About

Photo by Minu Han, 2018

Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. He has published artists’ books, including ‘Urban Programming 101’ and ‘Anti-Manifesto.’ Choi’s solo exhibitions include Speakers Corners, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York (2012); My friends, there is no friend, Spanien 19C, Aarhus (2011); and When Technology Fails, Reality Reveals, Art Space Hue, Seoul (2007). His projects were presented at the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2012) and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015). Choi was an artist in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, New York (2014), The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2014) and at Art Center Nabi, Seoul (2006). He received commissions from Art +Technology Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA (2014) and SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul (2016). He curated Resistance and Resilience at Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont (2012) and directed Making Lab at Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang (2013). Choi holds a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a M.S. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Choi co-founded the School for Poetic Computation where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes on electronics, drawings, and social practice. Recently, he’s been focusing on unlearning the wall of disability and normalcy, and enhancing accessibility and inclusion within art and technology.

Education

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. B.F.A 2004, Department of Performance, Film, Video and New media
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. M.S. 2007, Department of Interdisciplinary studies in Culture Technology

Residencies and Fellowships

Data and Society, 2018
NEW INC, New Museum, 2017
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Workspace Residency, 2015
The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University 2014
Art + Technology Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA 2014
Fellowship, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center 2008, 2012
Residency, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea 2006
Grant, The Arts Council of Korea. 2007, 2009, 2011
College Art Award, Chicago Cultural Center 2003

Solo exhibition and projects 

Speakers Corners, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York, USA 2012
My friends, there is no friend. Spanien 13c, Aarhus, Denmark 2011
When Technology Fails, Reality Prevails. Art Space Hue, Seoul, South Korea 2007

Group exhibition and presentations

CTRL+ALT: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures, organized by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, New York, USA 2016
Sonar+D, Barcelona, 2017
Seven Futures, Harvestworks, New York, USA 2017
Errantic Poetry, BRIC, New York, USA, 2016
Anti-Manifesto Shanghai Biennale, Daejon pavilion, Shanghai, China 2012
Codes of Contingency, 319 Scholes, New York, USA 2012
Teleport, Centre des Arts, Enghien les Bains, Paris, France 2010
From point A to point B, University of Georgia, Athens, USA 2009
Liars Picnic, Conflux City Festival, New York, USA 2009
Coffee with Sugar, Akbank Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 2008
DISLOCATE; Art, Technology and Locality, ZAIM, Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, 2007

Teaching 

Teaching as Art, ITP, New York University, 2018
Performing participation, ITP, New York University, 2015
To remember and forget, ITP, New York University 2014
The Public School New York, New York USA 2010~2013
Dorkbot, Location One, New York, USA 2012
ARTALK, Culture Hub, New York, USA 2012
NAND to XOR, City College of New York, New York, USA, 2012
Art of Tourism, The Creators Project, Seoul, South Korea 2011
Digital Day Camp, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York, USA 2011
Introduction to Sound Art, The Public School New York, USA 2011
Interactivos? Medialab Prado, Madrid, Spain 2010
Drawing +-, Parsons New School for Design, New York, USA 2009
OFLAB, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria 2008
Interactivos? Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York, USA 2008
Urban Programming 101, Upgrade! International, Skopje, Macedonia 2008

Curating

GaOk, Residency for Cultural Producers, Seoul, South Korea 2008~ 2012
Practical painting, New Normal Business, New York, USA 2011
Resistance and Resilience, Jon Cohrs, Marry Mattingly and Taeyoon Choi, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont, USA 2011
Fair Exchange, David Horvitz and Kyle McDonald, Eyebeam Bookstore, New York, USA 2011

Publication 

Poetic Computation: Reader, 2017
Introduction to p5.js, O’Rilley, 2016
Invisible Cities, Moleskine Special edition, 2012
Roadshow South Korea, New Normal Business, Total Museum of Art, 2012
Anti-Manifesto, New Normal Business, New York 2012
Urban programming 101: Stage direction, Mediabus, Seoul, 2011

Social Media

Press

Hiring

Taeyoon Workshop Inc is a New York State S Corporation where Taeyoon Choi works with a group of assistants and collaborators. Taeyoon Workshop is not hiring an assistant at the moment. Read my hiring policy.

Equal opportunity:

Taeyoon Choi is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Contract for dignity:

Taeyoon Choi is dedicated in providing respectful work environment in studio and in online communication, focusing on need of disabled person, including but not limited to; deaf, hard of hearing, differently-abled or impaired candidate, where their comfort and dignity as an individual and collaborator is taken to the priority. Taeyoon Choi is devoted to providing credit for the assistant’s work, creative input and logistical management, wherever it’s deemed necessary and appropriate.