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, Korea and New York, USA
1983 Studied Sociology at Korea University, Seoul, Korea
1985 Studied at Rio Hondo College, Arts & Cultural Program, Whittier, California, USA
1990 BFA, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, California, USA
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 “Hard Mix Master Series 2,” PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2018 “Counter Balance,” Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea *Duo show with Lee Wan
2017 “Instant Satisfaction,” Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“57thVenice Biennale,” Korean Pavilion, Venice, Italy *Duo show with Lee Wan
“Culture Cuts, Cody Choi Retrospective,” Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany
2016 “Is That Beauty?,” Exhibition Halls in the Rectorate of the University, Málaga, Spain
The Sala Moreno Villa, Málaga, Spain
“Color Painting(CHEESEKHWA): Frustration is Beautiful,” PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“Culture Cuts, Cody Choi Retrospective,” Musée d’Art Contemporain de
Marseille, Marseille, France
2015 “Culture Cuts, Cody Choi Retrospective,” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
2011 “2nd Chapter of Post-Colonialism ,” PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 “Luminous Future,” Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
2008 “Cody Choi: Passage in Peking,” PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
2006 “Cody Choi: Passage,” PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2003 “Multiplying Difference: Post-Ready Made,” PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2000 “New Pictorialism: Data Base Painting-We are in Jungle,” Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1998 “The End of the 20th Century Soil Project,” Kaywon University of Art and Design, Uiwang, Korea
1996 “The Thinker, December,” Deitch Projects, New York, USA
“Not Conservative, in Conserve (Becoming a Gesture of the Real),” Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1993 “Blow My Top,” Mee Gun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1992 “Dip the Pink,” Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Jangheung, Korea
“Cody Choi,” Mee Gun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 “The 4th Today’s Documents – A Stitch in Time,” Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Beyond the Sun,” Incheon Art Platform, Incheon, Korea
2018 “Light in/as Image,” Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart-Möhringen, Germany
“Collection Highlight,” Gyeonggi Museum of Fine Art, Ansan, Korea
“Between Power and Disease,” CAN Foundation, Seoul, Korea
2016 “LANCEL Paris, Vernissage à l’occasion de la sortie du livre,” LANCEL Maison Parisienne, Paris,
“Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2016 - We Create Things, Things Create Us,” Changwon City Museum, Gyeongnam Museum, Sungsan Art Hall, Changwon, Korea
“OLD & NEW,” DDP Design Museum, Seoul, Korea
“As the Moon Waxes and Wanes Re-light,” National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,
“Zoo-Machine,” Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille, Marseille, France
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,” The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles,
2011 “The New Epicenter: Chapter 2 Post-Human,” Woomin Art Center, Cheongju, Korea
2010 “2010 Media Art Festival Digifesta,” Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Center, Gwangju, Korea
“Oh! Masterpieces,” Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
2008 “6th Busan Biennale,” Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
“Meme Trackers,” Song Zhuang Art Center, Beijing, China
2007 “Art Beijing 2007,” National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
2006 “The 6thShanghai Biennale, Hyper Design,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Paper Tainer,” Paper Tainer Museum, Seoul Olympic Park, Seoul, Korea
“Web Tree,” Gallery SSamji, Seoul, Korea
2004 “Standing on a Bridge,” Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea
“Digital Sublime: New Masters of Universe,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
“Corner / de Corner: Bruce Nauman + Cody Choi,” PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2002 “Luna's Flow: Mediacity Seoul 2002," The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale,
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
“Snapshot,” Beaver College Fine Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA
2001 “Ghost World,” curated by Michael Cohen, CAIS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“Digital Dreams, Analogue Desires,” Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2000 “Snapshot,” The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
“New York University Faculty Exhibition,” 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, USA
“Continental Shift - Aachen/Heerlen/Liége/Maastricht,"
Ludwig Forum für International Kunst, Aachen, Germany,
SCHUNCK*, Heerlen, The Netherlands,
Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art contemporain, Liége, Belgium,
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1999 “Mug Shots: Performing Persona,” The Center for Visual Art and Culture’s Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
“A Room with a View,” Sixth Prince Fine Art, New York, USA
1998 “Body in Painting,” Hanlim Museum, Daejeon, Korea / Daelim Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea
“Food Matters,” Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA/
ES Vandam Gallery, New York, USA
“The Space/ Incoded,” Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1997 “First Look,” A project for Art Knowledge and the Downtown Arts Festival, New York, USA
“New York University Faculty Exhibition,” 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, USA
1996 “Images of Self,” Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
“L’ART AU CORPS: le corps exposé de Man Ray à nos jours,” Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille, Marseille, France
“Imaginary Anatomy,” Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany
“Mr. Edison’s Black Box,” The World Wide Web, Phenix.com., Paris, France
“Not a Metaphor,” Art Projects International, New York, USA
“New York University Faculty Exhibition,” APEX ART Gallery, New York, USA
“Fun House Exhibition Part One & Two,” ES Vandam Gallery, New York, USA
“I.S.P. Open Studio,” International Studio Program, New York, USA
“Border Crawl,” curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1994 “I.S.P. Open Studio,” International Studio Program, New York, USA
“Selected Group Exhibition,” American Fine Art, New York, USA
“Flesh and Ciphers,” Here Art Foundation, New York, USA
“Press On-Editions from Four Young Artists,” I.C.Edition, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, USA
1988 “Organic Realism,” Annex Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA
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
Art Center One Hundred Scholarship Award, Pasadena, California, USA
Exhibition Organizer / Book Editor
2002 Media City Seoul 2002, International Exhibition Organizer, Seoul, Korea
1998–2000 Lusitania Press, Contributing Editor, New York, USA
Topography of 20th Century Culture for Understanding Contemporary Culture. Culturegrapher, Korea, 2010
Topography of Contemporary Culture. Culturegrapher, Korea, 2010.
Topography of 20th Century Culture. Ahn Graphics, Korea, 2006.
Woo Chan Park, KeunJoon Lim, Suk Jae Lim, Hyun Hwa Kim, Mee Kyung Kim, Cody Choi.
Abstraction, Changed the World. Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art. Korea, 2013.
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.
Tae Man Choi, Sang Chul Kim, Myung Woo Nho, Jin-Sup Yoon, Linda Inson Choy, TcheonNahm 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 Platform Artists. Incheon Art Platform. Korea, 2012.
ByungHoon Choi, Charles Swanson, Fujie Kazuko, Cody Choi. Furniture as an Object. Korea Furniture Society. Korea, 2006.
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, 2006.
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, 2003.
Nancy Barton, John C.Welchman, Laurence A. Rickels, Ken Feingold, Jean Baudrillard, Cody Choi, Sung-Hee Kim. International Symposium Media City Seoul 2002.MediacitySeoul 2002. Korea, 2002.
Cody Choi, Jeffrey Deitch. Cody Choi: Farewell to the 20th Century. Deitch Projects. New York, 1998.
Being on Line Net Subjectivity. Lusitania Press. New York, 1997.
Sites & Stations: Provisional Utopias. Lusitania Press. New York, 1995.