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    After Dreaming Taejoong Kimen

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    Seoul, Korea

    The photo series critically examines the electrical waste which is generated in South Korea. The country is known worldwide for its cutting-edge technology that is an essential part of every Korean and thus also of people’s lives in South Korea. However, entertainment and household devices lose their values at a breakneck speed. South Korea is thus also a country in which electronic devices such as computers, monitors and mobile phones are consumed at the same speed. Consumers dispose often only a few years old equipment in order to replace them with the latest models.

    But what happens to these devices when they are no longer needed by their owners? If they are not sold, they are thrown away. Often the devices are then exported abroad or disposed after precious metals such as gold and lithium were taken out. The series follows the path of these discarded electronic devices, indicating the often unseen consequences of today's consumer society on - a phenomenon that affects not only South Korea, but all industrialized and emerging countries.

    About the artist

    Taejoong Kim, born 1986 in Daejeon, Korea
    Lives in New York, USA

    Education
    2015 M.F.A Photography, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
    2013 B.F.A Photography, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
    2011 Exchange studies at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany, department of media

    Solo exhibitions
    2014 Sequence, Laznia - Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

    Awards and scholarships

    2016
    Goethe-Institut, Seoul, Korea
    FOAM TALENT 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2015
    Goam Art Foundation, Vaux-sur-Seine, France
    Gahyun culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea
    Honorary Mentions, Photo Ireland, Dublin, Irland

    2014
    Samsung Fashion KUHO Art Collaboration, Seoul, Korea
    Gahyun culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea

    2013
    Gahyun culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea

    2012
    UNUS Art Project, Seoul, Korea

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