Ingo Baumgarten
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Ingo Baumgarten,
born 1964 in Hannover
lives and works actually in Korea

assistant professor of the
painting department, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
1999 Masters in Fine Arts, painting, (MA)
Tokyo National University for Arts and Music, Japan
1993/94 Institute for Higher Studies in Visual Arts
(Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques), Paris, France
1992 state exam, (degree on MA-level), finishing the studies at the
National Akademy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe
1991 Norfolk School of Art and Design, Norwich, England
1987/88 École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris
(Higher School of Fine Arts Paris), France
1984/92 Staatliche Akademei der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe
(National Akademy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe), with the profssors M. Lüpertz, H. Kögler, and Peter Ackermann
1984 Abitur (general university entrance degree)

scholarschips / awards

2018 /19 Residendy in Wuhan Creative Capital, Wuhan China
2016 /17 Residendy in Wuhan Creative Capital, Wuhan China


support of the Cultural Affairs Department of the Berlin Senate
for the exhibition-project in the Kaoyuan Art Center, Taiwan


scholarship of the Culture Foundation of the ZF Friedrichshafen AG
six month residency in Friedrichshafen on the Lake Constance, Germany

scholarship / Residency in the Atelier of the MAJT,
three month residency in Lille,France


scholarship of the Japanese Government (Monbusho)
for studying at the Tokyo National University for Art and Music, Tokyo, Japan


Scholarship of the Baden-Württemberg Art-Foundation
(Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg), Germany


scholarship of the
Institute for Higher Studies in Visual Arts
(Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques)


scholarship of the Erasmus-Exchange Program of the EU
for studying at the Norfolk School of Art and Design, Norwich, England,


scholarship of the French-German bureau for the Youth
for studying at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, France

solo shows

Imsoobin Gallery, Seoul

2022 "OHUNESHI" (four o'clock afternoon)
project space MIUM, Seoul, Korea

2021 "just painting"
Gallery JJ, Seoul
2019 "space and color"
Tongin Gallery, Seoul, Korea

"something behind"
United Art Museum, Wuhan, China

"soft colors -hard edges" (with Johannes Sandberger)
Galerie Plan-D, Düsseldorf, German

Gallery Chosun, Seoul, Korea
2017 "Urban Details"
United Art Museum; Wuhan, China
Gallery Atelier Aki, Seoul, Korea
2015 "point of view"
Hanmi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2013 "Jutaek, Korean Houses, Painting"
Eugean Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010 "Ingo Baumgarten"
Ronam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 "" (City Forms)
Art Center of the Kun Shan University, Tainan, Taiwan
2007/08 ", Heterogeneous Aesthetic - Through Another's Gaze"
Kaoyuan Art Center, Kaoyuan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

"No Title", Bruno David Gallery, (project room), Saint Louis, MO, USA
2007 "Gestalteter Lebensraum" (designed living space), photo-works,
presented during the culture festival "48 Stunden Neukölln", Berlin
2006 "Close Up", Galerie Le Deco, Tokyo, Japan

"Stadt am See" (Town at Lake); Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Germany (catalogue)
2005 "Die Schönheit des Alltäglichen" (The beauty of the common); Galerie Abt, Stuttgart; Germany

"Porte Ouverte"; (Open door); MAJT, Lille, France
2003 "Ansichtssache Stadt", (" View of the city")
Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin, Germany
2002 "Unsere Stadt", ("Our town") Galerie SPHN, Berlin, Germany
1999 "Malerei" (Painting), Galerie der Stadt Kornwestheim, Germany
(Municipal Gallery of Kornwestheim); (catalogue)

"Tokyo Promenade" (together with Laurent Bichaud)
Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka; Japan

Artspace Gent, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Haus der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
(together with Martin Zeller)
CASA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (photo-book)
1994/95 Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
1994 "Culture : Culture Around- around culture"
Municipal Museums of Setùbal, Portugal (catalogue)

group exhibitions (selection)

2023 "Future Lies Ahead / Cloud-messenger"
Daejeon Museum of Art, Taejeon, Korea


"Take ( ) at face value",
Korean Cultural Centre Australia, Sydney, Australien

"2019 Korean DMZ Daeboung Lake Art Festival" , out-door installation
Sudal Research Center, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea

2018 Pyonchang Culture Olympic DMZ Art Fiesta 2018, Kangwondo, Korea
2016 2016 “International DMZ Artfestival ”, Kangwondo, Korea

"Visible Air“, Museum of Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea
2015 “25 Jahre 34 Stipendiaten”, ZF Kunststiftung, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen, (D)

Kim Whanki Festival Show, Mokpo, Korea

"Visible Air”, Museum of Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea
2014 "Universal Studios Seoul", Seoul Museum of Art, SEMA ; Seoul Korea
2013 SETEC Art-Show, Seoul Korea
Der Blick zurück nach vorn", Galerie Abt Art, Stuttgart Germany
2012 "Totally German" @ Good HandsGOOD HAND, organized by KIMKIM Gallery
Japanese Culture center, Seoul
2010 Hongik University, professors exhibition
2008 Summer show- Bruno David Gallery , Saint Louis, MO, USA
2007-08 Galerie Abt art, Stuttgart, Germany
2005-06 Galerie Abt art, Stuttgart, Germany
2003 "Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW",
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

"Cityscapes", Galerie Haus Schneider, Ettlingen, Germany
1999 "Networking", P-House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
degree-show of the Japanese university program
1998 Art and Culture Foundation of the Asahi Breweries, Tokyo, Japan; (award)
1997/98 18th touring exhibition of the Kunststiftung Baden-Würtemberg Art-foundation:
Heidelberg, Göppingen, Ettlingen, Engen, Lahr, Aalen, Schwäbisch Hall; Germany (catalogue)
1995 "Pensées du dehors", Centre d' Art Contemporain
"La Ferme du Buisson", Noisiel, France (catalogue)
1994/95 "Kunst-Pro-Thesen", Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf , Germany
(Artmuseum of Düsseldorf) (catalogue)
1994 Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid, Germany
(municipal gallery of Lüdenscheid)
1991 "Not British Art of the 90ties", Norwich, England

Teaching, lectures, conferences, presentations,

current position:
assistant professor in the
Painting Department of Hongik University in Seoul, Korea (since 2008)

2023 "Compromises, a painters perspectives on Seoul",
Presentation at the conference, "Cultural Topographies of Seoul -- Place Memory, Media"
Seoul National University (2023/12/02)
2022 Eine kontinuierliche Annäherung, - ich und Korea"
(Korea and me, a continious aproximation)
Kim-Dal-Jin Art-archive and Museum, Seoul (2022/11/10)
2013 until 2021


invited professor of the
International Summer-School
of Ren Min University of China, Beijing, China
giving the course "Understanding of European Arts, from Classical to Contemporary Arts"
(every year since 2013)

2013 “Avantgarde and authority, art education in Germany and backgrounds of my artistic position”,
lecture at Ren Min University of China, Beijing , China (2013/01/17)
2012 "Free art — and the price of freedom" lecture at the international symposium
"The Aesthetic Values in 21st century Global Art markets"
at Kangnam University Gyeongido, Korea (2012/12/04)
2011 "Paik and me, Paik and Germany" Lecture at a international Symposium with the theme "Nam June Paik And K-Pop" in Seoul, organized by the
Korean Society of Cultural industries (2011/11/11)
"Through annother's gaze", presentation /lecture about my work in the
Arco Center of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2011/05/28)
2008 September 2008, beginning to teach in the
Painting Department of Hongik University in Seoul, Korea

"similarities and differences – artistic observations from various places"

Kaoyuan University , Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2008/01/04
Kunshan University, Tainan, Taiwan, 2008/05/20
Kainan University; Taoyuan; Taiwan, 2008/06/18

2005 personal presentation of actual projects, MAJT, Lille, France
2004 lecture in the process of the vocation of a new professor for painting;
Muthesius Hochschule ( Art University) Kiel, Germany
1999 invited speaker, podium discussion:
"Perspectives of European Art", International Communication Plaza,
Sapporo , Japan
1997/99 lecturing in Japanese schools about Germany
"Foreign Students as teacher 留学生が先生" – program of
the Japanese Ministry of education文
1994 personal presentation at the;
Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques”, Paris, France
1993 participant of the symposium "Future lies ahead", Taejon, Korea
organized by the Institute des Hautes Etudes, Paris and the Taejon Expo ‘93
1992/93 lecturer / teacher in the "Art School Karlsruhe" (for children)

invited participant,
"Les ateliers des interprèts" conference of European young art historians
Ravenna, Italy; Coimbra, Portugal; Schloss Buch, Austria