Koo Jeong-A

Born in Seoul, 1967 and lives in Berlin, Germany

Since the early 1990s, Koo Jeong A has made works that are seemingly casual and commonplace, yet at the same time remarkably precise, deliberate, and considered. Her reflections on the senses incorporate objects, still and moving images, audio elements, and aromas within site-specific environments that question the limits of fact and fiction, the imaginary and actuality of our world.
In realising her spaces and images, she draws from a wide spectrum of concerns which she developed over the years, ranging from human cognition to the philosophy of Taoism, and from the science of Qi to the interaction of natural elements such as earth, fire, metal, water, and wood. In her environments, nothing is merely ordinary; on the contrary, any material or phenomena—be it a mound of charcoal, a shaft of iron, or a glare of sunlight—is endowed with dignity and reverence and incites the surprise of a discovery. To venture near Koo Jeong A’s work is to travel unreservedly through a cosmos of unassuming large and small forms, mysterious

Duddell’s presents: ICA Off-Site, Hong Kongese
A large commercial neon sign from Hong Kong’s recent past introduces an exhibition that captures...
12 Mar 2015 - 22 Jun 2015
Hong Kong
The Tell – Tale Heart
Inspired by the distinctive narrative of Edgar Allan Poe‘s short story The Tell-Tale Heart, the...
12 Mar 2015 - 17 Apr 2015
Hong Kong
Take Me I’m Yours
After having become, for its reopening in October 2014, Paul McCarthy’s Chocolate Factory, then...
16 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
Monnaie de Paris
Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca
Curated by Roberta Tenconi in collaboration with Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara...
07 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Pirelli HangarBicocca
Koo Jeong A: Tengam Tengam
At König Galerie, Koo Jeong A presents a selection of her recent magnet artworks. The artist’s interest...
24 Nov 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
König Galerie
The World According to…
The collective exhibition “The World According to…” gather very different artistic...
13 Feb 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
Pace 32 East 57th Street
New York
Where the Oceans Meet
The group exhibition “Where the Oceans Meet“, housed at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade...
26 May 2019 - 12 Jan 2020
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
Art Spaces
Pilar Corrias
Galleries in London