JinKyun Ahn

JinKyun Ahn

JinKyun Ahn, 1983

When Ahn Jin-gyun (1983) works, he uses the resemblance between parents and children as a metaphor for the reproducibility of photographs. Similar to the hierarchy formed between the original and its copy in photography, he assumes that parents and children are also interdependent on each other through their resemblance. The artist undertakes a series of futile attempts to destroy the rigid system inherent in such resemblance. He then questions the authority of the things that are taken for granted or considered absolute.


  • MA in Photography, Royal College of Art, London, 2010 - 2012
  • BFA in Photography, Film Animation Video, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2002 - 2010



  • Permanent Vacation, SeMA Storage, Seoul, 2022
  • Slice, Art Space BOAN2, Seoul, 2019
  • Hanged Man, Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, 2019
  • Hanged Man, Seoul Kindergarten, Seoul, 2016
  • Three Faces, Two Places, One Device, Hada Contemporary, London, 2014
  • On the Surface of Images, Phoenix Brighton, Brighton, 2012


  • Ghost Light, Space Aefter, Seoul, 2023
  • Into, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul, 2015
  • Je Baak & Jinkyun Ahn, Hada Contemporary, London, 2014
  • Selections from Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission Exhibition 2013, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, 2014
  • Belfast Photo Festival 2013, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, 2013
  • Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2013, The Photographers' Gallery, London, 2013
  • FOAM Talents, Westergasfabri다, Amsterdam, 2013
  • FOAM Talents, РОСФОТО, Saint-Petersburg, 2013
  • Show RCA 2012, Royal College of Art, London, 2012
  • The Curator's Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, 2012
  • Alt. +1000 Photo Festival, Rossiniere, 2011
  • Future’s future’s future, Korean Cultural Center, London, 2010
  • Encave, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, 2010
  • Rehearse, Rewind and Repeat, Ohio University Seigfred Gallery, Ohio, 2010

Grant & Awards

  • Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2013 Selected Artist, The Photographers' Gallery, London, 2013
  • Belfast Photo Festival 2013 Selected Artist, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, 2013
  • Foam Magazine #36/Talent, FOAM, Amsterdam, 2013
  • Brighton Photo Fringe Open 2012 Selected Artist, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton, 2012


  • SeMA Nanji Residency, Seoul, 2023
  • MMCA Goyang Residency, Goyang, 2015