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.

Wish You a Lovely Sunday, 2021. Poster Design: Dokho Shin
Wish You a Lovely Sunday, 2021, Installation View
Wish You a Lovely Sunday, 2021, Installation View
Wish You a Lovely Sunday, 2021, Installation View
The Crack Begins Within, 11th Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, 2020
Miracles, 2021 (left). Out of Season, 2021 (right). 9th Berlin Masters, Wilhelm Hallen, 2021
In the Blink of Prejudice, 2021. LETTER (to us), on a billboard at Elsenbrücke, Berlin, Germany, 2021. Organized by DISKURS Berlin, supported by Korea Foundation

 

EDUCATION  

Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea
BA, English Language and Literature
BA, Cross-cultural Studies

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
Megan Dominescu, Lea Draeger, Nika Fontaine, Aviva Silverman, Young-jun Tak, MAUER, Cologne, curated by Linda Peitz

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 BollmannErschreckend Aktuell / Frighteningly topical, Gabriele Senn Galerie, curated by Jörg Heiser and Sarah KhanLETTER (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
Szene Berlin, Hall Art Foundation / Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg, Germany

2019
Show Me Your Selfie, DISKURS Berlin, Berlin, Germany
PRO-TEST, Seoul Museum of Art Bunker, Seoul, South Korea
Show Me Your Selfie, Aram Art Museum, Goyang, South Korea

2018
Schrein der Freundschaft, BKV Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
A Strong Desire, PS120, Berlin, Germany

2016
The Others, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany

 

FESTIVALS AND BIENNALE

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

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

 

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

2016-17
International Exchange Program, Arts Council Korea

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