London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Transfer / 갈아타다: Korean and British Abstract Painting and the Digital Document

From 24 February – 15 April, the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents TRANSFER, a workshop-style exhibition that explores the digital documentation of painting. It consists of paintings juxtaposed with forms of digital documentation, and focuses on works from both the UK and South Korea which have been made over the past thirty years. A ‘document’ is … [Read More]

Begin Again: KCC UK X Germany Open Call exhibition 2022

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents a new exhibition 2022 KCC UK x Germany Open Call Begin Again, opening on 23 November until 4 February at 1-3 Strand, London, featuring six international artists: Iden Sungyoung Kim, Kyungmin Sophia Son, Nina Nowak, Sooun Kim, Yambe Tam and Ya-Wen Fu. To expand the opportunity of these talented emerging … [Read More]

Yun Choi: Running at the Speed of Light, the Body Becomes a Turtle

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Yun Choi in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. Yun Choi collects images, words and behaviours marked by South Korean banality and remixes them for her videos and multimedia installations. Through the fantastical embodiment of vernacular culture, her practice activates a … [Read More]

Ilhwa Kim: Real Life Architecture, at HOFA gallery

South Korean mixed media artist Ilhwa Kim will bring to London a brand new selection of artworks created in the last 2 and a half years. ‘Real Life Architecture’ is a collaborative curatorial project which will centre around the artist’s philosophy and purpose for creating. This latest exhibition will feature more than 20 large panel … [Read More]

Zadie Xa: House Gods, Animal Guides and Five Ways 2 Forgiveness – at Whitechapel Gallery

For her largest solo exhibition in London to date, Korean-Canadian artist, Zadie Xa (b.1983) presents a new body of work commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery. Xa creates an ambitious installation where sculptures, textiles and paintings act as ‘tricksters’ and ‘shapeshifters’ in and amongst a large-scale fabric structure that is inspired by a traditional Korean home known … [Read More]

4482 Ten: Hope

For the past two years, we have seen an ever-increasing crisis around the world. The pandemic interrupted our daily lives, and the recent War in Ukraine took us apart from friends and family. We are hoping to combine our 10th exhibition together with the theme of Hope which we would like to call as Ten … [Read More]

Korean Artists at StART Art Fair 2022

Stars of K-drama, K-Pop and K-movies show their artistic side at StART art fair, London Now in its 9th year, StART art fair has become known for bringing the work of lesser-known artistic communities to an art collecting public. Held annually at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery, StART fills all three floors of the gallery with … [Read More]

Jeong Woojae: Afterglow, at Albemarle Gallery

Korean artist Jeong Woojae invites us to experience a surreal situation, where a young girl’s constant companion is a tropical fish. She goes about her everyday life against a backdrop of park, suburb and street accompanied by various sumptuous and over-scaled specimens, which seem perfectly at home in an alien environment. They float, guide and … [Read More]

Silent Mind: an exhibition by Lloyd Choi Gallery

An exhibition for London Design Festival 2022, running as alongside the V+A’s Korean exhibition ‘K-Wave’ (September 2022 – June 2023). The included works consider the meditative aesthetic of Korean craftsmanship, exploring how this can help us all find tranquility and consolation in turbulent times. The exhibition title reflects the calm and mindful status of the maker-artists, whose … [Read More]

Normal Life: Heesoo Kim solo show at Unit London

Heesoo Kim’s first solo exhibition with Unit London explores our shared contemporary experience through portraiture. In what the artist defines as an “expression of the mundane”, Normal Life is an accumulation of everyday observations. Surrounded by a society that constantly grapples for recognition and success, Kim’s body of work subtly engages with the mild sense of insecurity … [Read More]