최종성 사진전

                                          <The Sad Tropics>

           

   전시일정: 2021년 8월 28일 – 9월 24일

  개 관 시 간: 수요일-토요일: 1:00 PM-6:00 PM /     일요일 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

   초대일 :  9월4일(토) PM: 4시30분

■ 전시소개

  한국 현대사진예술을 선도하는 작가로 평가받고 있는 최종성은 미국 메인주립대학교(University of Maine) 경제학과를 졸업하고, 뉴욕대학교(New York University)에서 사진을 전공하였다. 2010년부터 경일대학교 사진영상학부 교수로 재직하고 있으며. 또한 2019년 9월부터 2021년8월까지 뉴욕대학교(New York University)에서 Visiting Scholar/Visiting Artist(객원학자 및 객원 예술가)로 2년간 알래스카의 환경과 지형에 대한 연구를 진행하였다.

 

최종성의 여러 환경 프로젝트 중 한곳이 알래스카(Alaska)이다. 과거와 현재가 공존하는 이 지역은 보호구역 특성상 사람의 손길이 닿지 않는 미지의 지역임과 동시에 관광지와 산업개발 및 온난화에 의해 급변하고 있다. 과거의 모습 그대로 유지하고 있지만 한편으로는 사라져 가는 모순적인 지역인 셈이다. Glacier Bay National Parks는 1980년 유네스코가 지정한 세계 문화유산이며 거대한 조간 빙하(tidewater glacier) 지대로 면적은 330만 에이커이다. 이런 아름답고 신비한 곳은 실제로 변해가는 환경에 적응하기 위해 투쟁하고 있다. 이런 상황은 마치 이방인의 삶으로서 미국에 적응하고자 했던 작가 본인의 과거와도 같은 것이었다.

Alaska 01-27, Archival Pigment Print, 120x97cm, 2021
Alaska 21-17, Archival Pigment Print, 120x97cm, 2021
Alaska 21-06, Archival Pigment Print, 120x97cm, 2021
Alaska 21-15, Archival Pigment Print, 120x97cm, 2021

최 종 성 崔 鍾 成 (1977~)

 

現 경일대학교 사진영상학부 교수

Selected Individual Exhibitions

 

2021       

The Sad Tropical, Art Gallery Jeonu, Jeonju, Korea

2021       

Unconscious Bias, Barney Virtual, Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University,

New York

 

2018       

The Enchanted Forest, Alternavtive Space 129, Daegu, Korea

 

2017       

The Secret Trees, Gyodong Art Museum, The 10th Jeonju Photo Festival, Jeonju, Korea

The Magical Trees, Shinsegae Academy Gallery, Daegu, Korea

 

2016       

The Mysterious Trees, Khalifa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

2015       

The Arcane Forest, KIMYOUNGSEOB PHOTOGALLERY, Seoul, Korea

 

2014       

The Place, KIMYOUNGSEOB PHOTOGALLERY, Seoul, Korea

 

2013      

The Sundarban Delta, KIMYOUNGSEOB PHOTOGALLERY, Seoul, Korea

 

2012       

Mangroves, KIMYOUNGSEOB PHOTOGALLERY, Seoul, Korea

 

2011       

The Beautiful Forest, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Dhaka, People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Sundarban Forest, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, People’s Republic of Bangladesh

The Forest, Gallery Gongyou, The 4th Jeonju Photo Festival, Jeonju, Korea

Revisiting Places, KIMYOUNGSEOB PHOTOGALLERY, Seoul, Korea

 

2009       

Now and then, Alternative Space Geonhi, Seoul, Korea

2007       

Locomotion: Tourist, Gallery La Mer, Seoul Korea

2006       

Revising Places, Gallery 64, Chung-Ang University, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017       

Discover the Origin of the Culture of Youngnam, Shinsegae Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2016      

Kuala Lumpur Photo Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015      

World Water Forum, Seoul, Korea

World Water Forum, Daegu, Korea

2009      

Seoul Remains II, KIMYOUNGSEOB PHOTOGALLERY, Seoul, Korea          

Jeonju Photo Festival, Jeonju, Korea

Photo Speaks 2009, International Festival for Photography and Video, Pusan, Korea

 

2008      

The 809 International New Image Art Festival, Hubei, China

Human and Environment, Bongsan Cultural Center, Daegu, Korea

2007      

Stationary and Flowing, Gallery On, Seoul, Korea

Time Line; Human Speed & Technology Speed, Korean Cultural Service, Beijing, China

Silk Road, 64 Gallery, Chung-Ang University, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Open City, Seoul Guarantee Insurance Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Stationary and Flowing, Remin University of China, Beijing, China

The Sight of Modern Korea, 64 Gallery, Chung-Ang University, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2006      

Chung-Ang University & Central University for Nationalities Art Festival, Beijing, China

Ranger, Education Auditorium, The First Air Defense Brigade, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2005      

Ordinary, Education Auditorium, The First Air Defense Brigade, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2003      

Entourage, Stovall Family Gallery, Kimmel Center, New York

MA Thesis Exhibition, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York

Annual Open House, Barney Building, New York University, New York

Entourage, International Center of Photography, New York, New York

A Commons Show, Commons Gallery, New York University, New York

2002       

Open Studio, Barney Building, New York University, New York

2001       

MA Show, Commons Gallery, New York University, New York

1999       

Fall Exhibition, Memorial Union, University of Maine, Orono, Maine

 

Art Fairs

2015       Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

2014       Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

2013        Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

2011        Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

                  Korea Galleries Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

                  Ritz Carlton Hotel Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

 

Academic Appointment

 

September, 2021~

Dean of Academic Affairs at Kyungil University, Korea

 

September, 2019 ~ August, 2021

Visiting Scholar/Visiting Artist, Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University

 

March, 2019 ~ June, 2019

Dean of College of Creative Convergence at Kyungil University, Korea

 

Novmeber, 2018 ~ June, 2019 & July, 2016 ~ June, 2018

Chair of Department of Photography and Video at Kyungil University, Korea

 

October, 2018 ~ June, 2019

Chair of Department of Career Designs, Honors Program at Kyungil University, Korea

 

September, 2016 ~ Present           

Associate Professor of Department of Photography and Video at Kyungil University, Korea

 

 

September, 2010 ~ August, 2016

Assistant Professor of Department of Photography and Video at Kyungil University, Korea

 

March, 2009 ~ August, 2009

Lecture of Department of Painting & Design at Kangnam University, Korea

 

March, 2009 ~ August, 2010              

Lecture of Department of Visual Design at Jeonju University, Korea

 

March, 2008 ~ August, 2008 & March, 2009 ~ August, 2009

Lecture of Department of Japanese and Tourism at Yeoju Institue Techology, Korea

 

September, 2007 ~ August, 2010     

Lecture of Department of Photography at Chung-Ang University, Korea

 

Professional Associations

 

September 2006 ~                               

September 2010 ~ August 2014

The Society of Korean Photograhy, Board Committee

 

September 2010 ~

Korea Society Basic Design & Art, Regional Director

The Korea Contents Association 

The Society of Modern Photography and Video

The Korean Society of Cartoon & Animation Studies

      

Education

September 2006 ~

Chung-Ang University, Doctor of Phillosophy in Art Theory, Seoul, Korea

 

September 2001 ~ May 2003

New York University, Master of Arts in Studio Art, New York, New York

 

September 1996 ~ May 2001

University of Maine, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Orono, Maine