Fund for Korean Art Abroad 2021–22: award recipients

Korea Arts Management Service, Seoul / South Korea

May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021
Korea Arts Management Service
3F, Daehak-ro 57, Jongno-gu
03082 Seoul
South Korea

T +82 2 708 2229
F +82 2 2098 2242
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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 invite Korean artists to exhibit their artworks; collaborate with Korean partners—including curators, galleries, and other relevant organizations—to present exhibitions of artworks by Korean artists; or collaborate with Korean artists/partners to produce and exhibit commissioned artworks.

The open call for the FKAA’s fourth year occurred from December 15, 2020 to March 22, 2021. KAMS selected 20 applications among the 57 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

Micro-Urbanism by La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (Jinhee Park)
Dialogue in Art: Hong Kong by SHOUT Art Hub and Gallery, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (SangSun Bae, JinWook Yeom, EunMi Kim, Artnom, YoungHun Kim, JiBin Im)
Post Body by Konstföreningen Aura, Krognoshuset, Sweden (Jaiyoung Cho)
–NEW NOW Festival for Digital Arts by Stiftung Zollverein, Essen, Germany (Kimchi and Chips)
–International Young Artist exhibition by MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China (Earl Park)
–Solo exhibition of Koo Bohnchang by Three Shadows, Beijing, China (Koo Bohnchang)
–The 17th Istanbul Biennial by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey (Yehwan Song)
Cronicile viitorilor supereroi/Chronicles of the Future Superheroes by Calina Foundation, Timisoara, Romania (Heecheon Kim, Hyunjin Bek)
Hunter’s Room by ERMES ERMES, Roma, Italy (Jieun Lim)
The State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, Russia (Ran Hwang, Nampyo Kim)
Korea: Enravelling the mystery by National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands (Juree Kim, Kyung-Jin Cho)
ESOK by Jakarta Biennale, Central Jakarta, Indonesia (Che Onejoon)
2021 Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone by New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA (Laurie Kang, Kang Seung Lee)
Trains & Tracks by EUROPALIA Arts Festival, Leuven, Belgium (Che Go Eun)
HOI-POI: Korean Contemporary Painters by FINCH ARTS, Kyoto, Japan (Shim Hyelin, Eom yujeong, Lee Mimi, Lee Seungchan, Jeon Heesu, JOO SLA)
Untitled by Choi and Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany (Seahyun Lee)
In search of Nessie by c|e contemporary, Milano, Italy (Shinwook Kim)
SUNGROK CHOI: THE GREAT CHAIN OF BEING by Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, New York, USA (Sungrok Choi)
In Transition by Galerie Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland (Myungjoo Kim)
59th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (Mire Lee)

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