JaeKyung Jung

JaeKyung Jung

JaeKyung Jung, 1982

Jaekyung Jung explores ambivalence in urban life, capturing the blurred lines between ethical boundaries. Through moving images and archives, he uncovers disorder within the social order, where rationality emerges amidst chaos. Jung investigates the unstable zones where reason and madness coexist in a constant state of unrest.


  • PhD, in Art and Media History, Theory, and Criticism–Art Practice Concentration, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, 2010 - 2020
  • Visual Arts Program/Master of Science in Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, 2008 - 2010
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts/Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, 2006 - 2008



  • Commedia, shhh, Incheon, 2022
  • A Scene, The Sinchon Theater, Seoul, 2021
  • The Realm of Ghosts, The Sinchon Theater, Seoul, 2020
  • Cosmographia, Seoullo Media Canvas, Seoul, 2019


  • 2086: Together How?, the Korean Pavilion of the 18th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, 2023
  • Cities in the Room, SeMA Bunker, Seoul, 2023
  • Watch and Chill 3.0: Streaming Suspense, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2023
  • A Place You Long For, Sewoon Hall, Seoul, 2022
  • Instead of an Afterwards, Korean Cultural Center, Hong Kong, 2022
  • Ones Who Inhabit The Twilight Zone, AKIPEL, Jakarta, 2021
  • Signaling Perimeters, The Nam-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2021
  • The Long Now, d/p, Seoul, 2021
  • Reflect Project, Dongdaemoon-gu (Public art project), Seoul, 2021 - 2024
  • Art(ificial) Garden, The Border Between Us, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, CheongJu, 2021
  • Holding My Hand, MMCA Goyang Residency, Gyunggi, 2019
  • 《Sarah Ama Duahs, Jaekyung Jung, Elif Saydam》, Made in Balmoral, Bad Ems, 2019
  • Seoul SeeYouTomorrow Pyeongyang, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, 2018
  • Public Space? Lost & Found, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, 2014
  • Something Like a Proposition, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, 2010
  • Things of That Nature, Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, Cambridge, 2009
  • 《23rd International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno》, Moravian Museum, Brno, 2008

Grant & Awards

  • Seoul Public Art Project "Seoul, 25;" Selected Artist, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul, 2021


  • The Seoul Museum of Art Nanji Residency, Seoul, 2023
  • Seoul Art Space Geumcheon(Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture), Seoul, 2020
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Goyang Residency, Goyang, 2019
  • Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, 2019