Bio

Emil Goh

This is by no means a complete compilation of Emil Goh's exhibitions, works, writings, statement, but we will be researching, as Emil was always generous with sharing information with everyone. We hope, you will for the moment accept what we have managed to source in the spirit of sharing good memories of a friend and serious artist whom we all know as Emil Goh. He died loving what he did most, and best.

Emil was a prolific artist. No year would have passed without a few exhibitions to showcase his creative restlessness.

Profile

Emil Goh: 1966 - 2009

  1. Lectured in three Korean universities
  2. Exhibiting artist
  3. Photographer
  4. Designer
  5. Writer
  6. Editor for Theme (NY) and INSIDE (Melbourne ) magazines
  7. Curator
  8. Food reviewer
  9. Video artist
  10. Visual artist
  11. Installation artist
  12. Sculptor
  13. Founder member of Gallery 4A – a pioneering non-profit gallery
  14. Publisher


Education

1992: Newcastle University, New South Wales, Australia
Psychology / Drama

1997: Sydney College of Arts, Sydney University, Australia
Fine Arts – Photography / Sculpture

2000: Goldsmith College, University of London
M.A. Fine Arts Photography / Sculpture


Foreign exhibitions

  1. Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Queensland, Newcastle, Tasmania, Adelaide and Darwin
  2. New Zealand: Auckland, Wellington and New Plymouth
  3. Indonesia: Ruangrupta, Jakarta
  4. Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
  5. Japan: Kitakyushu and Kokura
  6. Korea: Seoul and Busan
  7. Philippines: Manila
  8. Hong Kong: Hong Kong
  9. England: London and Manchester
  10. Denmark: Copenhagen. Charlottenberg, Udstilling and Sbygning Kunsthal
  11. Germany: Hamburg and Osnabruck
  12. Holland: Amsterdam
  13. Lithuania: Vilnius
  14. Austria: Vienna
  15. Wales
  16. Athens: Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge

Exhibitions

1988: Physician for Nuclear Disarmament at National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1990: Little Works at Newcastle Contemporary Gallery
1990: War Paint at Newcastle Contemporary Gallery
1990: Ultility Art at Newcastle Contemporary Gallery
1991: Archival Revival at Newcastle Contemporary Gallery
1991: Baru (photographic works) at Cafe Gritz, Newcastle
1991: Pertama at Darby Street Cafe, Newcastle (26 April – 10 May)
1992: Solo, Cathode Ray – performance and video installation at University of Newcastle
1992: Solo at The Brewery Collection, The Brewery, Queens Wharf
1992: Awards, Foto Riesel. Foto Rally Sydney, Student B&W – first prize
1992: Miscellaneous, 2NC ABC AM Madeline Randle Show – art reviewer
1992: Installation, Panopticon, collaborative video and performance at Newcastle University
1992: Publications, Art City, September Editor
1992: Australian Camera, September Portfolio
1992: Commissions, The Brewery Collection
1992: Group Show, Erotic Art at 249 Gallery, Newcastle
1992: Form & Function – "totem" & "vicious" at 249 Gallery, Newcastle (17 March)
1992: Elements at 249 Gallery, Newcastle (8 June)
1993: Relative Perception at Newcastle Region Art Gallery
1996: Above and Beyond at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1997: Between at Karen Hamilton Gallery, London
1998: Ways of Being at Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1999: Perspecta at Sydney Museum

Solo exhibitions

1991: Baru Photographic Works at Café Gritz, Newcastle
1991: Pertama at Darby Street Café, Newcastle
1992: Cathode ray – performance and video installation at University of Newcastle
1992: Elements – video installation at 249 Gallery, Newcastle
1997: The Couple (New Australia) at 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

Selected group exhibitions

1990: Warpaint at Newcastle Contemporary Gallery
1990: Little Works at Newcastle Contemporary Gallery
1990: Utility Art at Newcastle Contemporary Gallery
1991: Postcards from the Edge at Watt Space
1991: Archival Retrieval at Newcastle Contemporary Gallery
1992: Musewelbrook Photographic Award at Musewelbrook Region Art Gallery
1992: Watt Postcards at Watt Space
1992: Erotic Art at 249 Gallery, Newcastle
1992: Focus at Watt Space
1993: Seven Second Memory at Airspace, Sydney
1992: Form and Function "Totem" and "Vicious" at 249 Gallery, Newcastle
1994: Extra Terrestrial, Experimenta 94 at Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
1995: Anonymous / Rediscovered at Linden, Melbourne
1995: Fear Inc. at First Draft, Sydney

1996/97: Above and Beyond at:

  • Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
  • Institute Modern Art, Brisbane
  • Contemporary Art Space of South Australia, Adelaid
  • Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra
  • 24 HR Art, Darwin

1996/97: Serial Kids at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1996/97: Modern Star Series at Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
1996: Hearsay at Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, NSW
1997: Forming the Line at Hales Gallery, London
1997: Still with P. Brassington, M. Fairskye, Emil Goh and H. Nankin in Sydney
1998: Star Projects at No. 7 Kunstskdemiets Udstillingssted, Copenhagen
1999: Din at Studio 4 x 4, Amsterdam
2000: Grazing with Emil Goh & Lisa Cheung at Chinese Art Centre, Manchester, England
2000: The Palace of Exaggeration & Everything at Grey Matter, Sydney
2000: Flow at National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2000: Sydney! Vienna at Akadamie Fur Bildendon Kunst, Vienna
2001: "Buddha" Past, Present, Future at Art Gallery of New South Wales
2001: Maapoi at Brisbane Powerhouse for the Arts
2001: Contagion at N.Z. Film Archives, Wellington, New Zealand
2001: New Releases at Gallery 4A, Sydney
2001: Sunburn at Hamburg ( K3 ) Kampnagel, Germany
2000: The Thing at 33 Sydney Artists in Vienna
2002: Solo by Emil Goh at Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2002: Deskjob at Mori Gallery, Sydney
2002: Re / Map at Laforet Museum, Kokura, Japan
2002: European Art Festival at Osnabruck, Germany
2002: Re / Map Art Show at Kitakyushu
2002: Blinc at G 39, Cardiff, Wales
2002: Still Life (video exhibition) at Scott Donovan Gallery
2002: Mini - survey of Emil Goh's works 1996 – 2002 at (CACSA) The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
2002: European Art Festival at Osnabruck, Germany
2002: Remake at Airspace, Sydney
2002: Public Programme Video Screenings at Biennale of Sydney
2003: Jakarta International Video Art Festival at Gallery National, Jakarta
2003: Wish You Were Here at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
2003: Location, Location at Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
2003: Housewarming at Parasite Art Space, Hong Kong
2003: Creating Heaven on Earth at Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2003: Fruits at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2003: Entroducing at Factory, Seoul
2003: One Night Stand (Australian & Korean video art screenings) at Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea
2003: Discussion Island at Video Art in Age of Channel Hopping
2004: The Sneeze 80 x 80 at Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens
2004: Mix – Ed at Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2004: Busan Biennale at Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, South Korea
2004: Episodes at Cheong Art Centre Gallery
2004: Vacation, Projection Series 7 at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2004: Busan Biennale (group exhibition) at Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, South Korea
2004: Standing by 000 at Gallery Sup, Seoul
2004: Slow Rushes at S. M. C. CAC, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2004: New Drawing... The Line Fell Off the Page at UTS Gallery, Sydney
2004: Process at Asia – Australia Arts Centre, Sydney
2004: Interlace (video installation)
2004: Entroducing at Factory Arts and Crafts, Seoul
2004: 720 & 576 at Phatspace, Sydney
2005: Jakarta International Video Festival at Ruangrupta, Jakarta
2005: Seoul - Until Now at Charlottenborg - Upstilling, - Sbygning, Copenhagen
2005: Open Letter at Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines
2005: You are Here at Valentine Willie Fine Arts, Kuala Lumpur
2005: Open Letter (group exhibition) at Asia – Australia Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
2005: Seoul – Until Now (group exhibition) at Charlottenborg, Kobenhavn, Denmark
2005: Seoul – Until Now at Contemporary Korean Art Kunsthal Charllotnborg, Copenhagen
2005: Slow Rushes (group exhibition) at Artspace Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
2006: Syncity at Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
2006: Play (portraiture & performance in video art from Australia and new Zealand) at Perth Institution of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia
2006: Scape 2006: –don't misbehave ! at Scape Biennale of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, New Zealand
2007: The One and the Many at Griffith University, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art
2007: Selamat Matang ke-Malaysia