Based in New York and Seoul, Taeyoon Choi is an educator, writer, artist, activist and the co-founder of the School for Poetic Computation founded in New York in 2013. Through his multifaceted practices of computation, he critically examines the codes of conduct of operation and the coded system embedded in the technology surrounding us whilst exploring alternative ways of shaping an inclusive society with the idea of care.
His projects, participatory workshops, performances and installations were presented at the New Museum in New York, USA (2017), Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (2016), Van Alen Institute (2016), Whitney Museum of American Art respectively in New York, USA (2015), Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, USA (2014) and more. He also participated in the Istanbul Design Biennale (2018), Seoul Mediacity Biennale (2016) and Shanghai Biennale (2012).
During his residency in Hong Kong, he conducted workshops with students from Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired on the concept of Internet. He collaborated with CHAT’s Textile Programmes and the Learning and Community team on garments, digital print, silks screen and electronic textiles. He also met with artists, engineers and poets to understand the development of ‘technology with care’ in the local community. From this experience, Choi would create new works which will be presented in Spring Programme 2021 at CHAT.
Image courtesy of the artist
Photo: Minu Han
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Speakers Corners, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York, USA
My friends, there is no friend, Spanien 19c, Aarhus, Denmark
When Technology Fails, Reality Prevails, Art Space Hue, Seoul, South Korea
Selected Group Exhibitions
A School of Schools, Istanbul Design Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
Seven Futures, collaboration with Christine Sun Kim, Harvestworks, New York, USA
CTRL+ALT: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, New York, USA
SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Anti-Manifesto, City Pavilions of The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Dislocate: Art, Technology and Locality, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
Selected Fellowships and Residencies
Pioneer Works, Tech Residency, New York, USA
Data and Society Research Institute, New York, USA
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, USA
Art + Technology Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, New York, USA
Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea