Kyungah Ham

1966 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Kyungah Ham is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in the Republic of Korea, like other prominent artists such as Yun Hyong-Keun, Ji Won Kim, Chung Chang-Sup, ​Hyegyeong Choi, and Oh Inhwan. Kyungah Ham was born in 1966.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kyungah Ham is represented and exhibited by 3 galleries around the world, in countries such as the Republic of Korea, Spain, and Germany. Galleries include Kukje Gallery | Busan in the Republic of Korea, carlier I gebauer I Madrid in Spain, and carlier | gebauer in Germany. Kyungah Ham most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at carlier I gebauer I Madrid in Spain with the exhibition Abstract, Poetry Weapon / Soccer Paintings by soccer ball bouncing over Crocodile River. The exhibition was open from 20 June 2019 until 26 July 2019. Kyungah Ham's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Kyungah Ham, which took place at carlier | gebauer in Berlin, Germany (13 June 2017 - 09 September 2017).

Kyungah Ham currently has one work available for purchase on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Kyungah Ham

Kyungah Ham was born in 1966 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Kyungah Ham

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