drawing", SOMA muesum, seoul, korea
2006-7_ "Fluid ; Art canal International 06/07" ,gap-chun, daejeon, korea/ biel, swess
2005_ "Anyang Public Art Project 2005" anyang art-valley, korea
2005 _"cool & warm" sunggok muesum, seoul
2005 _"voronoi diagram-evolutionary space" artpark gallery, seoul
2004_ "from north" Hangisook gallery, space 129, daegu, korea
2004 _" you are my sunshine" tatal museum, seoul
2003_ The 2nd Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Albisola &Savona, Italy
2003_ "Where Are You" Marronnier Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2002_ "Living Furniture" Stone &Water, Anyang, Korea
2002_ "Dis-location" Space 129, Daegu, Korea
2001_ "Art &Village (Wongol Project)" Kongju, Korea
2001_ "Diana" Art Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2000_ "PICAF (Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival)" Pusan Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art, Pusan,
2000_" Media City_ Seoul 2000 (Subway Project)" Seoul, Korea
2000_ "2nd art factory ; blind love"" sampo-soy factory, seoul, korea
2000_ "Double Space (Hong Kong Exchange Exhibition)" Yungeun Museum
2000_ "Art &Village ;Wongol Project" Kongju, Korea
2000_ "A Passage for a New Millennium: Korean Artists of Overseas Exhibitions" 1990-99,
        National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
1999_ "Beyond the Landscape" Sunjae Museum of Art, Seoul and Gyeongju, Korea
1999_ "1st art factory 2000 ; unsettled area, eychun" kyunggido, Korea
1999_ "Phobia, Ilmin Museum, Soul, Korea1999 art project in K.B.S" K.B.S broadcasting center hall, daejeon, korea
1998_ "Media/Site" Pusan Metropolitan Museum of art, Pusan, Korea1998 CROSS POINT, yemack gallery, seoul
1998_ "Small Scale / Large Self" Cho Gallery, Seoul
1998_ "Frame is better than picture", Kumho Museum, Seoul
1997_ "Independence-Post War" Tokyo Museum, Japan
1997_ "Pair (PAAR)" ARTicle Gallery, Koln, Germany
1997_ "Paties 5; International Kunst Forum" Drewen, Germany
1997_ "Boundary of Life, Special Exhibition" The 2nd Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kwangju,
1996_ "Currents in the Korean Modern Arts" Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea
1996_ "Instal-Scape" Culture-Center, Daegu, Korea1995~96 6th. Felbach Triennale Klienplastik 1995, Stuttgart, Germany
1995_ "ASIANA, 46th Venice Biennale ; special exbition" venice, Italy
1995_ "Korean Art 1995, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
1995_ "Art/Convention/Reflection" Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea
1994_ "Ex-position/ Out-position" Hongin Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
1992_ "Flower Sculpture/ Flower Installation" Hyundae Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
1991~97_ "Kim/Moon/Hong" Space, 3rd, Gaain, Cho, Uro & Inkong Gallery, Daegu and Seoul, Korea
1991~94_ "Japan-Korea Exchange Exhibition of Next Generation of Artists" Jiba, Japan and Chongju, Korea
1990_"44th Venice Biennale" Venice, Italy
1990_ "Para-Art" Dong-a Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
1988_ "Korean Contemporary Art Now" Total Art museum, Seoul, Korea
1987_ "(In/Out) Game" Soo Gallery, Daegu, Korea
1987_ "Abstract with Geometry" korea Art & culture Center, Seoul, Korea
1986~88_ "Hard-core; daejeon Connection" culture center & dong-a gallery, Daejeon, Korea
1986~99_ "Logos& Pathos" Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea1986 March, Seoul, korea art & culture center, seoul
1985_ "Seoul '90", kwanuoon gallery, seoul
198487_ "1984", "1986", "1987" the 3rd gallery, seoul
1983_ "sculptor's drawing" the 3rd gallery, seoul
198283_ " Ecole de Seoul" kwanhoon gallery, seoul
197980 _ "kumgang contemporary art festival" gongju, korea
1979_ "7th Independants" national museum of modern art, korea
1978 _ "15 contemporary artist" culture center, daejeon, korea
1977 _ "print making" culture center, daejeon, korea
197475 _ "study on plastic art" dept. of art, seoul national univ. korea


2004_ "Reading Myung-seop Hong as a Monster or Without Interpretation", review by Kim Won-Bang,
           The Wolgan Misool magazine, Apr. Joongangilbo
1998_ "Anagraph 3: On Hong Myung-Seop", Contemporary Art in Theater of Cruelty, a book by Kim Won-Bang,
           Aekyong Publishing. Co.
1998_ "Frame is better than picture", Rubyunghak, Kumho Musuem Cataloge essay, Seoul
1996_ "Two-One Man Show", review by Lyue Byeong-Hak, catalog essay, ARS POLONA Gallery Pub. Warsaw, Poland
1995_ "Instal-scape", review by Lyue Byeong-Hak, Catalog essay ; Appendix published by Daegu Culture and Art Center
1995_ "Zehn Zeitgenossisohe Kunstler, 6 Triennale Kleinplastik 1995. Europa-Ostasien",
           catalog essay by Kim Seong-Duk, Sudwestlb Forum, Stuttgant
1995_ "Art of Far East Asia: Present and Future, International Symposium: Today& Tomorrow of Far East Asian Art",
           review by Lydia Haushetein, the Organizing Committee of The Year of the Art 1995
1995_ "Special Exhibition, Venice Biennale: The achievements of Korean Contemporary review by Cheon Soo-Jin,
            magazine, The Wolgan Misool, Joongangilbo
1995_ "Mongolen in Dogenpalast; Ostasiatische Kunst in Veneding 1995", review by Claudia Delank,
            Neue Bildende Kunst, 4/5
1995_ "Moo-ki-sung (): Meta-form/Meta-mind", review by Kim Seoung-Duk, ASIANA Catalog, Mudima Museum,
1995_ "Hong, Myung-Seop: His Gazing & Looking Askance", review by Jong Kwang-Ho, magazine, Gana Art, No.43
1994_ "Poetic Twisting of Objects", review by Jong Hun-I, The Wolgan Misool, No.64, Joongangilbo
1994_ "The Art World of Hong, Myung-Seop: Conceptual Will &the Outcome", review by Jong Young-Mok,
           magazine The Space, No. 319


2004_ "the ten commandments of <becoming-critic> ; new vision 2004", magazine Art In Culture NO 8,
2002_ "The Status of College of Fine Arts, From 'self-Esteem' Toward 'The Other'-Esteem; Fine arts standing outside
          the museum or the wall. Its future? And its education?", magazine The Wolgan Misool, June No.6
1995_ "Ecology of Para-Art", The 6th Felbach Triennale Klien plastik 1995, Exhibition Catalog, Stuttgart, Germany
1995_ "Apparition of 100th Venice Biennale", magazine The Space, No.335
1995_ "Inverse of Modernity like Painting/ Painting like Modernity: Clich'e Image and Painting", Catalog,
           Songsan Gallery, Chongju
1994_ "Hidden in Space", Catalog, NokSaek Gallery
1994_ "Hyper Taxtuality &Anamorphous: Painting as Poetry, Poetry as Painting", Catalog, Nok Saek Gallery
1994_ "Allegory of Artificiality &Contemplation: The Art World of Cho Sung-Muk", Catalog, Total Gallery
1994_ "Energy before Formation: The Sculptural World of Shim Moon-Seop", Catalog, Total Gallery
1993_ "Chil-bul-young-gi ()", magazine The Space, No.311
1993_ "Landscape, Land, Soil/ Metamorphose, Entropy, Memeto Mori", magazine The Space, No.308
1992_ "A Clinical Look at Art Criticism", Modern Space Club Bulletin, No.1
1991_ "Inter-Subjectivity of Saeong" ; Hypothesis Garden, Exhibition Catalog
1991_ "Arts Against Arts", Catalog, Yuk Tae-Jin
1991_ "Carl Andre's Place: Will Toward Horizontality", magazine The Space, No.286
1991_ "The Art world of Cho Sung-Muk: Allegory of Artificiality and Contemplation", magazine The Misulsegae, No.79
1990_ "Self-Consciousness and Environmental Consciousness", magazine The Space, No. 277
1990_ "Gestalt of Artistic Consciousness &Social Consciousness", Paper No.1 published by College of Arts,
          Cheongju Univ.
1990_ "Ecology of Directness; Seen through the Contemporary Art 5", magazine The Space, No.269
1989_ "Ecology of Directness; Seen through the Contemporary Art 4", magazine The Space, No.266
1989_ "Ecology of Directness; Seen through the Contemporary Art 3", magazine The Space, No.264
1989_ "Ecology of Directness; Seen through the Contemporary Art 2", magazine The Space, No.263
1989_ "Ecology of Directness; Seen through the Contemporary Art 1", magazine The Space, No.262
1989_ "The Culture of Agreement and Coming into Being", magazine The Space, No. 259
1987_ "On the Types of Installation Concept in Contemporary Art", magazine The Misulsegae, No. 33
1986_ "Institutional Tradition", Criticism of Korean Art, paper, No.3, published by The Critics' Association of Korea
1985_ "Co-relations of Formality and Institutionalism in Contemporary Art", Paper No.1 published by Chungnam Univ.
1978_ "From Representation to Reality: Opening-Up &Alienation of Reality", Paper No.3 published by College of Fine Arts,            Seoul National Univ.

PUBLICATIONS(books by the artist)

2001_ Co-author of fine arts textbooks of middle and high school, Chunjae Pub. / Life &Dream, Seoul, Korea
1995_ In-between the Art and the Art Critics, Sol pub. Seoul, Korea
1995_ Basic Concept of Contemporary Art, (Anthology, edited by Kang Song-Won), Jaewon Pub. Korea
1995_ A Dreaming Portrait: Essays of 16 Artists, (Anthology), Jaewon Pub. Korea
1991_ a turning point in contemporary art, Sol pub. Seoul, Korea