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Artist | Kelvin Kyung Kun Park nominated for BMW Art Journey artist shortlist 2021


Vanguard Gallery is honored to announce that artist Kelvin Kyung Kun Park is shortlisted for BMW Art Journey, becoming one of the three artists nominated for the project this year.


Kelvin Kyung Kun Park is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist from Seoul who works primarily in film and video, photography and installations. His work frequently takes inspiration from the cultural anxieties, myths and narratives that inform South Korea’s identity. He has screened his highly acclaimed first full-length film, Cheonggyecheon Medley (2010), at various international venues, including the Berlin Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Warsaw Planet Doc Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Docs, among others. Park’s video installation works have been shown at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul and Daegu Art Museum, Arko Art Gallery, Opsis Art Gallery, and the 2012 Taipei Biennale. Park followed his debut up with A Dream of Iron, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film featuring a series of visual tableaux filmed at the Pohang Steel Company and Hyundai Shipyard, won the NETPAC Award at Berlinale and subsequently played at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Sharjah Bienniale. In 2017, he was nominated for “Korea Art Prize”, and won 2018 BIFF Mecenat Award (Documentaries). In 2019, he was nominated for “DOK Leipzig 2019”.



About the Artist

Kelvin Kyung Kun Park was born in 1978 in Seoul, Korea where he currently lives and works. His recent solo exhibitions include: “Double Mirror”, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China (2019); “A Dream of Iron”, Sin Ricoh Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2016); “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea (2016); ARTSPECTRUM 2016, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2016); “Intuitive Landscape”, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2016). He also attended the following group exhibitions: “Our Bright Future—Cybernetic Fantasy”, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea (2017); Busan Biennale 2018, Korea (2018); “Brilliant Memories”, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2016); “Korea: 70th Anniversary of Liberation”, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2016); “Resonating Triangle”, ARARIO Museum, JEJU, Korea (2016); “Obejectology II: Make, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art”, Seoul, Korea (2016).

About BMW Art Journey
Launched in 2015, the BMW Art Journey is a collaboration between Art Basel and BMW, created to recognize and support emerging artists worldwide. This initiative can take an artist almost anywhere in the world – to research, to network, to envision and to create new work.