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Recognizable by the blue tone photograph that captures his subject using negative film, Koh Sang Woo is a visual artist who consolidates photography, performance, and painting. His work is a result of dialogue with the model. The Decoration of their bodies and hear with flowers and butterflies and painting them with brush strokes is a part of performance and preparation for photographing. His subjects are completely revealed, represented in their essential purity. Change of the color and the light in exposure gives them intense visual and emotional charge. Woo gives us the opportunity to see the world in reverse, to reconsider the way in which we look at others and understand ourselves.
Koh Sang Woo graduated with School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2001, he double-majored in Photography and Performance Art. Working in both mediums at the same time allowed him to explore the relation between captured moment and movement. He thinks that photography is lacked by emotion and that its combination with performance is the only way that right message gets to the audience. Koh Sang Woo has exhibited widely worldwide and was listed in 2013 as one the 100 most important Korean contemporary artists. He has participated in various international fairs such as Armory Show, Armory Photography, Art Basel HongKong and Art Miami and works are held in various international collections including National Museum of Contemporary Art and Savina Museum in Korea.
 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011  The Burning Flowers, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
KSW Solo Project, Korean Art Show, New York
Pretty Powerful, Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul
KSW Solo Project, AHAF 2011, Seoul
2010  Koh Sang Woo, James Freeman Gallery, London, England
Koh Sang Woo Solo Exhibition, Sesame Gallery, London, England
2009 Koh Sang Woo Solo Exhibition, Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul
Koh Sang Woo Solo Exhibition, Busan Art Center, Busan
Koh Sang Woo, Spotlight, ARTO Art Fair, Busan
2008 Korea Contemporary Art Festival, Hangaram Museum, Seoul
2007 ACAF NY, Asian Contemporary Art Fair, 2X13 Gallery, New York
Koh Sang Woo Solo Exhibition, 2X13 Gallery, Seoul
Korea Contemporary Art Festival, Hangaram Museum, Seoul
2006 Koh Sang Woo Solo Exhibition, 2X13 Gallery, New York
2005 KSW Solo Project CIGE 2005, China World Trade Center, Beijing, China
2001 Koh Sang Woo, The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation: Insa Art Space, Seoul

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