• Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • Arario Gallery
  • Kingston University
About Han Sungpil

I received a BFA in photography from Chung-Ang University, Seoul and completed the Curating Contemporary Design, a joint MA program offered by Kingston University in London and the Design Museum, London.

I enjoy understanding diverse cultures and exploring nature further interpreting our everyday world. My sensibility in my work often includes a sense of humor, while including sublime elements of beauty.

I create art mainly using photography, moving images, and installations to support and examine a philosophical subject such as environmental issues, originalities, and relationships between reality [real] and representation [fake].
My recent projects are that animate stamps, moneys and documentaries based on knowledge, symbol and narratives that relate to the history. My works act as an archaeological stud that uncovers collective unconsciousness from records, propaganda films and photography. I question whether the relationship between image and text, image and symbol is a reciprocal one or descriptive understanding of two different realties.

My work has been exhibited and reviewed in important museums, biennales, galleries and publications internationally including; Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, U.S.A), National Museum of Fine Arts (Buenos Aires, Argentina), National Museum of Contemporary Art (Gwachun, Korea), Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (Ansan, Korea), Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan), National Assembly Library (Seoul, Korea), Yokohama Trienniale (Japan), Biennale International de Fotografía (Córdoba, Spain), Bratislava Month of Photography (Slovakia), International Biennial of Photography & Photo-Related Art ‘Houston Fotofest’(U.S.A), PHotoEspaña (Madrid, Spain).

I have also received several artist residence program such as 18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica, U.S.A), Cite Internationale des Arts (Paris in France), Sirius Art Centre (Cobh, Cork in Republic of Ireland), Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), Centre d’art Marnay Art Centre (Marnay-sur-Seine, France) and Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries, Bandung, Indonesia).

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