Back Seung Woo
Born in 1973 in South Korea. Works in London and Seoul. Major group exhibitions include “Photography No China, Japan, Korea” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, 2009) and “Dreamland” at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2010). A solo exhibition at Artsonje Center (Seoul) is planned in 2011. Back’s artworks are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and elsewhere.
Back Seung Woo
Born in 1973 in Daejon, Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, Korea
– Education –
2005 M.F.A. in Fine Art and Theory, Middlesex University, London, U.K.
2005 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
2009 The first Ilwoo Photography Award, Seoul, Korea
2008 Discovery Show, Fotofest, Houston, U.S.A.
2008 KLM Paul Huf Award nominated, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008 Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards honorable Mention, Photographic
2008 Resource Center at Boston University , Boston, U.S.A.
2008 This Photo is Great, 2008 Asahi Press, Japan
– Selected Solo Exhibitions –
2019 100% Comments, Sindoh art place, Seoul, Korea
2017 I’m a Picture-Grapher: Photos of this Era, POST, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Korea Artist Prize 2016, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2015 Cross Vancouver, Cross Gaze, 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale, Canada
2015 WALKING ON THE LINE, Centre A, Vancouver, Canada
2015 Eloquence Magazine Artist Series 3, Untitled, Window Gallery Granze, Seoul, Korea
2015 Photographs 2001-2015 by Seung Woo Back, Goeun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea
2012 Gaps, Unrealistic Generals,?Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2012 Memento, Doosan Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
2011 Deferred Judgement, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2011 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.
– Selected Group Exhibitions –
2020 Spring of Democracy, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2020 Believing is Seeing, Gana Art Nineone, Seoul, Korea
2019 Matt Black X Gana Art: Reflections, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2019 Negotiating Borders, Korean Cultural Center UK, London, United Kingdom
2018 Imagined Borders,Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, Asia Culture Center, Select Locations in Gwangju Metropolitan City
2018 Photographies, La Capitale Galerie, Paris, France
2018 Group Show 2, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo
2017 What Does the Image Stand For?, Galerie de l’UQAM, Université du Québec, Montreal, Canada
2017 BORDER 155, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2017 Postmodern Real, Museum of Art Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2017 Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2017, Momenta Biennale, Montreal, Canada
2017 Media Study: Tension and Relaxation, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
2017 CRACKS in the Concrete from the MMCA Collection, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
2017 Romantic City: Through the Practice of Aesthetic Criticism Today, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
2017 Real DMZ project – TIMESHARE, Arhus Museum, Arhus, Denmark
2017 Far Games – Venice Architecture Biennale Homecoming Exhibition, Arko Museum, Seoul, Korea
2016 Korea Artist Prize 2016, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul, Korea
2016 Cross Vancouver,Vancouver, Canada
2015 Dislocation/Urban Experience Contemporary Photographs From East Asia,Smith Collage Museum of Art, MA, U.S.A
2015 North Korean Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Photography,Columbia College Chicago, Illinois, USA
2015 Lies of Lies: on Photography, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2014 Birth of a Museum: The MMCA Construction Archive Project, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2014 Photography and Media 4:00AM, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2014 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.
2013 Photography and Society reflecting on the society, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
2013 Relativity in City, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2013 Birth of a Museum: The MMCA Construction Archive Project, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2013 AIR 3331 x MIK: Made in Kanda, Art Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Real DMZ Project-From the North, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2013 In Search of Lost Time, OCL Museum, Seoul, Korea
2013 WAR+MEMORY, Jeonju Photo Festival, Jeonju, Korea
2013 Cities of Ancient Futures, Changwon Asian Art Festival-Sungsan Art Hall, Changwon, Korea
2013 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.
2012 Garden of learning, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
2012 The Magic of Photography, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
2012 Re-Opening DOOSAN Gallery Seoul, DOOSAN Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2012 Camera- Human Beings, IGONG GALLERY, Daejeon, Korea
2012 More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, Site Santa Fe, U.S.A.
2012 Real & Illusion, Seoul Auction, Seoul, Korea
2012 Garden of Learning, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
2011 2011 Seoul Photo Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2011 The 8th Juan Media Festival 2011, Juan station Square, Incheon, Korea
2010 Phos+Graphos, Gana Art Center, Seoul Korea
2010 Dreamland, Pompidou Center, Paris, France
2010 Chaotic Harmony, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara,U.S.A.
2010 archiTECHtonica, CU Art Museum, Colorado, U.S.A.
2010 The View of Korean Contemporary Photography, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2o10 On the line, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2010 On the line, Korean Cultural Centre, London, U.K.
2010 On the line, Korean Cultural Center, Washington, U.S.A.
2010 PRESENT FROM THE PAST, Korean Cultural Centre, London, U.K.
Group Show 2
Back Seung Woo, Hikosaka Naoyoshi, Kawamata Tadashi, Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Shinoda Taro, Tomatsu Shomei
April 7 – April 14, 2018
Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Back Seung Woo, Shimizu Jio
Sep 21 – Nov 2, 2012
Kimsooja, Torimitsu Momoyo, Back Seung Woo, Suhasini Kejriwal
Jun 24 – Aug 6, 2011
Back Seung Woo
Mar 4 – Apr 16, 2011