Paik, Nam June
Korean, 20th century, male.
Active in Germany and the USA.
Born 20 June 1932, in Seoul; died 29 January 2006, in Miami.
Installation artist, performance artist, video artist. Multimedia.
Neo-Dadaism, Fluxus, Cyber Art.
Paik Nam June’s family fled to Hong Kong, and later to Japan at the onslaught of the Korean War. He studied the history of art and music in Tokyo and continued his musical studies at Munich University and Freiburg Conservatory. During his studies, he was introduced to electronic music by Karlheinz Stockhausen and became friends with John Cage. In ...