Kimsooja Biography

Kimsooja is an internationally acclaimed Korea born(1957-) multi media artist who lives and works in New York. Kimsooja's work has been exhibited internationally and featured in numerous solo and group shows, such as ˇ°Artempoˇ±(2007) and ˇ°In-Finitumˇ±(2009) in Venice, ˇ°Cities on the Moveˇ± (1997-2000), ˇ°Traditions/Tensionsˇ± (1996-1998), and Biennales in Kwangju (1995), Sao Paolo (1998), the Whitney Biennial (2002), Busan (2002), Sydney (1998), Istanbul (1997), Lyon (2000), Valencia (2003), Venice (1999, 2005), and most recently ˇ°Thessalonikiˇ±(2009) and ˇ°Moscowˇ± (2009). Solo exhibitions include NPPAP ¨C Yong Gwang, Nuclear Power Plant, Commissioned by The National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010; Earth ¨C Water ¨C Fire ¨C Air, Hermes, 2009; Kimsooja, Baltic Center, 2009; Lotus: Zone of Zero, BOZAR, Brussels, 2008; To Breathe: A Mirror Woman, Crystal Palace, Reina Sophia, Madrid, 2006; To Breathe / Respirare at La Fenice, Venice, 2006; Traveling solo show Conditions of Humanity, Contemporary Art Museum of Lyon, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, PAC Milan, 2003-2004; A Laundry Woman, Kunsthalle Wien, 2002; A Needle Woman, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/ MOMA, 2001, A Needle Woman in Kunsthalle Bern, 2001; Rodin Gallery, Seoul, 2000; and ICC, Tokyo, 2000; CCA Kitakyushu, 1999; etc. More information, projects, works, and texts can be found at .

Hoerbelt and Winter

Since their artistic collaboration began in 1992, Winter/Horbelt have experimented with many materials such as resin, plastic and metal, they combine industrial processus in their sculptures, from the conceptual phase to the stage of completion. They gained some international reputation with their pavilions such as the so called “Kastenhaus”-projects or their “Baskets”. These architectural sculptures make use of the aesthetic and structural properties of industrial objects such as plastic crates for recycling bottles. The artists take these crates out of their normal life cycle (handling and holding logistic) and transform them into a new context. They pile them up to create walls, organize them into concave or convex shapes… and create openings which allow a permanent flux of light and air. Their work has been featured in major international exhibitions all around the world, as the Venice Biennale (1999) and the Liverpool Biennial (2002).