Han, Sung Pil

Weight of Time 5, 2013, Archival Pigment

Weight of Time 5, 2013, Archival Pigment

Venturer(Weight of Time 9), 2013

Venturer(Weight of Time 9), 2013

Weight of Time 7, 2013, Archival Pigment

Weight of Time 7, 2013, Archival Pigment

Summit 100x150 cm

Summit 100x150 cm

Grytviken, South Georgia 2, 2014, Antarc

Grytviken, South Georgia 2, 2014, Antarc

Grytviken, South Georgia 1, 2014, Antarc

Grytviken, South Georgia 1, 2014, Antarc

Longyerbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard 4 61x

Longyerbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard 4 61x



Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard 3 61x7

Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard 3 61x7

Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Arctic Ocean 4

Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Arctic Ocean 4

Dreams with Aurora

Dreams with Aurora

From Bailys Beads to Diamond Rings

From Bailys Beads to Diamond Rings


2004   MA in Curating Contemporary Design with commendation at Kingston University,

                         London (Delivered in collaboration with the Design museum, London)

1999   BFA in Fine Arts (Photography medium) with distinction at Chung-Ang University,

                         An-Seoung, Korea

Solo Exhibitions

2018. 2   Let the Games Begin – Organized by the German Embassy, Korea (S.J Kunst Halle, Korea)

2017.10  From the Edge of View (Art Space Ben, Seoul, Korea)

2017. 5   Polar Heir (Blanca Berlin Galería, Madrid, Spain)

2017. 5   Façades – Fotografica Bogotá (Sin Título Galería, Bogota, Colombia)

2017. 4   Intervention (Ilwoo Space, Seoul, Korea)

2016. 7   Fantasmagoría. (The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea)

2016. 5   INNOCENCE (Yeongang Gallery in DMZ, Yeongcheon, Gyenggi-do, Korea)

2015. 1   POLAR HEIR (ARARIO Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2014. 8   Ground Cloud - XVIII Encuetros Abiertos, Festival Luz,

(Centro Cultural Coreano en América Latina, Buenos Aires, Argentina )

2013.10  Double Vision: Façade Project - The 5th International Festival of Photography, PHOTOVISA

                (Atrium of Gallery at Krasnodar Mall, Krasnodar, Russia)

2013. 3   Diplopia (Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2011. 6   Façade  (Blanca Berlín Galería, Madrid, Spain)

2011. 5   Moment of Realization:The Meaning of Photography (National Assembly Library, Seoul, Korea)

2011. 4   Dual Realities (Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2011. 1   Façade –12à Bienal International de Fotografía de Córdoba (Cordoba, Spain)

2010. 3   In Between Layers (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2008. 2   RE: Presentation (SEO Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2007. 3   Façade: Face_cade  (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2006.11  The Sea I dreamt  - The 16th  International Festival of Photography : Bratislava Month of Photography 2006

(Bratislava, Slovakia)  - Supported by Arts Council Korea & Paradise Culture Foundation, Korea 

2006. 1   The Sea I dreamt (Lightcontemporary, London, U.K)

2005.10  My Sea (Goethe Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

2005. 2   Blue Jungle - Displaced Spaces (Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Indonesia)

2004. 3   The Sea I dreamt  - The 10th International Biennial of Photography & Photo-Related Art

‘Houston Fotofest 2004’ (Houston Fotofest Headquarters gallery, Texas, U.S.A.)

2002.10  The Sea I Dreamt (Gallery Space 4Zine : Seoul, Korea)

1999. 5   My Sea (Gallery Indeco: Seoul)

Group  Exhibition

2018 Brave New World – 2018 Seoul Photo Festival (Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Korea)

2018 Civilization: The Way We Live Now

          National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwachoen, Korea)

          Touring Exhibition Planning

          Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing : 9th March, 2019 – 26th May, 2019

          National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia : 20th  September, 2019 – 2nd February, 2020

          Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France :16th Jan–16th April, 2021

          Basically, Forever - Permanent collection of Kiyosato Museum of Photography Art

         ‘Facing the Anthropocene’, New Shape Forum – by Global Challenges Foundation

          Kulturhuset Stadsteatern and the Streets of Stockholm, Sweden)

          Basically, Forever - Permanent collection of KMoPA, Japan

          Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan) 

          Touring Exhibition at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan/ 2017 June)

2017 Peace Together (Seoul Museum of Art, Korea)

          Straniamento (Le Murate, Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy)

          Double Skin & Space Drawing (Gallery B24 & Street Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

          Arpenteurs de Lumière (Duo Show with Alfred Manessier, Abbaye de Saint-Riquier, France)

2016 Seoul Photo Festival: Seoul New 新 Arirang – Like Thousand Miles of Rivers

         (Seoul Museum of Art, Korea)

         Nirvana (VDNKh, Pavilion 13, Moscow, Russia)

         Wonders of the World (Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)          

         Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989 (National Museum of Modern and

         Contemporary, Seoul, Korea)        

         Arts & Nature 2016: Cloud  (Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France)

         Dubai Photo Exhibition (Dubai Design District, UAE)

         Voyage of Korean Photography  (Gimhae  Arts and Sports Center, Gyungsangnamdo, Korea)

2015 Hanyang Castle Project: One & Circle (Seongbuk Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea)

          Real in Irreal – (Contemporary Media art of Korea and Russia, Wooyang Museum of

          Contemporary Art, Gyeongju City, Korea)

          Korean Contemporary Photography (Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow, Russia)

          The 12th Havana Biennial in 2015 (Capitolio Nacional, Cuba)

           Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale (Chongqing Changjiang

           Museum of Contemporary Art, China)

2015 Artist Portfolio Ⅱ, SAVINA Museum, Seoul, Korea

          The LINE, DMZ (The Korean Demilitarized Zone)

          By Destiny, ARARIO MUSEUM DONGMUN MOTELⅠ(Jeju Island, Korea)

2014 ART FLASH: Art for the Fifth Sense (COEX, Seoul, Korea)

          Day and Night in Seoul (Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China)

          Origins, Memories & Parodies - Daegu Photo Biennale (Daegu Culture & Arts Center, Korea)

          ‘Basicaly. Forever’ (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan)

          Animamix (Animamix Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China)

          Wandering Vision (Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)

          ‘Sport. City, Future’ PHOTOVISA in MOSCOW, ROSIZO State Center for Museums and Exhibitions, Russia

          Animamix (Animamix Biennal, Museum of Tsinghua University Academy, Beijing, China)

          Photography and Media 4 am (Seoul Museum of Art, Korea)

2013 Parallax ASEAN (ASEAN-Korea Cultural Exhibition 2013, Seoul City Hall, Korea)

          Photosight (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)

          New Photograph in Korea (Galerie Paris- Beijing, Hotel Winssinger, Brussels, Belgium)

          The Zizek / Badiou Event of Philosophy (Platoon Kunsthalle  Seoul, Korea)

2012 Dislocation (Daegu Art Museum, Korea)

          우리[WOO:RI], TINA B. Prague Contemporary Art Festival (Prague, Czech Republic)

          Busan Biennale ‘Garden of Learning’ - Special Exhibition ‘The Cityscape as Still Life’

         (Busan Cultural Center, Korea)

          LAM 360º –  2nd Land Art Mongolia Biennial (Ikh Gazriin Chuluu - Dundgobi & The National

          Mongolian Modern Art Gallery - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)

          Art Project 2012 : Communion (Nuclear Security Summit Seoul 2012 Media Center &

          National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea)

2011 Epilogue : On the Border (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea)

          Fotografias - Coleção Joaquim Paiva (MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

          MoA Picks 2011 (Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Korea)

          Our Magic Hour (Yokohama Triennale 2011, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan)

          Mr. Rabbit in Art Land (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea)

          Purpose of Life (Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Gyungsangnamdo, Korea)

          Multiple Senses (Savina Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2010 The Extraordinary Time Travel (Woljeon Museum of Art, Icheon, Korea)

         Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography,

         (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, U.S.A)

          Man Ray's Photography & His Heritage, (Seoul Museum of Art, Korea)

          Maden Pictures (Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea)

2009  Views from Korea - The 5rd Lianzhou International Photo Festival ( Lianzhou, China)

           Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography

           (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A)

            Photography is Dead … , (Three White Walls Gallery, Birmingham, U.K)

            The Photograph as Contemporary Art, (Doosan Gallery, Seoul, Korea)    

            Someplace, (Gallery Ihn, Seoul, Korea)    


2008 Things Dancing,( Dr Park Gallery, Yangpyung, Korea)

          Then & Now – Momories of the Future (Daegu Photo Biennale, Exco, Daegu in Korea)

          The Senses (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

          Olympics & Love (Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China)

          Escenarios Emocionales English Title: Emotional Scenarios -  PHotoEspaña 2008 :Off Festival

          (Blanca Berlín Galería, Madrid, Spain)

          ‘Space’ Looking at different way – (Shinsegae Art Wall Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

          2007 New Acquisitions of 'Gyeonggi  Museum of Art' (Ansan, Korea)

2007 The Alchemy of Shadows – The 3rd Lianzhou International Photo Festival

         (Granary Factory, Lianzhou, China)

          Pass the Picture (Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany)

          Mysteries, Secrets, Illusions – Kaunas Photo 07

         (Kaunas Picture Gallery, M.K.Ciurlionis National Museum, Kaunas in Lithuania)

          Co-exist (Foil Gallery, Tokyo, Japan)

          My Private Collection (Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

          In Touch of the Present – Korean Artists Collaboration (Wada Fine Arts, Tokyo in Japan)

          Photography - copied truth : four truth : made truth

         (Gallery Touch Art Gallery, Hayri, GyeongGi-do, Korea)

          Open Studio3 (Old Jeonnam Province Hall & Uijae Studio)

          Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2006

         (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan)

2006 Danginri Culture Factory (Ssamzie Space, Seoul, Korea)         

         Obsesiones - Obras de la Colección Fotográfica del MNBA                            

         (National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

         Contemporary Korean Photography_KOREANEW DAYS

         (Dome Unenia, Bratislava in Slovakia)

         The Senses (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

         Descubrimientos PHE – Photo Espana 2006  (Antiquo Matadero de Leqazpi, Marid, Spain)

         Pictures vs Pictures 2006 (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

         Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2005

        (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan)

2005 Winterwonderland (Fotografie Forum international, Frankfurt, Germany)

          Three Views: Korean Photography (De Santos Gallery, Houston, U.S.A)       

2004 Club Paradiso – Jamming with Photography

         (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan) 

          The Flow - The International Festival of the Image ‘Rhubarb-Rhubarb’

          (Mailbox Gallery, Birmingham, England, U.K)

          Archetype & Experience (Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea)

2003 Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2002

         (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan)

2002  International Encounter “Artists for Peace”  (Islamic Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain)

2001 Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2000

               (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan)

2000 Sky & Sea ; Text & Context” (Gallery Sajin Madang : Seoul, Korea)

          Introduction to Photography-Portraits & Landscapes          

         (Art Sonje Center Seoul &  Art Sonje Museum Gyeongju Korea)

Public Installation Projects

2018 Icelandic Summer (Busan Museum of Art, Korea)

          Harmony in Songdo (Hanok village, Songdo, Korea)

2016 Beyond the Boundary & Peace Gate (CCZ, Yeongcheon,Gyenggi -Do, Korea)

          The market day of Art - Small Museum Project (Jangok Museum,  Chungnam, Korea)

2015 Art Laundary - Small Museum Project (Sorokdo National Hospital, Goheung, Korea)

          Summer Holiday in Gwangju (Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea)

          Harmonious Havana (Capitolio Square, Havana, Cuba)

          Faction (DMZ, Paju, Gyenggi-Do, Korea)

2013 Illusion reality with Lincoln (Lincoln Continental, Gangnam Store, Seoul, Korea)

          Small City in Hyundai (Hyundai Department Store, Seoul COEX, Korea)

2012 Dual Landscape (Ikh Gazriin Chuluu – Dundgobi Desert, Mongolia) 

         Tandem Sequence (Changgyeonggung Palace, Korea)

          Small City in Doosan Art Center (Doosan Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2011 Tandem Sequence (Namhansanseong, Korea)

          Small City in Garden 5 (Garden 5, Seoul, Korea)

          Small City in SHINSEGAE (Shinsegae Department Store, Cheonan, Korea)

          Open Water (18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A)

2010 Melting Space (The Goyang Cultural Foundation, Goyang, Korea) 

          New World Square Project (ARARIO Green Sculpture Park, Cheonan, Korea)

          RE(Wrapping + Eco Bag)Cycling Project  (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2009 How to Lie with SPACE, (Space Group, Seoul, Korea)

Public Film Screening

2016 Official Trailer Film for Busan International Film Festival, Korea

2015 Official Trailer Film for Green Film Festival in Seoul

2014 NAVER Logo Art Project for International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

         (www.naver.com  / on 16th Sep 2014)

2012 Amor Fati - BIO OKO Art Cinema (Prague, Czech Republic)

2006 Audio & Visual Show of the Young Emerging 16 Korean Photographic Artists

          The Opening of Donggan International Festival of Photography                    

          (Youngwol Museum of Photographic Arts, Gangwondo, Korea)

Permanent Collection

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Yamanashi/Japan) / Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (Bandung, Indonesia) / National Museum of Fine Arts (Buenos Aires, Argentina) / Museo de Bellas Artes de Salta (Salta, Argentina) / Museum of New Mexico (Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, U.S.A) / The Photomedia Center (Pennsylvania, U.S.A) / The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art (Moscow, Russia) / National Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea) / National Assembly Library (Seoul, Korea) / Museum of Art, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea) / The Korean Governmental Art Bank by MMCA / Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea) / Gyeonggido Museum of Art (Gyeonggido , Korea) / NAVER Group (Bundang, Korea) / Daegu Art Museum (Daegu, Korea)/ SPACE Group (Seoul, Korea) / Hana Bank (Seoul, Korea) / Arario Collection (Cheon-An, Korea) / The American Embassy, Korea (Seoul) / The French Embassy, Korea (Seoul) / The Argentine Embassy, Korea (Seoul) / The Spanish Embassy, Korea (Seoul) / OCI Museum (Seoul, Korea) / Hyundai Department Store (Seoul, Korea) The Museum of Photography (Seoul, Korea).


BOOK Publications (Selected)

2017  ‘INTERVENTION – Han Sungpil, Published by Hatje Cantz, Germany, March 2017

           (ISBN 978-3775742795) Introduction by Celina Lunsford

2016 ‘Fantasmagoría’ – Han Sungpil, Published by the Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea

            July 16, 2016, (ISBN 978-89-93748-66-6 94660) Introduction by Moon So-Young

2016 ‘INNOCENCE – Han Sungpil’, Published by Yeoncheon County office, Korea, May 2016

2015 ‘Han Sungpil; POLAR HEIR’ Published by Taekwang, Seoul, Korea, 5th Jan 2015 

               (ISBN 978-89-965734-1-8 (93660)) Introduction by Chin Chungkwon & Yesun Choi

2012 ‘Han Sungpil’  from the book of ‘Korean EyesⅡ: Contemporary Korean Art’ / Published by

                SKIRA, Italy, Oct 1 2012 ( ISBN 9788857214603)

2012  ‘Han Sungpil’ from the book of ‘100.art.kr : Korean Contemporary Art Scene’ (page 136-141) /

               Published by Open Book, Seoul, Korea 2012  (ISBN 978-89-329-1551-7)

2011 ‘Façade - Han Sungpil’ / Published by Foil, Tokyo, Japan (ISBN 978-4-902943-65-8)

2009 'Past / Present: Coexisting Realities' from the book of 'Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary

               Korean Photography' (Page 25-26  Written by Anne Wilkes Tucker - The Gus and

                Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

               / Published by Yale University Press, U.S.A, 2009,  (ISBN 9780300157536)

2007 FOIL Magazine 2007 Vol. 1 (Tokyo, Japan) – Ground Cloud  P88 -99,

               (ISBN 978-4-902943-24-5 C0070)

2005 ‘The Sea I Dreamt’ : Han’s Graphic in Seoul, Korea; Introduction by Celina Lunsford