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Born 1982
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Auckland, New Zealand

EDUCATION

2005-2006
Kunsthochschule fuer Medien, (Academy of Media Arts), Cologne, Germany

2001-2005
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2003-2004
Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012
sooner later, Sanderson Contemporary Art Herne Bay, NZ
sooner later, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago

2011
bool-sa-jo, Finalists Exhibition, Phillips de Pury, New York, NY

2010
Dance of the Cockatrice, City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ
Sliding Mirror: 24 Hour Embrace, 4A Centre of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2008
24 Hour Embrace, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago

2007
invAsian!, City Art Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand *Catalogue

2005
Finding Father, Gallery X, Chicago


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
Rag and Bone, Auckland Art Fair, NZ (upcoming)
Down Home, Auckland Festival of Photography, Sanderson Contemporary Art Herne Bay, NZ (upcoming)
Male Nudes, The Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ

2012
RE-SOURCE, Curated by Emanuel Aguilar, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago

2011
Con/struct, Curated by Jason Lingard, Pigment Gallery, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2010
Last Words, Phase 2, 4A Centre of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia *Catalogue
Without Expectations of Comfort, Curated by SUGs, SAIC, NEXT Art Fair, Chicago

2009
Skins, APN Outdoor, public billboard project, Auckland, NZ
Black Candy, City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ
NEXT Art Fair, invitational exhibition of emerging art, Chicago

2008
The Maui Dynasty, Curated by Anna-Marie White, 5th Goodman Suter Contemporary Art Biennial,
Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, NZ *Catalogue
Bridge Art Fair Miami
Bridge Art Fair Berlin
Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum, Hamliton, NZ
Kill the Cynic, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ
Reflecting Skin, City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ

2006
as if a hundred thousand..., George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, Australia
Maedels (Girls), Gallery Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

2005
Coming of Age: GAM in America, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
Union League Club, Chicago Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College
Gallery 2 at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Art Futura: Exhibition of American Art, Juried by James Rondeau, RIC Center, Chicago

2004
Parsons Consulting Juried Exhibition, Chicago
Nippon Steel, Presidential Awards Exhibition, Chicago
Photography, Renaissance Society Annual Benefit, Chicago
Frozen in Light, A Roomful of Images, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
Summer Love, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

2003
Winter Showcase, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Skopelos Foundation of the Arts, Skopelos Island, Greece
Jin Soo Kim: 20 Years, sound collaboration, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago *Catalogue


SCREENINGS

2006 Schaetzchen (Babe), Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany


SELECT CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2011
Art Positions: Theaster Gates, Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

2009
Summer Drunk Tank, City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ

2008
Beautiful Terrors, City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ *Catalogue
UNLIMITED, City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ *Catalogue

2007
Young Blood Salon, with Arianne Craig-Smith (ARTSPACE, Auckland) & Stephen Cleland (Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manukau City, New Zealand)

2006
Smells Like Cologne, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
Psycho, Kunstverein Moenchengladbach, Germany (assistant)


LECTURES / PANELS
2012
Warhol Goes Social, Panel Discussion with Catherine Coykendall, David Hartt and Michael Kozien; Critical Mass, Social Media Week, Chicago
Artist Presentation, Columbia College, Chicago

2009
Talk, Puff Puff Give, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

2007
Artist Presentation, Bay of Plenty Polytech, Tauranga, New Zealand

2006
Smells Like Cologne, Curator's talk, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

2004
Minority Artists in the Arts, Panel Discussion, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago


SELECT PRESS
2013
Art21 blog, 15-Feb, "From Performance Artist to Object Maker: How Reality Television Changed Young Sun Han's Practice," feature by Alicia Eler
Gay Express
, 8-Feb, "Nude Intentions," review by Erin Fae

2012
Windy City Times, 20-Jun, "30 Under 30" issue
First Look
, Korea, Spring issue, feature and interview by Nayun Lee
1013 Main Street
, TBSeFM 101.3, Korea, 15-Mar, radio interview
Readwrite.com
, 12-Jan, "Why Artists Facebook," feature by Alicia Eler

2011
Vulture.com, New York Magazine, 22-Dec, "Finale Recap: The Drama's Done," review by Jerry Saltz
Flash Art
, Nov-Dec issue, pp. 36-38, interview by Michael Workman
Entertainment Weekly
, 4-Nov, issue #1179, "'Work of Art' Goes Pop," interview by Archana Ram
Art Fag City, 12-Oct, "AFC's Work of Art Season Two Supplementary Program Guide," feature by Paddy Johnson

2010
Art News New Zealand, Winter 2010 issue, Art Notes by Sue Gardiner
Sunday Magazine, New Zealand Herald, 23-May, "Talent Show," feature by Rose Hoare
EyeContact, 18-Apr, "Young Sun Han performance," review by John Hurrell

2009
New City Chicago, 28-Dec, "Newcity's Top 5 of Everything 2009: Art & Museums; Top 5 Alt-Space Shows," by Jason Foumberg
Juxtapoz Magazine
, 8-May, "A '24 Hour Embrace' with Young Sun Han," feature
The Fader Magazine, May/Jun issue #61, interview by Felipe Delerme
They Shoot Homos Don't They, Issue 5, pp. 78-80, feature
New City Chicago, 9-Jan, "Artist Profile: Young Sun Han," review by Jason Foumberg

2008
Radio New Zealand National, 21-Dec, interview by Lynn Freeman
Corpus, LA-based arts journal, Spring 2008, feature and back cover
Asian Mag, Feb/Mar, "More than Fantasy," feature

2007
NZ Herald, 1-Nov, Arts Guide, review by TJ McNamara
Nothing Magazine, Oct issue, interview by Jason Lingard
Alt TV, 30-Sept, "Pop Culture" segment
The Arts Channel, 20-Sept, Clinton Phillips segment
NZ Herald, 13-June, "Travel Packs Big Questions"

2006
New City Chicago, Eye Exam
Design Yourself, Spring issue 4, pp. 72-78, interview by Michal Zak
Kunst Aspekte, review of Maedels

2005
Joong-Ang Daily, 10 & 12-March, Finding Father coverage
Chicago Shimpo, 4-Feb, feature

2004
ArtBeat, 21-Sept, WTTW Chicago Channel 11, feature
Chicago Sun-Times, 24-Sept, Frozen in Light review by Margaret Hawkins


HONORS
2012
Windy City Times 30 Under 30 Award, Chicago

2011
Runner-up, Bravo's Work of Art, Season 2, New York, NY
Winner's exhibition, New York Times Headquarters, New York, NY

2009
ONE DAY SCULPTURE curatorial bursary, Litmus & Creative NZ

2008
Mt Eden Young Artist's Awards, NZ, Competition Judge
Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards, NZ, Finalist

2006
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship, Germany

2005
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation scholarship
1st place in photography, Annual Collegiate Artists Competition
Teaching Assistantship with Aimee Beaubien, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2004
Fred Endsley Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Parsons Consulting, Corporate Creativity Scholarship
Nippon Steel/School of the Art Institute Presidential Award

2001
Jean Paul Ohadi Scholarship