About

 

Taeyoon Choi (born 1982, San Mateo, California) explores the poetics of science, technology, society, and human relations. He works with computer programming, drawing, and writing, oftentimes in collaboration with fellow artists, experts and community members. Most recently, 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. 

Academic employment

Co-founder, organizer, teacher, The School for Poetic Computation, 2013-present

Board of advisor, The Processing Foundation, 2018~ present

Adjunct professor, New York University Tisch School of the Art, ITP. 2014-2020

Adjunct professor, Parsons School of Design | The New School, 2009

Publications

An Anthology of Community Code, Vernon Press (forthcoming) 2021

Translation, Arts Everywhere, 2020 organized by Eliza Chandler

How to talk about Black Lives Matter, Art Sonje Center Homework, 2020

Bauhaus Futures, edited by Laura Forlano, Molly Wright Steenson and Mike Ananny, MIT Press, Published 2019

Poetic Computation: Reader, 2017 (offline)

Introduction to p5.js, by Lauren McCarthy, Casey Reas, Ben Fry, O’Rilley, 2016

Introduction to p5.js, by Lauren McCarthy, Casey Reas, Ben Fry, O’Rilley, 2016 in Spanish

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

Editions

Poetry for Persistence, Press Press Baltimore & Printed Matter, 2020

READ Critical Theory, Poster printed by SAA, South Korea

A World which Worlds a Caring World, Poster printed by SAA, South Korea

Invisible Cities, Moleskin, New York, USA

Distributed Web of Care, Poster collaboration with Mark Allen, LA, USA

Fellowships and residencies

Centre for Heritage and Textile, Hong Kong, 2019-2020

Pioneerworks, Tech Residency, New York, USA, 2019

Data and Society Research Institute, New York, 2017

Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, LA, 2017

NEW INC, New York, 2016

Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, 2008, 2011

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, 2014-2015

The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University 2014

Art + Technology Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA 2014

Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea 2006

College Art Award, Chicago Cultural Center 2003

Grants

Open Society Foundation, Human Rights Initiative

The Knight Foundation, Art and Technology

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Arts Council of Korea. 2007, 2009, 2011

Invited talks

Future School Venice Biennale for Architecture, January 2021 (forthcoming)

Rebel9, Seoul, South Korea, November 17, 2020

M+ Museum, Hong Kong, HKSAR, November 24, 2020

Insa Art Space, Panel with Hyejung Jang and Goeun Song (WESS), Seoul, South Korea, October 7th, 2020

A poetic approach to teaching art and technology, The Fifth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC5), September 15, 2020

Protocols as Language and Communication, Convened by Shannon Mattern, with panelists Jesse Chun, Meredith D. Clark, Chancey Fleet, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, September 14, 2020

Artist talk, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, New Media MA Program, September 4, 2020

Shifting the future community – Art, Technology, and Sustainability, Panel with Nora O Murchú, Convened by Melanie Bono, Goethe Institute Seoul, August 27, 2020

Artist talk, Convened by Jung-Yeon Ma, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University, May 19, 2020

Keynote, Adobe 99U, Online and NYC, USA

Keynote, !!Con, Online and NYC, USA, Documentation

Technology, Access and Art, Arts Everywhere & Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life at the University of Guelph, Co-presented with Stephern Surlin, Guelph, Canada January 26, 2020 Link

Keynote, NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference(NEIT), Mohonk Mountain House, January 24, 2020

Distinguished Lecture with Taeyoon Choi |Taking Care: Code and Control in a Technological Future, University of Washington Seattle, Documentation

Presentation, SPAN, Google Design, New York, USA October 10, 2020

Keynote, co-presentation with Cori Kresge, Maintainers, Gallaudet University, Washington D.C.

Artist talk, Microwave Festival, Hong Kong, HKSAR, 2019

The 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, KL, Malaysia 2019

YCAM Open Lab 2018, Yamaguchi Center for Art and Media, October 6-8, 2018

Panel presentation, convened by Jax Deluca, Americas Cultural Summit, Canada 2018

Software for Artists Day, Pioneer Works, 2017

Eyeo Festival, Minnesapolis, USA, 2017

Workshops

  • The Southland Institute, Los Angeles, CA, January 2021 (forthcoming)
  • Creative Anti-racism, Organized by The Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture(SFAC), KOTE, Seoul, South Korea October 19, November 2, November 16
  • Unlearning workshop, Nam June Paik Art Museum, South Korea October 10~11, 2018 Documentation
  • Rutgers University, organized by Atif Akin
  • University of Seoul , organized by Minha Yang

Projects

Bottomless Bag-Na Kim, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korean

SFPC in Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Center for Art and Media, 2019

New York Tech Zine Fair, Co-organized with Mimi Onouha, School for Poetic Computation, 2018

Code Ecologies Conference. Co-organized with Nabil Hassein, Sonia Boller, School for Poetic Computation, 2018

Uncertainty School, Mediacity Seoul Biennale 2016

Making Lab, Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, South Korea 2013

Session advisor, Code Societies, organized by Melanie Hoff

Exhibitions

Poetic Computation: Archive, A School of Schools, Istanbul Design Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey 2018

Seven Futures, collaboration with Christine Sun Kim, Harvestworks, New York, USA 2017

CTRL+ALT: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures, organized by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, New York, USA 2016

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

CTRL+ALT: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures, organized by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, New York, USA 2016

SFPC Re-coded, Sonar+D, Barcelona, 2017\ Seven Futures, A collaboration with Christine Sun Kim, Harvestworks, New York, USA 2017

Errantic Poetry and Signing Coders, Whisper Or Shout: Artists in the Social Sphere, Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC, New York, USA, March 17 – May 1, 2016

Anti-Manifesto, City Pavilions of The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China 2012

Noise Collector, Codes of Contingency, 319 Scholes, Curated by New York, USA, Jun 14 2012- Jun 28 2012

Teleport, Centre des Arts, Enghien les Bains, Curated by Dooeun Choi (Art Center Nabi), Paris, France 2010

From point A to point B, University of Georgia, Athens, USA 2009

Coffee with Sugar, Akbank Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 2008

DISLOCATE; Art, Technology and Locality, ZAIM, Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, 2007

Press in English

Interview with Unmake Lab January 16, 2018

Artificial Advancement, The New Inquiry, 2018

Alternative Art School Fair, NEW INC, 2018

Artists Ask Whitney Museum to “Commit to a Year of Action”, Hyperallergic, 2020, Link

Social Media

Press

Photo by Minu Han, 2018

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.

Meet the team: 

photo by Qin Xione

Studio Manager
Jaemin Shin
신재민
shinjjmm@gmail.com

Artist Bio
Jaemin Shin, born in South Korea, started her career as an exhibition coordinator and curator in the visual arts scene. As a curator, she curated V.U.C.A, the solo exhibition of a Korean artist E Hyunjoon, and participated in a part of Seoul Babel exhibition at SEMA(Seoul Museum of Art) as an invited curator for Archive BOMM in 2016. She worked as a producer in Planning Division of SIDance(Seoul International Dance Festival) from 2017 to 2019. She was selected as one of the rising producers by Arts Council Korea. She researched dance dramaturgy from 2019 and organized International Forum “Dance Dramaturgs in Production” in February 2020. She is mainly interested in performance and media work, and is now working in Taeyoon Choi’s studio as a project manager. 

시각예술 분야에서 커리어를 시작한 기획자 신재민은 2014년 이현준 작가 개인전 <V.U.C.A> 큐레이터 및 2016년 서울시립미술관 <서울 바벨> 전 중 아카이브 봄 섹션의 초청 큐레이터로 참여했으며, 2017년부터 2019년까지 서울세계무용축제(SIDance) 기획팀 프로듀서로 재직했다. 또한 2019-20년 한국문화예술위원회 후원으로, 무용 드라마투르그 리서치를 통해 <국제포럼 2020 : 프로덕션 무용 드라마투르그>를 기획했다. 주로 퍼포먼스 및 미디어 작업에 관심을 가지고, 현재는 스튜디오 최태윤에서 스튜디오 매니저로 근무하고 있다.

photo by Maya Tanaka

Production Manager
Suhyun Choi
최수현
suhyunart94@gmail.com

Artist Bio
Suhyun Choi is a Korean non-binary third-culture kid. They were born in Hong Kong from Korean parents, lived in South Korea, the Philippines, Canada, and the U.S. Growing up in different contexts has given them first-hand experiences in understanding the complexity of globalization, capitalism, colonialism, and how the macro affects the micro levels of human ontology and relationships. They are particularly interested in solidarity work amongst BIPOC (especially Queer and Trans) folks across borders. Their work in BUFU, a collective they are a co-founder of, has been covered by publications such as the Village Voice, NYLON, Hyperallergic, the Fader, and many more. For BUFU’s programming, they have worked with institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, New Women Space, the New Museum, Abrons Art Center, and School for Poetic Computation. This work has resulted in the YBCA 100 Honoree award that is given to activists and artists such as Tarana Burke, Janelle Monae, Janet Mock, and many more. They are a current artist in residence at Brooklyn Community Foundation Incubator Project and a past artist in residence at Eyebeam, New York. They have been a guest speaker at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 for Tai Kwun Contemporary’s talk called “Labor and Privilege” as well as the Metropolitan Museum’s “Career Lab: Art and Activism” in 2017.

최수현은 논바이너리 제3문화인인 한국인이다. 홍콩에서 태어나 한국, 필리핀, 캐나다, 미국에서 교육 받고 자라면서 다양한 문화와 사회적 환경에서 자란 덕분에 국제화, 자본주의, 식민주의, 인종차별 문제 등 국제 정치/경제의 거대 시스템이 개인의 존재 및 인간관계에 미치는 영향을 직접적으로 경험하면서 성장했다. 그러던 중 각 국경을 넘어선 연대활동에 큰 관심을 가지게 되면서, BIPOC(특히 퀴어 및 트렌스젠더)를 위한 예술활동을 시작하게 되었고 지금도 그 활동을 이어나가고 있다. 최수현이 공동 창립한 콜렉티브 BUFU(By Us ForUs)는 Village Voice, NYLON, Hyperallergic, the Fader 등 다수 매체와 인터뷰를 진행했으며, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, New Women Space, the New Museum, Abrons Art Center, Schoolfor Poetic Computation 등 기관과 협업 프로젝트/프로그램을 진행했다. BUFU의 활동은 Tarana Burke, Janelle Monae, Janet Mock와 같은 활동가와 예술가들에게 수여되는 YBCA 100Honoree 상을 수상했다. 최수현은 현재 Brooklyn Community Foundation의 인큐베이터 프로젝트에 레지던시 예술가로 참여하고 있으며, 작년에는 뉴욕 Eyebeam의 레지던시 예술가였다. 최수현은 2017년 Tai Kwun Contemporary, 2018년 Art Basel 홍콩 초청 연사로 ‘노동과 특권’을 주제로 발제를 진행했으며, 2017년 Metropolitan Museum의 ‘Career Lab : 예술과 액티비즘’에도 발제자로 초청되었다. 

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