Daejeon Biennale (formerly Project Daejeon) is the Daejeon Museum of Art's biannual art project integrating technology, nature, and humanity. Since 2000, beginning under the title Daejeon FAST, this project has steadily worked to organize international showcases presenting the work of creative convergence between science and art in partnership with various Daejeon research and cultural institutions.
In 2012, Project Daejeon, with the theme of Energy, an issue that remains pertinent to our individual and collective lives, exhibited works addressing hybrid or alternative forms of energy with an eye to the future.
Its 2014 theme, Brain, peeped into ongoing issues of brain science through the related technologies embodied in various art forms.
In 2016, with the theme of Cosmos, the project brought together works creating new visions of the cosmos via artistic imaginations rooted in the studies of astrophysics, planets, signals, and dark matter.
2018 Daejeon Biennale promotes a variety of art-science collaborations in close partnership with KAIST, IBS, KRICT, and KRIBB, all of which are essential Korean science institutions located in Daejeon.
With this fresh beginning, the Daejeon Museum of Art will accelerate its work to inform and enhance the identity of Daejeon as the city of science and culture through continuous collaboration between art and science.
Daejeon Biennale2020 "A.I., Sunshine Misses Windows "
Date September 8. ~ December 6. 2020
Venue Daejeon Museum of Art, KAIST Visionhall
Hosted by Daejeon Museum of Art, KAIST, TJB, Daejeon Daily Newpaper
Sponsored by Daejeon City, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Science and ICT
Cooperation with the National Research Council of Science & Technology, Daedeok R&D Complex Board of Directors, the National Science Museum, and more
A.I., Sunshine Misses Windows / Daejeon Museum of Art
Jonas Lund, Albert Barqué-Duran, Mario Klingemann, Marc Marzenit, Shinseungback Kimyonghun, teamVOID, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, Hito Steyerl, Quayola, YEOM Jihye, Theresa Reimann-Dubbers, Zach Blas, YANG Minha, PARK Earl, KIM Hyungjoong, LEE Joo-haeng, KAIST Interactive Media Lab (KIML), Mangrove Artworks
Intersection of Seeing / Art Gallery in KAIST Vision Hall
Daejeon Biennale2018 "BIO"
Date Jul.17 ~ Oct. 24, 2018
Venue - Daejeon Museum of Art, DMA Art Center, DMA Creative Center, KAIST Visionhall - IBS Science Culture Center KRICT Space C#
Hosted by Daejeon Museum of Art, TJB, , Daejeon Daily Newpaper, KAIST, IBS, CNCITY Energy
Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Science, CNCITY Maum Energy Foundation, Canadian Embassy in Korea, Hello DD, Daejeon Metropolitan City
Cooperation KRICT, KRIBB
BIO / Daejeon Museum of Art 1-5 hall
Suzanne Anker, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Drew Berry, Pei-Ying LIN, Artificial Nature, Philip Beesley/LASG, CHOE U-Ram, KIM Hyungjoong, Louis- Philippe Demers, Agi Haines, Stelarc, Pinar Yoldas, Gilberto Esparza, BCL, Art Orienté Objet
BIO FANTASY / DMA Art Center
KIM Sunrae, LEE Byungchan, LEE Hyungkoo
ArtiST Project / DMA Creative Center, KAIST Vision hall
TENT, Land Art (LEE Sungwon + students of Seosan Chungang High school), Bio Lab(Prof. SONG Jaekwang, HONG Sangsik, CREME(YOON Seokwong+SHIN Jiyoung)
Art in Science / IBS
IBS Researcher etc.
Project Daejeon 2016 "Cosmos"
Date Jul.26-Oct.20, 2016
Venue Daejeon Museum of Art 1-4 Hall
Hosted by Daejeon Museum of Art, TJB
Sponsored by Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture
Cooperation DIME, KARI, KASI, IBS, British Council
Participant KIM Yoonchul, MOON Kyungwon +JEON Junho, Hanho, Dan Goods, Vincent&Lawrence Malstaf, Norimichi Hirakawa, Haines&Hinterding, Troika, Semiconductor, Loop.ph, Adam Norton, Paul Friedlander, KIM Woonam
Project Daejeon 2014 "Brain"
Date Nov.22, 2014 Feb.8, 2015
Venue Daejeon Museum of Art, KI building of KAIST, Daejeon Creative Art Centre, and Daejeon Skyroad
Hosted by Daejeon Museum of Art, TJB
Participant 50 Artists
Human Brain, the 2nd nature / Daejeon Museum of Art 1-5 hall
Marta de Menezes, Katherine Dowson, Nina Sellars, Andrew Carnie, KIM Joohyun, Emmauel Ferrand&Gwenola Wagon&Stephane Degoutin, Lisa Park, Samson Young, Produce Consume Robot&LoVid, Sean Montgomery&Kyle Lapidus&Tali Hinkis, Eve-Andree Laramee, OH Yoonseok, Mihyun CHAE&Dr. Jung, YOO Byungseo, Bjorn Melhus, Mioon, CHON Seungil, KIM Kira&PYUN Youngdon, Jan Fabre, MOON Joonyong, YOO Mokyon, HAN Kyungwoo
Artificial Brain: The Robot is Evolving / KAIST KI Bldg
CHOI Moonseok, YANG Junguk, LEE Jangwon, KIM Hyungkwan, NAM Hyeyeon, SHIN Seungbaek+KIM Yonghun, Leehaeminsun, KANG Hyunwook, LEE Boorok, Nancy LANG, Byeongsam JEON, KIM Myungsuk Lab+CHEON Hyehyun, Namjune PAIK, SOHN Sunghyun, KIM Hyunsik, SONG Hojun
ArtiST Project / DMA Creative Center
Murmuring Project, WON Dongmin, LEE Sunhee, KIM Yoonghyun, KANG Hoyeon, KWON Youngsung, PARK Jungsun
Media Sky / Daejeon Sky Road
PARK Hyungjun, SEO Junghee, SUK Sungsuk, SHIN Kiwoun, CHO Yikyong
Project Daejeon 2012 "Energy"
Date Sep.19 Nov.18, 2012
Venue Daejeon Museum of Art, Hanbat Arboretum, EXPO Science Park Hanbit Tower, and Daeheungdong area
Hosted by Daejeon Museum of Art
Participant 64 Artists
Theme Exhibition / Daejeon Museum of Art 1-5 hall
Laurent Grasso, Lu Yang, Marcos Novak, Odani Motohiko, Younggyoun PARK, Chankyong PARK, Scenocosme, Mikami Seiko+Ichikawa Sota, Hakchul SHIN, Ai weiwei, Eduardo Kac, S.W., Artificial Nature, Jia Chang, Giuliana Cuneaz, Meyerson JIN, Kyungwoo CHUN, Kato Tsubasa, Chim↑Pom, Christa Sommerer&Laurent Mignonneau, Hungchih Peng, Paul D. Miller / 2wwDJ Spooky
Insitu Art Project / Hanbat Arboretum
Heejoon KANG, Soonim KIM, Mireille Fulpius, Saulius Valius, Donghoon SUNG, Szigetic Songor, Annechien Meier, Chungmou YANG, Olga Ziemska, Ushio Sakusabe, Youngock CHOI, Pyunggon CHOI, Haruhiko HONDA, Gang HEO
Hunjoo KOO, Gareul KIM, Namo KIM, Daegyu PARK, Sangho SEO, Shu Yang, Chiiln AHN, Kyeongsub YUE, Dongjo YOO, Hyunmin YOO, Iwasawa Arimichi, Leenam LEE, Yeonmin CHONG, Jangjig JUNG, Kuyoung HEO, Taewon HEO, Sangsik HONG