[IRONY & IDEALISM] Hwayeon Nam

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern art

This catalogue is published in conjunction with 2017-2018 Korea–Germany Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition Irony & Idealism. It documents all exhibitions and artworks at 3 venues in Korea and Germany-Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, KF Gallery and Kunsthalle Münster-from September 2017 until September 2018.

Hwayeon Nam

Born in 1979, lives and works in Seoul

2008 MFA, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul

2004 BFA, Cornell University, Ithaca

Selected Solo exhibitions

2017 Imjingawa, Audio Visual Pavilion, Seoul

2015 Time Mechanics, Arko Art Center, Seoul

2009 Grammar of the World, Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht

Selected Group exhibitions


2015 All the World’s Future, Venice Biennial, Venice

2013 Space for drawing, HITE collection, Seoul

2012 Playtime, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul

          Move: on the spot, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon

2011 Quiet attentions, Mito art center, Mito H box, Art Sonje Center, Seoul

2010 Oblique Strategies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul

           A Bridge Too Far, Space Hamilton, Seoul



2013 Dimensions Variable, Festival Bo:m, Songwon Art Center, Seoul

2012 Garden in Italy, Festival Bo:m, National Theater Company of Korea, BeakSungHeeJangMinHo theater,


2010 Operational Play, Festival Bo:m, Arko Art Theater, Seoul

1. The Botany of Desire two channel HD video, color, sound, 8min 23sec, 2014-2015

2. The Adoration of the Magi video, color, sound, 11min 32sec, 2015

3. Imjingawa video, 16:9 aspect ratio, stereo sound, 24min 16sec, 2017

Reviews - The Mystery of the World:Hwayeon Nam, Adoration of the Magi

#Ansan #Gyeonggi Museum of Modern art #Germany Contemporary Art #KF Gallery #Kunsthalle Münster

@Hwayeon Nam


      Publisher/ Sul Wonki

      Chief Editor/ Choi Eunju

      First Edition/ July 31. 2018

      Published by/ Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art

    • List of Artists/ Ahn Jisan, Bae Young-whan, Björn Dahlem, Gimhongsok, Hwayeon Nam, Michael van Ofen, Manfred Pernice, Yoon Jongsuk

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    Writer/ GyeongGi Cultural Foundation

    About/ Everything about the GyeongGi arts and culture, GGCF

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