London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Bomi Kim: A Wild Romance Surrounds Us, at Strike

Bomi Kim (b.1998) is a South Korean painter based in London and Seoul. Bomi’s paintings are an extension of her poetry. In her paintings Bomi explores the human condition from her perspective. From her writing several versions of herself emerge depending on time and place. Having grown up between Korea, Thailand and the UK her … [Read More]

Soojin Kang: To Be You, Whoever You Are, at Gathering

Gathering is pleased to present To Be You, Whoever You Are, a solo exhibition of new textile sculpture by Korean artist Soojin Kang. Using the ritualistic actions of weaving, knotting, winding and unwinding to explore the sculptural possibilities of textiles, Kang transubstantiates raw materials into structures that retain unmistakeable traces of their biotic origins. In … [Read More]

Lee Ufan and Claude Viallat: Encounter, at Pace Gallery

Pace Gallery is honoured to present Lee Ufan and Claude Viallat: Encounter, a two-person exhibition organised by the preeminent French curator, Alfred Pacquement. Spanning more than five decades, this exhibition will survey both artists’ enduring commitment to abstraction as a means of engaging philosophical ideas of time, space, and matter. At the centre of this … [Read More]

Acquainted with the Night: Dongwook Suh, Ahnnlee Lee and Yoonhee Choi at No 9 Cork Street

ONE AND J. Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition “Acquainted with the Night” featuring three Korean artists – Dongwook Suh, Ahnnlee Lee, and Yoonhee Choi – at Frieze No.9 Cork Street, London. It presents various artistic practices through portraits, abstract paintings, installations, and poem that have been created by experiencing the night which … [Read More]

Tae Kim: Bloom, at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

Delicate, impish figures appear against bright, blazing backgrounds, their bodies embellished with or seemingly sprouting flowers and leaves while at other times, characters are hidden deep within thick pockets of foliage. This latest series of portraits by the Seoul-based artist Tae Kim continue her explorations into the heightened emotional experiences of the gaming world with a particular … [Read More]

Korean Art London at Mall Galleries

Korean Art London is a new visual arts event for the capital that celebrates the astonishing creative output of South Korea. Held throughout all three Mall Galleries spaces in London’s West End, Korean Art London comprises an artists’ fair, a site-specific installation by an artists collective, and a showcase of key works by major South … [Read More]

Shin Sang-ho: The Mind of a Master, at Han Collection

Shin Sang-ho is a renowned ceramic artist from South Korea who is known for his unique style that combines traditional Korean pottery techniques with contemporary design. Born in 1947 in Gyeonggi Province, Shin Sang-ho studied ceramics at Hongik University in Seoul and has since become one of the most prominent ceramic artists in the country. … [Read More]

Moon Jar: The Untold Story, at Cromwell Place

The Moon Jar is a sculptural form that became an icon in contemporary ceramic history and is celebrated in both the UK and Korea. Echoing the shape of a floating full moon, the traditional white Moon Jar, made from two porcelain hemispheres, dates back to the Joseon Dynasty (14th-19th centuries). Historically the Moon Jar has … [Read More]

Mind, Hand and Time: Dahye Jeong, at Cromwell Place

The exhibition presents Korea’s unique culture through the works of Dahye Jeong, winner of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2022, and showcased for the first time outside of South Korea. Exhibition organised in collaboration with and supported by Loewe Foundation and presented as part of London Craft Week 2023. About the artist Dahye Jeong. Originally … [Read More]

Workshop: Hand-Stitched Silk Bok Jumeoni, at the V&A

Using traditional Korean silk fabrics and thread, create a hand-stitched lucky pouch, Bok jumeoni, inspired by the ancient Korean tradition of bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths. Traditionally used to carry coins and precious items from a belt, today, fortune pouches are often used to give a gift of money at important festivals like Seollal, Korean New … [Read More]

Light of Weaving: Labour-Hand-Hours, at the KCC

Co-presented by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE), the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), and the Soluna Art Group, this exhibition highlights the very best of Korean aesthetics through the concept of ‘Weaving’. Bringing together eleven masters and artists, the exhibition displays pieces that have been creatively formed by employing long-established Korean techniques … [Read More]

BKS curator tour of Hallyu exhibition

The tour will begin in the Lobby at 6.15pm where we shall meet Rosalie Kim, the Curator of the Korean Gallery. We will meet in the Lobby under the large glass chandelier when you come through the Main Entrance on Cromwell Road. The V&A have collected art and design objects from Korea since 1888 and opened the Korean Gallery … [Read More]