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Born 1982
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
Peripheral Fantom Index, Sanderson Contemporary Art Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand

2012
Flats, Cedar Street Co., Chicago
sooner later, Sanderson Contemporary Art Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
sooner later, Printed Matter, New York City
sooner later, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago

2011
bool-sa-jo, Phillips de Pury, New York City
Daily Reminders: Where is Ai Wei Wei?, NY Times Headquarters, New York City

2010
Dance of the Cockatrice, City Art Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand
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
2016
People Who Work Here, David Zwirner, New York City
Transaction, Curated by Liz Nielsen and Carolina Wheat, Knockdown Center, Queens
The Leftovers, Curated by Talia Smith, Verge Gallery, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

2015
826NYC, Curated by Marcel Dzama, David Zwirner, New York City

2013
Down Home, Auckland Festival of Photography, Sanderson Contemporary Art Herne Bay, New Zealand
Male Nudes, The Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

2012
RE-SOURCE, Curated by Emanuel Aguilar, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
Color Photography, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago

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

2010
Last Words, Phase 2, Curated by Aaron Seeto, 4A Centre of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia *Catalogue
Without Expectations of Comfort, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; NEXT Art Fair, Chicago

2009
Skins, APN Outdoor, public billboard project, Auckland, New Zealand
The Beyonders, billboard, New Zealand Fashion Week
NEXT Art Fair, invitational exhibition of emerging art, Chicago
Selections from the Wallace Arts Trust, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

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

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 of Chicago
Art Futura: Exhibition of American Art, Juried by James Rondeau, RIC Center, Chicago

2004
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
2012
Art Positions: Theaster Gates, with Kavi Gupta Chicago, Art Basel Miami Beach

2009
Summer Drunk Tank, City Art Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

2008
Beautiful Terrors, City Art Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand *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),
(cont.) City Art Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

2006
Smells Like Cologne, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago


LECTURES / PANELS
2016
Artist Presentation, Parsons School of Design, New York City

2012
Warhol Goes Social, Panel 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 City
2009
ONE DAY SCULPTURE curatorial bursary, Litmus & Creative NZ

2008
Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards, New Zealand, 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


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