• Hong-Gu-Kang-mist-frost-05-pigment-print-2011-60x135cm-ONE-AND-J.-Gallery

    Hong-Gu Kang, mist & frost-05, pigment print, 2011, 60x135cm, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Hong-Gu-Kang-Study-of-Green-Canna-Digital-Pigment-Print-2007-ONE-AND-J.-Gallery

    Hong-Gu Kang, Study of Green- Canna, Digital Pigment Print, 2007, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Hong-Gu Kang, Study of Green- White, Digital Pigment Print, Acrylic on Mixmedia 2007, 140x110cm, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Hong-Gu Kang, Study of Green- White, Digital Pigment Print, Acrylic on Mixmedia 2007, 140x110cm, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Hong-Gu-Kang-mist-frost-07-pigment-print-2011-60x135cm-ONE-AND-J.-Gallery

    Hong-Gu Kang, mist & frost-07, pigment print, 2011, 60x135cm, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Hong-goo Kang, The House - Chrysanthemum, pigment print . ink,acrylic, 127x100cm, 2010 ONE AND J. Gallery

    Hong-goo Kang, The House - Chrysanthemum, pigment print . ink,acrylic, 127x100cm, 2010 ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Hong-goo Kang, The House - Closet, pigment print . ink,acrylic,127x100cm, 2010 ONE AND J. Gallery

    Hong-goo Kang, The House - Closet, pigment print . ink,acrylic,127x100cm, 2010 ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Hong-goo Kang, The House - Dog, pigment print . ink,acrylic,127x100cm, 2010, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Hong-goo Kang, The House - Dog, pigment print . ink,acrylic,127x100cm, 2010, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Hong-goo Kang, The House - Hen, pigment print . ink,acrylic, 127x100, 2010, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Hong-goo Kang, The House - Hen, pigment print . ink,acrylic, 127x100, 2010, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Hong-goo Kang, The House - Vessels, pigment print . ink,acrylic,127x100cm, 2010, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Hong-goo Kang, The House - Vessels, pigment print . ink,acrylic,127x100cm, 2010, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Hong-goo Kang, The House - Slide, pigment print . ink,acrylic,200x115, 2010, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Hong-goo Kang, The House - Slide, pigment print . ink,acrylic,200x115, 2010, ONE AND J. Gallery

Hong-Goo Kang studied painting at Hongik University though he works primarily with photography. Kang takes digital images of landscapes and distorts them to reflect the changes in Korean society. His most recent works utilize photos of his former hometown in the midst of modernization and reconstruction. The works documenting his old neighborhood and its destruction portray the stark reality of post- industrial Seoul. Kang was born in 1956 and currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea. He received his M.F.A. and B.A. from Hongik University. His work spans various media from photography, video, painting and site-specific installation work. His work has been exhibited extensively with recent shows at Mongin Art Center, the Rodin Gallery, Leeum (Samsung Museum of Art), the National Museum of Contemporary Art. He also writes extensively and published five books and a collection of essays.

강홍구, 1956년 생. 1976년 목포교육대학졸업. 홍익대학교 회화과 및 동대학원 졸업. 최근에 2009년 몽인아트센터, 2006년 리움미술관 로댕갤러리 등에서 다수의 개인전을 가졌으며 갤러리 루프 ‘죄악의 시대’, 독일 ‘Hannover Messe 2009′ Made in Korea – Magic Moment: Korea Express 등 국내외 다수의 그룹전에 참가하였다. 현재 서울에 거주하고 있다.

Education

1990

MFA, Hongik University Art Graduate School, Seoul, Korea

1988

BFA, Hongik University Art College, Seoul, Korea

Solo Exhibitions

2013

House of Human Being- Proxemics Busan, ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea

House of Human being- Proxemics Busan,Goeun Photo Art Museum, Busan, Korea

2012

Study of green, ONE AND J. GALLERY, Seoul, Korea

2010

Gloomy House, Memory and Document, Goeun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea

The House, ONE AND J. GALLERY, Seoul, Korea

2009

Vanish Away, Mongin Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2006

The Road to Eouido, Project Space Kandada, Tokyo, Japan

Play with Landscape, Leeum Museum, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2004

Landscape of Oshoiri, Gallery Soop, Seoul, Korea

2003

Drama Set, Alternative Space Pool, Seoul, Korea

2002

Hangang Public Park, Yoska Viewing Room, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2013

Modernity and Technology, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea

Korean Art: An Era of Grand Navigation, Busan Museaum of Art, Busan, Korea

2012

Diagnostic Mind, Catastrophe, Dongdaemun Design Palza, Seoul, Korea

Korea contemporary Art-Landscapes of Time, Seongnam Art center, Seongnam, Korea

Metadata: Subversive Photography, Woomin Art Center, ChungJoo, Korea

Thousand Village, Thousand Memory, Seoul Municipal Museum, Seoul, Korea

(Im)Possible Landscape, Plateau, Seoul, Korea

Power of Photography Analogue Digital, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea

This is Popular Art, Sejong Art Hall, Seoul, Korea

Hidden Track, Seoul Municipal Museum, Seoul, Korea

White Summer, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Jindo Sori, Life Drawing, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011

Seoul, City Exploration, Seoul Municipal Museum, Seoul, Korea

Now and Yesterday-My Home Town, Bupyeong Art Center, Incheon, Korea

Busan, Familiar Space-Strange City, Shinsegae Gallery, Busan, Korea

Lost in Gwanghwamun, Art Hall EMU, Seoul, Korea

Life and Climate, Daegu Municipal Museum, Daegu, Korea

2010

Criminal Scenes in Korea, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea

Memory of Site, Representation of Memory, Space Gallery, Seoul, Korea

The Day of Pride, Alternative Space Pool, Seoul, Korea

My Home Town, Bupyeong Art Center, Incheon, Korea

ONE AND J. GALLERY at Pierre Koenig, Pierre Koenig Case Study House #21, LA, USA

A Positive View, Somerset House, London, UK

2009

Beginning of a New Era, National Museum of Contemporary, Seoul, Korea

Vague Layer and Fold, Gallery Looks, Seoul, Korea

Dream House, Alternative Space Pool, Seoul, Korea

Made in Korea, Kestner Society, Hannover, Germany

Old Dog and Rolling Stone, Gallery King, Seoul, Korea

Flare, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

The Mark, Gallery Mark, Seoul, Korea

Kim Whan-Ki International Art Exhibition, Gallery Lang & Kunstraum Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008

Daily Life in Korea, Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

The Options of Fragment, K-art Space, Gyeonggido, Korea

The Points of the Compass, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Fundacion Ludwig de Cuba, El Espacio Aglutinador, Mexico City, Mexico / Havana, Cuba

POP N POP, Seongnam Art Center, Gyeonggido, Korea

Emotional Factor+y, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggido, Korea

Contemporary Korean Photographs 1948-2008, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Bside, Do Art Seoul, Seoul, Korea

Metropolis in Sub-Way-World, Dukwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Collection Reconstructed, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggido, Korea

Chronicle of Images, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Wake up, Gallery Now, Seoul, Korea

Trace, ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2007

Suitable Landscape, Spacevava, Seoul, Korea

Society, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Jongchon Public Art, Jongchon-Ri, Chungcheognamdo, Korea

Strange Compass, Gallery Noon, Seoul, Korea

2006

Asia Art Now, Ssamzi Space / Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Giants in Illusion, Sejong Art Hall, Seoul, Korea

Pull the Trigger, Gallery BB Space, Daejeon, Korea

Face of Time, Time of Face, Art Space Hue, Seoul, Korea

Dong Gang Photo Festival, Seoul Fringe Festival, Gangwondo, Korea

2005

Ssamzi Space, Seoul International Photo Festival, Seoul, Korea

The Visual Storytelling, Gallery Savina, Seoul, Korea

Zoo, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea

DMZ, Paju Book City, Gyeonggido, Korea

2004

Against Translation, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea

Hey-ri Art Village, Gong Photo Gallery, Gyeonggido, Korea

2003

Flow, Anyang Project, Gyeonggido, Korea

Walkers on Water, Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2002

Park, Comma, People, Kcaf Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Stay of Execution, 4th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea 

2002 Media Art Daejeon-New York: Special Effect, Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea

2002 Media City Biennale, Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

11 & 11, Korea Japan Contemporary Art 2002, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

1st Busan Biennale, Busan Municipal Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

The Dog, Gallery Savina, Seoul, Korea

Award

2008

Dong-Gang Photography Art Prize

2006

The Artist of This Year-Visual Art

Collection

Busan Municipal Museum of Art Art
sonje Center
Busan Democratization Park
5.18 Memorial Foundation Kcaf Art Center
Musee’ des Biaux-Arts de Tourse
National Museum of Modern Art
Samsung Leeum Museum
Hanmi Photography Museum
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art
Goeun Photo Museum(Busan)
Woomin Art Center(Chungju)