Pilar Corrias

Koo Jeong A

Koo Jeong A

Koo Jeong A

1/2018
Koo Jeong A
2018
Ferrite magnet 160 x 120.5 x 1 cm 63 x 47 1/2 x 3/8 in 560 magnets
3/2018
Koo Jeong A
2018
ferrite magnet and Portland stone 16 x 35 x 35 cm 6 1/4 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in
10/2018
Koo Jeong A
2018
Ferrite magnet 70 x 100 cm 27 1/2 x 39 3/8 in 70 magnets
11/2018
Koo Jeong A
2018
Ferrite magnet 40 x 146 x 0.3 cm 15 3/4 x 57 1/2 x 1/8 in 480 magnets
Untitled
Koo Jeong A
2018
Ferrite magnets 70 x 250 cm 27 1/2 x 98 3/8 in
Installation view: Koo Jeong A: Magnet Cities, Pilar Corrias, London, 17 May - 16 June 2018. Photo credit: Andrea Rossetti.
Installation view: Koo Jeong A: Magnet Cities, Pilar Corrias, London, 17 May - 16 June 2018. Photo credit: Andrea Rossetti.
Installation view: Koo Jeong A: Magnet Cities, Pilar Corrias, London, 17 May - 16 June 2018. Photo credit: Andrea Rossetti.
Installation view: Koo Jeong A: Magnet Cities, Pilar Corrias, London, 17 May - 16 June 2018. Photo credit: Andrea Rossetti.
Untitled
Koo Jeong A
2017
Hammered blue painted cube magnet and Hammered blue painted metal nail 5 x 15 x 10 cm 2 x 5 7/8 x 4 in
Installation view: ajeongkoo, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, 26 August - 22 October 2017.
Installation view: ajeongkoo, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, 26 August - 22 October 2017.
Installation view: ajeongkoo, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, 26 August - 22 October 2017.
Installation view: ajeongkoo, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, 26 August - 22 October 2017.
Installation view: ajeongkoo, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, 26 August - 22 October 2017.
Odorama
Koo Jeong A
2016
Sensory environment of smell and light in the disused Jubilee Line Platform at Charing Cross Station, London
Installation view: Enigma of Beginnings
Koo Jeong A
2016
Yuz Project Room at Yuz Museum 26 March – 29 May, 2016
Installation view: Enigma of Beginnings
Koo Jeong A
2016
Yuz Project Room at Yuz Museum 26 March – 29 May, 2016
Evertro
Koo Jeong A
2015
Concrete, phosphorescent paint 811m squared
Installation view: Wheelscape at the Liverpool Biennial
Koo Jeong A
2015
Courtesy: the artist and Liverpool Biennial Photo: Gareth Jones
Cedric & FRAND
Koo Jeong A
2014
2,400 Ferrite magnet units 15.2 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm each Overall dimensions 120 x 500 x 15 cm
Cedric & FRAND
Koo Jeong A
2014
2,400 Ferrite magnet units 15.2 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm each Overall dimensions 120 x 500 x 15 cm Installation view: Repetition and Difference, Jewish Musuem, New York, March 13 – August 9 2015
Invisible Hands, Hays
Koo Jeong A
2014
Watercolour on paper 84.1 x 59.4 cm
Invisible Hands, Robeco
Koo Jeong A
2014
Watercolour on paper 84.1 x 59.4 cm
Invisible Hands, Capita
Koo Jeong A
2014
Watercolour on paper 84.1 x 59.4 cm
Invisible Hands, Ruffer
Koo Jeong A
2014
Watercolour on paper 84.1 x 59.4 cm
Invisible Hands, Bombay
Koo Jeong A
2014
Watercolour on paper 84.1 x 59.4 cm
Installation view: Frieze London
Koo Jeong A
2014
Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
Installation view: Annual Journey
Koo Jeong A
22 April - 26 June 2015
Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
Miraculous Efficacy
Koo Jeong A
2013
Watercolour on paper 247.8 x 150.5 cm
An Expedient
Koo Jeong A
2014
Watercolour on paper 250 x 150.5 cm (unframed)
Subtle Mind
2013
Brighten World
Koo Jeong A
2013
Watercolour on paper 240 x 150.5 cm (unframed) 251 x 161.5 x 6.5 cm (framed)
Annual Journey I
Koo Jeong A
2013
Watercolour on paper 240 x 150.5 cm (unframed) 251 x 161.5 x 6.5 cm (framed)
Risen eyebrow at speechlessness
Koo Jeong A
2013
Gouache on paper 265.3 x 164.9 cm
Untitled
Koo Jeong A
2013
Watercolour on paper 63 x 59 cm
Colour Test
Koo Jeong A
2013
Pigment plaster on wood 73 x 85 x 12 cm
Untitled
Koo Jeong A
2012
Watercolour on paper 35 x 50 cm
Curiosssa
Koo Jeong A
2012
Ink print, graphite on paper 130 x 95 cm
Untitled
Koo Jeong A
2012
Ink print, graphite on paper 93 x 70 cm
Its Soul
Koo Jeong A
2012
Aluminium, MDF, Silicone Natural Rubber, Emulsion Paint, Offset Weighted, Motors, Programmable Timer Shaking walls in Gallery 2 x panel, Unique 200 x 200 cm
OTRO
Koo Jeong A
2012
Concrete, metal, paint Various dimensions Installation view: CIAP, Ile de Vassivière, région Limousin, France, 2012
A Reality Upgrade & End Alone
Koo Jeong A
2003/2010
Rhinestones; 5,000 Installation view: Constellation Congress, Dia Art Foundation, New York, November 5, 2010 – June 26, 2011
Ousss Sister
Koo Jeong A
2010
Drywall, nylon, double video projections Installation view: Constellation Congress, Dia Art Foundation, New York, November 5, 2010 – June 26, 2011
Bridge
Koo Jeong A
2010
Carbon steel 304.8 x 61 x 1.6 cm, tapered Installation view: Constellation Congress, Dia Art Foundation, New York, November 5, 2010 – June 26, 2011
Diamona
Koo Jeong A
2010
Paint on wall 2.9 x 12.7 m Installation view: Constellation Congress, Dia Art Foundation, New York, November 5, 2010 – June 26, 2011
Fantasissima & Fantasissimousss
Koo Jeong A
2009
Tree in polyurethane, motor, sound. Various dimensions Installation view: 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, 2009

Since the early 1990s, Koo Jeong A has made works that are seemingly casual and commonplace, yet at the same time remarkably precise, deliberate, and considered. Her reflections on the senses and the body incorporate objects, still and moving images, audio elements, and aromas. Many of her works are conceived within site-specific environments that question the limits of fact and fiction, the imaginary and actuality of our world. Koo considers the connection of energies between a place and people, relying on chance to drive her encounters.

In realising her spaces and images, she draws from a wide spectrum of concerns which she developed over the years. Ranging from human cognition, to the philosophy of Taoism, from the science of Qi, to the interaction of natural elements such as earth, fire, metal, water, and wood. In her environments, nothing is merely ordinary; on the contrary, any material or phenomena—be it a mound of charcoal, a shaft of iron, or a glare of sunlight—is endowed with dignity and reverence and incites the surprise of a discovery. To venture near Koo’s work is to travel unreservedly through a cosmos of unassuming large and small forms, mysterious dwarfed spaces, and perilous landscapes of memories.

Koo Jeong A was born in 1967 in Seoul, Korea. She has been named ‘2016 Artist of the Year’ by the Korean Cultural Centre UK, celebrated with a solo exhibition in London in October 2016. Recent solo exhibitions and commissions of her work include: ajeongkoo, Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2017); Enigma of Beginnings, Yuz Project Room at Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2016); Koo Jeong A x Wheelscape: Evertro, Everton Park, Liverpool (2015); Annual Journey, Pilar Corrias, London (2015); Oussser, Fondazione La Raia, Novi Ligure (2014); Koo Jeong A: 16:07, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf (2012); OTRO, Centre international d’art et du paysageIle de Vassivière, Vassivière (2011); E opened his eyes he is now walking, CCA KITAKYUSHU Project Gallery, Kitakyushu (2011); Constellation Congress, DIA Art Foundation, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, The Dan Flavin Art Insitute, Bridgehampton (2010); Koo Jeong A, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2008); Flash Cube at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2007).

Significant group exhibitions include: Take Me (I’m Yours), Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2017); 32nd Bienal de São Paulo – Incerteza Viva [Live Uncertainty], São Paulo (2016); Art Night, curated by ICA, London (2016); Take me (I’m Yours), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Charlottenborg (2016); Discordant Harmony, Hiroshima Museum, Hiroshima (2015); recto/verso, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2015); Take me (I’m yours), Monnaie de Paris, Paris (2015); The World in 2015, UCCA, Beijing (2015); Repetition and Difference, Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Burning Down the House – 10th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Jessica Morgan, Gwangju (2014); Inhabiting the World – the 6th Busan Biennale, Busan (2014); Real DMZ Project 2014, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do & Artsonje Center, Seoul (2014); A stroll through a fun palace, Swiss Pavilion at 14th Architecture Biennale, Venice (2014); Real DMZ Project 2013: Borderline, Border area near DMZ, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea (2013); En suspension, FRAC – Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France (2013); In Situ, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan (2013); Media Landscape – Zone East, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2010); Your Bright Future, LACMA, Los Angeles (2009); 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice (2009); Il tempo del postino, Manchester International Festival, Manchester (2007); The Moscow Biennale, Moscow (2005); On Reason and Emotion, 14th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2004); Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2004); 50th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice (2003); Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama (2001); Manifesta 3, Ljubljana (2000); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (1997); Do it, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Independent Curators Incorporated, New York (1997); Manifesta 1, Rotterdam (1996); 46th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice (1995).

Koo Jeong A lives and works everywhere.

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