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Basic Data

  • Born: 20 July 1932
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea
  • Died on: 29 January 2006
  • Nationality: American
  • Studied at: University Tokyo, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg
  • Teachers:  Arnold Schönberg, Wolfgang Fortner
  • Similar artists: Joseph Beuys
  • Era: Modern art
  • Stylistic direction: Video art, fluxus

 

Collections

Germany

 

France

 

Greece

 

Japan

 

Korea

 

Netherlands

 

Austria

 

USA

 

Exhibitions

  • 16.02.2019 - 20.02.2020 Nam June Paik Media ‘n’ Mediea - Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin.
  • 28.03.2019 - 28.07.2019 The Body Electric - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
  • 17.09.2018 - 17.1.2018 Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 - SculptureCenter, Long Island.
  • 26.05.2018 - 16.09.2018 E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology): Open-ended - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul.
  • 20.04.2018 - 19.08.2018 Flashes of the Future. Die Kunst der 68er oder Die Macht der Ohnmächtigen - Ludwig Forum, Aachen.
  • 15.02.2018 - 26.09.2018 More than 30 minutes - Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin.
  • 08.02.2018 - 15.04.2018 Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1975-1995 - List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge.
  • 03.06.2017 - 01.01.2018 Nam June Paik. In Character -  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.
  • 02.05.2017 - 04.03.2018 Extraordinary Phenomenon. Nam June Paik - Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin.
  • 22.10.2016 - 29.01.2017 Kunst in Europa 1945–1968 - ZKM | Karlsruhe.
  • 05.07.2016 - 23.04.2017 Point-Line-Plane-TV - Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin.
  • 01.10.2015 - 17.01.2016 TELE-GEN. Kunst und Fernsehen - Kunstmuseum Bonn.

 

Awards

  • 2007: Order of Cultural Merit, Seoul.
  • 2004: Edward MacDowell Medal in the Arts, Peterborough.
  • 2001: Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton.
  • 2001: Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Prize of the city Duisburg.
  • 1998: Kyoto-Prize, Kyoto.
  • 1995: Ho-Am-Prize, Seoul.
  • 1993: Golden Lion, Biennale Venice.
  • 1992: Picasso-Medal of the UNESCO.
  • 1991: Kaiserring of the city Goslar.
  • 1989: Kurt-Schwitters-Prize, Hanover.
  • 1981: Will-Grohmann-Prize, Berlin.

 

Films

  • Nam June Paik. Open your eyes, Documentation by Maria Anna Tappeiner, 61min., Germany 2010.
  • Nam June Paik: Seoul NyMax Performance 1997, performance record by Stephen Vitiello, 17min., USA 1999.
  • April is the Cruelest Month, by Shigeko Kubota, 52min., USA 1999.
  • Nam June Paik: 2 Piano Concerts: 1994/95, performance record by Stephen Vitiello, 20 min, USA 1997.

 

Literature

  • Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music, Holly Rogers, New York 2013.
  • Nam June Paik, exhibition catalog, Susanne Rennert und Sook-Kyung Le (Publ.), Ostfildern 2010.
  • Nam June Paik. Videokunst in Museen, Eunji Kim, Berlin 2010.
  • Nam June Paik: Exposition of music, electronic television, exhibition catalog, Dorothea Brunialti (Publ.), Cologne 2009.
  • Nam June Paik. There is no rewind button for life. Hommage für Nam June Paik, Wulf Herzogenrath & Andreas Kreul (Publ.), Cologne 2007.
  • Paik on paper: Sammlung Peter Wenzel, exhibition catalog, Kunstmuseum Bochum (Publ.), Cologne 2006.
  • Nam June Paik. Electric warrior, Willi Blöß, Aachen 2006.
  • Nam June Paik, global groove 2004, exhibition catalog, Heidi Ziegler (Publ.), Ostfildern-Ruit 2004.
  • Nam June Paik – Fluxus/Video, exhibition catalog, Wulf Herzogenrath & Sabine Maria Schmidt (Publ.), Bremen 1999.

 

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