OH SOON - HWA
Oh Soon-Hwa is a photographer, curator, and lecturer. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a doctorate degree (EdD) from Columbia University in New York. She has participated near 70 exhibitions internationally, to name a few, the Private Museum in Singapore, the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in the Netherlands, the Lucca Photo Festival in Italy, the Pingyao International Photo Festival in China, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham, the Houston FotoFest, the Pochon biennale, the Ssamzi Art Space in Korea, the Asian American Art Center, the Society for Contemporary Photography, the Korean Cultural Centre in Los Angeles, the Palm Spring Desert Museum, and the Sotheby’s Young International Art Program.
Her curatorial works include exhibitions at the National Museum of Singapore, the Jeonju International Photography Festival and the Pingyao International Photography Festival. She is a recipient of Ohio Arts Council Fellowship, Korea Arts Council Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship and UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries. She is a member of several academic associations and an editorial board member & reviewer for the Photographies Journal, Routledge, UK. Her teaching courses include Contemporary Issues in Photography, Documentary Projects, Narrative Portraits, Traditional wet darkroom as well as Digital darkroom. Currently, she is an associate professor at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.