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


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


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


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


  • 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


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


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


Photo by Minu Han, 2018


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.