Young-jun Tak tries to investigate some of the socio-cultural and psychological mechanisms that are part of shaping certain belief systems. He often raises questions about Christian fanaticism of today and its fear for bodily pleasures and diversity within our contemporary culture.

His work was featured in exhibitions at the Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, and the Koenig Berlin (St. Agnes). Tak has also participated in two biennials: Istanbul Biennial in 2017 and 11th Berlin Biennale in 2020. Young-Jun Tak is mostly exhibited in Germany, but had exhibitions in South Korea and Turkey.

 

EDUCATION  

Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea

BA, English Language and Literature

BA, Cross-cultural Studies

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2021 TOY Berlin Masters Award, Berlin Masters Foundation, Monique and Max Burger International Exchange Program for Young Artists, Arts Council Korea

2020 International Exchange Program, Arts Council Korea

2016 - 2017 International Exchange Program, Arts Council Korea

 

FESTIVALS AND BIENNALE

2020 11th Berlin Biennale, The Crack Begins Within, Berlin, Germany

2017 15th Istanbul Biennial, a good neighbour, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Wish You a Lovely Sunday, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia, organized by Center Stage, Moscow, New York

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 It`s Just a Phrase, Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst (K-U-K), Trondheim, Norway

2021 9th Berlin Masters, Wilhelm Hallen, Berlin, organized by Berlin Masters Foundation, curated by Philipp Bollmann

2021 Erschreckend Aktuell / Frighteningly topical, Gabriele Senn Galerie, curated by Jörg Heiser and Sarah Khan

2021 LETTER (to us), a billboard project at Elsenbrücke, Berlin, Germany, organized by DISKURS Berlin, supported by Korea Foundation Round 4, Art for Black Lives, Online

2020 Locked in, BKV Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

2020 Szene Berlin, Hall Art Foundation / Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg, Germany

2019 Show Me Your Selfie, DISKURS Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2019 PRO-TEST, Seoul Museum of Art Bunker, Seoul, South Korea

2019 Show Me Your Selfie, Aram Art Museum, Goyang, South Korea

2018 Schrein der Freundschaft, BKV Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

2018 A Strong Desire, PS120, Berlin, Germany

2016 The Others, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Fragment opens Young-jun Tak’s solo exhibition
July 21, 2021
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