MeeKyoung Shin 신 미경

 

Born in 1967, South Korea 

Lives and works in London & Seoul 

 

Education

M.A. Royal College of Art, London 2017 

M.F.A. Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art in University College London, London 1998   

M.A. Sculpture, Seoul National University, Seoul 1993   

B.A. Sculpture, Seoul National University, Seoul 1990

Solo Exhibitions and Projects 

2019 

Weather, Barakat London, London, U.K. 

2018 

Ancient Future, Wooyang Museum of Art, Gyeongju 

The Abyss of Time, Arko Art Centre, Seoul 

2016 

Meekyoung Shin Solo Show, Space K, Gwachun  

Cabinet of Curiosities, Hakgojae Gallery, Shanghai 

2015 

Painting series, Asia House, London 

Painting Series, Hada Contemporary, London 

2014    

Made in China: An imperial Ming Vase, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol 

A Cabinet of Curiosities: Meekyoung Shin, The National Centre of Craft & Design, Lincoln  

A Cabinet of Curiosities: Meekyoung Shin @ Belton House, Belton House  

Toilet project @ Sketch, Sketch, London 

2013    

Written in Soap: A Plinth Project, Taipei MOCA, Taipei 

Archetype: Meekyoung Shin, Sumarria lunn Gallery, London 

Unfixed: A solo exhibition by Meekyoung Shin, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London 

Translation: The Epic Archive, 2013 Korea Artist Prize, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon  

2012 

In between Translation, MOT/Arts, Taipei  

Written in Soap: A Plinth Project, Cavendish Square, London 

2011    

Translation, Art Club 1563, Seoul  

Translation, Haunch of Venison Gallery, London 

2009    

Translation, Kukje Gallery, Seoul 

Translation, Lefebvre & Fils Gallery, Paris 

2008    

Translation, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul 

2007    

Translation, Mongin Art Centre, Seoul 

Translation – Moon Jar, Korean Gallery, British Museum, London 

2004    

Performance & Show, British Museum, London  

2002    

Translation, Tokyo Humanité Gallery, Tokyo   

Translation, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul 

1995    

Shell, Namu Gallery, Seoul 

1994    

Meekyoung Shin, Seokyoung Gallery, Seoul 

 

Selected Exhibitions 

2020 

Inspiration-Iconic works, National Museum, Stockholm 

2019 

Start x Roland Mouret, Saatchi Gallery, U.K  

Pick Me, Gyeonggi Museum of Morden Art, Ansan 

King Sejoing and Music Chiwhapyeong, Presidential Archives, Sejong City 

Age of Classics!, Le Musee Saint-Raymond, Toulouse 

Welcome, Welcome Centre, Seoul 

2018 

Material, Cob gallery, London 

2017 

In Motion: Ceramic Reflections in Contemporary art, Keramic Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden 

Korean eye: Perceptual Trace, Saatchi Gallery, London 

Korean’s Spirit, Artveras Contemporary, Geneva 

Korea Contemporary Ceramic, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 

The emerging and the established, Christie’s, London 

2016 

Club Monster, Asian Culture Center, Gwangju  

Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Sungsan Art Hall, Changwon 

As the moon waxes and wanes, MMCA Gwacheon 30 years 1986-2016, MMCA, Gwacheon 

La Terre Le Feu L’esprit, Grand Palais, Paris 

Please return to Busan Port, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway 

Ceramique Contemporaine Coreenne, Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges 

2015 

Rain doesn’t falling for nothing, Kingston College Art& Design, Surrey 

‘Have a Good day, Mr. Kim!’ Michael-Horbach Foundation, Cologne 

Probebühne 7, Museen Dahlem, Berlin 

How to construct a Time Machine, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes 

Prudential Eye Awards, ArtScience Museum, Singapore 

2013     

Art for not making, Summaria Lunn Gallery, London 

Glasstress 2013 White Light/ White heat, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass, Venice  

Couriers of Taste, Dason House, Bexley Heritage Trust, Kent 

DNA, Daegue City Museum, Daegue  

2012     

Fabricated Object, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London 

Recasting the Gods, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London 

Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London  

The Diverse Spectrum: 600 years of Korean Ceramics, MASP, San     Paulo 

Synopticon-Contemporary Chinoiserie, Plymouth Museum/Saltram House, Plymouth 

Material and Energy, Korean Eye, Abu Dhabi  

Ceramic Commune, Art Sonje, Seoul  

Material Matter, East Wing X, Courtauld Institute, London 

As Small As a World and Large as Alone, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul 

2011    

Material and Energy; Korean Eye, Museum of Art and Design, New York  

NyLon, Korea Culture Centre London/Korea Culture Service New York 

Poetry of in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung         

Museum of Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco 

Art to Wear, Plateau Museum, Seoul 

Mr. Rabbit in Art World, Gyounggi Art Museum, Ansan 

TRA: Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice 

TEFAF, Maastricht 

Convergence, OCI Museum, Seoul 

38°N Snow South: Korean Contemporary Art, Charlotte Lund Gallery, Stockholm 

2010    

Memories from the Past, LEEUM, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul 

Fantastic Ordinary, Saatchi Gallery, London 

Present from the Past, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London 

Moon is the Oldest Clock, National Museum of Art, Deoksugung, Seoul 

The Alchemists, Edel Assanti Project Space, London 

2009     

Art & Synesthesia, Seoul City Museum, Seoul 

2008     

Art n Play, Hangaram Museum, Seoul 

Nanging Triennale, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing 

Art in Action, Waterparry House, Oxfordshire 

Meme Trackers, Song Zhuang Art Center, Beijing  

Good Morning, Mr. Namjun Paik, Korea Cultural Centre in London 

Awardees, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul  

2007    

Beauty, Desire and Evanescence, Space DA, Beijing 

Soft Power, Korea Foundation, W Hotel, Seoul 

Particules Libres, nouvelle génération d’artistes Coréens en Europe, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris  

2006   

Looking through Glass, Asia House, London  

Softness, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul 

On, Cover Up, London 

Wunderkammer-Artificial Kingdom, Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire  

2005   

Twenty-One: New Work by Student, Slade School of Fine Art, London  

Telltale, Museum of Ehwa University, Seoul 

2004   

Gwang-ju Biennale-Korea Express, Gwang-ju 

Do Again! Insa Art Center, Seoul 

2003   

Chemical Art, Gallery Sagan, Seoul 

2002   

Eleven & Eleven-Korea Japan Contemporary Art 2002, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul 

2001   

Alchemy, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul 

Detached House, British Embassy, Seoul 

The 5th Moran Sculpture Grand Prix, Moran Museum of Art, Masuk 

The 5th Galerie BHAK Contest of the Young & Remarkable Artist, Galerie BHAK, Seoul 

Soft Outside/Solid Inside-Softness Crossing Over Solidness, POSCO Art Museum, Seoul 

1999   

Fin de Siècle, Riverside Studios Gallery, London 

1998   

Addressing the Century-100 Years of Art & Fashion, Hayward Gallery, London 

Summer Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London 

1997   

Korean Young Artist in London, Sacvill Gallery, London 

All Changes, Harvey Nichols Department Store (Show Window), London 

1994   

The Korean Variation and Aim, Seokyoung Gallery, Seoul 

Namu Academy, Namu Gallery, Seoul 

The Woman & Reality, 21C Gallery, Seoul 

1992   

The Korean Variation and Aim, Duckwon Gallery, Seoul 

1990   

The 3rd Space, The 3rd Gallery, Seoul 

 

Awards 

2019 

Korean Art Council Fund, Arko, Seoul 

2017 

Korea Art Council Fund, Arko, Seoul 

2016 

Seoul Cultural Foundation Fund, Seoul 

2015 

Prudential Eye Award, Best Emerging Artist Using Sculpture 

Research & Development Fund, Art Council England, London 

2012   

GFA, Art Council England, London 

Korean Art Council Fund, ARKO, Seoul 

2001   

The 5thGalerie BHAK Contest of Young & Remarkable Artist, Galerie BAHK, Seoul 

1998   

 ACAVA 98, The First Base Award, ACAVA London 

1995 

 Namu Academy Competition, Namu Gallery, Seoul 

1994   

Contemporary Sculpture Competition, Seoul Press Center, Seoul 

1993   

Korean Grand Annual Competition, Seoul 

 

Commission Works 

2014 

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

2009    

Yongsan Council, Seoul 

1999   

Memorial Sculpture for Margaret Powell, Commissioned by Margaret Powell Foundation 

 

Attended Residence Programs 

Sundaymorning@European Keramic Work Centre, 2019 

GMOMA, Gyounggi-Do, 2009 

West Dean College, West Sussex, England, 2004     

Ssamzie Artist Residency Program, Seoul, 2002-3   

 

Collections 

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea 

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul 

Houston Art Museum, Houston 

Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul 

Painting Studio, Tokyo 

Yongsan Council, Seoul 

Mongin Art Centre, Seoul 

Seoul City Museum, Seoul 

British Art Council, London 

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol 

Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden 

 

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