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b. 1973, South Korea

Seung-Woo Back Biography

Seung-Woo Back is a Korean born photographer now living in London. His work has appeared in publications and exhibitions worldwide, and is found in such permanent collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Portfolio Foundation, Edinburgh. 

Seung-Woo Back Represented By

PKM Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea PKM Gallery Seoul

Seung-Woo Back In Ocula Magazine

MMCA Seoul's First Steps Ocula Report MMCA Seoul's First Steps By Ines Min, Seoul

South Korea’s most anticipated event of the year, the opening of MMCA Seoul, is a milestone for the national museum and local art scene. The new outpost of South Korea’s singular, national contemporary art museum is situated on a minefield of historic structures, set within a zoning law nightmare, and sandwiched between...

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Seung-Woo Back In Related Press

Expanding the scope of art at MMCA, Seoul Related Press Expanding the scope of art at MMCA, Seoul 15 September 2016, The Korea Times

There has been an age-long controversy over whether art can be graded and rated, but prestigious art awards across the globe hint at what is going on in contemporary art and what artists are doing. In Korea, the Korea Artist Prize (KAP), currently ongoing at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Seoul, plays this role. This...

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Korea Artist Prize exhibition presents the four finalists at MMCA, Seoul Related Press Korea Artist Prize exhibition presents the four finalists at MMCA, Seoul 13 September 2016, Blouin Artinfo

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, in cooperation with the SBS Culture Foundation, has recently launched the Korea Artist Prize 2016 exhibition, which will run until January 15, 2017. MMCA’s flagship exhibition is showcasing the four finalists of the Prize, namely Kim Eull, Back Seung Woo, Ham Kyungah...

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MMCA to exhibit artworks by Korea Artist Prize finalists Related Press MMCA to exhibit artworks by Korea Artist Prize finalists 30 August 2016, Yonhap News

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) will open an art show on Wednesday to showcase the artwork by four finalists of an annual artist prize, the museum said Tuesday. The Korea Artist Prize has been awarded to the country's leading contemporary artists since 2012, jointly with the SBS Culture Foundation, and been holding an...

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National art museum to exhibit artworks by Korea Artist Prize finalists Related Press National art museum to exhibit artworks by Korea Artist Prize finalists 30 August 2016, Yonhap News

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Yonhap) – The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) will open an art show on Wednesday to showcase the artwork by four finalists of an annual artist prize, the museum said Tuesday.

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Seung-Woo Back In Video & Audio

Back Seung Woo / 2016 Korea Artist Prize Related Video & Audio Back Seung Woo / 2016 Korea Artist Prize 27 August 2016, Korea Artist Prize

Back Seung Woo (b. 1973) confesses that the act of photographing within the era of excessive images is meaningless as if ‘shooting water gun under water. Photography’s inherent value of ‘instant’ and the aura of ‘truth’ of art history have long been engraved on the gravestone. In that sense, Back Seung Woo is a...

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