Kijong Zin has constructed unique sculptural world through acute and critical works on contemporary social issues and has attracted great attention from the art world. Using various mediums including diorama, video installation, sculpture and painting, Zin wittily presents heavy and serious themes such as the discrepancy between the way we view the world and the reality and perceptual error that leads to failure of actual judgement.
In Atheism Report, Zin questions the most significant invisible existence for the mankind. His exploration of God is an extension of his prolonged interests—falsehood and truth, unbelievable incidents, and unresolved truths. Presenting subjects such as contradictions in the doctrines of religions, conflicts between different religions, and ironic situations such as religious wars in a twisted way, the artist sharply questions the unconditional faith towards invisible beings and the origin of prayers, guiding viewers to reconsider the actual existence of idolized gods.
Zin’s full-fledged pursuit of career began in 2004. Participating in group exhibitions at Art Center Nabi and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Zin began to gain recognition in the Korean art scene. In 2006, he was chosen as the 2006 Young Artist by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and in the following year, he was selected by the Art Omi Artist Residency program in New York and began to attract attention in the international art scene as well. After participating in the group exhibition at ZKM, Germany in 2007, Zin started to show work in internationally renowned biennales including Nanjing Triennial in 2008, Biennale Cuvee of Linz, Austria, Brazil Sao Paulo Media Art Festival in 2009, and the 4th Moscow Biennale. Including exhibitions at Santralistanbul in Turkey in 2009, Kunstmuseum Bochum in Germany in 2010, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea in 2012, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in 2013 and National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome in 2014, Zin has actively presented works in Korea as well as international art institutions to this date. As of now, Zin’s works are included in National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Daejeon Museum of Art and Daegu Art Museum.