Living and working in London since 2004, Bae portrays himself as a British queen in Existing in Costume 1. Of this series, he comments: 'I try to become British just as a child pretends to be a mother by dressing in her clothes. Although the mother's clothes are unsuitable for the child, the child still tries to dress as its mother, trying to express its existence as another person.' (Artist statement, 2009) Another print of Existing in Costume 1 will be featured in the forthcoming exhibition Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/Santa Barbara Museum of Art (fig.1). Bae's works are held in various collections, including the MFAH.
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