February 16, 2024

Han Sungpil in Conversation with David Christensen

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Remarks begin at 5:30 p.m.

David Christensen will lead a conversation with Han Sungpil as they walk through the exhibition Canadian Fever on Wednesday, February 21. You won’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to hear comments and insights regarding this lyrical suite of photographs. 

Han Sungpil was born in Korea in 1972. He is a graduate (B.F.A. Photography, with distinction; 1993-1999) from the University of Chung-Ang, An-Seoung, Korea, and holds a master’s degree (2003-2004 with commendation) in Curating Contemporary Design from Kingston University, London.

As  a photographer, filmmaker and installation artist, his work has been exhibited and collected in notable museums and biennials internationally including: the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul and Gwacheon, Korea;  the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Château de Chaumont, Loire, France;  the National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to name a few. His work has been presented in twenty countries worldwide.

In addition to his current exhibition at TrépanierBaer, Han Sungpil’s work is currently on view at the ZONAMACO art fair in Mexico City in February  of 2024.  He has published several books including: Façade with FOIL in 2011; Phatasmogoria with Museum Hanmi, 2016; and Intervention with Hatje Cantz in 2017.

David Christensen is an influential producer, executive producer, director, and photographer whose work spans a remarkable range of subjects andmediums. His producer collaborations with a spectrum of directors, including Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers with “Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy,” and Guy Maddin with “The Forbidden Room” and “Seances,” as well as Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis with the Oscar-nominated “The Flying Sailor,” have produced a significant body of critically acclaimed works. These films, and others, have graced prestigious festivals such as the Oscars, Sundance, and TIFF, and have addressed a variety of poignant topics, from Indigenous narratives to the whimsy of animation.

His own films as a director have premiered in highly regarded venues, with “The Mirror” debuting at MoMA and “Six Figures” at TIFF, showcasing his versatility in both documentary and dramatic realms. With over 80 productions under his belt, including the Emmy-nominated “Transplanting Hope,” his leadership at the National Film Board of Canada’s North West Studio for seventeen years stands as a testament to his commitment to storytelling that highlights diverse voices and perspectives. His photographic work, exhibited in group shows at The Print Center in Philadelphia  and the Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego further cements his status as a multi-talented artist in the visual arts.

We look forward to seeing you!

Image Credit:

Han Sungpil
Frozen Fire 032 – Waterton Lakes
National Park, Alberta, 2021
Archival pigment print – Edition 1/7
26.5” x 39.5”