contact   woohee.hit (et) gmail.com
b. Seoul, South Korea
lives and works in Los Angeles, California


Woohee Cho is an LA-based interdisciplinary artist working with video installation and performance. The key theme of his work is self-identification. He is a gay who grew up in a religious, conservative middle-class Korean family. His identities and living environment merged and clashed with each other, which gives him inspiration and a deeper understanding of self-identification. The aim of his work which stems from his personal experiences is to expose and queer the structural irony of patriarchal, heterosexual norms. While facing the discomfort and traumatic experiences, his body is functioned as the active agent, material, medium of his artwork, and the playground/battleground of discourse. He is a co-founder ofNomad Pavilion. Cho received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and a BFA from Seoul National University.
Education
2020   California Institute of the Arts, MFA in Art, with supplemental concentration in Integrated Media, CA
2014   Seoul National University, BFA in Visual Communication Design, KR

Residency
2020-2021   REEF residency, LA, CA
2019   Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art : States of Consciousness in Cognitive Capitalism, NYC, NY

Solo exhibitions
2020  Unsolicited Pleasure, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2019  hashtag whynohomo, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2014  Exhibition practice, Cafe Morris Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Group exhibitions
2020   
Time is Out of Joint: part 2, MAK center Mackey apartment, LA, CA
object subject, Other places art fair, CA
Archive Machines: Resisting, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA
CalArts EXPO, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2019   
Nowhere Better Than Here, Nomad Pavilion, Venice, CA
Acqua Alta, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
ArtChangeUs, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
20/20, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
CalArts EXPO, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2016    Water Preppers, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea
2014    Daily serial drama is boring, Wooseok hall, Seoul, Korea

Press / Publication
2020  Artforum: MFA spotlight (PDF)
2019   Hyperallergic: At CalArts, graduating students are making sincere and rigorous work (PDF)
2019   Ration: issue#2

Performance / Screening
2019   
The revolting lumpen, Human Resources LA, LA, CA
    (performer for Beck + Col)
Acid-free, Blum and Poe, LA, CA
    (New Writing, published by Steph Smith)
Readings & Performances, Emotional Store, LA, CA
    (with Sohyeon Jenny Eom)
Talent Show, REDCAT, LA, CA (with Yue Zhu)
The revolting lumpen, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
    (performer for Beck + Col)
Shelter or Playground: The House of Dust at the Schindler House, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, LA, CA
    (performed various scores by Fluxus artists)
2017     Screening Project Dongshi Sangyoung #8 : Ah! Sports, Open Box, Seoul, KR
2015     NORMAL FAMILY, Last Projects, LA, CA

(2012~16 involved in creative play group “bjung(丙) society”)
2016     Labor-intensive Game 2016 : Recreation, stage design
2015     Labor-intensive Game 2016, stage design
2014     Why do you do this to me?, A-O-Bjung-Ing Festival, actor
2013     OmniBUS, 16th Seoul Fringe Festival, actor
2012     Mamameal, Creation!, 15th Seoul Fringe Festival, actor

 




Mark