About Gallery BATON

65 Apgujeong-ro, 29-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

As one of the Korea’s leading contemporary art galleries with dedicated curating exhibitions of Korean and international contemporary artists, Gallery BATON presents current trends of contemporary art and promotes up-and-coming Korean artists to the art world.
By organizing a variety of exhibitions of Korean and international artists who represent the current state of contemporary art, Gallery BATON strives to contribute to the advancement of Korean art in the global art market. At the same time, Gallery BATON intends to closely communicate with the artists as well as the art community.

Past Exhibition


2017. 8. 30 ~ 9. 30
Yun-Chul Kim, the winner of the COLLIDE International Award 2016 run by CERN(Conseil European pour la Recherche Nucleaire Geneva), has presented a series of works embracing a wide range of genres and unveiling his profound knowledge in technology at numerous exhibitions including Evanescent (SongEun Art Space, 2016), Beijing Media Art Biennale (2016), and Super Nature (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, 2014).
Kim’s first exhibition at Gallery BATON, Gyre offered the audience an opportunity to discover his philosophy and achievement in several major themes: the materiality of unconventional artistic media: the interrelation between materials and materials, materials and devices, and materials and light: the derivation of these relations.
This exhibition included two site-specific artworks – Triaxial Pillars II and Gyre. Exceptionally produced precision equipments are attached on the surface of the large-scale installations; they create the feast of diffusions and traces of light along with the flow of fluid constantly shifted by the coexistence of controls and neglects. They consequently allow spectators not only to encounter moments that they have not experienced, but also to contemplate the origin of materials when spectator gaze at them.
Through his practice, Yun-Chul Kim removes symbolic and cultural signs objectified on every subject and presents a certain reverie visually as materials which are reminiscent of insoluble pictogram found in an unknown place or un-awakened dreams.

Yun-Chul Kim

2004 Audio-Visual Media, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln/KHM, Germany
1998 Music Composition, Chugye University for the Arts, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Evanescent, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, Korea
2014 Whiteout, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea
2013 Eluvial Horizon, Jiri Svestka, Berlin, Germany
2013 Locus Solus, Studio Locus Solus, Seoul, Korea
2012 States of Being, Edith-Ruß Haus, Oldenburg, Germany
2012 Genial & Geheim: Etappen 8-10, HNF Museum, Paderborn, Germany
2012 Carved Air, Ernst Schering Stiftung, Berlin, Germany
2011 Celestial Dust, 21Rosendaal Aktuelle Kunst, Enschede, Netherlands
2011 Amorph, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2009 Epiphora, Gallery Kunstdoc, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Beijing Media Art Biennale 2016, China Millennium Monument Museum, Beijing, China
2016 Project DAEJEON 2016: COSMOS, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
2016 Kollision-Im Labyrinth der unheimlichen Zufälle, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2015 ACT Festival-Plastic Myth, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea
2015 SOMA Drawing: Mindful Mindness, SOMA Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2015 Kontiuum, Im Ersten, Vienna, Austria
2015 The Mechanical Corps. On the trail of Jules Verne, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany
2014 Super Nature, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2014 International Trienial of New Media Art: Thing World, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2014 The Mechanical Corps. On the trail of Jules Verne, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2014 Vida 15.0 Awardee’s Exhibition, Espacio Fundación Telefónica Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2013, Out of the Box, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, Austria
2013 Beautiful Minds, Klein Humbolt Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2013 Anybody Who is Disturbed by Flow of Information, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2010 6th Electrohype, Ystad Art Museum, Ystad, Sweden
2010 Balmoral Blend, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany
2010 ISEA2010, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
2010 Artefakt Festivel, STUK, Leuven, Belgium
2009 Select Media Festival, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, United States
2009 Organ Mix, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2009 Proliferations, Art Space 300m3, Göteborg, Sweden
2008 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale: Mediacity Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2008 Digital Playground 2008-Hack the City!, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2008 Select Media Festival, Public Media Institute, Chicago, United States
2008 Elastic Mind, MOMA Online-Exhibition, United States
2008 Kunst unter Strom, LAB30-7, Augsburger Kunstlabor, Ausburg, Germany
2008 Universal Electronic Art, Seongnam Arts Center, Gyeounggi-do, Korea