We believe that there is something universal, but is it true? I believe that the question has a logical foundation, given that what people believe universal has changed over the centuries. As an artist, I am standing on the border, translating the modern value and perspective into my work.


My background has formed the way I observe the world and the role of art. As an ethnic Korean minority, I was born and raised in Japan and was educated at a school affiliated with North Korea for almost 20 years. My parents and my school believed in socialism, although contradictorily I grew up in a capitalism society. My life in Japan had always been surrounded by two opposite values, making me believe that there is no universal justice.


Therefore, I do not judge. I objectively observe and represent the world from my own perspective.

SOLO SHOWS

2013

DOLLS, Galerie café Emma T, Berlin, Germany

2012

Universe=0, Kunstquelle, Berlin, Germany

Songhi, Cafe Lehmsofa, Berlin, Germany

2011

Untitled, Flo im Glück,Berlin, Germany

Untitled, Spitze,Berlin, Germany

Untitled, FamilieRemmelbeck, Berlin, Germany

2009

Paradise, Immoral and Blasphemy, Kawaguchi art factory, Saitama, Japan

2007

Darkness, Kawaguchi art factory, Saitama, Japan

Sound by Fish, Kawaguchi art factory, Saitama, Japan


GROUP SHOWS

2019

HAL ART Kunstmesse, Halle, Germany

2018

Muutos, Nahkuri taidetalo Kärsmäki, Finnland

Orka Fjöll, í SÆBORG, Hrisey, Iceland

2016

Y+S+N,  Galerie café Emma T, Berlin, Germany

Signs of Dexterity Art Market, Greenhouse, Berlin, Germany

Yes, We Scan, Galerie café Emma T, Berlin, Germany

2011

Manga Art V, Bezirksamt Lichtenberg Jugendamt, Berlin, Germany

Küchenpiloten, Subland, Berlin, Germany 

2010

YAKINIKU-Artist action in Edagawa, Tokyo, Japan

2008

Cutting edge of town roots, Saitama, Japan


EXPERIENCE

2018

Artist in Residence Frosterus, Kärsämäki, Finnland

GAMLI SKOLI, OLD SCHOOL ART HOUSE, Hrisey, Iceland


2017-Present

work and live in Dresden, Germany

20011-2017

work and live in Berlin, Germany

2005-2001

Kawaguchi art Factory


MEDIA

2018

Newspaper, Pyhäjokiseutu, Kärsmäki, Finland, 30.May.2018

2011

Document Art Book, YAKINIKU-Arist action in Edagawa, (ISBN: 978-4-9906776-2-9)