Current Exhibition

BYEONG SAM JEON

(b. 1977, Seoul)

ABOUT THE ARTIST

BYEONG SAM JEON (b. 1977, Seoul) is a South Korean artist who works primarily with everyday objects and images. Employing strategic processes of appropriation, repetition, and rearrangement to large quantities of data (both digital and physical), he revisits the social conventions hidden within and transforms them into meaningful artwork that traverse the two-dimensional and three-dimensional. Jeon was trained in Sculpture at Hongik University, Korea. He holds two master's degree, one in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and another in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. For the past fifteen years, his artworks have been featured internationally, including: UNESCO (France); SIAF (Japan); SIGGRAPH (USA); ISIMD (Turkey); AsiaGraph (China); ArtBots (Ireland); Salon (Cuba); LIFE (Russia); Netfilmmakers (Denmark); Siggraph ASIA (Singapore), amongst others.
Education
MS (Arts-Computation-Engineering Studies) @ University of California, Irvine, USA, 2008
MFA (Fine Arts in Art and Technology Studies) @ The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, 2005
BFA (Sculpture) @ Hongik University, Seoul, Korea, 2002
SOLO & TWO PERSONS EXHIBITIONS
Fold & Unfold (Invited Solo Exhibition) @ The Columns Gallery, Singapore, 2021
The Very Moment (Invited Solo Exhibition) @ Daebaek Plaza Gallery, Daegu, Korea, 2021
Nation of the Meaning (Invited Solo Exhibition) @ Superior Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2020
Cosmos (Online Exhibition) @ The Columns Gallery Seoul, Korea, 2020
The Eye of Truth (Invited Solo Exhibition) @ Sarang Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2019
This Very Moment (Invited Solo Exhibition) @ CL Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2017
This Very Moment (Invited Solo Exhibition) @ CIGE, Beijing, China, 2017
Byeong Sam Jeon & Hanho: Contemporary Art and Technology @ UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 2016
Byeong Sam Jeon & Hojin Lee Exhibition @ Artside Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2014
Splendid Scenery @ Headquarter of Hyundai Department Store, Special Exhibition Hall, Seoul, Korea, 2010
Telerobot_Nanta @ Television12 Gallery Seoul & RPI Darrin Communications Center, Troy, USA, 2009
Telematic Drum Circle @ California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Irvine, CA,USA, 2008
We Are Romantic @ Sensorium, 112 Michigan Building, Chicago, IL, USA, 2004
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBIITONS
Colors, A Duet of Lightness and Darkness @ Inyoung Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2019
A Nation in Green and Gold @ Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2019
Design Beijing @ National Agriculture and Exhibition Center, Beijing, China, 2017
Golden Seed @ Cheongju Arts Center, Cheongju, Korea, 2016
Robot is Evolving @ GS Caltex Yeulmaru, Yeosu, Korea, 2015
Sensing Stream @ Chi-Cha-Ho, Sapporo International Art Festival, Sapporo, Japan, 2014
Project Daejeon: Artificial Brain @ Exhibition Hall of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, 2014
Artience Project: Coexistence @ Creation Center in Daejeon Museum of Art, 2013
Convergence Art Festival, Walkerhill Hotel, Seoul, Korea, 2011
Kinetic Art: Art & Play @ Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea, 2011
Digital Pavilion Exhibition @ Sangam Nurikum Square, Seoul, Korea, 2011
LIFE. Version of Science @ Moscow Center for Contemporary Art WINZAVOD, Moscow, Russia, 2011
Korea Invention and Patent Exhibition @ COEX, Seoul, Korea, 2010
MUA @ Guro Art Valley - Art Exhibition Hall, Seoul, Korea, 2010
Lack of Electricity II @ Space CAN, Seoul, Korea, 2010
Korea UX Exhibition @ Digital Pavilion Exhibition Hall, Seoul, Korea, 2010
Dream City @ Gwacheon National Science Museum, Gwacheon, Korea, 2010
Surveillance @ Netfilmmakers, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010
Lack of Electricity @ Space CAN, Seoul, Korea, 2009
Seoul Design Olympiad @ Kwanghwamun Haechi Madang, Seoul, Korea, 2009
The Feast of Space @ 60th International Astronautical Congress, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon,Korea, 2009
Tintinnabulate @ The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY, USA, 2009
SIGGRAPH ASIA @ Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore, 2008
Universal Electronic Arts @ Sungnam Art Center, Kyungki-do, Korea, 2008
ArtBots @ Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2008
Mapping the Beat @ Media Art Lab, Calit2, Irvine, CA, USA, 2008
entre-deux @ Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA, USA, 2008
Big Bang @ UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2008
AsiaGraph @ Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China, 2008
TechnoTravels/TeleMobility: HASTAC @ Calit2, Irvine, CA, USA, 2008
Meditations on North and South @ IAP Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2008
Digital Playground @ Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007
Maker Faire @ Travis County Fairgrounds, Austin, TX, USA, 2007
interfACEd: mediating techno-cultural practice @ California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Irvine, CA, USA, 2007
Make Fest - O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference @ Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA, USA, 2007
ACED @ Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA , USA, 2007
PlayTech @ Orange County Museum of Arts, Irvine, CA, USA, 2007
Re-Surfacing @ Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, CA, USA, 2007
Webcasting Project: Crossing Talks about Interactivity @ NYU ITP + UCI ACE + UW DXARTS, Crecloo Art Gallery,New York, NY, USA, 2007
Epicenter @ UC Riverside Arts Space, Riverside, CA, USA, 2007
BOXED 3.1 @ Beall Center for Art and Technology, UC Irvine, CA, USA, 2006
Chicago Festival of Disability Arts and Culture @ Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, USA, 2006
Uijeongbu International Digital Art Festival: Digital Playground @ Main Exhibition of the Fest, Uijeongbu Art Center,South Korea, 2005
Manipulations @ G2 Gallery, Chicago, USA, 2005
Breathe @ ATC Gallery, Chicago, USA, 2005
Immersive Environments @ VR Lab in SAIC, Chicago, USA, 2005
MFA Thesis Exhibition @ G2 Gallery, Chicago, USA, 2005
ISIMD '05’ Digital Art Exhibition @ Yeditepe University Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005
Art Interactions: I=YOU=ME @ Gallery 2, Chicago, USA, 2004
SIGGRAPH 2004, Art Gallery: ‘Synaesthesia @ Los Angeles Convention Center, USA, 2004
Salon @ the 6th Internacional De Arte Digital, Cuba, 2004
The 4th Seoul Marginal Theater Festival’, Experimental media performance "Doolmomzit 2" @ Munye Theater, Seoul, Korea, 2001
The 7th Jooksan International Arts Festival’, Experimental media performance "Doolmomzit" @ Laughing Stone Camp, Korea, 2001
The Fusion Ensemble - 4 Artists' Performances of Korean Traditional Music @ The National Theater of Korea,2001
44 films on lower-class theater @ Green Theater, Seoul, Korea, 2001
55 Jurymen and 14 Flatterers @ Samdong Boys’ Orphanage, Seoul, Korea, 2000
The 2nd Art Factory Project: Blind Love @ Sampyo Factory, Seoul, Korea, 2000
PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS
BARBERSHOP WONDERLAND @ Design Beijing 2017, Beijing, China, 2017
BARBERSHOP WONDERLAND @ UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 2016
THE MEN WITH FIVE TONGUES @ UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 2016
STRIPE: LOL @ Riot Games Inc. in Parnas Tower, Seoul, Korea, 2017
THE MOMENT OF ENLIGHTENMENT @ Cheongju Arts Center, Cheongju, Korea, 2016
O @ Gimpo International Airport, Seoul, Korea, 2015
CD PROJECT @ Cheongju Old Tabaco Plant, Cheongju, Korea, 2015
BEAUTILITY @ Cheongju Old Tabaco Plant, Cheongju, Korea, 2015
DYANAMIC RELAXATION @ Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, 2015
PANGDORANEE @ Jeju Island, Korea, 2015
DIGITAL MEM @ Sapporo International Art Festival, Sapporo, Japan, 2014
GREENSPHERE @ Gumi Carbon Zero Education Center, Gumi, Korea, 2014
DREAM OF THE SKY @ Skyload, Daejeon, Korea, 2014
CIRCLE OF LIFE @ SAMSUNG Digital Plaza (Hakdong), Seoul, Korea, 2012
SOUND LIGHT @ Gwangju National Science Museum, Gwangju, Korea, 2012
DREAMING BUS @ Taean Sculpture Park, Taean, Korea, 2001
AWARDS, HONORS, & GRANTS
Research Grant Award for Culture Technology Contents, Korea Creative Content Agency, 2011
Project Grant Award for Science-Theater Convergence, Korea Foundation for the Advancement and Creativity, 2011
Interdisciplinary Art Research Grant Award, Seoul Arts Foundation, 2011
Art+Science Research Grant Award, Korea Foundation for the Advancement and Creativity, 2011
Public Sculpture Award, Gyeongnam Robot Industry Foundation, 2011
Project Grant Award for Science-Theater Convergence, Korea Foundation for the Advancement and Creativity, 2010
Artist Research Grant Award, Seoul Arts Foundation, 2009
HASS Fellowship Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2009
Artist Research Grant Award, Arts Council Korea, 2009
Artist Research Grant Award, Arts Council Korea, 2008
Leonardo Art/Science Contest Award, Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, 2008
Medici Scholar Award, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UCI, Irvine, 2007
Korean National Research Award for Interdisciplinary Artists, Arts Council Korea, 2007
COLLECTIONS
AJOO Museum of Art (Jeju)
Cheongju Arts Center
Deajeon Museum of Art
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art
Gwangju National Science Museum
Jeju Art and Space Museum
Korea Airports Corporation
Netfilmmakers (Copenhagen)
Sapporo City
Taean City
Sarang Church
RIOT GAMES Korea
SAMSUNG Inc., and others