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 and Seoul. His works focus on moments in everyday life where individual identity collides with or is subsumed by society. These are transformed into installations, videos, and performances as a means of queering the normativity of society. Gathering, personalizing, and laughing are the primary methodologies of his practice. His work has been exhibited and screened at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Roy Edna Disney CalArts Theater (RedCat), the 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the 66th Cork International Film Festival, among others.
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 / Award
2024    Artist in Residence, Alex Brown Foundation, Des Moines, IA
2023    SFAC Visual Art fellowship, 서울문화재단 Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, KR
2023    International Residency, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (partial fellowship)
2020-2021    Artist in Residence, REEF residency, LA, CA
2019    Artist in Residence, Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art : States of Consciousness in Cognitive Capitalism, NYC, NY
2019    Body and Tech fellowship, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts, Valencia, CA

Solo exhibitions
2023    10987YOU654ME32US1, 탈영역 우정국 Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul, KR
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

Film Festival / Screening
Brussels Independent Film Festival, Brussel, Belgium
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

Group exhibitions
2024    Two Tongues, Multiple Mothers, Human Resources, LA, CA
2023    Mother Mold, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
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

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