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

Woohee Cho is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, working primarily 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 of Nomad Pavilion. Cho received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and a BFA from Seoul National University.
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

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, CA
2019  hashtag whynohomo, California Institute of the Arts, CA
2014  Exhibition practice, Cafe Morris Gallery, Seoul, KR

Group exhibitions
同乡会 / 同鄉會/ Tong Xiang Hui / 동창회 / Reunion, Chinatown, LA, CA
On Becoming, Avenue 50 Studio, LA, CA
다시 만날 때까지: part2, 아티스트런스페이스 쇼앤텔 (artist run space Show and Tell), Seoul, KR 
Once More, With Feeling... (New Wight Biennial 2020)UCLA New wight gallery, LA, CA
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
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    준비족 연대기 (Water Preppers), Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, KR
2014    일일연속극은 지겨워 (Daily serial drama is boring), Wooseok hall, Seoul, KR

Press / Publication
Magazine 43: Artist Hightlights
loves me love me not: volume v, 2021
Emergency Index Vol. 9, Ugly Duckling Presse, NYC, NY
Artforum: MFA spotlight (PDF)
2019   Hyperallergic: At CalArts, graduating students are making sincere and rigorous work (PDF)
2019   Ration: issue#2

Film Festival / Screening
San Diego Underground Film Festival, San Diego, CA
66th Cork International Film Festival, Cork, Ireland
OUTFEST Film Festival, LA, CA
Sydney World Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
59th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
2017     Screening Project Dongshi Sangyoung #8 : Ah! Sports, Open Box, Seoul, KR
2015     NORMAL FAMILY, Last Projects, LA, CA
Public Talk / Workshop
2021    The Chosun Family: In Convo with Woohee Cho, IG Live at ONE Archives
BETWEEN: The Contradictions of non-Alignment with Christina Novakov-Ritchey and Arushi Singh, UCLA New Wight Gallery
LAMAG Learn: Ideas for Resisting Artist Talk and Workshop with Woohee Cho, Malisa Humphrey and Farrah Karapetian, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

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)

(2012~16 involved in creative play group “병소사이어티, 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