Bek Hyunjin (b. 1972)

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Bek Hyunjin(b. 1972) is one of the noteworthy Korean artists. He has been actively performing as an artist across diverse areas, including painter, installation artist, performance artist, musician, actor, film director, and graphic designer. The keyword encompassing these various activities might be ‘impromptu amusement,’ which means avoiding any pre-set narratives or composition. As a performer, he had been invited to be performed in major art institutions such as the Korean Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition in Italy(2004), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea(2012, 2014, 2017) and Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art in Korea(2012, 2014).

Not only in the fine-art world, but Bek is also well-known in the field of pop culture. He is a solo singer-songwriter as well as a vocalist of a legendary indie band, Uhuhboo Project, project-based music group Bahngbek. Furthermore, He often shows up in the films by distinguished directors such as Park Chan-wook and Hong Sang-soo and even directed his own movies named The End(2009) and Endless Joke(2011).

Bek Hyunjin has held numerous solo exhibitions in various places including Korea, UK, Germany, Italy. In 2017, Bek was chosen as the nominee/sponsored artist for the ‘Korea Art Prize 2017’ of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Bek is steadily practicing his omnidirectional artistic activities.