Choi Jeong Hwa

Truth: Choi Jeong Hwa

Opening reception: Friday, December 7, 6-9 pm


Choi Jeong Hwa’s work as a visual artist and founder of the Gaseum studio blurs the boundaries between art, graphic design, industrial design, and architecture. His work explores issues of accessibility in art and contemporary culture. Choi’s residency at REDCAT from 2007-2008 will culminate in a solo exhibition that will include works by invited artists and craftspeople alongside his own, challenging concepts of individual authorship and original works of art. Playing off the role of South Korea and its neighbors as the origin of the production of disposable consumer goods, Choi’s work interrogates the preciousness of unique objects in a time of mass consumption and reproduction.


Born 1961 in Seoul, Korea, Choi received a BFA at the Hong Ik University in Seoul. He has been included in the 51st Venice Biennale, 2004 Liverpool Biennial, 2002 and 2006 Gwangju Biennales, 1998 São Paulo Bienal, as well as exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Ilmin Museum, Seoul; and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton. Choi lives and works in Seoul.

Truth: Choi Jeong Hwa is made possible in part by the Nimoy Foundation. Additonal support provided by The Korea Times.

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