Jun Ahn

South Korean Jun Ahn came to study in the US, where she graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in art history in 2006, followed by two years of postgraduate study of photography at the Pratt Institute.

While at the Pratt, she had her first work displayed as part of group gallery exhibitions, and began work on the "Self-Portrait" project, which to date is her most prominent series of photographs which she regards as “a performance without an audience”, an end of youth of sorts, and a coming to terms with the future.

In 2009 and 2010 she was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship at New York’s Parsons The New School for Design, and in 2011 received both the Dean's and a departmental scholarship. During this time her work received its first major exhibitions, including a joint exhibition with Kazuna Taguchi at PS 122 in New York.

Furthermore, Ahn has been selected as one of BJP’s 20 Photographers To Watch in 2013. Parsons awarded her a Master of Fine Arts with honours in January 2012, after which she acquired a PhD in photography from Hongik University in Seoul.


Ph.D in Photography Hongik University, South Korea

MFA in Photography Parsons-The New School for Design, New York, United States

Photography Pratt Institute, New York, United States

BA Art History University of Southern California- Los Angeles, United States

Selected solo exhibitions


Ahn Jun, 291 Gallery, Seoul, Korea


A Chance for the Unpredictable, Lianzhou Museum of Photography, China

Ahn Jun, Art Space J, Gyunggi, Korea

Ahn Jun, Art Space Groove, Seoul, Korea

Self-Portrait / One Life, Marute Gallery, Takamatsu, Japan


"Obscure Present" BMW Photo Space, Busan, Korea

"On The Verge" Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, USA

"One Life" CASE Tokyo space, Tokyo, Japan

"One Life" Drossy Salon, Seoul, Korea


"UnveiledScape" Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

"InvisibleScapes" Xijiantang Art Museum, Jindezhen, China

"Ahn Jun; Special Exhibition" AHAF, COEX, Seoul, Korea


„Me in the Photography“ Daegu Culture & Arts Center, Daegu, Korea

„The Present“ 63 Art Mini Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea

„On the Edge of Time“ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong


„Self-Portrait“ Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

„Ahn Jun Solo Exhibition“ Kips Gallery, New York AHAF 13’ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong


„Self-Portrait“ Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

Selected group exhibitions


Clash of Images, K.P Gallery, Seoul, Korea

BAMA: Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Star+, Samjung Gallery, Busan, Korea Busan in my mind, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea 화랑미술제, Seoul, Korea


"Paris Photo", Paris, France (selected Exhibition Highlight)

"Photo Phenom Penh 2019", Phenom Penh, Cambodia

"Photo Fairs Shanghai 2019", Shanghai, China

"Photobook Exhibition": The Athens Photography Festival, Benaki Museum, Greece

KIAF : Kips Gallery, COEX, Seoul, South Korea

"The Memory of Space", Kimchungup Architecture Museum, Anyang, Korea

"Studying Sensation", Soda Museum, HwaSung, South Korea

"Haute Photography"; Case Publishing, Rotterdam, Netherland

"Print", Photography and Present (Art Asia), COEX, Seoul, South Korea


"Space; Crashes in Street Life" Triennal of Photography Hamburg

"Festival Images Vevey" Vevey, Switzerland

"Entity of Spatial Existence: SIPF 2018" Gillman Barracks, Blk 7, Singapore

"Body Politics" Kana Kawanishi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"Art Busan: Kips Gallery" BEXCO, Busa, Korea


"If Art Can Start A New Again" Lishui International Photography Festival, China

"Asia Woman Artists" Jeonbok Museum of Art, Korea

"Judgement Reservation" BEXCO, Busan, Korea

"2017 You 流자적展" Ujung Art Center, Seoul, Korea


„Ich“ Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

„As Far as the Mind Can See“ exd'15, Porto, Portugal


Double Mirror:
„Korean-American Artists“ American University Museum, Washington, United Staates


„The Youth Code“ Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

„Rookie Photo Festival" Hongik, University Museum, Seoul, South Korea

„Beyond Bridge" Bridge Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
„KIAF 2012" Kumsan Gallery, COEX, Seoul, South Korea
„AHAF 2012" Kips Gallery, Choson Hotel, Seoul, South Korea

„Pride of Place“ YeoSu International Art Festival, Yeosu, South Korea

„Korean Show“ New Meridian Hotel, Noumea, New Caledonia

„The Unfamiliarity Cais Gallery, Hong Kong, China

„A Vision Across Boundaries“, VT Art Salson, Taipei, Taiwan

„GwangHwa Moon International Art Festival" Main Exhibition Hall 1, Sejong Center for the Porforming Arts, Seoul, South Korea
„The Unfamiliarity“ Cais Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

„The Private City“ Kumsan Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

„The Private City“ Kumsan Gallery, Paju, South Korea
„Hong Kong in my Mind“ AHAF Special Exhibition, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China
„Hong Kong in my Mind“ Kumsan Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

„Photo Review“ Seoul Photo Festival,Seoul Museum of Art 서울시립미술관, Seoul, South Korea
„Contemporary Interpretations of Beauty in the Museum“ The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Parsons Festival, New York, United States
„Aliosha Gorskok“ Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall, Petrozavodsk, Russia (Traveling show)

„White Nights Festival” Perm, Russia


„States of Flux“ Aperture Gallery, New York, United States

„Aliosha Gorskok“ Thomas Werner Gallery, New York The Fade, Paper Mill Gallery, Sydney,

Australia (Traveling show)
„Aliosha Gorskok“ Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Russia (Traveling show)

„Reflections“ Fitton Center of Creative Art, Hamilton, United States

„Some Place Like Home“ Dan Cooney Gallery, New York, United States

„Global Identity: Through Our Eyes“ UN Plaza German Consulate, New York, United States

„Inflaing“ Aswoon Gallery, Brooklyn DUMBO, New York
„Preeeminent Origins“ Lucky Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Two person exhibition

„Jun Ahn and Martin Kim Wada“ Garou Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

„Jun Ahn and Ho Chang Chelsea“ West Gallery, New York, United States

„Perspectives“ Onishi Gallery, New York, United States
“Jun Ahn and Kazuba Taguchi“ PS 122 Gallery, New York, United States


Curator’s Choice, Paris Photo, Paris, France

Emerging Artist, 63 Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

Asian Artist to Watch in 2013 South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Ones To Watch British Journal of Photography, Great Britain

International Photography Award (Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Others
Belt 2012 (Photography), South Korea
New Caledonia Traveling Grant
New Caledonia Tourism Board/Kumsan Gallery


2011 Graduate Directory
Wallpaper* Magazine, Great Britain
Hong Kong in my Mind, Exhibition Traveling Grant, Hong Kong Tourism Board

Deans Scholarship, Parsons-The New School for Design, New York, United States

Departmental Scholarship, Parsons-The New School for Design, New York, United States

Deans Scholarship Parsons-The New School for Design, New York, United States

Deans Scholarship Parsons-The New School for Design, New York, United States



MFA program, Multimedia Art 성신여자대학교 SungShin Woman’s University

BFA program, Printmaking 추계예술대학교 ChuGye University for the Arts


JP Morgan

Statoil, Norway

Harbor City, Hong Kong

GoEun Photography Museum, Busan, Korea

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea


SamJung Construction, Korea

Space 22, Seoul, Korea

Ujung Foundation, Korea