// BO YOUNG JUNG + EMMANUEL WOLFS

 

emmanuelwolfs@gmail.com / boyoungjung@gmail.com / info@wolfsandjung.com

www.wolfsandjung.com

 

// WOLFS + JUNG is represented by:

Ammann//Gallery (Cologne, Germany)

 

 

// WOLFS + JUNG

 

WOLFS + JUNG is an art/design collective founded by Emmanuel Wolfs(Belgium) and BoYoung Jung(South Korea).

 

Born in 1977 in Brussels, Emmanuel Wolfs graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Design Products (2004), and studied Industrial Design at LaCambre, Brussels (2002). BoYoung Jung, born in 1978 in Gwangju, studied Woodworking and Furniture Design at Hong-ik University, Seoul (1997-2002) and also completed an MA in Design Products at RCA, London (2005).

 

Following their studies, BoYoung and Emmanuel set up their studio DrawMeaSheep (2005-2008, renamed WOLFS + JUNG in 2009) in Belgium, as a platform to explore the critical and conceptual dimensions of domestic objects.

 

Their works, rather than being dictated by the choice of material or production methods, focus on translating their observations of contemporary society and culture into objects inviting viewers to reflect. Examples of such approach can be seen in their projects: [Nature V2.01], the square tree trunk series (2006-2012), intended as a catalyst for the debates on the correlation between human, nature and the industry; and [Land](2011-2012), exploring the individual and collective relationship to physical places and time in an hyper-connected and urbanized world.

 

Since 2005, the duo has produced various design/art projects that are conceptual yet functional, and their works have been shown in major international fairs and exhibitions in Europe, USA and Asia - including Design Miami/Art Basel, Pavillion of Art and Design(PAD) London/Paris, The Salon ART + DESIGN, New York, Collective Design NY, Gwangju Design Biennale, Milan Salone del Mobile, 100% Design London, MUDAC(Musee de Design et D'art Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland), Design Korea, CIVA(Espace Architecture La Cambre Horta, Brussels, Belgium), and Saint-Etienne Design Biennale, France.

 

In summer 2012, they relocated their practice to Seoul after 4 years of living and working in Beijing, China.

 

 

// EMMANUEL WOLFS

 

1977 Born in Brussels, Belgium

1997 Post-Matrix in Philosophy and Psychology, Saint Jones Johannesburg (S-A)

2002 MA Industrial Design, E.N.S.A.V. La Cambre, Brussels

2004 MA Design Products, Royal College of Art, London

2004-2005 Freelance designer, London

2005 Founded design collective DrawMeaSheep, Belgium

2005-2008 Co-directing DrawMeaSheep, Belgium

2008-2009 Design Lecturer, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing

2009-2011 Head of Studios, IFC program, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing

2009-Present Co-directing Wolfs + Jung

2012-Present Professor, Industrial Design Department, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

 

 

// BO YOUNG JUNG

 

1978 Born in Gwang-ju, grew up in Seoul, South Korea

2002 BA Woodworking and Furniture Design, Hong-ik University, Seoul

2005 MA Design Products, Royal College of Art, London

2005 Founded design collective DrawMeaSheep in Belgium

2006 Selected member ‘Korea’s Next Generation Design Leaders’ _KIDP (Korea Institute of Design Promotion)

2005-2008 Co-directing DrawMeaSheep, Belgium

2009-2011 Lecturer at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

2009-Present Co-directing Wolfs + Jung

 

 

 

// EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 'Selected works by Ammann Gallery' Pavillion of Art + Design, London, UK

2017 'New Tree works' Design Miami/Basel, Hosted by Ammann Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2017 'Tree study' Collective Design, Hosted by Ammann Gallery, New York, USA

2017 'Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection' M+ Museum, HongKong

2017 'Korean Crafts' COLLECT LONDON, UK

2016 'Selected works' Design Miami/Miami, Hosted by Ammann Gallery, Miami Beach, USA

2016 'Tree study' Salon Art + Design, New York, USA

2016 'New works' PAD LONDON, hosted by Ammann Gallery, London, UK

2016 'Selected works' Design Miami/Basel, Hosted by Ammann Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2015 'Impossible Trees' Hosted by Ammann Gallery, Design Miami / Miami Beach, USA

2015 'Tree Study #03' Hosted by Ammann Gallery, The Salon Art + Design, New York, USA

2015 'Moon Tree' Hosted by Ammann Gallery, PAD London, UK

2015 'A Voice_42/56/64' Design Miami/Basel, Hosted by Ammann Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2015 'A Voice' Collective Design, Hosted by Ammann Gallery, New York, USA

2015 'One and many chairs' Ammann Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2014 'Selected works' Design Miami / Miami Beach, USA

2014 'Summer Group Show' Ammann Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2014 ‘Square Tree Trunk’ Design Miami/Basel, Hosted by Ammann Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2014 ‘KSDS Spring International Exhibition’ Incheon, South Korea

2014 ‘Chinese Contemporary Group Show’ Ammann Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2013 ‘X-Field_Archive’ PinUp Project Space, Melbourne, Austrailia

2013 ‘X-Field_Taipei,’ Garden City Arts Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2013 ‘KSID International Exhibition’, Chuncheon, South Korea

2013 ‘1Square Meter_Beijing,’ Pavillion des Art & Design, Paris, Hosted by Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Paris, France

2012 ‘View to China,’ Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2012 ‘Land Project_China,’ Design Miami/Basel, Hosted by Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2011 ‘Always On My Mind: Home’ Korea-Australia Art Project_Part II, Seoul Square, Media Canvas public screening, curated and coordinated by Gana Art Gallery

2011 ‘Always on My Mind: Home’ Korea-Australia Art Project_Part I, Museum of Art, Seoul National University

2011 ‘Land Project_China’ Pavillion of Art & Design London, Hosted by Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, London, UK

2011 ‘X-Field_Jumping City’ CU Space, Beijing, China

2011 ‘Woyou’ Milan Design Week, Chinese Design group exhibition, selected works by curator Beatrice Leanza, supported by Rizzoli, Milan, Italy

2010/ 11 ‘New talents’ selected works by artists and designers, Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Koln, Germany

2010/ 11 ‘La Belgique des Autre’, Group exhibition, CIVA hors les murs — Espace Architecture La Cambre Horta, Brussels, Belgium

2010 ‘Design Noir: 7 fictions for the museum’ Museum of Art Seoul National University(MoA), Seoul, South Korea

2010 ‘work in transit...’ summer group show, Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Koln, Germany

2009 ‘Permanent collection: selected works by artists / designers of the gallery’, Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Koln, Germany

2009 ‘Le design s’exporte’ Group exhibition, Les anciens abattoirs l’etable, Mons, Belgium

2009 ‘La Nature en Kit’ Museum of Design & contemporary Applied Art(MUDAC), Lausanne, Switzerland

2009 ‘Nature V2.01 project’, Design Miami/Basel09, Hosted by Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2009 ‘Push Open The Door, The Sun Is Inside’ Milan FuoriSalone, Group Exhibition, Milan, Italy

2008 ‘La Belgique Des Autres’, Saint–Etienne International Design Biennale, France

2008 ‘Upcoming Korean Designers’, 100% DESIGN, London, UK

2008 ‘Design Telling Us Stories’, Group exhibition, 100% DESIGN, London, UK

2008 ‘Openlab/2.0’, Addictlab group exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa

2008 ‘Habitable’ White Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

2007 ‘World Best Design Exchange’ DESIGN KOREA, Seoul

2007 ‘100 Designers Light’, GWANGJU DESIGN BIENNALE, South Korea

2007 ‘DrawMeaSheep_BoYoung Jung & Emmanuel Wolfs’, Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy

2006 ‘Spring is in the air’, Group exhibition, ADDICTLAB, Belgium

2006 ‘Draw Me A Sheep’, DESIGN BRUSSELS, Brussels

2006 ‘Nature v2.01’, Design for Europe Exhibition, Interieur Design Biennale, Kortrijk, Belgium

2006 ‘Square Tree Trunk’, Design&Bois, Namur Expo, Belgium

2006 ‘Park Design Brussels’, Exhibition of shortlisted projects, Brussels, Belgium

2005 ‘INNOVATION at the RCA’, Royal College of Art, London

2005 ‘TRAP BED’, installation, Public sculpture projects for a charity campaign on helping young homeless people, Centrepoint, London, UK

2005 ‘Design Products’, RCA graduate show, London

2005 ‘Living Space’ RCA group exhibition, Ron Arad presents, Internos, Milan, Italy

2005 ‘10 Around Town’ public sculpture project, outdoor touring exhibition, London, UK

 

 

 

// AWARDS

 

2014 Special Prize, KSDS International Spring Exhibition, South Korea

2006 Selected for ‘Design Leader: Best Upcoming Designers_4th Selection’

by KIDP(Korea Institute of Design Promotion)

2006 ‘Park Design Brussels’, shortlisted, Brussels(BEL)

2005 ‘Design For Our Future Selves Award’ Winner of 2 categories, RCA, London

_Winner of the Lord Snowdon Award for Disability Projects,

_Winner of Nottingham Rehab Award for Independent Living’

2005 ‘10 Around Town Project’ public sculpture competition, Winner of ‘Self-Healing’ Sun MicroSystems, London

 

 

 

// COLLECTIONS

M+ Museum, Hongkong

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