Born in Seoul in 1961, he uses a wide range of mediums, including video screens, modeled plastic animals, real and fake food, lights and wires. Inspired by chaotic and teeming, local open-air markets, his work observes the attempts made by museums to preserve art in a world that is constantly changing and decaying.
His professional career, which began in 1998 when he took part in the exhibition Seamless at the De Appel Gallery in Amsterdam, has continued to be busy. Among his most important group exhibitions we recall: Slowness Speed at the National Gallery of Victory in Melbourne (1999), Let's Entertain at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2000), Lunapark in Stuttgart (2001), Happy Together at the Kagoshima Open Air Museum (2002). He has held solo exhibitions at the twenty-sixth São Paulo Bienal (1998), the Yokohama Triennial (2001), the Gwangju Biennal (Corea, 2001), the Lyon Biennial (2003) and the Liverpool Biennial (2004).