Jinsik Shin


Since 1980, the artist Jinsik Shin has been engaged in creative activities not limited to media art, performance, experimental film, painting, media content and other.


In 1983, he graduated from Hongik University, college of fine art. In 1987, he obtained his master's degree from Hongik University Graduate School of Education with his master's thesis "Computer Graphics as an art tool".  In 2017, he completed a doctor's degree course from Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea. Also, he studied Fine Art at Ecoles D'Art Americaines, Fontainebleau, France, and Art Student League of New York, New York, USA.


In 1985, he was acclaimed as one of the first new media art exhibitions in Korea, "Computer Art Performance (Korea French Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea)" and “Interactive Art (Batangol Museum, Seoul, Korea)”.  At the same time, he published "Street Paper" and formed "Gil Good" to perform guerrilla arts such as street performance in the Daehakro (college avenue).


In the past thirty-five years, he has had 25 solo exhibitions and 50 group exhibitions in New York, London, Berlin, Basel, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul and has performed over 50 performances since 1982. Representative exhibitions include "Contemporary Korean Art from the National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea (Korean Cultural Center, London, UK)", "Seoul Nymax (Anthology Film Archive, New York, New York, USA)", "Young Korean Artist 1992 (National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul, Korea)", "Art and Technology (Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)", "La Movement et La lumiere dans I'Art Plastique Etude de l'art d'environnement (Hyundai Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)", and "Science + Art (Korea Science Foundation, COEX, Seoul, Korea)".


His works are in the 110 Rockefeller Center (New York, New York, USA), Kims Video (New York, New York, USA), Commonwealth Brewing Company (Boston, Massachusetts, USA), KMUTT (Bangkok, Thailand), and the National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea (Seoul, Korea) and so on.


Currently, he is a professor at the Konkuk University in Korea.


Jinsik Shin, a still from Water Lily II, 2011-2012, single channel video, 4 minutes 53 seconds, color, silence

Water Lily II


The water lilies in the night lake, near the big city, sway collectively even in a small wind, they are affected by the surrounding ambient light and change their appearance instantly, instead of shining on themselves with their own charms.