Born in 1964 in Seoul, South Korea. Currently based in Seoul. Gim Hongsok has been presenting his artworks at international art festivals including Gwangju Biennale, Venice Biennale, Taipei Biennale and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. He visualises ideas and cultures with unique perspective through satirical and humourous installations, video works, technologies and performances. He filled a small space with over 7000-watt of light for “Eyes Wide Shut” (2001-2002) implying the tendencies of the excessive consuming society. “The Boat” (2001) that appeared to be fully-equipped for emergency evacuation was actually loaded with essential entertainments for life in metropolis that were insignificant for survival.
Major exhibitions and art festivals include Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2003 (Niigata, Japan), The 50th Venice Biennale (2003, Italy), The 6th Gwangju Biennale (2006, South Korea), “Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea” (2009, LACMA, USA), and Yokohama Triennale 2014 (Yokohama, Japan).


Photo:Nohagi Naka

WORKS No.21Tactile Memory—The primitive world—

place Storehouse in Nishinaka area(Tada)


"LOVE" (2004, 2012 reproduced) Courtesy of Kukje Gallery

"The Bremen Town Musicians" (2006-2007) courtesy of the artist

"Canine Construction" (2009) courtesy of Kukje Gallery

"Canine Construction" (2009) courtesy of Kukje Gallery

"People Objective - Of Ordinary Art" (2011, performance)
Artsonje Center, Seoul, courtesy of the artist