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Seung Yul Oh

Born in Seoul, Korea in 1981, Seung Yul Oh moved to New Zealand 15 years ago and completed an MFA at Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts. He now divides his time between Auckland and Seoul.

Recent exhibitions include: SOOM: Site II, Fouhaus Lifestyle Space, Xinchang, Shanghai (2018) curated by Zhang Ting and Hutch Wilco; SOOM, Edmiston North Sculpture Terrace at the Auckland Art Gallery, (2014); MOAMOA, Dunedin Public Art Gallery and City Gallery Wellington (2013/2014), curated by Aaron Kreisler and Aaron Lister; Periphery, Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong, curated by Yuko Hasegawa (2013); Huggong, Starkwhite (2012); sologroup, GGOOL, Seoul (2011); Social Animals, Space 15th Seoul, curated by Kyung Min Lee (2011); Constellation, 4A Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney, curated by Aaron Seeto (2011); Bok (with Jeff Nusz) Physics Room, Christchurch (2011); Seung Yul Oh, Artspace project, Melbourne Art Fair (2010), curated by Emma Bugden; Bogle Bogle, TheNewDowse (2010), with curator Claire Renault; Oddooki, Sculpture Court, Te Papa The Museum of New Zealand, curated by Charlotte Huddleston (2008/2009); Telecom Prospect 2007: New Art New Zealand, City Gallery Wellington, curated by Heather Galbraith; Break: Construct, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, curated by Rhana Devenport (2007); Bearing, Te Tuhi The Mark, with curator Emma Bugden (2007); 5 4 3 2 1, Auckland Artists Projects, Auckland Art Gallery, curated by Ngahiraka Mason (2006); CHEW CHEW Tongue, Starkwhite (2006); Snake oil, Recent Acquisitions from the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery (2005) curated by Robert Leonard; Artspace New Artists exhibition, Compelled (2005), curated by Rhana Devenport.

In 2010 Oh was invited by Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa to take up a residency at the artist-run space GGOOL in Seoul and he was the recipient of the 2011 Harriet Friedlander New York Residency Award administered by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.