Taeyoon Choi explores the poetics of science, technology and human relations. He works with computer programming, drawing, and writing, oftentimes in collaboration with fellow artists, experts and community members.
He collaborated with Christine Sun Kim on lecture performances about sound and technology. He collaborated with Nabil Hassein and Sonia Boller to organize the Code Ecologies conference about the environmental impact of technology. He co-organized the first New York Tech Zine Fair with Mimi Onuoha to support independent publishing about technology. He collaborated with Cori Kresge, Jerron Herman, stud1nt, Chancey Fleet on Distributed Web of Care.
His projects, participatory workshops, performances, and installations were presented at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Van Alen Institute, M+ Museum and more. He participated in Shanghai Biennale, Mediacity Seoul Biennale, Istanbul Design Biennale and Biennale Architettura 2021.
He was an artist in residence at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry, Pioneer Works, NEW INC, Data and Society and Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile. He’s worked with the support of the Open Society Foundation and the Knight Foundation.
He spoke at Creative Time Summit, Decentralized Web Summit, Google SPAN, Adobe 99U, and various academic conferences.
He contributed to alternative education such as the Public School New York, Occupy University and Triple Canopy Publication Intensive. He taught at the New York University, Parsons School of Design | The New School, The City University of New York and the University of Seoul.
As a cofounder of the School for Poetic Computation, he helped build the school’s curriculum and administration. He stepped down from the leadership in 2021 to support the SFPC stewards to lead the future of school.
Poetic Computation, research and education about the poetics of code. 2012~2021.
Distributed Web of Care explores a critical perspective towards technology, ethics, justice and sensitivity to the concept of personhood. 2018-2021
Absence is Presence with Distance, a collaboration with Christine Sun Kim. 2015-2017.
In Search of Personalized Time, a collaboration with E Roon Kang, 2015-2016
Studio paintings 2018
Magical World of Numbers: Bottomless Bag, a collaboration with Na Kim et al, 2020
Creative Anti-Racism, 2020
Uncertainty School, 2016
Summer School of Unlearning, a collaboration with Jung-Yeon Ma, Aigerim Kapar, Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev et al, 2021
A School of Schools, 4th Istanbul Design Biennale, 2018
Interview with Tuğçe Karataş
Exhibitions and programs I organized or participated in.
Interweaving Poetic Code explores textile, poetry and computer code, an exhibition with Aarati Akkapeddi, Andreas Angelidakis, Laura Devendorf, Christine Sun Kim, KOBAKANT, Amor Munoz, Rebirth Garments, CHAT Hong Kong, 2021
Access Breach by Rebirth Garments, Eaton Hotel and CHAT Hong Kong, 2021
Future School Code of Conduct, 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2021
Inverse Function of Light and Darkness, MMCA Seoul, 2021
The Care of the Self address the concepts of identity, environment, learning and education, technology and progress, Factory2, Seoul, 2020.
Intimacy without Proximity, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, 2021
Happening for SET, Na Kim and students Performing Participation of the New York University, Doosan Gallery New York, 2015
Resistance and Resilience, Taeyoon Choi, Mary Mattingly, Jon Cohrs, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, 2012
Speakers Corners, Taeyoon Choi, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, 2012
Fair Exchange, Kyle McDonald and David Horvitz, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, 2012
As a cofounder of the School for Poetic Computation, he helped build the school’s curriculum and administration between 2013 and 2020. He stepped down from the leadership in 2021 and now supports the SFPC stewards to lead the school. More on the Open letter to SFPC community.
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