CODY CHOI


1980년대 중반부터 작가이자 문화이론가로서 활동해온 코디최(b.1961)는 현대사회의 문화정체성과 권력관계에 대하여 탐구한다. 그는 회화, 조각, 설치 등의 작업을 통하여 현시대의 다양한 문화가 빚어내는 충돌과 그 간극에서 탄생한 제3의 문화 혹은 혼종문화, 그리고 끊임없이 탄생하는 동시대 새로운 사회현상에 대하여 주목한다. 그는 Art Center College of Design을 졸업하였으며, 57th Venice Biennale, Korean Pavilion 및 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille, Kunstsammlungen-chemnitz 등지에서 유럽순회 회고전을 개최하며 작품성을 크게 인정받았다. “20세기 문화 지형도(2010)”, “동시대 문화 지형도(2010)” 등 현대문화에 관한 전문비평서를 출간한 바 있다.


Born in 1961
Lives and works in Seoul and New York

Awards and Grants
2011 Excellent Book Select. Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Korea
1994 International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) Grant. New York, USA
1993 International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) Grant. New York, USA
1990 San Marino League Fine Art Association Scholarship Award. San Marino, California, USA
1989 Pasadena Art Alliance Fine Art Scholarship Award. Pasadena, California, USA
1988 Art Center One Hundred Scholarship Award. Pasadena, California, USA
1987 Hallmark Cards Inc. Minority Scholarship Award. Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1987 Art Center One Hundred Scholarship Award. Pasadena, California, USA
Education
1986–90 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, USA
1980–83 Korea University, Department of Sociology, Seoul, Korea


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
"Instant Satisfaction," Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne
57th Venice Biennale, Korean Pavilion, Venice
"Culture Cuts," Cody Choi Retrospective, Kunstsammlungen-chemnitz, Germany

2016
"Is That Beauty?" Cody Choi Retrospective. Exhibition Halls in the Rectorate of the University of Málaga, Spain,
The Sala Moreno Villa – Málaga, Spain
"Culture Cuts," Cody Choi Retrospective. Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille, Musée de Marseille, Marseille, France

2015
“Culture Cuts,” Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

2011
"2nd Chapter of Post-colonialism,” PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul

2008
“Passage in Peking,” PKM Gallery, Beijing

2006
"Passage,” PKM Gallery, Seoul

2003
"Multiplying Difference/Post-Ready Made,” PKM Gallery, Seoul

2000
"New Pictorialism, Data Base Painting-We are in Jungle," Kukje Gallery, Seoul

1996
"The Thinker, December,” Deitch Projects, New York
"Not Conservitive in Conserve,” Kukje Gallery, Seoul

1993
"Blow My Top,” Mee Gun Gallery, Seoul

1992
"Dip the Pink,” Total Art Museum, Jang Hung, Korea
"Cody Choi,” Mee Gun Gallery, Seoul


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
LANCEL Paris, Vernissage à l’occasion de la sortie du livre.
LANCEL Maison parisienne, Paris, France
Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2016 _ We Create Things, Things Create Us.
Changwon City Museum, Gyeongnam Museum, Sungsan Art Hall, Korea
"Old & New," Kansong Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
"As the Moon Waxes and Wanesm Re-light," MMCA Gwachen, Korea

2014
Busan Biennale, Voyage to Biennale: 50 Years of Contemporary Korean Art in Overseas Biennales.
Busan Museum of Art, Busan Cultural Center, Busan, Korea

2012
“A Tribute to Mike Kelley”, MOCA, LA

2011
“Post-Human”, Woomin Art Center, Korea

2010
1st Media Art Festival DIGIFESTA, Gwangju, Korea

2006
"HyperDesign,” 6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
"Paper Container,” Olympic Park Papertainer Museum, Seoul

2004
"Standing on a Bridge,” Arario Gallery, Chonan, Korea,
"Digital Sublime, New Masters of Universe,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Frieze Art Fair 2004, London
"Corner de Corner, Bruce Nauman + Cody Choi,” PKM Gallery, Seoul

2002
"Luna's Flow," Media_City Seoul 2002, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
"Snap Shot,” Beaver College Fine Art Gallery, Pennsylvania

2001
"Ghost World,” curated by Michael Cohen, CAIS Gallery, Seoul

2000
"Snap Shot,” The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
"New York University Faculty Exhibition,” Washington Square Gallery, New York
"Continental Shift-Aachen/Heerien/Liega/Maastricht-," Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2000
Ludwig Forum für International Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art contemporain, Liége, Belgium
SCHUNCK* Heerlen, The Netherlands

1999
"Mug Shots: Performing Persona, " The Center for Visual Art and Culture's Atrium Gallery, Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Connecticut
"A Room with a View,” Sixth Prince Fine Art, New York

1998
"Body in Painting,” Hanlim Museum, Daejeon, Korea
Daelim Foundation of Culture, Seoul
"Food Matters,” Bucknell Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania
ES Vandam Gallery, New York
"The Space/ Incoded,” Kukje Gallery, Seoul

1997
"First Look,” A project of art knowledge and the downtown arts festival, New York
"New York University Faculty Exhibition,” Washington Square East Gallery, New York

1996
"Images of Self,” Schick art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
"L'ART AU CORPS (le corps expose de Man Ray a nos jours)," MAC, contemporary galleries, the museums of Marseille, curated by Phillip Vernet, Provence, France
"Imaginary Anatomy,” Pansinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany
"Mr. Edison's Black Box,” The World Wide Web, Phenix. Com., Paris
"Not a Metaphor,” Art Projects International, New York
"New York University Faculty Exhibition,” APEX ART, New York
"Fun House Exhibition Part One & Two,” ES Vandam Gallery, New York
"I.S.P. Open Studio,” International Studio Program, New York
"Border Crawl,” curated by Jeffery Dietch, Kukje Gallery, Seoul

1994
"I.S.P. Open Studio,” International Studio Program, New York
"Selected Group Exhibition,” American Fine Art, New York
"Flesh and Cipher,” Here Art Foundation, New York
"Press On-Editions from Four Young Artist,” I.C.Edition, New York


Publication

Author
2010
Choi, Cody. Topography of 20th Century Culture. Culturegrapher, Korea

2006
Choi, Cody. Topography of Contemporary Culture. Culturegrapher, Korea
Choi, Cody. Topography of 20th Century Culture for Understanding Contemporary Culture. Ahn Graphics, Korea

Co-Author
2017
Cody Choi, John C. Welchman, Gregor Jansen, Marie de Brugerolle. Venetian Rhapsody, The Power of Bluff. PKM Gallery, Korea

2013
Woo Chan Park, Keun Joon Lim, Suk Jae Lim, Hyun Hwa Kim, Mee Kyung Kim, Cody Choi. Abstraction, Changed the World. Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
Woo Chan Park, Jung Hee Lee, Bo Yeon Lee, Mee Kyung Kim, Cody Choi. Sang Yong Shim. Understanding of Modern and Contemporary East Asian Art. Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea

2012
Tae Man Choi, Sang Chul Kim, Myung Woo Nho, Jin-Sup Yoon, Linda Inson Choy, Tcheon Nahm Park, Ban Ejung, Young Ok Kim, Dong Hee Yoon, Sumi Kang, Cody Choi, Manu Park, Myung Ji Bae, Suk Tae Park, Jin Sang Yoo, Ji Hyun Lee, Nam Soo Kim, Jung Kang Yoon, Jae Bok Lee, Il Woo Joo, Suk Tae Park. 2011 Plateform Artis. Incheon Art Platform. Korea

2006
Byung Hoon Choi, Charles Swanson, Fujie Kazuko, Cody Choi. Furniture as an Object. Korea Furniture Society. Korea
Susan Griffin, Liao Wen, Ji-Young Shin, Young-Paik Chun, Cody Choi, Sung-Hee Kim. 2006 Pre-International Incheon Women Artists Biennale International Symposium. International Incheon Women Artists Biennale. Korea

2003
Kyung-Mee Park, Mike Kelly, Cody Choi, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, David Pagel, Saul Ostrow, John C. Welchman, Jeffrey Deitch, Jerry Saltz, Laurence A. Rickels, Michael Cohen, and Peter Halley. Cultural Shift Hatter: Cody Choi 1986–2003. Paradise Media Art. Korea

2002
Nancy Barton, Welchman, John C., Laurence A. Rickels, Ken Feingold, Jean Baudrillard, Cody Choi, Sung-Hee Kim. International Symposium media_city seoul 2002. media_city seoul 2002. Korea

1998
Choi, Cody, Deitch Jeffrey. Cody Choi: Farewell to the 20th Century. Deitch Projects. New York


Contributing Editor
1997
Being on Line Net Subjectivity
Published by New York: Lusitania Press, New York, USA

1995
Provisional Utopias Sites & Stations
Published by Lusitania Press, New York, USA


Teaching

2004
Adjunct Professor at Hong Ik University, The School of Industrial Design, Master & Ph. D Program, Seoul, Korea

2003
Seoul National University, Phd. Program of School of Education, Seoul, Korea

2002
Special Chair, Visiting Professor at Ewha Woman's University, Seoul Korea

1994-2004
Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, New York, USA


Lecturers and International Symposiums

2006
"Analysis of Negociation between Indian Restraunt and English society" Korean Association for Semiotic Studies, Korea
"Trace of Culture and Design", Kwangju Design Center, Korea

2005
"20th Century Cultural Sampling of Forming", Chungju International Art & Craft Biennale, Korea
"Simulation Society and Design", The 2nd International Meta-Design Forum, Korea
"What is the HanRyu Mentality?", The 1st National Assembly Han Ryu Studies Committee Symposium, National Assembly Library, Korea
"Han Ryu Star's Power and Worth", The 2nd National Assembly Han Ryu Studies Committee Symposium, National Assembly Library, Korea

2004
"Media City: Experiencing New Aspects of Romance?"
"Fulfilling Unlimited Imagination : Charms of Media Art", Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan

2002
"Global Prespective-The Visual Art as Global Link", Ewha Woman University, School of Art and Art Profession, Seoul, Korea
"Luna's Flow, www.transmedia.com", media_city seoul 2002 international symposium,
Lecturers: Jean Baudrillard, Cody Choi, John C. Welchman, Lawrence R. Rickles, Ken Finegold


Exhibition Organizer / Book Editor
2002 Media_City Seoul 2002, International Exhibition Organizer, Seoul, Korea
1998–2000 Lusitania Press, Contributing Editor, New York, USA


Selected Bibliography
Books, Exhibition Catalogues, and Journals

2017
Von Swantje Karich, Gesine Borcherdt, Erste Höhepunkte von der Biennale in Venedig, Welt, 2017-05-10
Mimsie Ladner, “South Korean Pavilion Explores National Identity at 2017 Venice Biennale”, Theculturetrip , 2017-05-19
Alison Cole, 57th Venice Biennale review - riveting and bewildering, theartsdesk, 2017-05-17
Javier Pes, Gareth Harris, State of the nations: our pick of the Venice Biennale pavilions, THE ART NEWSPAPER , 2017- 05-10
RDS, Cronache dalla biennale, La corea post pop e sa memoria cinese, 2017-05-30
Por mor. Bo, El arte, el poder y la política de género llegan a la Bienal de Venecia con 7 impactantes pabellones, 2017-05-11
David Sim , What to see at the 2017 Venice Biennale, internationalBusinessTimes, 2017-05-10
MIchael Glover, Venice Biennale: How the artists revolt against their pavilions, independent, 2017-05-10
Katrina Kufer, 7 Must-See Pavilions at the Venice Biennale, Harpersbazzar arabia, 2017-05-11
Olivia Mull, 12 must-see installations and exhibitions at the Venice Art Biennale 2017, dezeen, 2017-05-16
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams, Balancing national pride and personal politics at the Venice Biennale, CNN, 2017-05-22
ALEXXA GOTTHARDT, The Venice Biennale’s 11 Best Pavilions, ARTSY, 2017-05-10
Louise Darblay, Venice Diary: Slowing down, artreview, 2017-05-12
Nate Freeman, The Korean Pavilion: Come for the Neon, Stay for the Pepto-Bismol, Art News, May, 2017
Hg Masters, 57TH VENICE BIENNALE, PART 2: NATIONAL PAVILIONS IN THE GIARDINI, Art Asia Pacific, May, 2017
Tina Sauerlaender, Tresures of the Venice Biennale 2017, Arte Fuse, May, 2017
Paul Carter Robinson, Venice Biennale 57 A Bold Brash Statement to Counter The Earnest-Hearted, Artlyst, 2017-05-11
David Levene, Bright lights on the lagoon: Venice Biennale 2017, 2017-5-15
Menene Gras, ed. Is That Beauty? Cody Choi. Universidad de Malaga, Spain

2015
John C. Welchman, ed. Cody Choi: Culture Cuts. Exhibition catalogue. Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König. Cologne

2014
Laurence A. Rickels , Die Unterwelt der Psychoanalyse. Passagen Verlag, Germany
Kenshu, Lee. Busan Biennale: Voyage to Biennale. Exhibition catalogue. Busan Biennale Organizing Committee, Korea

2011
Lee, Sun-Young. “Special Artist Cody Choi.” Monthly Art, no. 316
Lee, Sulbee, “Interview Cody Choi.” Monthly Art, no.316
Hong-hee, Kim. The New Epicenter: Chapter 2 Post-Human. Exhibition catalogue. Wumin Art Center. Korea

2010
Welchman, John C. Digifesta 2010 Media Art Festival. Exhibition catalogue. Media Art Festival Digifesta. Korea

2009
Hong-hee, Kim. Oh, Masterpiece. Exhibition catalogue. GMOMA, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art. Korea

2008
Kim, Wonbang. Busan Biennale 2008. Exhibition catalogue. Busan Biennale Organizing Committee. Korea
Kim, Sung Hee. Meme Trackers. Exhibition catalogue. Songzhuang Art Center. Pecking, China
Lunday, Elizabeth. The Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You About
Master Painters and Sculptors. Philadelphia: Quirk Books

2007
Jeong, Dong-Am. Media Art: The Temptation of Digital. Korea: Communication Books
Choi, Cody. “Interview with Myself.” Monthly Art, no.268

2006
Du, Huang, ed. Shanghai Biennale 2006: HyperDesign. Exhibition catalogue. China: Shu Hua Publishing House

2005
Welchman, John C. “Images of Though and Deleuze’s Pictures: Diagram, Line, Film and Face”,
On Verbal/Visual Representation: Word and Image Interactions IV. [Textxet 50]
[Studies in Comparative Literature]. Edited by Martine Heusser, Michele Hannoosh, Eric Haskell,
Leo Hoek, David Scott, and Peter de Voogd. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi BV

2004
Joo, Yeon-Hwa Henna. Standing on a Bridge. Exhibition catalogue. Arario Gallery. Korea
Rhee, Wonil, Iris Haung, and Lin Chi-ming. Digital Sublime: New Masters of Universe. Exhibition catalogue. Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. Taiwan
Rimanelli, David. “Reviews: Cody Choi.” Art Forum (February 2004)

2003
Kelley, Mike. Foul Perfection: Essays and Criticism. Edited by John C. Welchman. Cambridge,
MA: MIT Press
Kim, Young Ho. “Review: Cody Choi.” wolganmisool (October, 2003)
Yoo, Kyung-Hee. “Focus, Cody Choi.” Art in Culture (October, 2003)
Vine, Richard. “Report from Seoul, Cyber City.” Art in America (February, 2003)

2002
Rhee, Wonil, ed. Media_City Seoul 2002. Exhibition catalogue. Seoul Museum of Art. Korea,
Diamond, Sara. “Media_City Seoul 2002.” Flash Art (November – December, 2002)
Park, Nam Hee. “Media Art Biennale Special Feature.” Korea Art (November – December, 2002)
Lee, Yong Woo. “media_city seoul.” wolganmisool (November, 2002)
Rhee, Wonil. “Interview.” wolganmisool (November, 2002)
Baudrillard, Jean. “Violence de L’iamge.” wolganmisool (September, 2002)

2001
Welchman, John C. “Culture/Cuts: Post-Appropriation in the Work of Cody Hyun Choi.”
Art After Appropriation: Essays on Art in the 1990s. London: Routledge
Cohen, Michael. Ghost World. Exhibition catalogue. CAIS Gallery. Korea

2000
Roe, Jae-Ryung. “Reviews: Cody Choi.” Art Forum (September, 2000).
Ostrow, Saul. Mug Shots: Performing Personae. Exhibition catalogue. Diane R. Karp
Becker, Wolfgang. Continental Shift: A Voyage between Cultures. Exhibition catalogue.
Ludwig Forum Aachen

1999
Welchman, John C. “Culture/Cuts: The Work of Cody Hyun Choi.” Third Text, no. 48

1998
Choi, Cody, Deitch Jeffrey. Cody Choi: Farewell to the 20th Century. Exhibition catalogue.
Deitch Projects. New York
Oh, Saeng-Keun and Sou-Kyoun Lee. Body in Painting. Exhibition catalogue.
Daejeon: Hanlim Museum

1996
Eleanor Heartney. Images of Self: The Search for Identity Through Art. Exhibition catalogue.
Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs
Vergne, Philippe. L’art au corps: le corps exposé de Man Ray à nos jours. Paris:
Réunion des musées nationaux

1995
Deitch, Jeffrey, and Kyung Mee Park. Border Crawl. Exhibition catalogue. Kukje Gallery.
Korea

1993
Ostrow, Saul, and Sung-Hee Kim. Blow My Top. Exhibition catalogue. Mee Gun Gallery.
Korea

1992
Kelley, Mike. Cody Choi. Exhibition catalogue. Mee Gun Gallery. Korea
Pagel, David, and Jeremy Gibert-Rolf. Deep the Pink. Exhibition catalogue. Total Museum.
Korea