Working through the minute and detailed observation of microscopes and macroscopic vision of binoculars, Sunmin PARK experiments with those that are intercepted and things that extend within the blind area of human senses. In particular, PARK minutely observes natural phenomena, capturing what is usually overlooked by employing photography and video. The artist also interprets the fragments discovered within the crevices of the precarious urban life and expresses them through the contrast between the image and text. PARK’s questions on the relationality of the dichotomy of nature and civilization take different forms and media that encompass photography, video, drawing, installation, publication, and design.


Sunmin PARK studied sculpture at Seoul National University, South Korea. PARK achieved Meister Schüler degree under Prof. Rosemarie Trockel at Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. PARK has presented more than ten solo exhibitions and participated in a number of group exhibitions both in Korea and abroad. The artist currently lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.


Solo Exhibitions

2018    Architecture of Mushroom, Viaart Daedong Hotel Art Center, Jeju-si, 

2015   Highway geometry, Willind and Dealing, Seoul

2013   The Silence of Image-Trough project, Goethe Institute, Seoul

2009  Untitled, Gallery Factory, Seoul

2008  Versus, Gallery Factory, Seoul

2007   PM 4:00 - 9:00, Gallery Factory, Seoul

2006  The 4th Daum Prize, Alternative pace Geonhi, Seoul

2005   Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Remscheid, Germany

2004   Galerie Ockhardt, Essen

2004   Galerie AnBau35, Bonn  

2004   Project Space Zip, Seoul


Group Exhibitions

2020   Soje Flora-reviving scenery, Dream of the day- Artbelt Soje, Daejon, South Korea


2019    Tree-Time, Museo Nazionale della Montagna, Turin, Italy

            Ecological Sense, Nam Jun Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, Korea

            Jeju Nature 2019- reason for coexistence, Jeju Museum of Contemporary art, Jeju

            Promised Future, MMCA Changdong Residensy, Seoul

2018    Brave New World-2018 Seoul Photo Festival, Sema Bukseoul Museum of Art, Seoul

            Kibian and Sunminpark duo exhibition, Instant Roof, Seoul

            Confronting Differences, Capri by night-video screening in public spaces, Köln, Germany

2017    Counter time, Platform-L. Seoul

            The 20-sided prism, SeMA NANJ exhibition hall, Seoul

            Pirate edition, SeMA NANJ exhibition hall. Seoul

2016    2016-1916, art laundry in sorokdo, Sorok-do, Korea

2015    Flora fauna society, gallery factory, Seoul

2014    All about trembling, SEMA biennale media-city seoul, the Seoul Museum of Art

            The law of disaprearing and continuity-sound of secret, Royal Culture Festival, curated gallery Factory,  

            Changdeokgung, Seoul

            Flora society, gallery factory, Seoul

2013    The First, Space by the Kitchen, Hochimin, Vietnam

2012    Doeksugung project, Doeksugung, Seoul

            4nd Daegu Photobiennale, Daegu

2011     Bad Romanticism, Arko Art center, Seoul

            Whale, Time-Diver, National Theater Comapany of Korea, Seoul

            Dancing to the rhyme, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul

            Mediascape, a pas de Nam June Paik, Nam Jun Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, Korea

            10th Dong Gang International Photo Festival,  Rendevous:A Meeting of Mediums, Yeongwol

2010    Blindness, Artcenter Boaninn, Seoul

            Versus 3, gallery Factory, Seoul

2009   Made in Korea, Hannover                                                                                                        

            Made of layers, Foil Gallery, Dokyo

            Ground gallery, Leeum, Seoul

2008   Technigue of Deviation, In ter Alia, Seoul                

            Flight of the Mechanical Bumble Bee, WCOcenter, NY

            2nd Daegu Photobiennale, Daegu

            Public art Seoul, Web Exhibition

2006   Artspectrum 2006, Leeum, Seoul

            Tomorrow, Soma museum, Seoul

            Busan Biennale, Busan

            1st Daegu Photobiennale, Daegu

            Straight Story, Nueans, Duesseldorf

2005   Surreally Real! Earth Project, Seoul

             StadtKUNSTbonn, Bonn

            17x17, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

            Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang Resort, Anyang

2004   Galerie Ockhardt Temparary, Essen

2002   Klasse Trockel in Kunstverein Gelsenkirche, Gelsenkirche

2001    Berlin Republic-New Art in Germany, Mehdi-Chouakri Galerie, Berlin

1996    Kahoedong 10-3, Seoul



2005   Lichtkunstpreis der Stadtwerke Luedenscheid,  Luedenscheid, Germany

2005   The 4th Daum Prize, Korea

Art Directing

2008-16 independent art magazin Versus (1-9) art directing, gallery Factory, Seoul

2011     Play-gut, art directing, An Aesoon dance company, Hoam art hall, Seoul

2010    Out of silent planet, exhibition design, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art



2017 SeMA Nanji Residency

2019 MMCA Changdong Residency 


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