Ok Sang LIM | OK Public Art Studio

A-108 Samsong Techno Valley 140, Tongil-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

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LIM OK-SANG b. 1950

1986      Graduated from École d'art d'Angoulême, Angoulême, France

1974      M.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul

1972      B.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019      Sound of earth, silence of earth (ASLD Art Students League of Denver, CO, USA)

              흙 Heurk (SA+ H queen's, Hongkong)  

2017      The Wind Rises (CMAY Gallery, LA, USA)

              The Wind Rises (Gana Art Center, Seoul)

2015      Mureungmudeung (May Hall, Gwangju, Korea)

              Lim Ok-Sang (Gallery Hana, Germany)

2011      Total Art-Water, Fire, Wind, Flesh, Steel (Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2003      Autumn story (Pyundo tree Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2002      Since Iron Age (Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2001      A song of water and fire (Korea Art Gallery, Pusan, Korea)

2000      D.M.Z Oksanglim ( Orchard Gallery, London Derry, UK, England)

              Age of iron and voice of earth (Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1997      Bridge of history (Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

              In the Spirit of Resistance (Alternative Museum, New york, NY, USA)

1995      Thrusting Earth (Gana Art Gallery, Gana - Beauborg, Paris, France)

1991      Invitational art Exhibition of Oksanglim's paintings  (Hoam Gallery; Leeum museum, Seoul, Korea)

1990      Landscape of our times (Ondara Gallery, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, Korea)

1988      Modern History of Africa (Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1984      Seoul Gallery, Seoul

1981      Arco Museum, Seoul     


Selected Major Group Exhibitions

2019      Counter ART : Aesthetics of South Korean Activism (Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO, USA)

              One Breath : Infinite vision (Ink studio, Beijing, China)

              One Breath : Infinite vision (Korean Cultural Center New York, NY, USA)

2018      Contemporary arts reflection on an ancient kingdom Silla (Gyeongju National Museum, Gyeongju, Korea)      

              Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2018 (Changwon, Korea)

              Language sur le toile (Jungnang Art Center, Seoul)

              Digital Promenade (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul)

2017      A Warm Dinner Table (Tonguidong BoanYeogwan, Seoul)

              Korea Tomorrow : Narrative Landscape (Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul)

              The Portrait of Youth (National Museum of Korea Contemporary History, Seoul)

              Pyungchang Art Banner : All Connected (Seoul)

              From Touch to Candlelight (Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju)

              April Flower Remember Culture Festival (Arario Museum, Jeju)

2016      Eye and Mind of Korean Contemporary Art II : Reinstatement of Realism (Gannainsa Art Center, Seoul)

2015      PLASTIC MYTH (Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea)

2014      Neo-Sansu, (Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea)

              Changwon Sculpture Biennale (Changwon, Korea)

2013      30th anniversary exhibition of Gana Art Gallery (Gana Art Gallery, Seoul)

              Haein Art Project : 心 (Haeinsa Seungbo museum, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do)

2012      Here Are People (Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea)

2011      Seoul (Seoul museum of Art, Seoul)

              Abstract It (National Museum od Modern and Contemporary Art Deoksugung, Seoul)

2010      Beijing Biennale (Beijing, China)

              'Reality and Statement' 30th Reality and Utterance anniversary show (Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2009      Beginning of New Era (The Old Defense Security Command Site, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul)

2008      Busan Biennale-Sea-Art Festival (Haeundae, Busan, Korea)

              The 25th Ganan Art Anniversary Exhibition : The Bridge (Gana Art Center, Seoul)

2005      Logic and Prospects of National Art (Mokpo Culture and Arts, Mokpo, Korea)

              The 25th commemoration Exhibition of 5.18 Democratic Movement-Meet on the Road Again, (Gonpyeong Art Center, Seoul)

              The 60th Commemoration Exhibition od Independence -Berlin to DMZ (Seoul Olympic Museum, Seoul; Jeonju; Busan)

              Good Pupil from a Lousy Teacher (Kyeonghyang Gallery, Seoul)

              Reread Fabre's Souvenirs Entomologiques Kinetic Art (Gail Art Museum, Gapyeong, Korea)

              The Battle of Visions (Frankfurt Book Fair Culture Event (frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany)

              Non-Possession and Life-Je Jung-Gu, in His Memory (Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul)

2004      Bejing Biennale (Bejing, China)

              Peace Declaration 2004. l00 Global Artists (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)

              Atelier People (Gana Art Center, Seoul)

              Steel of Steel (Posco Art Museum, Seoul)

              Perspective of Contemporary Art (Sejong Center, Seoul)

2003      Environmental Art : Water (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul)

              Belonging to the Motherland (Seiong Center, Seoul)

              Pyeongchangdong People (Gana Art Center, Seoul)

2001      Korean Art 2001: Reinstatement of Painting (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)

              Kim Youn-Su Commemoration Exhibition of Kim Youn-Su's Retirement (Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul)

              Younpilam-Temple of Sabulsan-Mountain Exhibition (Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul)

              The 1980's Realism and the Age (Gana Art Center, Seoul)

              Family (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul)

2000      Kim Young-Hwan Exhibition of Poetry and Painting (Gana Art Center, Seoul)

1999      Northeastern Asia and the 3rd World Art (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul)

1998      Rebellious imagination (21th Century Gallery, Seoul)

              The 50th Commemoration Exhibition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Museum, Seoul)

              Gana Art Center Inaugural Exhlbition (Gana Art Center, Seoul)

1997      Korean Modern Art Exhibition (The Gallery ot Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China)

              The 2nd Gwangju Biennale Special Exhibition (Gwangju, Korea)

              In the Sprit of Resistance (Alternative Museum, NY, USA)

1996      Korean Artists of the 20th Century (Gallery Roh, Seoul)

1995      Korean Art, Light and Color (Hoam Gallery, Seoul)

              The Tigers Tail - ll Homecoming Show of '95 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy)

              The Tigers Tail - I Venice Biennale Korean Pavilion (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)

              The 50th Anniversary of independence History-Art Exhibition (Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul)

              Information and Reality (The Frultmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland)

              The 1st Gwangju Biennale - international Exhibition (Gwangju, Korea)

              Korean Contemporary Art (The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)

1994      Commemorative Exhibition on the 100th Anniversary of Donghak Revolution (Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul)

              40 Years’ History of Korean Modern Art (Hoam Gallery, Seoul)

              Seoul 600 Years. Changes of Seoul's Landscape (Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul)

              Korean Minjung Art (The National  Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gvvacheon, Korea)

1993      The 1st Triennale Asia-Pacific Contemporary Art (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

              The 3th Total Art Grand Award (Total Museum ot Contemporary Art, Seoul)

1992-3   Exhibition of the Travel to the Silk Road (Donga Gallery, Seoul)

1991      Anti~apartheid (Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul)

Major Public Art Projects

2019       Playground ‘Playground on Ridge of a mountain (Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Korea)
               Jeon Tae-il Passade (Jeon Tae-il Memorial Hall, Seoul)
2018      ‘Golden chain’ 5th World script symposia (Seoul, Korea)
2017      ‘Script-link’ 4th World script symposia (Seoul, Korea)

2016      ‘Place of Memory’ Japanese millitery ‘Comfort Women’ (Namsan, Seoul, Korea)

               ‘Haengnang’ 3th World script symposia (Seoul, Korea)

2015      ‘Changsindong:Re-Yagi’ Communication Center (Jongro-gu, Seoul, Korea)

2014      The tree of Peace and Reconciliation (Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea)

              Flowers fade before blooming (Cheonggye Square, Seoul, Korea)

2012      Now, It’s a farming (Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, Korea)

2011      'The son of Land' Moo Hyun Roh_monument (Bongha, Gyeongbuk, Korea)

2010      'Prism of Hope' / Eagon Windows & Door systems(Seoul, Korea)

              'The World where people living' Design (Bongha, Gyeongbuk, Korea)

              'Climate Crisis Clock' Performance (Copenhagen, Denmark) 

2009      ‘The water drop’ (Taebeak-si, Gangwon-do, Korea)

              'Sky in a Bowl' at Worldcup Park (SangamDong, Seoul Korea)

2008      Anti MB Candlelight (Sejong st., Seoul, Korea)
              A tombstone of poetry for Moon-Ik Hwan’s words (Hanshin university, Jeollanam-do, Korea)
              Playground ‘Caterpillar dream’ (Disabled-accessible playground, National Assembly, Seoul)

2007      STOP CO2 ( the square of Seoul City Hall, Korea) 

2006      Playground ‘I’m a magpie’ (Siheung-si, Gyunggi-do, Korea)

              Playground ‘Imagination, The world of giants’ (Seoul Forest, Seoul, Korea)

2005      The street of Jeon Tae-il (the Cheonggye creek, Seoul, Korea)

              'The navel of the world'/ The Book Theme Park (Seongnam-si , Korea)

2003      'For labor' / Green hospital (Seoul, Korea)

              'A dreaming school' project KB bank (Korea)

              'A song for the jar of moon ' The world Ceramic Biennale' (Yeoju-gun, Korea)

2001      Ellza (the Joint Security Area of Panmunjeom, Korea)

2000      'Time' ( Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea)

              God of freedom in Korea (Meahyang-ri, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

1996      'History of Gwanghwamun' (Gwanghwamun station, Seoul, Korea)


              National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

              Seoul Museum of Art

              Busan Museum of Art

              Leeum Art Museum

              Sungkok Art Museum

              Gana Art Gallery

              Gana Foundation for Arts and Culure

              Gwangju Biennale

              Hansol Museum

              Gyeonggido Museum of Art

              Total Museum

              OCI Museum

              Jeju Art of Museum

              Contemporary Art of Seoul National University


2004      Dong-A play award for Stage Design

1993      Total Art Award

1992      Gana Art Award

1985      Hak Won Art Award



2017      [Without wall Museum], Epiphany
              [Look at, Ok-Sang], Nanda

2003      [Autumn Story Diary], MyungSang

2000      [Who doesen't dream of a beautiful world?], itreebook

2000      [Without wall Museum] itreebook