Ji Su Kwak

b. 1993, Suwon, South Korea

Lives & works in Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION
2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
2019
Port of Call, curated by Ahmed Ozsever, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL
A Perfect Measurement, curated by Jin Woo Chung, SITE Galleries, Chicago, IL
2018
Artificial Landscape, SITE Galleries, Chicago, IL
Alienable Rights, curated by Paul Hopkin & Jeffrey Grauel, Slow, Chicago, IL

SAIC Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
2017
Send Your Location, curated by Zara Monica Wee & Haley Jung, 33 Orchard Gallery, New York, NY
Iterative Information, Origin Ongoing, curated by Adia Sykes & Alden Burke, Dean’s Office, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 International Juried Art Exhibition, Art Kudos, http://www.artkudos.com
2015
The Death of Gallery 2. Dispensables, Crude Creatures Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014
Erin Jane Nelson’s Kantan Na Libe Tavleau, Gallery Forever & Always, Chicago, IL
2013
WITHIN. 9th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL
Claire Ashley’s Filly Wrangling, Fountain Fair, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
On Your Mark: LFAS Visual Art Alumni 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown, BC, Canada
Artbash 2013: Contemporary Practices Exhibition, The LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL
2012
Fresh Art, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL
Grad Show 2012, Mary Pratt Gallery, Fort Langley, BC, Canada
Do Not Discard II, Mary Pratt Gallery, Fort Langley, BC, Canada

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
2018
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
VSC Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) Residency, Steuben, WI
Excellence in Leadership Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Conference Grant, National Student Leadership Diversity Convention, Chicago, IL
Top 10 Award, Artist of the Year 2017, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France
2017
Final Recipient, Idea Generation Grants sponsored by SAIC Student Government, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
AUO Artist Scholarship, ART-UNI-ON Founded by Hyundai Motor and Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2012
Distinguished Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Nagao Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Langley Fine Arts School, Fort Langley, BC, Canada
The West Award for Conceptual Development, Langley Fine Arts School, Fort Langley, BC, Canada

PUBLICATIONS
2019
The COMP Magazine. Ji Su Kwak - Balanced Talk & Fluid Identities. April 2019, http://www.thecompmagazine.com/ji-su-kwak/
2018
KSA Magazine Dahm-so. Necessary Discomfort: Speaking about “Comfort Women”. Chicago, IL
FNewsmagazine. Uncomfortable Truths. Chicago, IL http://fnewsmagazine.com/2018/04/comfort-women/
Circle Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine. Q&A with Ji Su Kwak. March 2018: Issue 5. https://circle-arts.com/interview-ji-su-kwak/
2017
ArtMaze Magazine. Curated Selection of Works by Jacob Rhodes. Anniversary Edition: Issue 5. London, UK
2014
Untitled Magazine. The First Issue is Out Around Campus. Chicago, IL
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