Blow Up

Back Seung Woo
バク・スンウ
Mar 4 - Apr 16, 2011
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BACK SEUNG WOO

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Born in 1973, Daejon, Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, Korea

Education

2005 M.F.A. in Fine Art and Theory, Middlesex University, London, U.K.
Research Fine Art and Theory (PHD), Middlesex University, London, U.K.
2002 M.F.A. in Photography, ChungAng University, Seoul, Korea
2000 B.F.A. in Photography, ChungAng University, Seoul, Korea

Award & Prizes

2009 Prix Pictec 2009, Award nominated, England & Switzerland
The first Ilwoo Photography Award, Seoul, Korea
2008 Discovery Show, Fotofest, Houston, U.S.A.
KLM Paul Huf Award nominated, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards honorable Mention, Photographic
Resource Center at Boston University , Boston, U.S.A.
This Photo is Great, 2008 Asahi Press, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Gaps, Unrealistic Generals, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Memento, Doosan Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
2011 Deferred Judgement, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
Blow Up, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Ilwoo Phtography Award Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2009 Revised Ideal, Gana Art New York, New York, U.S.A.
2007 Real World, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea
Real World, Foil Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Blow up, Gana Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Photography and Media -4:00AM, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Five Views of the Korean Peninsula, Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, The Netherlands
2013 More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
Photography and Society – reflecting on the society, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
Relativity in City, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Birth of a Museum: The MMCA Construction Archive Project, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
AIR 3331 x MIK: Made in Kanda, Art Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo, Japan
Real DMZ Project-From the North, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
In Search of Lost Time, OCL Museum, Seoul, Korea
WAR+MEMORY, Jeonju Photo Festival, Jeonju, Korea
Cities of Ancient Futures, Changwon Asian Art Festival-Sungsan Art Hall, Changwon, Korea
Succeeding, TOPOHAUS ART CENTER, Seoul, Korea
2012 Being Political Popular: Art at the Intersection of Popular Culture and Democracy Movements in South Korea 1980-2010, UCI Museum, California, U.S.A.
Garden of learning, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
The Magic of Photography, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
Re-Opening DOOSAN Gallery Seoul, DOOSAN Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Camera- Human Beings, IGONG GALLERY, Daejeon, Korea
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, Site Santa Fe, U.S.A.
Real & Illusion, Seoul Auction, Seoul, Korea
Garden of Learning, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
2011 2011 Seoul Photo Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
The 8th Juan Media Festival 2011, Juan station Square, Incheon, Korea
2010 Phos+Graphos, Gana Art Center, Seoul Korea
Dreamland, Pompidou Center, Paris, France
Chaotic Harmony, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara,U.S.A.
archiTECHtonica, CU Art Museum, Colorado, U.S.A.
The View of Korean Contemporary Photography, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
On the line, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
On the line, Korean Cultural Centre, London, U.K.
On the line, Korean Cultural Center, Washington, U.S.A.
PRESENT FROM THE PAST, Korean Cultural Centre, London, U.K.
2009 Chaotic Harmony, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.
Bad Boys, Here now, Gyunggi Museum of Art, Gyunggi-do, Korea
Mexico Biennial of Photography, The Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
Magic Moment (Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition), Hanover, Germany
What is Real? Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Double Fantasy, Marugame Genichiro Inokuma of Contemporary Art, Marugame City, Japan
Art for Your Valentine, 915 Industry Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Platform 2009, KIMUSA, Seoul, Korea
Photography Now: China, Japan and Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.A.
2008 39(2), Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
The Bridge,Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
The Roots & Being now, Soheon Contemporary, Daegu, Korea
Landscape and imagination, Aram Museum, Goyang, Korea
See it, Bukchon Museum, Seoul, Korea
Image in Contrast, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Photo on Photography, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Young Korean Artists, Gana Art New York, New York, U.S.A.
Untitled, Bauhaus, Berlin, German
Memory of the Future, Daegu Photo biennale, Daegu, Korea
A Sweet Illusion, HanGil Gallelry, Heiri, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Landscapes, Gallery Wa, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
LA art, New York, U.S.A.
Korean Contemporary Art, Cite Internationale Arts, Paris, France
Discovery Show, Fotofest, Houston, U.S.A.
Let a Thousand Flowers Blossom, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
The Battle of Taste, Gallery SangSangmadang, Seoul, Korea
2007 Paris Photo, Rose Gallery, Paris, France
Dream Walk, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Up and Comers, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Aipad, New York, U.S.A.
Round Trip, Forum Space, Seoul, Korea
Photo London, London, U.K.
Abadoned Protocol, Ritter/Zamet Gallery, London, U.K.
Faked Reality, Pos Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Complete Control, Contemporary Art Project, London, U.K.
Landscape of Korean Contemporary Photography, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
A Solid Scene, Artbit Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2nd Dream of Winter, Gallery Artside, Seoul, Korea
2006 Documentary, Contemporary Art Space, London, U.K.
British Contemporary Art, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Wondering Stars, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Crossover, Contrast Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Verislmilltude’, A drawing project, Wimbledon School of Art, London, U.K.
Blow up, One Small Step Galllery, London, U.K.
Art Brussels, 24th Contemporary Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
Arco 06, Madrid, Spain
2005 Transit, Seoul Photo Triennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Art Fair 2005, International Messe Fur aktuelle Kunst, Koln, Germany
Brastirava photography festival, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Fast Forward: Photography Message from Korea, Fotografie
Forum International, Frankfurt, German
Landscape, Photo Festival, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Untitled Nation, Gana Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France
Photo London, Royal Academy, London, U.K.
Untitled, Museum of Domestic Architecture, London, U.K.