Joy Baek

Biography

Joy Baek is a Korean artist based in Glasgow. Adopting a multidisciplinary practice, Baek explores art as a line of dialogues which record the history of our times. Addressing the socio-cultural issues in Korean and Scottish society, Baek’s work embodies both public and private interpretations of women’s lives. Her desire to render silenced voices heard has led her to develop an activist ethos that strives to sustain the action of elevating these voices, as demonstrated in her long-term series of work. Having graduated with a Fine Art (BA) from the Chelsea College of Arts in London, Baek has since graduated from the MFA at the Glasgow School of Art. 

Baek’s performance works were featured in Tramway TV by Tramway, Glasgow, and were recently selected to be on display in Citizen M, Glasgow. Since her graduation, she has been actively working and presenting her works in London and Glasgow, including Through the Crowd at 10 Greatorex Street in London, (2022) and Love and Legacy: Our Grandmothers at French Street Studio and Gallery in Glasgow, (2022). Baek is a recipient of the Gilbert Bayes Grant in 2022 and was chosen for the residency programme at Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, for 2023.