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, following which she enrolled in a PhD program in photography at Hongik University in Seoul.

Education


2013    
Ph.D in Photography Hongik University, South Korea


2012      
MFA in Photography Parsons-The New School for Design, New York, United States


2007      
Photography Pratt Institute, New York, United States


2006      
BA Art History University of Southern California- Los Angeles, United States



Selected solo exhibitions


2016

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

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


2015
„On the Edge of Time“ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong


2014 

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


2013     
„Ahn Jun Solo Exhibition“ Kips Gallery, New York AHAF 13’ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong


2012      

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



Selected group exhibitions


2016 

„Ich“ Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany


2015
„As Far as the Mind Can See“ exd'15, Porto, Portugal


2014

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


2013       

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


2012     
„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


2011
„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

2010      

„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)


2009     
„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


2008    
„Inflaing“ Aswoon Gallery, Brooklyn DUMBO, New York
„Preeeminent Origins“ Lucky Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, United States



Two person exhibition


2013
„Jun Ahn and Martin Kim Wada“ Garou Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan


2011
„Jun Ahn and Ho Chang Chelsea“ West Gallery, New York, United States


2010
„Perspectives“ Onishi Gallery, New York, United States
“Jun Ahn and Kazuba Taguchi“ PS 122 Gallery, New York, United States



Awards


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


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


2011     

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


2010     
Deans Scholarship Parsons-The New School for Design, New York, United States


2009    
Deans Scholarship Parsons-The New School for Design, New York, United States



Teaching


2012       

MFA program, Multimedia Art 성신여자대학교 SungShin Woman’s University   

BFA program, Printmaking 추계예술대학교 ChuGye University for the Arts