- ABOUT THE ARTIST
Korean artist Hyun-Jin Kwak was born in 1974 in South Korea. She graduated at Hong-Ik University in Seoul in 1998 (BA in sculpture and installation) and from Konstfack in Stockholm (MA in Fine Art) in 2005. It was at Konstfack she started her work with her acknowledged, and still ongoing, photographic series Girls In Uniform. Since 2005 it has been shown in Europe and South Korea. The same year Hyun-Jin Kwak received the Victor scholarship from the Hasselblad Foundation. This year she is nominated for Prix Pictet.
Recently works by Kwak were acquired by The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.
Hyun-Jin Kwak has exhibited at Hasselblad Center, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Art Pavillion in Zagreb, Platform Seoul, and most recently at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Haugar Art Museum, Vestfold, Turku Biennial, Museo SAACS, and Contemporary Photography Exhibition Hall, Stockholm, among others.