Biography

Bae Bien-U (b. 1950 in Yeosu, Korea)

1981 – 2012 Professor in Photography, Seoul Institute of the Arts, Seoul
1988 – 1989 Research Faculty, Photography & Design Department (invited by Prof. G. Jaeger)
University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany
1978 MFA, Hong-ik Uniersity, Seoul
1974 BFA, Hong-ik University, Seoul

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Part:Meet, Axel vervoordtgallery, Hong Kong
2015 D’une forêt l’autre
, Domain national de Chambord, France
2015 Dans le paysage, Saint-Etienne Metropole, France
2015 Bae Bien-U, Between Island and Forest, Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea
2014 Counterbalance, Axel vervoordtgallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2012 Towards the Ocean, Yeulmaru Museum, Yeosu, Korea
2011 Art Sonje Museum, Gyeongju, Korea
Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2010 Where God and Man Collide, The House for Mozart, Salzburg Festival, Salzburg
2009 Soul Garden, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul
Soul Garden, Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada, Palacio de Carlos V. La Alhambra, Granada
Sacred Wood: Bae Bien-U, Aando Fine Art, Berlin; Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zurich
 2008 Bae Bien U, Phillips de Pury & Company, LondonTimeless Photography, Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussels
 2006 Thyssen Museum, Madrid
 2002 Bae Bien-U, Art Sonje Center, Seoul
 2001 Bae Bien-U, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York
 1998 Photographies du Kyungju, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris
 1993  Meeting and Departure, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul

Selected Group Exhibitions

 2017 Photo London Public Commission Project, Somerset House, London
 2016 Public to Private: Korean Contemporary Photography since 1989, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
 2015 Proportio, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
 2012 The Aged Future, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul
 2011 TRA: Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
 2009 INFINITUM, Palazzo Fortuny, The 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice
 2008 Bozar Festival: Made in Korea, Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussel
 2006 Simply Beautiful, Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland; Le Grand Jardin, Joinville, France
 1998 Alienation and Assimilation, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Contemporary Art from Korea, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
 1997 Fast Forward, The Power Plant, Toronto
Inside Out, ICA, Philadelphia
 1996 An Aspect of Korean Art in 1990’s, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Public Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, USA
Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Chicago, USA
21C Museum, Kentucky, Kentucky, USA
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire, France
The Sol LeWitt Collection, USA
Elton John Collection, UK
Afinsa Collection, Germany
Isac Andic Ermay, MANGO Collection, Spain
SISLEY Collection, Italy
Calder Foundation, USA