Fund for Korean Art Abroad 2020–21: award recipients

Korea Arts Management Service, Seoul / South Korea

April 28, 2020
Korea Arts Management Service
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03082 Seoul
South Korea

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The Fund for Korean Art Abroad (FKAA) is a grant program established to promote Korea's contemporary visual art to an international audience and to support exhibitions of Korean artists overseas. The program is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea and managed by the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS). The FKAA directly awards grants to international art organizations, both non-profit and commercial, that (1) invite Korean artists to exhibit their artworks; (2) collaborate with Korean partners—including curators, galleries, and other relevant organizations—to present exhibitions of artworks by Korean artists; or, (3) collaborate with Korean artists/partners to produce and exhibit commissioned artworks.

The open call for the FKAA’s third year occurred from December 3, 2019 to February 25, 2020. KAMS selected 16 applications among the 101 applications received during this open call. Following a session that reviewed the applications, the screening committee further assessed the applications by conducting interviews with the representatives of the applicants. For more information about the screening criteria and the comments made by the screening committee, please visit: KAMS NOW.

Award recipients and featured Korean artists
*Listed by earliest project start date

(1) Solo Exhibition: Mire Lee by Lily Robert, Paris, France (Mire Lee)
(2) Untitled by Choi and Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany (Jung Jae-ho, Lee Tae-soo, Kyung Kun Park)
(3) Performance / Documentation / Presentation (working title) by Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden (Hwayeon Nam)
(4) I am not the only one but many by Carlson Ltd, London, UK (Yeesookyung)
(5) Micro-Urbanism by the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (Jinhee Park)
(6) K Design Pop by Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France (Seung Jin Yang, Greem Jeong, Kwangho Lee)
(7) Ingenuous genius by WEAST, Paris, France (Oh Se-Yeol)
(8) The Centennial of Korean art photography 1920-2020 by The State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO, St. Petersburg, Russia (Jung Haechang, Hyun Ilyoung, Limb Eung Sik, Kang Woongu, Joo Myung Duck, Hwang Kyu-Tae, Koo Bohnchang, Lee Sanghyun, Kyungwoo Chun, Chan-Hyo Bae)
(9) Cronicile viitorilor supereroi / The Chronicles of the Future Superheros by Calina Foundation, Timisoara, Romania (Heechon Kim, Hyunjin Bek)
(10) “Love your Depot-Locus+ “ by Locus+, Newcastle, UK (Jewyo Rhii)
(11) Terrestial Locomotion by Last Resort Gallery IVS, Copenhagen, Denmark (Kyung Kun Park)
(12) 2nd Bangkok Art Biennale: Escape Route by Bangkok Art Biennale Management Co. Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand (GaRam Kim, Haevan Lee, Minah Son)
(13) Utopias and Dreamscapes (tentative title) by Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia (Lee Bul)
(14) The Signs of Doubt by VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan (Chun Jiyoon, Kim Hyunju, Kwon Byungjun, Lee Zune, Moon Joonyoung, Moon Hyungmin, Team Triad)
(15) Refocusing on the medium: The Rise of East Asian Video Art by OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) Shanghai, Shanghai, China (PARK Hyunki, Soon-gui KIM, KIM Kulim, Nam June Paik)
(16) TRAVESIAS by BIENALSUR, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Kimsooja)

Visual Arts Planning Team, Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS): T +82 2 2098 2928 / art.abroad [​at​]

*Image above: The Cone of Concern, Haegue Yang, July 23–October 30, 2020, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Manila (Award Recipient of Fund for Korean Art Abroad 2019–20). Photo: Zachary Balber (Strange Fruit, 2012–13, installation view, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA, 2019).