Ahn ChangHong (1953-)
Changhong Ahn held his first exhibition in 1976 and since then held over 40 solo exhibitions in Seoul, Busan, Daegu and Gyeongnam at venues such as Savina Museum (2002), Busan Museum of Art (2009), Gana Art Gallery (2011), Johyun Gallery (2016), Arario Gallery (2019), Gyeongnam Art Museum (2019), etc. Some of the major group exhibitions that he was invited to include Korean 2001-Reinstatement of Contemporary Painting (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art/Seoul), Korean Contemporary Art Centennial Exhibition (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art/Seoul), One Fine Spring Day (Gwangju Museum of Art/Gwangju)(2009), Korean Rhapsody : A Montage of History and Memory (Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art/Seoul)(2011), Humans, Humans!-Shin Hak-chul and Ahn Chang-hong Exhibition (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art/Gyeonggi-do) (2013), and Triangle (Artside Gallery/Seoul)(2017).
Furthermore, Ahn received a prize at The 25th Lee Jung-seop Art Award (2013), The 10th Lee In-sung Art Award (2009), The 1st Buil Art Award (2001), The 10th Bongseng Culture Award-Exhibit Sector (2000) and won the Special Judge’s Award at the 21stInternational Festival of Painting in Cagnes of France (1989). His works are currently displayed at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Busan Museum of Art, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Suwon Museum of Art, Savina Museum, Kumho Museum of Art, Daegu Art Museum, etc. His publications include a critique on artists, Youth Shining in Darkness (Gaze, Choi Tae-man). He is currently a full-time artist working in his studio located in Yangpyeong.