Seo Young Deok

(Korea 1983 -)


Seo Young-Deok was born in 1984, South Korea, graduating from the environmental sculpture department of the University of Seoul in 2008.

He has captivated international audiences for producing life-size, hyper-realistic sculptures of human figures made only with welded chains taken from bicycles and industrial machinery. Inspired by the urban lifestyle he experienced as an adult – contrasting drastically with his rural upbringing – Seo explores the relationship between humans and their environment through the creative repurposing of iron chains – a material which has played a critical role in the development of the modern world.

He works with White Room since 2014.


Solo Exhibition
2015 ‘Dystopia’, White Room Gallery, Capri, Italy
2014 ‘Link’, Gallery SODA Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 ‘Modern Times Infection’, Gallery SODA Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 ‘Dystopia’, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2009 ‘Modern Times’, Gallery of University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Group Exhibition
‘The good life’, seumartspace, seoul, Korea
‘Who are you’, Cheonan arts center, Cheonan, korea
‘Contemporary Istanbul’, ICEC, Istanbul
‘Context Art Miami’, Avenue Miami, USA
‘Urban Renewal’, Opera gallery, HongKong
‘I am not stupid’, Gwanghwamun, Korea
’12_Twelve’, Beyond Museum, Korea
‘GlobalBuinessPlaza’, Kintex, Goyang, Korea
‘Hong Kong Contemporary Art fair’, Hongkong
‘Rising Artist’, Gallery Jireh, Paju, Korea
‘New Acquisition’, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
‘Different – Unlike – Dissimilar’, Space Sun+, Seoul, Korea
‘同床異夢’, Hyehwa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
‘Contemporary Istanbul’, ICEC, Istanbul, Turkey
‘Twisted’, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
‘Kinetikos’, Kaist, Daejeon, Korea
‘Qultagh’, Gallery Adamas253, Paju, Korea
“Aesthetic of Material”, Gallery 4 Walls, Seoul
“Fresh Flash”, Lotte Department Store, Seoul
“Space K Opening Exhibition”, Space K, Gwang-ju
“New Group Artists Exhibition”, KOSAspace, Seoul
“Wonder Kiddy”, Galley IHN, Seoul
“New Group Artists Exhibition”, Baum Art Gallery, Seoul
“Class of 2010″, Galley Hyundai, Seoul
“Art Road 77″, Space Heewon, Gyeong-gi
“Seoul Sculptors Association Exhibition”, Seoul Art Center Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul
“5 Story”, E·LAND Foundation for the Arts & Culture, Seoul
‘Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival (ASYAAF)’, Defense Security Command, Seoul, Korea
‘Misa-Li Public Contribution of Sculpture’, Misa-Li Rowing Stadium, Hanam, Korea
‘Art & Park-Ⅱ’, Seongnam Arts Center, Seongnam, Korea
‘Matter of Sensibility, METAL Exhibition’, Baum Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
‘The 9th National Undergraduate and Graduate Students Sculpture Exhibition’, Seongnam Arts Center, Seongnam, Korea
Alembic Pharmaceuticals LTD (India)
DSB s.r.l (Italy)
Sungkok Art Museum( Korea )
Gallery Hyundai( Korea )
kolon ( Korea )
Harley Davidson ( Korea )
E·LAND Foundation for the Arts & Culture( Korea )
Seongnam Arts Center ( Korea )
Daekyo Culture Foundation( Korea )
Private Collections