Nomos Alpha

Koo Jeong A

  • May 2018  
  • 978-1-9121220-3-5  
  • 240 x 190 mm | 9.5 x 7.5 in  
  • HB 46 pp  
  • 20 colour 


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Nomos Alpha features 20 pen drawings (each 27.5 x 22.5 cm) from the book R, published by Swiss Re in 2006. Conceived on the occasion of the Korean Cultural Centre UK’s 2016 ‘Artist of the Year’ exhibition Koo Jeong A: Riptide (7 October-19 November 2016), Nomos Alpha features the 20 exhibited works by the artist. Curated by Je Yun Moon, Riptide included artistic responses to Koo Jeong A’s drawings by Kyung Roh Bannwart, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, Yva Jung, Hanqing Ma & Mona Yoo, Martin Roth and Matthias Sohr.

Signed and numbered on a bespoke embossed back cover, the book is published in a limited edition run of 500. Beautifully produced on extra thick paper with a semi-translucent jacket, this little book is a work of art in itself. Koo Jeong A’s wonderful, often humorous drawings recall childlike simplicity yet express an underlying complexity.

Published to coincide with the exhibition Nomos Alpha by Koo Jeong A showcasing a selection of the drawings featured in the book at HENI Gallery, 1st floor, 6-10 Lexington Street, London, W1F 0LB which runs from 18th to 23rd May 2018.


Koo Jeong A was born in Seoul, South Korea. She has been working on the reinvention of spaces since 1990s. Her work spans various media including drawing, sculpture, installation, audio works and architecture. She has had solo exhibitions at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, among others. Her work is featured in the public collections of Tate Modern, London and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. She lives and works everywhere.