Bon-A Koo | Koo Bon-A


Born in Seoul Korea in 1976 
B.F.A in Oriental Painting, College of Fine Arts, Hongik University, Seoul Korea 
M.F.A in Oriental Painting, College of Fine Arts, Hongik University, Seoul Korea 
Ph.D. in Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, Hongik University , Seoul Korea 
Now lives and works in Incheon, Korea 
Selected Solo Exhibitions 
2013 The Silent Spring ,Irrelevant Imagination, ddung Gallery 
2012  KOOISM-Solo Exhibition, Shun Art Gallery, Shanghai China
                Solo Exhibition, Sinsegae Gallery, Incheon Korea 
2011 Remnants of Time and Existence, DaeWoo Finance Yeok-sam Satation 
                Gallery, Seoul Korea
                Time’s Teeth, Grimson Gallery, Seoul Korea 
2009 Scenery of the Ruins, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
                – Sponsored by the Korean Culture & Art Foundation
                Color of Memory, Remarkable Artist of the year Korean Culture Center, Paris France 
2007  Ancient Future, Hongik University, Contemporary Museum, Seoul Korea 
2006 of Lost Things, Lotte Art Gallery(avenuel)-Seoul, Lotte Art Gallery-Ilsan Korea – Sponsored by the Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation and
                the Korean Culture & Art Foundation Solo Exhibition, Song Eun Gallery, Seoul Korea-Sponsored by the Song 
                Eun Arts & Culture Foundation 
2005 Solo Exhibition, Forum Gallery, Wiesbaden Germany 
2004  Conversations with Substance, Noam Gallery, Seoul Korea – Sponsored by the Korean Culture & Art Foundation 
2004 Solo Exhibition, Artinus Gallery – Sponsored by the Gyeonggi Cultural  
2002 Solo Exhibition, Dukwon Gallery, Seoul Korea
                Selected Group Exhibitions 
2014 Beyond—Song Yonghua×Koo Bona
                Go into the Nature,Yirorimura Gallery,Osaka Japan
East-Right Here,Insa Art Center
Ado Space Opening Exhibition,Ado Space 
2013 Generation Exhibition,Hongik University Art Museum
Garage Sale-platform,Incheon Art Platform  Korea
KAAH International Art Exhibition,Honolulu Museum of art School Gallery
Gong-pyeong Art Center
Art,Eternal Light-Seoul Art High School  60 Anniversary Exhibition, Hangaram Art Museum
Guro Art Valley overview of the 5th anniversary ‘ hojeopjimong’ ,Guro Arts Valley
Garage Sale-platform,Incheon Art Platform
Spring comes,POSCO E & C Art Gallery
12 grounds ,Gong-pyeong Art Center
Uncovering local art ,Bupyeong Art Center
New Year’s cruise,Shinsegae Gallery
Reported results of Incheon Art Platform Resident artists ,Incheon Art Platform
“観光”-Kan  Hikari ART EXPO , Tokyo, Kyoto ,Sen nyuji,Japan 
2012  Artist Residency Incheon Art Platform Preview , Incheon Art Platform  Korea
                八 色 居 词 , OCI Museum of Art Korea
                HEXAGRAM, Art Forum New Gate
                Earth’s Banranjeon, Urania Museum of Art, Korea Culture Center, Berlin
                Forest, Insa Art Center Korea
                White Space, topohawooseu
                Summer Living Color, Gong Art Space
                Youth Art 100 (nova) – the Enjoy Museum of Art,SZ Art Center, Arario Gallery, Beijing China
                Come to see me-Incheon Art Platform Residency Open Studio, Incheon Art Platform Korea
                Breath and Pause, Korea China Alternating Cold Exhibition, Yujung Art Center 
2011 OCI Museum Art Studio, open studio, OCI Art Gallery Art Studio
                Play in Incheon-Young Artists of Incheon, Incheon Art Platform ,Incheon Korea 
                The 30th anniversary of Gangnam University in painting, University of Gangnam showroom Korea
                1004 Art, Baleunsesang Gallery, Seoul Korea
                Mind of the Landscape, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul Korea
                Born to Live-Group Exhibit of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese artists, Koo Bona, Wang Qiing, and Fueda Aki,
                Shun Gallery, Shanghai China)
  Terra Incognita-Incheon Women’s Art Biennial Show, Bupyeong Art Center, Incheon Korea
                Oasis, Kang-rung Gallery
                Love 104, Insa Art Center
                Accidental Inspiration, Incheon Korean Art Festival, Incheon, Korea
                Incheon Culture and Arts Center
                Korean painting Stands in the old courtyard, Seoul Art Center-Hangaram Museum, Seoul Korea
                Accompanied, Korean Culture Center in Japan, Gallery Mi, Tokyo Japan
                Seoul Arts High School Alumni Fellows Exhibition, Kips gallery, New York USA
                A garage sale of the Platform, Incheon Art Platform
                ART to DESIGN, Insa Art Center 
2010 Inner Strength, Able Fine Art NY Gallery, New York USA
                Comparaision 2010, Grand Palais, Paris France
                Painting over Flowers, Spring Gallery
                Empathy-Goyang Cultural Foundation award-Winner Exhibition, Goyang 
                Oullm Nuri Art Center Korea
                Explore the future of Korea – Andong Cultural & Art Center Planning 
                Exhibition, Andong Cultural & Art Center, Andong Korea
                Korea and Japan which Woman see’s, Korean Culture Center in Japan, Gallery Mi, Tokyo Japan
                Circulation Art Project ART and ENVIRONMENT, Shun Art Gallery. Shanghai, China
                Jang Heung Art Park -Chocolate Box 2010 Spring Asian artist exhibition- All the Scenes of the World, Jang Heung Art Park Museum
                Seeking Directions from Indian Ink’ 2010 Korea sounds Cultural Center Planning exhibition, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do
                Look at the world with bamboo in my heart, Moran Gallery, sponsored by Korea Broadcasting System, Korea Art Association)) 
2009  JUST. ART , Sung kok Museum
                HOTEL ROOM – Il Hyun Museum, Eul Ji Foundation Building
                Young Artists Japan, Tagboat Gallery, Tokyo Japan
                Oriental painting Millennium Exhibition, Seoul Art Center, Seoul Korea
                Yeo Baik Group Exhibition, Kangnung National Museum
                Homcoming YAP, Gallery Jung
                Shun Art Gallery Permanent Exhibition, Shanghai China 
2008 Korea & China Women’s Artist Group Exhibition, Korean Culture Center, Beijing China, Shun Art Gallery, Shanghai China)
                Forget Me Not, I-MYU PROJECTS, London UK)
                Korea’s brush, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul Korea
                Splash of Imagination, New Language o f Korean Ink , Jung gallery
  Their First and Their Start, Sam Cheong gallery
                Seoul Arts High School 55 th Anniversary Exhibition, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul Korea 
2007  Hongik University& China Central Academy of Fine Arts planning Exhibition,
                China Central Academy of Fine Arts Kapa Gallery, Beijing 
                ‘Hello Chelsea! 2007’, PS 35 Galler , New York USA
                Pocheon Asia Biennale, Pocheon Bonweol Art Hall 
2006 The National Art open Studio run by National Museum of Contemporary Art , The National Goyang Art Studio
                The National Art open Studio `SUB` Exhibition-run by National Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Goyang Art Studio)
                Gallery Jung Competition to discover new artists – artists projects – Gallery Jung  
2005 Yeo Baik Group Exhibition, Insa art Center
                Young Artists Exhibition, Busan Tower Gallery, Busan, Korea and Ulsan, Museum of Modern Art, Ulsan, Korea
                The Grand Art Exhibition of Songeun, Seoul Art Center-Hangaram Museum, Seoul  Korea 
2004 Today’s Brush and Chinese Ink, The Evocation of Grace, Gongpyong Art Center
                The Grand Art Exhibition of Songeun, Seoul Art Center-Hangaram Museum
                Toyama Suiboku Triennial, The Suiboku Museum,Toyama Japan 
2003  Yeo Baik Group Exhibition-Communication, Maronie Museum of Art
                The Grand Art Exhibition of Songeun, Gongpyong Art Center 
2002  Didim-Naedim Exhibition, Ga-na Art Center
                The Yookgap Gate Project, Han-River park , The Yookgap Gate
                Seo Se Ok, Kim Duck Ki, Koo Bon Exhibition, Sindoricoh cultural space 
2001  The Identity of Young Artists, Chuwa Gallery, Tokyo Japan
                Didim-Naedim Exhibition, Dukwon Gallery Korea
                Exhibition of Dong-Dong, Gongpyong Art Center 
2000  Meditation in a Box-Man and Nature, Gongpyong Art Center
                Wisedom of the classics, Life of modern people, Gongpyong Art Center 
1999 Human Relationships, Ga-na
                That Pine Tree on the Nam-mountain, Gongpyong Art Center
                Pil-Mook, Gongpyong Art Center 
2014   Incheon Cultural Foundation – Art Field 
2013 Incheon Cultural Foundation — Vosual Art 
2012 Selected art projects by Incheon Cultural Foundation, Incheon Cultural Foundation)
                Incheon Art Platform Artist Residency Selection, Incheon Art Platform
                Young Women’s Cultural Award, Women’s Cultural Network, Ministry of Culture and Tourism 
2011  Song-Am Cultural Foundation OCI Gallery Artist in Residence, OCI 
                Gallery Creative Studio
                Artwork reprinted in high school art textbook , Kyohak Press 
2010 Goyang Cultural Foundation Award ‘Empathy ‘Goyang Oullm Art Center
                Supported by Seoul Foundation and Arts and Culture 2010, Korea 
2009  Il-hyun Travel Grant Award Winner 
                Arts Council of Korea, Fund for the Advancement of the Arts, Visual Artist Selection
                Korean Culture Center, Remarkable Artist of the year, Paris France 
2008  Korea International Art Fair (KIAF 2008) Artist Program Selection
                Young Portfolio 2008 of Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japan 
2007  Hello Chelsea! 2007’Artist Selection, PS 35 Gallery, New York USA 
2006  Arts Council of Korea, Fund for the Advancement of the Arts, Visual Artist Selection
                Arts Council of Gyeonggi Province, Visual Artist Selection
                Song-Eun Cultural Foundation Grant Award Winner
                National Museum of Contemporary Art, Goyang Creative Studio Artist in Residence
                Gallery Jung New Artist Selection
                Discoveries of Fotofest 2006, Nominated by Anne Tucker, USA
                Supported by The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation 2006, Korea 
2005  The Grand Art Exhibition of Songeun Winner, Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Museum 
2004  The Grand Art Exhibition of Songeun Winner, Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Museum
                Toyama Suiboku Triennial Winner, The Suiboku Museum, Toyama Japan
                Arts Council of Korea, Fund for the Advancement of the Arts, Visual Artist Selection
                Arts Council of Gyeonggi Province, Visual Artist Selection 
2003  The Grand Art Exhibition of Songeun Winner, Gong-pyeong Art Center 
Art Fairs 
2013 India Art Fair, Shun Art Gallery, Delhi India
                Kyoto Art Fair, Shun Art Gallery, Kyoto Japan 
2012 KIAF2012, Seoul Korea 
2011 Pink Art Fair, COEX Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul Korea
                KIAF Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
                Doors Art Fair2011, Seoul Korea
                Art Metz, Paris France 
2009  Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai China 
2008 London Forum Art fair, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London UK
                KIAF 2008, artist program, Coex, Seoul Korea 
2007 Affordable Art Fair, London UK
Bridge Art Fair, London UK 



                Seoul Museum of Art
                National Museum of contemporary art, Korea
                OCI Museum
                Incheon Culture Foundation