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Hyun-Jin Kwak, www.hyunjinkwak.com
Born 1974 in South Korea, lives and works in Stockholm.
 
Education    
2005-2006 UIAH, University of Art and Design Helsinki/ Postgraduate Program Helsinki, Finland
2003-2005 Konstfack, University of Art, Crafts and Design/ MFA Stockholm, Sweden
2001-2003 Konstfack, University of Art, Crafts and Design/ Postgraduate Program Stockholm, Sweden
1994-1998 Hong-Ik University/ BFA Seoul, Korea
     
     
Selected Exhibitions
 
Solo    
2016 Galleri Fargestedt "Study of Landscape and Beauty" (17 Nov-22 Dec) Stockholm, Sweden
2016 Kalmar Konstmuseum "EN STUDIE I LANDSKAP OCH SKÖNHET" Kalmar, Sweden
2013 Peter Lav Gallery "The Island-A Case Study of a Collector's Mind" Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Galleri F 15 "The Island-A Case Study of a Collector's Mind" (19 Jan - 10 Mar) Moss, Norway
2012 Fotografins Hus "The Island-A Case Study of a Collector's Mind" (15 Mar - 28 Apr) Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Galleria UNO+UNO "Girls In Uniform" Milano, Italy
2010 Peter Lav Gallery "The Act of Deceiving" Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 VERKSTAD- ett rum för konst "Girls In Uniform" Norrköping, Sweden
2009 Kulturhuset "Girls In Uniform-Study of Elements" Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Tunk Gallery Seoul, Korea
2008 Peter Lav Gallery "Girls In Uniform" Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Haninge Konsthall "Hyun-Jin Kwak" Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Uppsala Konstmuseum "A Script for Verification" Uppsala, Sweden
2006 Mia Sundberg Galleri "Democratic Storytelling" Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Galleri Konstfack "Girls In Uniform" Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Sollentuna Art Fair Stockholm, Sweden
2002 Galleri Konstfack "WHERE R U" Stockholm, Sweden
1999 Installation and Performance/Club-2 People Seoul, Korea
1998 Installation and Performance/Club-1 Seoul, Korea
     
Group    
2014 Galleri Fargestedt, “Observations” Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Maden Pictures, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul Cheongdam (15 Jan - 3 Mar, 2013) Seoul, Korea
2012 Uppsala Konstmuseum "The Collector" (20 Oct - 25 Nov) Uppsala, Sweden
2012 Galleri Örsta (1 Sep  - 30 Sep) Kumla, Sweden
2012 Sven Harrys Konstmuseum "Ett riktigt hem – En replik på en replik" (24 Mar - 27 May) Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Haninge Konsthall "Den dolda konsten" (3 Feb - 14 Mar) Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Technoloplis "Emotionally Yours" Produced by Swedish Institute at Athens Athens, Greece
2011 Museum Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku Biennial 2011 "Patterns of the Mind" Turku, Finland
2011 Mouseo SAACS "WONDER WOMEN" Pieve di Teco, Italy
2011 Fotografia Europea, Chistri di San Pietro "Girls In Uniform" Reggio Emilia, Italy
2010 Sinsa Art Center "Byul Collection Now" Seoul, Korea
2009 Gallery 175 "ART AND THE CITY" Seoul, Korea
2009 Platform Seoul 2009- Kimusa "Void of Memory" Seoul, Korea
2008 Peter Lav Gallery "SMALL FORMATS" Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Spazio Gerra "The Core of Industry", Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia, Italy
2008 Haugar Art MuseumVestfold "Pubertet" Tønsberg, Norway
2007 Transit Art Space "Det finns mer i livet än färg och form(fast inte mycket)" Stavanger, Norway
2006 Art Pavillion Zagreb "Nordic Cut" Zagreb, Croatia
2006 Hasselblad Center "Ny Nordisk Fotografi" Gothenburg, Sweden
2006 Kabusa Konsthall Köpingebro, Sweden
2006 Milliken Gallery "SIMPLE" Stockholm, Sweden
2005 artFOG /Museum Anna Nordlander Skellefteå, Sweden
2005 Hasselblad Center "Ny Svensk Fotografi" Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Master Exam/Konstfack Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Galleri Dr Glas/So Stockholm "Mobility" Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Vita Havet, Konstfack "Solid Ideas" Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Galleri Bildkonst Akademi "Avbild 2" Helsinki, Finland
2004 Kulturhuset "Ladyfest" Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Liljevalchs "Vårsalong" Stockholm, Sweden
2003 Kulturhuset "TEKNG" Stockholm, Sweden
2003 Liljevalchs "Vårsalong" Stockholm, Sweden
2003 Hallunda Folkets Hus Stockholm, Sweden
1999 Metropolitan Museum "Potential" Seoul, Korea
1998 Installation "Motell Dong-Sin Incident" Seoul, Korea
1998 Graduation Exam/Hong-Ik Univ Seoul, Korea
1998 Exhibition "NOCT" Seoul, Korea
     
     
Scholarships & Awards
2012 2 years Working Grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Konstnärsnämnden
2012 Shortlisted for Prix Virginia
2012 Nominated for Prix Pictet
2011 Litteraturstöd from Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet)
2010 Project Grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Konstnärsnämnden
2008 Shortlisted for 1st International Photography Award 2008, Fotografia Europea
(in the jury: Gabriele Basilico, Elio Grazioli, Laura Serani and Silvana Turzio www.thecoreofindustry.com)
2006-2008 Stockholm Stads/Konstnärsnämnden 2års ateljé/arbets Stipendium
2005 Hasselblad Foundation Victor Fellowship
2005 Den Nordiska 1:a S:t Johannis Logens Jubel-Fond
2005 Sollentuna Art Fair Award (Elevstipendium)
2004 Rektorstipendium Konstfack
1997-1998 Hong-Ik Fund Stipendium

Publication
Hyun-Jin Kwak “The Island- A Case Study of a Collectors Mind” Published by Revolver Publishing (release Aug 2011). ISBN 978-91-633-8499-8 or ISBN 978-3-86895-165-3
Hyun-Jin Kwak "Study of Elements", Kulturhuset Stockholm
Hyun-Jin Kwak “A Script for Verification”, Uppsala Konstmuseum ISBN91-971982-4-2

Bibliography
Verk., Jan 13 2017, “Made you look- Interview with Hyun-Jin Kwak” - by Sookyoung Huh
Aftonbladet, Dec 9 2016, “Landskapande flickor- Den exploaterande blicken stöter på motstånd” - by Camilla Hammarström
Konsten, Dec 14 2016, “Hyun-Jin Kwak på Galleri Fagerstedt” - by Joanna Persman
Cora, Nov 21 2016, “FOTOKONST MED MAGISKA FÖRTECKEN” - by Cristina Karlstam
New Nordic Photography – The victor Fellowships 10year Anniversary Issue-
Published by Hasselblad Foundation
ISSN 2000-0138/ISBN 978-91-976975-7-6
ARKITEKTUR. NR1. 2013 Samlat motstånd
- by Sylvia Lavin
Contemporary Swedish Photography (released nov 29 2012) -Published by Art and Theory Publishing
Paris Photo vu par David Lynch (released nov 2012) -Published by Steidl
KURIER, nov 18 2012 Der Preis der Bilderleidenschaft -by Michael Huber (http://kurier.at/kultur/fotografie/der-preis-der-bilderleidenschaft/1.275.934)
The Collector- Uppsala Konstmuseum, ISBN 978-91-978807-6-3
UNT Oct 19, 2012 Samlandets vidriga baksida - by Björn Lövenlid
Dagens Nyheter Apr 19 2012, Hemmet - trygghetehs och skräckens borg -by Julia Svensson
Konsten Apr 12 2012, Hyun-Jin Kwak på Fotografins Hus -by Johanna Theander
Svenska Dagbladet Apr 12 2012, Vemodigt vacker ruinromantik -by Joanna Persman
UNT Apr 12 2012, Ruiner utan romantik -by Sebastian Johans
Nöjesguiden Apr 11 2012, Du är din samling -by Anders Karnell
Svenska Dagbladet Mar 26 2012, Surrealistiskt förfall utan romantik -by Erika Josefsson / TT Spektra
Aftonbladet Dec 29 2011, "Landet för längesedan" -by Ulrika Stahre
Ekathimerini Nov 15 2011, “Girls on film” -By Harry van Versendaal
BRUNO No.1-2011, “Samlandets smutsiga charm” by Staffan Bengtsson
Fotografisk Tidskrift #4-2011, “Mellan civilisation och kaos, Hyun-Jin Kwak-The Island” - by Marie Lundquist
Cora #25 June 2011, “Hyun-Jin Kwaks spårväxlingar“ - by Cristina Karlstam
Fotografia Europea 2011 “verde bianco rosso” Published by Electa
Turku Biennial 2011 “Patterns of the Mind” ISBN 978-952-5820-07-2, “Atlas of Transfprmation” - by Milou Allerholm
Politiken Mar 15 2010, “Piger i uniformer er stærkt fascinerende” - by Torben Sangild
Folkbladet Mar 20 2010, “Ett halvår för en perfekt bild” - by Sara Schüldt
Norrköpings Tidningar Mar 20 2010, “Övergång i underjorden” - by Mats Granberg
Tidningen Kulturen Jan 2010, “Skolflickor i rampljuset” - by Dragana Vujanovic
PLATFORM IN KIMUSA ISBN 9788993535051
Study of Elements-exhibition catalog at Kulturhuset, “Infinite Truths” by Ronald Jones
Study of Elements-exhibition catalog at Kulturhuset, “Girls In Uniform” by Jan-Erik Lunström
Uppsala Nya Tidning Nov 19 2009, “Aktörer i gåtfulla rum” by Cristina Karlstam
PHOTONET magazine May 2009, “Scandinavian post”, interview by Sookyoung Huh
Diario Gerra 01, Interview with Hyun-Jin Kwak (www.spaziogerra.it/2008/06/25/intervista-a-hyun-jin-kwak)
Kopenhagen May 12 2008, interview with Hyun-Jin Kwak
“The Core of Industry”, Publication of the 1st International Photography Award 2008, Fotografia Europea
Puberty, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum ISBN:978-82-92095-12-6, “The teenager in the borderland between the individual and the collective” by Tone Lyngstad Nyaas
Foto.no Mar 28 2008, “Stort og intenst om pubertet” by Christian Roth Christensen
Tonsbergs Blad January 4 2008, “Vakre bilder, vanskelige år” by Maria Høier
A Script for Verification-exhibition catalog at Uppsala Konstmuseum, “Freedom’s Just Another Word” by Ronald Jones
A Script for Verification-exhibition catalog at Uppsala Konstmuseum, “Higly visible secrets” by Harri Laakso
Uppsala Nya Tidning
Nov 6 2006, “Inför det stora språnget” by Cristina Karlstam 
Uppsala Nya Tidning Oct 27 2006, “Så påverkas vi av förväntningar” by Emma Gårdsäter
BON MAGAZINE #33 2006, Fotoyra
“Det finns mer i livet än färg och form (fast inte mycket)”, Text in catalogue by Power Ekroth
Dagens Nyheter Sep 17 2006, Focus “Söndagsintervjun – Fängslad av uniform” by Sanna Björling
Dagens Nyheter Sep 16 2006, “Svävande och skarpt om flickors fantasier” by Milou Allerholm
Konsten Sep 8 2006, by Anders Olofsson
Nöjesguiden Sep 2006, “Bäst just nu – Konst” by Paul Steen
Tellus Magasin Autumn 2005, “Girls In Uniform” by Ann Magnusson
Svenska Dagbladet May 31 2005, “Ung fotokonst kritiserar det uniforma” by Margareta Artsman
Aftonbladet Jun 8 2005, by Anders Paulrud

Collections & Public commission
Region Gävleborg (commission for Gävle Hospital)

The National Swedish Public Arts Council (Statens Konstråd), Sweden
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Bonniers, Stockholm
Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg
Beckers Collection
Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala
Stockholms Läns Landsting, Stockholm
Konstfack, University college of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Kulturmagasinet, Sundsvall
Apotekets Konstförening, Stockholm
etc.