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Hyun A Cho

Studio Grant holder in Stockholm 18 November 2018 - 30 January 2019

Hyun A Cho
(KOR) was born in 1974 in Seoul, Korea, where she lives and works. Two main aspects can summarise the characteristics of Hyun A Cho’s practice. 1) Firstly, her revelation of ‘points of rupture’ through re-writing, translating and forming art regarding to textualisation. 2) Secondly, the artistic methodologies she employs to transform ‘those ruptures’ into visual and sonic forms, such as video/sound installations and performances. The two aforementioned aspects converge in her 2017 solo exhibition “I would like to h/ear someone’s voice. The radio is my only friend” at the Art Sonje Center in Seoul and in her current project “Nohwa”, which she will carry out during her residency at Iaspis.
“Nohwa” consists of three main concepts that explore and question ongoing debates on the notions of ‘beauty’, the ‘Other’ and identity construction and how beauty has been represented, appreciated and disregarded throughout history, especially in contemporary art. “Nohwa” includes 1) European legacies of Chinoiserie, tempting visions of an exotic land, 2) histories of tulips in 17th century European culture and society and 3) Noh, traditional Japanese performing art. Somehow, all of these subjects deal with the exoticism of the East, which had been incorporated into European tastes or had developed an authentic basis of its own even though it can easily be placed in the category of ‘stereotypes’ of exoticism.
Hyun A Cho holds MA degrees in Photography, Fine Art Media and the History of Art from the Royal College of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art and SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies), London. Her works and projects have been exhibited at Art Sonje Center (Seoul, 2017), Arko Art Center (Seoul, 2016), Seoul Art Space_Mullae (Seoul, 2014-2015) and the MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon, Korea 2012).

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