HaeAhn Kwon

b. Daegu, South Korea

Lives and works in Toronto, Canada



2018 MFA, University of Guelph, Guelph

2016 Graduate Program, Fine Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

2009 BFA, Cooper Union, New York

2007 Visiting Student Program, Columbia University, New York


Solo Exhibitions

2019 maximum suffering along the way, Franz Kaka, Toronto (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2018 Get Around to How, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto

2014 What You See is What You Make, Samuso: Space for Contemporary Art, Seoul

2010  Thank You for Shopping With Us, Seoha Gallery, Seoul

2009 Put Your Foot Down+Take Your Shoes Of , the Cooper Union, New York


Select Group Exhibitions

2019 Barely Fair, Julius Caesar, Chicago (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2019 Public Volumes, Small Arms Inspection Building, Mississauga (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2019 Gallery Galerie Galería, Jack Barrett Gallery, New York (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2018 Soft Refraction, Xspace, Toronto

2018 Lojong Exercises, Kikospace, Toronto (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2018 Contribution to Courage! Near Infra Red, Rinomina Gallery, Paris

2018 The World According to Generalized Axiom of Revealed Preference, Franz Kaka, Toronto

2018 Wild Inside, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto

2018 Matters in the End, Support Gallery, London, Ontario

2018 Casualize, 10 Carden, Guelph

2017 Accident of Being Together, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph

2017 Yes Frills, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto

2017 What Can the Object Do?, The Hand, New York

2016 Prattle Combat, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph

2016 Pleasure Faire, (organized by Brian Mann), Michael Benevento, Los Angeles

2016 Contribution to Rican/Struction, Agustina Ferreyra Gallery, San Juan

2015 The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, Sempio Space, Icheon-si

2014 Bruce Says, Okin Theater, Seoul

2013 Turn Inside Out, Next Door Gallery, Seoul

2010 Slow Flow, HanByukOne Gallery, Seoul

2009 Rotating Show, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham

2009 To Make a Cake May Take Years To Bake, Bushwick Open Studio, New York


Curatorial Projects

2014  Live In the Lobby, Art Sonje Center, Seoul



2014  What You See Is What You Make, Exhibition catalog



2019 Ben Shannon, ‘In Conversation’, www.residenceeditions.co

2019 Laura Demers, ‘Makeshift privacy and pissing bodies: in conversation with HaeAhn Kwon’, www.thisispublicparking.com

2017 Linnea West, ‘Phone Tag: Interview with HaeAhn Kwon’, linneawest.com


Awards & Residencies

2018 Master of Fine Arts Scholarship, Canadian Federation of University Women

2016 Toni Sherman Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph

2016 Margaret Priest Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph

2016 International Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Guelph

2016 Graduate Travel, Research and Creation Fund, University of Guelph

2015 International Artist Fellowship, Office of the Provost, USC

2014 Seoul Foundation for Art & Culture Grant: Visual Artist

2012 Cheongju Artist Residency, Cheongju, Korea

2009 The Sarah Cooper Hewitt Fund Prize for Excellence in Art


Artist Talks & Workshops

2014  “What You Believe Is What You Say”, Artist Talk with Paul Kajander and Jung-hyun Kim, Art Sonje Center

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