Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Digitally Enhanced

Invisible Beings

  • Photographer

In the series “Invisible Beings”, “Individual Series” are still lifes
photographed and magnified with industrial cameras and industrial
high-resolution lens, which enable recognition of beings that are
normally invisible to the eye in the special state. Just like how
humans’ lives that seem perfect from outside contain numerous
mistakes, failures, scars, and agony inside, the 1.6 ~ 3 mm sized
microchips revealed surfaces that represent many aspects of life. By
becoming the subjects of cogitation and self-reflection, the mi
microchips brought a completely different world to the observer. It wa
was a lively experience that the observer did not have for decades wh
while working in industry.

“Society Series” in the series “Invisible Beings” is a work that arrays
10,000 pieces of microchip, each of which was photographed and
numbered. 10,000 pieces represent the society, and each piece
represents an individual who has been hurt and experienced

2018 MFA in Photography, Graduate School of Design Contents,
Hongik University
1989 BE in Computer Science, Engineering College, Hongik

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Invisible Beings, Insa Art Center, Seoul
NoW Advanced Exhibition Artist, Invisible Beings, Gallery NoW, Seoul

Group Exhibitions
2018 Photo May, Hongik Museum of Modern Art, Seoul
2017 International Open Call of the 16th Donggang Int?l
Photo Festival, Yeongwol
2016 Post Photo, Hongik Museum of Modern Art, Seoul

2018 [Invisible Beings] by NOONBIT, Korea, ISBN 978-89-7409-477-5

Awards 2018 Bronze Prize, Moscow International Foto Award(MIFA), Moscow
Silver Prize,?Bronze Prize,?Honorable Mention, Tokyo International Foto Award(TIFA), Tokyo
Honorable Mention, The Prix de la Photographie Paris(Px3), Paris
2017 International Open Call Exhibition Artist, The 16th Donggang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol
NoW Advanced Exhibition, The 8th Gallery NOW Artist Prize, Seoul
3xThe Silver Prizes, Moscow International Foto Awards(MIFA), Moscow
4xHonorable Mentions, International Photography Awards(IPA), New York
Honorable Mention, The Prix de la Photographie Paris(Px3), Paris
2016 Open Call Winner, Photo And Science Art(PASA), Suwon
2015 Honorable Mention, Seoul-New York Photo Festival, Seoul