Born in Seoul, Korea, in 1963 / Lives and works in Seoul





MFA in Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, 1989

BFA in Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, 1987



Solo Exhibitions



I am not the only one but many, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK

Oh Rose!, Space Willing N Dealing, Seoul, Korea


Whisper Only to You, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

Whisper Only to You, MADRE · Museo d'arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy

Fragments of Form-Carla Accardi, Yeesookyung, Massimo De Carlo, Hong Kong (two-person exhibition)



Yeesookyung: Contemporary Korean Sculpture, Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, USA

Saint Breeders, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, Korea

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

When I Become You, Yeesookyung in Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan



The Meaning of Time, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Take Me Home Country Roads, Space Willing N Dealing, Seoul, Korea



Flame, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore, Singapore



Yeesookyung, Sindoh Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea



Yeesookyung, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium



Jung Marie’s Jeongga, Yeesookyung’s Devotion, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Broken Whole, Michael Schultz Gallery, Seoul, Korea



Yeesookyung, Thomas Cohn Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Yeesookyung, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Yee Sookyung im Schloß Oranienbaum, Museum Schloß Oranienbaum, Dessau, Germany



Broken Whole, Michael Schultz Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Paradise Hormone, Mongin Art Center, Seoul, Korea



Earth Wind &Fire, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea



Flame, One and J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea



Breeding Drawing, Gallery SSamzie, Seoul, Korea



Island Adventure, Alternative Space Pool, Seoul, Korea



Off-shoot Flower/ Painting/ Pottery, SSamzieSpace, Seoul, Korea



Domestic Tailor Shop, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea



Lee Sookyung, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, Il, USA



Getting Married to Myself, Indeco Gallery, Seoul/ K Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



Selected Group Exhibitions


2020 Changwon Sculpture Biennale: Non-Sculpture - Light or flexible, Changwon, Korea

Aspect of Korean Modern Sculpture, Seosomun Shrine History Museum, Seoul, Korea
To the Moon with Snoopy, Lotte Museum of Art, Seoul. Korea
50/50, Alternative Space Loop, Multiplex Art Salon, Seoul, Korea

The Book of Disquiet, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea
Exhibition Paradoxa. Art from Middle Korea, Udine, Casa Cavazzini, Italy
Far East Film Festival of Udine, Udine, Casa Cavazzini, Italy
Highlight K-Art, Culture-ICT Pavilion, PyeongChang Olympic Plaza, Korea



2017 Real DMZ, DMZ Peace and Culture Square, Cheorwon-gun, Korea

Ghost, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

The 57th International Art Exhibition,  La Biennale di Venezia, Viva Arte Viva, Venice, Italy



Pungryunamdo Art Project, Haengcheon Museum, Haenam, Korea

MMCA Gwacheon, 30 Years 1986-2016: As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea

Born in Flames : Korean Ceramics from the National Museum of Korea, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

When Words Fail, HITE Collection, Seoul, Korea

Rivers-The Way of Living in Transition / Asia Contemporary Art Links, Gallery 1 at Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju, Korea

Earth, Fire, Soul -Masterpieces of Korean Ceramics, Salon d'Honneur at the Grand Palais, Paris, France

Art from Elsewhere, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Arnolfini, Bristol, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)

Motions, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore

CERAMIX: Art and Ceramics from Rodin to Schütte, Sèvres – Cité de la céramique, Sèvres, France

Art from Elsewhere, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)



Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia, USC Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena, USA

CERAMIX: Art and Ceramics from Rodin to Schütte, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands

Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA

[ana] please keep your eyes closed for a moment, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Art and the Measure of Liberty, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, NY, USA

Contemporary Art, Infiltrated into a Museum, Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, Youngin-si, Korea

Accidental Encounter, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Rivers-The Way of Living in Transition, PIER-2 Art Center, Kaosiung, Taiwan

HaengChon Art Project, Daeheung Buddist Museum, Baekryunsa, Gangjin, Korea

Blessed Land, Yang Pyeong Art Center, Yang Pyeong, Korea

Memories of artistic soul, Cheonan Arts Center Museum, Cheonan, Korea

My Blue China, Fondation d'entreprise Bernardaud Limoges, France

Water and Land - Niigata Art Festival, Closed school in Niigata, Niigata, Japan

Art from Elsewhere, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)

Art from Elsewhere, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)

Art from Elsewhere, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)



Beyond and Between, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Art from Elsewhere, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, U.K. (Travelling Exhibition)

Busan Biennale: Inhabiting the World, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Time of Resonance, Jeju Museum of Art, Jejudo, Korea

From Corea to Korea, Fine Art Gallery Art Link, Seoul, Korea

Encounters 2014, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dual Natures in Ceramics, SFO Museum, San Francisco, USA

K-P.O.P.─Korean Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Warmth, Culture Station 284, Seoul, Korea

Objectified: Sculpture Today, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK



Apakabar Indonesia, Lotte Shopping Avenue Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Women Healing the World, Osan City Museum, Osan, Korea

Korea-NRW, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Hagen, Germany

La Route Bleue, Fondation Boghossian, Bruxelles, Belgium

THE MOON JAR and Contemporary British Ceramics, Korean Cultural Centre, London

Biennaleonline 2013,

The Collectors Show: Weight of History, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore



Deoksugung Project, National Museum of Contemporary Art at Deoksugung Palace, Seoul, Korea

Constellation Gemini, Korea Artist Prize, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Berliner Festspiele, Seitenbuhne Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The Diverse Spectrum: 600Years of Korean Ceramics, Museum of Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

All Our Relations: The 18th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia

Arsenale: First International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Ukraine 2012, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

Walk in Asia, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Buam Project, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea

Art project 2012: communion, Nuclear Summit Seoul, 2012 Media Center, Seoul, Korea

Ceramics Commune, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea



Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea. Travelled to: Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA

Elephant Parade, Singapore 2011, Singapore

Epic of Units, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

Countdown, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea

Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean contemporary art 1976-2011, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Travelled to: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Chopping Play_Korean Contemporary Art Now, Ion Art Gallery, Singapore

New address, New works, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan



My dear object, Avenue L Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Korean Gene, Korea Craft & Design Foundation Gallery, Seoul, Korea

oblique strategies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea      

Busan Biennale, Now Asian Artist, Busan Cultural Center, Korea

Sculptures, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Close encounter, Jeju Museum of Art, Jejudo, Korea

Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa, Culture Hall, Kanazawa City, Japan

The touch of history, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Germany

The 30th Anniversary of the Young Korean Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea



Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Cardero Park, Vancouver, Canada

Platform, Kimusa, Seoul, Korea

Cheongju International Craft Biennale, The Old Cheongju Tabacco Processing Plant, Cheongju, Korea

Temptation Body, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Firenze, Italy

Double Fantasy, Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame city, Japan

Logic of Sensibility, Interalia, Seoul, Korea

Ceramics-Climax, Gyeonggido Museum of Modern art, Ansan-city, Korea

Translated Koryo Celadon, Haegang Ceramics Museum, Ichon, Korea

Fragile-Fields of Empathy, Museum of Modern Art of Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France

Lost and Found, Rokeby Gallery, London, UK

Encounter: Dublin, Lisbon, Hong Kong and Seoul, Korea Foundation Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea

Meditation Biennale Poznan 2008, Poznan, Poland



Hirschwegeinundzwanzig, Kunstverin Coburg e. v., Coburg, Germany

Metamorphoses: Korean Trajectories, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Micro-narratives, Saint-Etienne Museum, France

Fantasy studio-A foundation, Liverpool biennale, Liverpool, UK

B side, Do Art Seoul, Seoul, Korea

To have or to be, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland / Palacio Galveias, Lisboa, Portugal



Possible Impossible, Art Park Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Anyang Public Art Project, Hakun Park, Anyang, Korea

Shanghai E-arts Festival,: Doll House, Shanghai, China

The 48th October Salon: Micro Narratives, Belgrade, Serbia

Icheon Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea

Unfolding Korean Stories, Alcala 31, Madrid, Spain



Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Abandoned house, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan

Gwangju Biennale 2006: Fever Variations, Biennale Hall, Gwangju, Korea

Art in Life: Public Furniture, Busan Biennale 2006, Haeundae Beach, Busan, Korea



V4 Video, Vostell Gallery, Berlin, Germany

The Exhibition on the Tales of 15 Villages, Gwangju, Korea

Against Translation, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Seoul Until Now, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark



Episode, Chungju City Art Center, Chungju, Korea

A Praise for Still Life, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

MixMax, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea



Attese-Ceramics in Contemporary Art 2003, Albisola Museum of Ceramics, Albisola, Italy

D.I.Y. Beyond Instruction, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea



Real–Interface, Space Ima, Seoul, Korea



Attese-Ceramics in Contemporary Art 2001, Albisola Museum of Ceramics, Albisola, Italy

Art Museum in Image, Gwangju Art Center, Gwangju/ Busan Art Center, Busan, Korea



Das Lied von der Erde-Song of the Land, Museum Fridericianum Kassel, Kassel, Germany

Exit: International Film & Video Festival, Chisenhale Gallery, London, England

Con-Temporary-Super Expo 2000, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

Media City Seoul 2000, Subway Gallery, Seoul, Korea, Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, Korea

Leaving the Island: Busan International Art Festival, Busan City Museum of Art Busan, Korea

Another Space, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea

Art Museum in Image, Korea Center of Art and Culture, Seoul, Korea



Artist Residencies


Grass Mountain Art Residency, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015

Transfer Korea-NRW, Germany, 2012

Gyeonggi Creation Center Pilot Program, 2009

SSamzie Studio Program, Seoul, Korea, 2007

Villa Arson Residency Program, Nice, France, 2003

International Studio Program, Apex Art CP., New York, 1998

Artist in Market Place, Bronx Museum, New York, 1995



Selected Collections


Acrovista, Seoul, Korea

ARCO Collection, IFEMA, Madrid, Spain

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Bristol Museum, Bristol, UK

The British Museum, London, UK

Byucksan Corporation, Seoul, Korea

Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

City of Echigo-Tsumari, Japan

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Gyeonggido Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea

Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju, Korea

Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

M+ Museum, Hong Kong

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA

POSCO Museum, Pohang, Korea

Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

Times Square, Seoul, Korea

Uli Sigg Collection, Switzerland

YU-UN Obayashi Collection, Tokyo, Japan