goseong

Goseong a.k.a Goseong Choi (b.1984, S.Korea) is a visual storyteller, seeking for the less-falseness of beings and the ephemeral gestures of consciousness. He examines his questions and confusions with photographic metaphor to embrace what could be misunderstood if it gets spoken and known.  

Goseong's work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and international festivals including, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Blue Sky Gallery, and Encuentros Abiertos-Festival dela Luz. His work is held in collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Philadelphia Museum of Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, and Haggarty Museum of Art. Among others, his work has been published in, PDN, Der Greif Magazine, Photo Art, and Exposure. Online features include Lenscratch, New Direction at Detroit Center For Contemporary Photography, Conscientious, L'Oeil de la Photographie, Ain't Bad Magazine, Phases Magazine, Prism Photo Magazine and more. He holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute.


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Photography, Pratt Institute, New York, USA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 "Counting Shadows Blackens My Fingertips", KT&G Sangsangmadang, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA

2016 "Walls and Wells", Encuentros Abiertos-Festival de la Luz, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

2014 "At the End of Winter", Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
"Photographers of the Year, KT&G SKOPF" Goeun Museum of Photography, Busan, SOUTH KOREA
Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK

2018
"In The Beginning: Of Species", The Center for Fine Art Photography, CO, USA
"Small Works Baruch 2018", Mishkin Gallery, NY, USA

2016
"DER GREIF A Process 2.0", Kraków Photomonth Festival, POLAND
"FOCUS photo l.a.", photo l.a., Los Angeles, CA, USA

2015
"Flash Forward 2015, Magenta Foundation", Division Gallery, Toronto, CANADA
“In the Mood: Photography and the Everyday
”, Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, University of La Verne, CA, USA
Photography Award, Photobook Melbourne Festival, AUSTRALIA

2014
"Hunting+Gathering", New Mexico Museum of Art, NM, USA
"PMA Photography Portfolio 2014"
, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, USA
"Self-Published Photobooks", Phoenix Art Museum, AZ, USA
"Scrutiny After The Glimpse", Haggerty Museum of Art, WI, USA

2013
"The Kids Are All Right", Addison Gallery of American Art, MA, USA
"Mapping: Borders, Bodies, Memories", David Weinberg Photography, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL, USA
"Center Forward 2013", The Center for Fine Art Photography, CO, USA
"The Kids Are All Right", Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC, USA
"Lotus Photography Summer Group Show", hpgrp Gallery, Chelsea, NY, USA
Photo Annual Awards, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC 
Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, PA, USA
"Woods, Breath", Datz Museum of Art, SOUTH KOREA

2012
"The Kids Are All Right", John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI, USA
"Looking at Ourselves: Portraits featured on Lenscratch", Juror: Aline Smithson Guate Photo Festival, Guatamala City, GUATAMALA
"DIY: Photographers & Books", Book Exhibition, The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA
"Center Forward 2012", The Center for Fine Art Photography, CO, USA
"Arles Photography Open Salon", Galerie Huit, Arles, FRANCE
"Beyond 1 lens & Over 100 eyes", hpgrp Gallery, Chelsea, NY, USA
"Unbreakable", Korean Cultural Service New York, NY, USA

2011
"Chelsea International Fine Art Competition", Agora Gallery, Chelsea, NY, USA
"National Photography Competition", Camera Club of New York, NY, USA
"Pratt Harlem Project", Curated by Elissa Levy and Heather Darcy Bhandari, New York, NY, USA
"CAA NY MFA Exhibition", Hunter College/Time Square Gallery, New York, NY, USA


FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS

The Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA 2019 
KT&G Sangsangmadang Korean Photographer's Fellowship, SOUTH KOREA 2018
Flash Forward 2015, Magenta Foundation, CANADA 2015
The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, USA 2014 
Photography Book Now, Photo Book Competition, Blurb, USA 2011 


COLLECTIONS

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
Haggarty Museum of Art, Wisconsin, USA
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, USA
Datz Museum of Art, SOUTH KOREA
KT&G Sangsangmadang, SOUTH KOREA


BIBLIOGRAPHY / PUBLICATIONS

Aint-Bad, "Goseong Choi", 2017
PHROOM, "Goseong Choi", 2017
LENSCRATCH, "Anchorless Land", 2017
Archive Collective Magazine, "After Ashes", 2017
Der Greif Magazine, Issue 9, Jul 2016
LANDSCAPE Stories, Dec 2014
Mutantspace, Dec 2014
Photo Art Magazine, Korea, Oct 2014
Exposure/SPE, Sep 2014
The New Republic, Aug 2014

pdn, Photo District News, Aug 2014
GUP Magazine, Jun 2014
Phases Magazine, Jun 2014
Prism Photo Magazine, Apr 2014
L’Oeil de la Photographie, Mar 2014

Darwin Magazine, Feb 2014
Ain't-Bad Magazine, Jan 2014
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, "New Directions", 2013
New Landscape Photography, "Goseong Choi", April 2013
Show.Me.Pictures, Goseong Choi, Dec 2012
Conscientious, Contemporary Photographers by Joerg Colberg, Dec, 2012
LENSCRATCH, "Goseong Choi", May 2012
Culturehall New Artist Feature, Summer 2012
THE NEW YORKER PHOTO BOOTH, Open House: Inside Brooklyn's Photo Studios, Aug 2012
Camera Club Los Angeles, "Goseong Choi", Dec 2011


ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY

Toji Artist Residency, Toji Foundation of Culture, Wonju, SOUTH KOREA, 2017
Toji Artist Residency, Toji Foundation of Culture, Wonju, SOUTH KOREA, 2012  


ARTIST TALK/LECTURE

Artist talk, GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan, SOUTH KOREA, 2019
Lecture, Visual Communication Design Class, Seul National University, SOUTH KOREA,  2019
Artist talk, Encuentros Abiertos-Festival de la Luz, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, 2016
Artist talk, Blue Sky, The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, USA 2014 
Artist talk, General Studies Seminar (Spring), International Center of Photography, New York, USA 2011
Artist talk, General Studies Seminar (Fall), International Center of Photography, New York, USA 2011 

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