Do-Ho Suh

Do-Ho Suh was born in Seoul, Korea in 1962.  He received a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University.  He has since had solo exhibitions at such venues as the Serpentine Gallery, London, Seattle Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, and the Artsonje Center in Korea.  He has also participated in group exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the 49th Venice Biennale, among others. Interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestations, Do-Ho Suh constructs site-specific installations that question the boundaries of identity.  His work explores the relation between individuality, collectivity, and anonymity.  The artist's work is represented in a number of major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.  Do-Ho Suh lives and works in New York City.  Link

Interview and video clips : Link

Do-Ho Suh's artwork has received widespread critical acclaim. It was included in Plateau of Humankind and in the Korean Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale; in Greater New York at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY; and in exhibitions at MoMA, NY; the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; and the Biennale of Sydney, among other institutions. He has had solo exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery, London; the Seattle Art Museum; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; and the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris. His first one-person exhibition in Korea was held at the Artsonje Center, Seoul, during the summer of 2003, and his work is included in the 2003 Istanbul Biennale." Link

"The whole program was basically pushing your psychological and physical limits to extremes, so actually you can kill someone. And, you know, that whole experience was very difficult to swallow. It’s a process of dehumanization." Link

More Links :
49th Venice Biennale: Do-Ho Suh
Guardian article
Do-Ho Suh at Lehmann Maupin - New York


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