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Choi Soojung

Choi Soojung has been experimenting with various forms for a long time and seeking to construct her own worldview. The artist focuses on the development and inspiration of thoughts, obsessive contexts, and fluid thoughts that occur while painting, and incorporates them into her paintings. The surface of the painting is densely constructed with paints and embroidery, moving back and forth between the image of illusion and the sense of reality. Drawing is a play with a value-neutral and phylogenetic nature. Painting is a chaosmos space of editing and division that reveals the worldview as fabrics and knits as a relational structure. She also experiments the conditions of traditional painting using canvas and ways to overcome it by measuring the psychological distance between the physical 'surface' and the 'sensation'. Through this, she explores the gap between painting and space, and between narrative and the image that operates the narrative. She challenges the traditional values, roles, and methods of painting through a new type that combines painting, installation, and objects. It seems that painting is understood as a form of multimedia rather than as a traditional form. The artist weaves numerous layers of meaning on the surface of the painting.

Choi Soojung (b.1977)

2008 MFA Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2004 MFA Department of Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2000 BFA Department of Painting, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea 


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Epiphany: Fire, Ice and Silence Boan 1942, Artspace BOAN 2, Seoul, Korea

2017 Doublethink: Homosentimentalis. Makeshop Art Space, Paju, Korea

2015 無間 Interminable Nausea, Amado Art Space/Lab, Seoul, Korea,

2013 Extensive Drama_A Song of Stone, Samil-ro Changgo Theater, Seoul, Korea

2012 Shoot the Moon, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea

2011 Future of the Present in the Past, Gallery Cha, Seoul, Korea 

2010 No Man's Land, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2009 Parallel World; Twix Painting, Babel, Trondheim, Norway

2007 Rainbow, Insa Art Space of the Art Council Korea, Seoul, Korea

2004 What, Space Cel, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 The Flexible Boundaries, Gallery Bayon, Seoul, Korea

2021 2021 Myeongnyundong Studio: Volume, Light, Rhythm, Space CAN, Old House, Seoul, Korea

2020 [Re] Collect:, MoA, Seoul, Korea

2019 A wakeful dream, Moran Museum of Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2019 Media Field, MoA, Seoul, Korea

2018 Digital Promenade, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 

2017 Final Fantasy, Hite Collection, Seoul, Korea 

2016 Prologue, MakeShop Art Space, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2016 Monkey in the Cabinet of Curiosity, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2015 YAP_The Twinkle World, Daegu, Korea

2015 Intro, Workshop gallery 1, MMCA, Seoul, Korea

2014 SeMA Nanji 8th Review: Follow Me, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 

2014 Light, Special Exhibition of Ha Jung-woong Collection, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea

2014 Paint of View, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea

2013 The Mirror and the Lamp, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013 Korea Tomorrow, Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Museum, Seoul, Korea

2013 Art Unforbidden, Art Beijing, Gallery Skape, Beijing, China

2012 The Way to Travel, Moran Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2011 Good Bye 2011, Hello 2012!, lee C gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010 Re-entry, Loop Raum for aktuelle Kunst and Artist, Berlin, Germany

2010 As if You Know, Aando fine Art, Berlin, Germany

2009 Identity, Self Praxis Gallery, New York, USA

2009 The Open West, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham, UK

2008 Artisit?, McDonah Building, Galway, Ireland

2008 And So It Goes, Art News Project Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Residency Programs & Awards

2021 Myeongnyundong Studio,,CAN Foundation, Seoul, Korea

2016-2017 MakeShop Art Space, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, Korea    

2015 SeMA Emerging Artists, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2015 MMCA Goyang Residency program. Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2014 SeMA Nanji Residency Program, Seoul, Korea

2013 Grant from Seoul foundation for arts and culture

2009 Kuenstlershaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, Grant from Art Council Korea

2008.12-2009.1 Kunstnerverksteder Residency, Trondheim, Norway

2008 MFA Now winner, New York, USA

*Project Advisor, Judy Chicago, along with jurors Edward Lucie Smith, Nicolette Kwok, Victoria Lu, John Millei, Maura Reilly and Kay Saatchi

2008 The Open West, Selected Artist, Cheltenham, UK

2005 Artist Upgrade Project, Insa Art Space, Art Counc,l, Korea


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