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Boomoon

Photographer

Boomoon is a photographer born in 1955 in Daegu, South Korea. He lives and works in Toseong (Gangwon province).

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Bosphorus by Boomoon Boomoon
Solo show
Bosphorus by Boomoon
Boomoon
09 March - 25 August 2019
Borusan Contemporary Art Museum Istanbul Turkey

Biography

Boomoon was born in Daegu, South Korea, in 1955. He lives and works in Toseong (Gangwon province). His interest for photography was sparked in the 1970s and he decided to abandon painting, enrolling in the photography department of the Chung-Ang University in Seoul. At the beginning of his career, he mainly photographed the urban and rural landscape, documenting the rapid transformation of Korean society. In the 1980, he started to create photography of landscapes without any human presence. More than just a naturalist, he associates his reflections on perception and on the human condition with the experience of a natural site. That is when he started the On the Clouds series, followed by Naksan, Sansu, Northscape and Skogar. His work often represents vast expanses of sea, sky and earth, placing the accent on experiencing of the infinite scale of nature. Boomoon has exhibited his work in South Korea, Japan and major cities such as Paris, London and New York. His works feature in collections of the Yokohama Museum of Art in Yokohama, Japan, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, South Korea, among others. From October 2013 to January 2014, a retrospective with large series of landscapes by Boomoon was organised at the Daegu Art Museum in South Korea.

Selected exhibitions

  • 2019
    • Grand Palais, Paris , France
    • Borusan Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul, Turquie
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France
  • 2018
    • Grand Palais, Paris , France
    • PHotoEspaña, Madrid, Espagne
    • The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Royaume-Uni
    • Flowers Gallery, New York, Etats-Unis
    • Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turquie
  • 2017
    • MOA Museum, Gwangju Gonjiam, République de Corée
    • Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turquie
  • 2016
    • Forum Für Fotografie, Cologne, Allemagne
    • Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turquie
    • Flowers Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
  • 2015
    • Flowers Gallery, New York, Etats-Unis
    • Flowers Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
  • 2014
    • Flowers Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    • Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, République de Corée
  • 2013
    • Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Séoul, République de Corée
    • Bongsan Cultural Center, Daegu, République de Corée
  • 2012
    • Leeahn Gallery, Daegu, République de Corée
    • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Gwacheon, République de Corée
    • 2007
      • C-Fine Art, Séoul, République de Corée
    • 2006
      • Johyun Gallery, Busan, République de Corée
      • Gallery Shilla, Daegu, République de Corée
    • 2004
      • Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologne, Italie
    • 2002
      • Ci-Gong Gallery, Daegu, République de Corée
    • 2001
      • Gallery Berini, Barcelone, Espagne
    • 2000
      • Gallery Shilla, Daegu, République de Corée
      • Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japon
      • Arte Contemporanea Zero Gallery, Plaisance, Italie
    • 1999
      • Artinus Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
      • Gallery Side2, Tokyo, Japon
    • 1998
      • Miami Museum, Miami, Etats-Unis
    • 1997
      • Chun Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
      • Chapelle St. Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France
    • 1996
      • Chun Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
    • 1994
      • Inkong Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
    • 1993
      • Soo Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
    • 1989
      • Inkong Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
    • 1983
      • Gallery Maek-Hyang, Daegu, République de Corée
    • 1975
      • Gallery Dae-Baek, Daegu, République de Corée
      • Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japon
      • Art Bank of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, République de Corée
      • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Séoul, République de Corée
      • Borusan Contemporary Collection, Istanbul, Turquie
      • Flowers Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Flowers Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • WAP Art Space, Séoul, République de Corée
      • Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, République de Corée
      • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Séoul, République de Corée
      • Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, République de Corée
      • Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, République de Corée
      • Hana Bank Collection, Séoul, République de Corée
      • Press Center, Séoul, République de Corée
      • Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Séoul, République de Corée
      • JGS Foundation, New York, Etats-Unis



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