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  • Je Baak
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  • Je Baak’s artistic practice centres on his practice of Zen Buddhism. The object or subject of attention
 constantly shifts, and prompts the viewer to experience familiar scenes from altered perspectives. Transforming the serious into the comical, the familiar into the uncomfortable, and the spectacular into the empty, Baak forces viewers into an introspection, developing the beginning of an ‘inward eye’ whereby self-realisation and ultimately enlightenment can be attained in an unfamiliar way.
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  • South Korea
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Artist CV

2010 M.A in Communication Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK 2003 B.F.A in Visual Communication Design, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea(Honor Graduate) Solo Exhibitions 2014 Ritual - Medium - Karma, HADA Contemporary, London, UK 2013 Poetic Obsession, Gallery Royal, Seoul, Korea 2012 Petitio Principii, Gallery Jungmiso, Seoul, Korea Petitio Principii, HADA Contemporary, London, UK 2010 Prelude, Art Club 1563 by SUUM, Seoul, Korea Selected Group Exhibitions 2014 Je Baak & Ahn Jinkyun, HADA Contemporary, London, UK 2013 Kumho Young Artists 2013, Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea Crystallize, KBEE 2013, Old Billingsgate Building, London, UK Chung Heeseung & Je Baak, HADA Contemporary, London, UK Young Korean Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea The Viewer, disparu, MOT Gallery, Taiwan, China 2012 Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK When I spoke its name, it came to me and became a flower, Paris, France Solid Illusion, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea Korean Collective 2012, HADA Contemporary, London, UK 4482 : Map the Korea, Barge House, Oxo Tour, London, UK As Small as a World and Large as Alone, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea Life, no Peace, only Adventure, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea Belt Selected Artist, Artside, Seoul, Korea 2011 The Korean Miracle: A Cultural Evolution, Asia House, London, UK Embracing the Void, HADA Contemporary, London, UK More than Tastes, Art Space Hue, Seoul, Korea Point against point, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, Netherland 2010 The Garden which has two roads never meet each other; Museum of Art in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea Screening, Seoul Square, Seoul, Korea The Plaza Principle, The Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds, UK Moving Images for London Fashion Week, Eun Jeong S/S Presentation Wonder Room, Selfridges, London, UK Akwaaba Astronomy, Launchpad City, Science Museum, London, UK Acoustic Images, British Film Institute, London, UK Joongang Fine Arts Prize – Selected Artist Exhibition

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