Paul Kajander

b. Vancouver, Canada

Lives and works in Toronto, Canada



2007 MFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2004 BFA, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

2002 Film History and Museology Studies, UEA, Norwich, UK

2001 Concordia University, Department of Art Education, Montréal


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019 maximum suffering along the way, Franz Kaka, Toronto (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2019 Public Volumes, Small Arms Inspection Building, Mississauga (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2017  Blink Shock Blood Shot, Franz Kaka, Toronto

2014  All Beneath the Moon Decays (with Allyson Vieira), Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto


Select Group Exhibitions

2019 Barely Fair, Julius Caesar, Chicago (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2019 Gallery Galerie Galería, Jack Barrett Gallery, New York (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2018 Lojong Exercises, Kikospace, Toronto (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)

2017 Dust is Dancing, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario

2017 Dust is Dancing, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston

2016 Pleasure Faire, (organized by Brian Mann), Michael Benevento, Los Angeles

2015  Untitled (But Unnamed), New Media Society, Vancouver

2015 All The Instruments Agree, The Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles

2015 Through A Window: Visual Art & SFU 1965-2015, Audain Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

2014 Universal Studios, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2013 What Cannot Be is What, Banner Project, Art Sonje Center, Seoul

2013 Dimensions Variable, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, International Residency Exhibition, Seoul

2013 The Real DMZ Project, Cheorwon-gun & Art Sonje Center, Seoul

2013 Stock’s Room, Project Broom Gallery, Seoul

2011 Rehearsal Research, Western Front, Vancouver

2011 Ron Tran: It knows not what it is, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

2010 Sunday is the New Saturday, Every Letter In the Alphabet, Vancouver

2010 Funny Business, Gallery Atsui, Vancouver

2009 Black Hole is Also Supernova, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2008 Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler, Western Front, Vancouver

2008 The Silence of Infinite Space, Glendale College Art Gallery, Los Angeles

2007  Sendai Contemporary Art Network: Light and City, Shiogama

2007 Green, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver

2006  Since Before and After, SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver

2006 Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me!, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver

2005  Anxiety of Influence: New Wight Biennial, UCLA, Los Angeles


Screenings & Special Projects

2014  Composer & Sound Effects Producer for Isabelle Pauwels's «,000,»; Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York

2014 Life’s Work: Experimental Documentaries, Montréal Underground Film Festival

2012  The Beacon for which We Long at Nautical Dusk and Dawn, Festival of Fringe Film, Durham, Ontario



2019 Ben Shannon, ‘In Conversation’,

2014 Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, ‘Top 3 of 2014: Time Travels’, Canadian Art

2014 Jae-un Lim, ‘Canadian Artist residing in Seoul, Paul Kajander’,

2014 Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, ‘All Beneath the Moon Decays’, Frieze Magazine

2014 Britt Gallpen, ‘All Beneath the Moon Decays’, Drain Magazine

2014 Fran Schechter, ‘It’s Greek to Them’, Toronto Now

2014 Woo-young Lee, ‘Korea seen through eyes of foreign artists’, The Korea Herald

2014 Sun-Min Lee, ‘Art exhibit portrays Korea through foreign eyes’, Korea JoongAng Daily

2013 Shelley DeWees, 'Paul Kajander and the DMZ Project’, Groove Magazine

2013 Maria Lind, ‘Can a show about the real world be too close to the real world?’, Art Review

2013 Sun-Min Lee, ‘Exhibition paints new picture of life on the line’, Korea JoongAng Daily

2013 Woo-young Lee, ‘Art questions what DMZ means to Koreans', The Korea Herald

2013 Ines Min, ‘Examining the Real DMZ Through Art’, Blouin Art Info

2011 Allison Collins, ‘Three Unfinished Actions at Western Front’, Art Slant

2009 Vanessa Kwan, ‘Black Hole is Also Supernova, I Found This: A Partial Conversation’, Richmond Art Gallery

2007 Aya Takada, ‘Spectacle in Video’, Sendai Contemporary Art Network

2005 Vishal Jugdeo, ‘Live and Loud’, UCLA New Wight Biennial



2014 ‘Maybe Not, Forever: Interview with Kim Beom’, Millions Magazine

2013 ‘Correspondence: Interview with Isabelle Pauwels’, Isabelle Pauwels monograph, Presentation House Gallery

2009 ‘Words From Vancouver’, Exhibition Catalogue, Transcontinental Divide, HPG ARC

2009 ‘Square Configuration (Decorum) Study’, Vishal Jugdeo Exhibition Essay, HPG ARC


Artist Talks & Workshops

2015 In Conversation with Kim Beom, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

2014 Visiting Artist: Korean National University of the Arts, Visiting Artist

2014 What You Believe Is What You Say, Artist Talk with HaeAhn Kwon and Jung-hyun Kim, Art Sonje Center

2014 Silence and Slow Time, artist talk, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

2014 Now that there is nowhere, lecture performance with Luuk Schroder, Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea

2013 Semiology & Structuralism Across Disciplines, Special Lecture, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

2009 In Conversation: Colleen Brown & Paul Kajander, moderated by Vanessa Kwan, Fillip, Vancouver

2009 Visiting Curator: Undergraduate Studio Visits, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

2008 Juror: Chester Fields Photo Contest, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver


Awards & Residencies

2017 Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant for Visual Artists

2015 Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant for Visual Artists

2013 National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, International Residency Program, Changdong, Seoul

2012 Guesthaus, Artist in Residence, Los Angeles

2012 BC Arts Council Project Assistance for Visual Artists

2010 Theatre of Erosion, The Banff Centre, Alberta (Lead Artist: Geoffrey Farmer)

2010 Rehearsal Research, Western Front, UBC & Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver

2007 BC Binning Drawing Fellowship, UBC

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