Nadia Kyung Chae was born in Seoul, Korea, and studied photography at Jungang University, one of the most prestigious universities in the country for the visual arts. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in her native Korea and, with "Ghost in the Machine" at Utterly Art Space in Singapore, and her participation at the first Singapore International Photography Festival in 2008, she has begun exhibiting her work abroad.
Chae recently completed an artist residency program at the Goyang Art Studio at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, the most renowned residency program in Korea. She has also been selected by the curatorial panel of Blue Dot Asia for two consecutive years (2008, 2009) as one of the most promising young artists expected to become the Asian "blue chip" artists of the near future.
Chae has been featured on Korean and Singaporean television and is frequently written about in the Asian art media in magazines like "Art World," "Photobox," "Arts Beat" and "Monthly Photo". Her work is part of Microsoft Corporations' permanent collection.