Hye-Sook YOO
Born in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Lives and works in Paris since 1987.

B.F.A. in painting Ewha University, Seoul (1987)
B.F.A.. in Fine Art, University Paris VIII, Paris (1989)
Graduated Ecole Nationale supérieur des Beaux- Arts, Paris (1991)
M.F.A . in Fine Art, University Paris VIII, Paris (1999)



2020  Towards an elsewhere, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, South Korea

2020  Au-delà, Gallery Jacob1212, Seoul, South Korea

2018  From Her Empty Room, Cheongju Art Studio, South Korea

2018  L'obscur lumineux, Gallery Choi, Seoul, South Korea

2018  Hearths, Gallery Maria Lund, Paris, France

2017  L’eclat du Noir,  La Folie en Tête, La Réole , France

2017  Dichotomie, Gallery 604 & Project B6, Busan, South Korea

2014  Taking My Time, Youngeun Museum Contemporary of Art, Gwangju, South Korea

2013  Becoming, Soma (Seoul Olympic Museum of Art) Drawing Center, Seoul, South Korea

2012  Anonimo, Artothèque de Rome, Roma, Italia

2011  Anonymes II, Kandler Gallery, Toulouse, France

2011  Anonymes,  Maria Lund Gallery, Paris, France

2011  Oripeaux, duo with Manon Ginoux, Espace culturel, Gentilly, France

2009  Trait d’union, duo with Nadya Berteau, Espace Icare, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2008  Oeuvres récentes, Kandler Gallery, Toulouse, France

2008  L’obscur lumineux,  Sellem Gallery, Paris, France

2006  Zone : Chelsea center for the arts, New York, USA (Curated by KIM Airyung)

2006  Gallery  Gana-Beaubourg, Paris, France (Curated by KIM Airyung)

2005  Peintures décentes, Bruno DELARUE Gallery, Paris, France

2002  Dessin-installation, Théâtre Le Vanves Gallery, Vanves, France

2001  Cheveux, Bruno DELARUE Gallery, Paris, France

2001  Albert Chanot Contemporary Art Center, Clamart, France

1993  Gallery  Icon, Seoul, South Korea

1991  Galerie de la Grande Masse des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (sellection since 2000)


2020 3rd International Biennal of Artworks on Paper, Museum of Kozara, Prijedor, Bosnie-Herzégovine

         Let me introduce my self, Daegu Art Factory, South Korea

2019 Sillages,  Cheongju Museum of Art, Cheongju, Cheongju, South Korea

         Recto-verso, MM Gallery, Brussel, Belgium

          Flâneries, Art Sabine Puget, Chateau Barras, Fox-Ampoux, France

         Onde Immatérielle, Bastille Design Center, Paris, France

         Sender Inquiry, Cheonju Art Studio, Cheonju, South Korea

         Drawing-Korean modern and contemporary drawings, SOMA Museum, seoul, South Korea

2018 Stars beyond the Night, Cheonju Art Studio, Cheonju, South Korea

        Memory of one star, B53, Arnhem, Holland                  

2017 Construction Time Again, Bastille Design Center, Paris

        SEOUL THE EXCHANGE, PHK 18, Rotterdam, Holland

        Art Project Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea

2016 Remind; Hamel was there,  Marter Project, WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland

        Republic of 0 sang, Gwangju Biennale Special Exhibition, The National Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea,

        (Curated by Sim Eunlog)

        Reminiscing on past times…  Youngeun Museum of Contemporay  Art, Gwangju, Gyonggi-do, South Korea,  

2015 Soma Drawing-mindfull mindless, SOMA Museum, seoul, South Korea

        Korean Figuration, Cernuschi Museum, Paris, France (Curated by Mael Bellec)

        Biennale d’ISSY, La carte à jouer Museum, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

        Senses croisés, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

2014 Plis, Sabine Puget  Gallery, Château Barras, Fox-Amphoux, France

        Sonamou, son.âme.où ? Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

2013 Our history, Espace  Cosmopolis, Nantes, France (Curated by Sang A Chun)
2012  Acrrochage 4, Maria Lund Gallery, Paris, France
        Sonamou, Ara art center, Seoul, France
        Project X, La carte à jouer Museum, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2011 Installons nous, habitons le, Albert Chanot Art Center, Clamart, France
        Exposition des propositions d'acquisition du FMAC, Espace culturel, Gentilly, France
        Give me six,  Maria Lund Gallery, Paris, France

2010 Tomorrow festival-Media  Arts  Festivale , Omog Garden & SBS, Seoul, South Korea (Crated by KIM Unzi)
         Becoming, korean Cultural Center ,Warsaw, Poland
         Present from the Past, korean Cultural Center, London, U.K.
         Fil rouge sur la ferme du Mousseau, Ferme du Mousseau Gallery, Elancourt, France
        Néo-graphie, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (Curated by Sou-Hyeun KIM)
        Made in Korea-Les Femmes au Pays du Matin Calme, Lipao-Huang Gallery, Paris, France
        dessin, Albert Chanot Art Center, Clamart, France
        Polypthique, La carte à jouer Museum, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2009 Alice at chanot,  Albert Chanot Art Center, Clamart, France
        from Dada to tomorrow, Eesprit Chave, Fondation Emile Hugues,Vence, France
        Line to line, Indonesia Nationale gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (Curated by Michel Nuridsany)
         ISSY Biennale, La carte à jouer Museum, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2008  Micro-Narratives, temptation of little reality , Museum of modern art saint-étienne, France (Curated by Lorand Hegyi)
         Contemporary Korean Artists in Paris, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea (Curated by KIM Mee-Jin KIM)
         Drawing woman, Gallery Johyun, Seoul & Busan, South Korea (Curated by KIM Airyung)
         Dessins-Au fil du hasard , Gallery Chave, Vence, France

2007  Micro-Narratives, 48th Salon d’Octobre, Belgrade, Serbia (Curated by Lorand Hegyi)
         Sensibility-Pink, Cyborg, Imperfect structure, International Incheon Women Artists' Biennale, Incheon, South Korea
         Cutting edge, Hôtel Dassault, Artcurial, Paris, France
         Strates, Korean Cultural Center, Paris, France
         Regards en miroir, Musée de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2006  Choeng Jae kyu, YOO Hye Sook, Yun Ai young, Montparnasse Museum, Paris, France
         Par les nouvelles fenêtres, OECD , Paris, France (Curated by KIM Airyung)
         21 Contemporary Women Artistes, Ecole Polytechnique Féminine, Sceaux, France
         Textile and Poetry, lounge gallery, TAD Conceptstore, Milano, Italia
          Frontier, Montparnasse Museum, Paris & Conseil Generale Espace Saint Louis,Bar Le Duc, France

2005  Artistes of Arch, In-Sa Art Plaza Gallery, Space Department Store AEKYNG, Seoul, South Korea
         Sonamou Paris-Seoul, Korean Foundation Culture Center, Seoul, South Koreal

2004  Coréegraphie, La carte à jouer Museum, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2003  Reflection and Transparenc, Gallery Korea, New York, USA
         PARIS-NEW YORK, Gangneung Culture Center, Gangneung, South Korea
         Mise à nu, Korean Culture Center, Paris, France
         ISSY Biennale, La carte à jouer Museum, Issy-les-Moulineaux
        100 years of History of the Korean Artists in France, Gana-Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France

2002  Dessins, Albert Chanot Art Center, Clamart, France

         Portraits, Espace Saint-Jacques, Saint-Quentin, France
         Trypthique, Angers, France

2001  Portraits, Aragon Culture Center, Oyonnax, France
         Neighbors, Korean Cultural Center, Paris & Artsenal, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
         Our traces, Gana-beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France
         Young Creation via Rennes, La Paillette, Rennes, France
         Young Creation, Grande Hall de la Villette, Paris, France

         Salon Montrouge, Montrouge, France

2000  Young Creation, Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris, France
         November in Vitry, Vitry-sur-seine, France

         Salon Montrouge, Montrouge, France

         April Fool, Korean Cultural Center, Paris, France
         MANIF, Contemporary Art Biennale in Nîmes,  Nîmes, France


The 3rd Prize Rocheron, Exhibition of the Work of Raised Graduate With Congratulations (1992)
Prize of Painting, Salon Montrouge (2000)

Selected artiste for Into Drawing of Drawing Center, SOMA Museum (2012)



2020  Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, South Korea 

2018  Cheongju Art Studio, Cheongju, South Korea

2016  Residence of Domaine de la Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France

2014  Youngeun Artiste-in–Residency,Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwang-ju, South Korea


Art Paris, Paris, France

Asia Now, Paris, France

Art Elysées, Paris: France

KiAF, Seoul, South Korea

Drawing Now, Paris, France

DDESSIN-Cabinet de dessin contemporain, Paris, France

Art on Paper, Brussels, Belgium

Chic Art Fair,  Paris, France

St’art, Strasbourg, France

Art Gwangju, South Korea

Art Karlsruhe , Karlsruhe, Germany


Cernuschi Museum, Paris, France

Suwon I-Park Museum of Art, Suwon, South Korea

Cheongju Museum of Art, Cheonju, South korea

Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju, South Korea

FMAC, Gentilly, France

Artothèque de Rome, Roma, Italy

Art Bank of National Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea 

Hyundae Munhak Co., South Korea

Ecole Nationale supérieur des Beaux- Arts, Paris, France

Privates Collections 


-A lonely viewing From Her Empty Room, Seong Wonsun, Exhibition Catalog “Sender Inquiry”, CJ Art Studio, Cheongju,

 South Korea, 2019

-Re-classification: The night leads to the night, Exhibition Catalog ,Suwon I-Park Museum of Art, Suwon, South Korea, 2019

-Korean Modern and Contemporary Drawings, Exhibition Catalog ,SOMA Musem of Art, Seoul, South Korea, 2019

-Forays into a familiar unknown, Maria Lund, Exhibition Catalog, Gallery Choi, Seoul, South Korea, 2018

-Room with a view, Olivier Kaeppelin, Monographie, Gallery 604, Busan, South Korea, 2017

-Yoo Hy-Sook, Repetitions & Differences, Monographie, Gallery 604, Busan, South Korea, 2017

-Reminiscing on past times… ,Exhibition Catalog, Youngeun Museum of Contemporay  Art, Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, 2016

-Republic of 0-sang, Text; Sim Eunlog,  Exhibition Catalog,  Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, 2016

-mindfull mindless, Text; Nayoung Jung, Exhibition Catalog, SOMA Museum, seoul, South Korea, 2015

-Sonamou, son. Âme. où?, Texte; Sim Eunlog, Exhibition Catalog, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, 2014

-Becoming, Text; Younjeong PARK, Exhibition Catalog Monograph, SOMA Drawing Center, Seoul, 2013

-Yoo Hye-Sook, Monograph Catalog, sponsored by Korean Cultural Center in Paris, 2012
-Anonymes, Text; ITZHAK Goldberg, Exhibition Catalog Monograph, Maria Lund Gallery, Paris, 2011

-Yoo Hye-Sook, Catalog Monograph, ed. Les Arches, Issy- les- moulineaux, 2011
-Neo-Graphie, Text; Sou-Hyeun Kim,  Exhibition Catalog, , Cité internationael des Arts, Paris, 2010 

-Present from the Past, Exhibition Catalog, korean Cultural Center, London, U.K. 2010

-Tomorrow festival-Media  Arts  Festivale , Exhibition Catalog, Seoul, 2010

-Between-tow, Text; Françoise MONNIN, Exhibition « Trait d’union », Espace Icare, Issy-les-moulineaux, 2009

-Line to Line, Text; Michel Nuridsany, Exhibition Catalog, National gallery of Indonesia in Jakarta, 2009

-Taking a different line, Matheos Viktor Messakh , Article in  The Jakarta Post, Jakarta , 2009

-From Dada to Tomorrow, Eesprit Chave, Exhibition Catalog, Vence Museum, Daniel Abadie, ed. Skira, Paris,  2009
-Contemporary Korean Artists in Paris, Text; Mee-jin KIM & Sou-Hyeun KIM, , Exhibition Catalog, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, 2008
-Micro-Narratives, temptation of little reality, Exhibition Catalog, ed. Skira-Flammarion, Paris, 2008
-The Thorn of Time, Text; Jean - Louis POITEVIN, Exhibition Catalog, Monograph, Kandler Gallery, Toulouse, 2008
-Drawing Woman, Text; Kim Airyung, Exhibition Catalog,  ed. Jo hyun Gallery, Seoul & Busan, 2008
-Today’s Women Painters, Text; Françoise MONNIN, in  Art Magazine  Azart special edition N 5 september, Paris, 2006
-The dark light,Text; Gilbert LASCAULT,  Exhibition Catalog Monograph, Paris & New York, 2006

-Drwaing Project, Hyundae munhak, May, 2004

-Drwaing Project, Hyundae munhak, May, 2003

-100years History of Korean Artiste Living in France , , Exhibition Catalog,  Gallery Gana-Beaubourg, Paris, 2003

-Portraits, Exhibition Catalog, Saint-Quentin, 2002

-Hair, Text; Michel NURIDSANY, Preface of Monograph , Exhibition Catalog, Bruno Delarue Gallery, Paris, 2001
-Tif... , Text; Alexandre GRENIER, Article in Pariscope, Paris, 2005

-The Question of Time, Text; Alexandre GRENIER, Article in Pariscope, Paris, 2001

-yoo hye-sook, dessiner les cheveux, text;  Kim mi-young, Article in Art in Culture, 2001

-The Personal Diary, Text; Jean- Louis POITEVIN « regard critique » Exhibition Catalog  of  Young Creation, Paris, 1995

-Painting of Sensibility, Text; ,Biongkwan JEUNG, Exhibition Catalog Monograph, Icon Gallery, Seoul, 1993

-Traces 9, , Exhibition Catalog, énb-a, Paris, 1992


2015  Virtuel Exhibition, False Fable, Mutuum Artothèque, Aquitaine, France

2012  Selection for Archive artiste, Soma Drawing Center, Seoul, South Korea

2011  Confidences pour un dessin, emission on M6 ,w9 and Paris première, Paris, France

2010  Realisation of first vidéo for the festival of  20th anniversary, SBS, Seoul, South Korea

2009  Workshop with the realisation choregraph, théâtre de la Ferme du Mousseau, Elancourt, France

1998  TRANSLACJE, art symposium, Piotrkow Trybunalski,  Pologne