Jeongmoon Choi

Jeongmoon Choi

Born in Seoul, South Korea, and Berlin-based since 2001, artist Jeongmoon Choi has always lived and worked in an inspiring dialogue between eastern and western culture. Having originally studied painting, her work soon embraced objects, and in 2005 she discovered thread as a three-dimensional equivalent to brush and paint, and accordingly rooms and locations became her canvas.

In her recent installations Choi lights up the darkness with a complex, geometric mesh of UV-reflective threads that create a mild and pleasant sensual confusion – as the threads reflect the light, the space seems to vibrate. The artist conceives a special sort of tension between the fragility of the filament structures and the massiveness of the surrounding walls and space that is blurred in the dark. Her installations give the impression of being virtual, sparking contemplations about analogue and digital positions, structures, movements and different perspectives in space.

She is fascinated by the idea of further developing more installations in exterior space, exploring the possibilities of public and permanent installations.

Jeongmoon Choi studied at Sungshin University in Seoul and moved to Germany in 1995, where she studied at the Kassel College of Fine Arts. Since 2001 she lives and works in Berlin and Seoul and her work has been exhibited in many countries around the world.

  • 1984-1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, College of fine arts, Sungshin University
  • 1988-1990 Master of Fine Arts in painting, College of fine arts, Sungshin University
  • 1996-2001 Studied in Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, Kassel
  • 2001 Diploma in Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, Kassel

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Manifestations of the line / MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey (C)
  • 2016 DRAWING IN SPACE III - Light installation and objects / galerie Maurer, Frankfurt
  • 2015 Quake, shock, seismograph / galerie laurent mueller, Paris
  • 2014 IN.VISIBLE / MaximiliansForum, München
  • 2013 PULS / Moeller Fine Art, Berlin
  • 2013 Explorer / KARST Project, Plymouth
  • 2012 DIALOGUE LINEAIRE / galerie laurent mueller, Paris (C)
  • 2012 Drawing in space / galerie weisser elefant, Berlin
  • 2012 Lines up . a recollection - Outdoor Installation / re:MMX, Berlin
  • 2011 RAPID RABBIT – BESCHLEUNIGTE BILDWELTEN / FRISE Künstlerhaus, Hamburg (C)
  • 2011 Drawing in Space / ART STAYS-9. festival of contemporay art, Art Salon, Ptuj, Slowenien
  • 2010 Nulla Dies Sine Linea / galerie laurent mueller, Paris (C)
  • 2010 Light Drawing III / Nuvole Arte Contemporanea, Montesarchio, Italy
  • 2007 Light Drawing I-metropolis / Gallery Gillian Morris, Berlin
  • 2007 Raum-Skelett / Exhibition to documenta 12, Stellwerk, Kassel
  • 2005 5 und 5_Verstrickung / galerie weisser elefant, Berlin (C)
  • 2003 Gallery Forum, Wiesbaden (C)
  • 2003 STILLE / Kunstreich, Berlin
  • 2001 ROOM 3402 / Gallery Stellwerk, Kassel
  • 1994 KwanHoon Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1992 Na Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1989 KawnHoon Gallery, Seoul (C)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 Drawing into Space - outlining / Galerie Parterre, Berlin
  • 2017 START-UP! / Galerie dr.julius I ap, Berlin
  • 2017 START-UP! – second edtion / OUTLOOK, Galerie Robert Drees, Hanover
  • 2017 Selected POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair / Arena, Berlin
  • 2017 Moving Space / Kunst Kraftewrk, Leipzig
  • 2016 The Thinking Machine - Ramon Llull and the Ars combinatoria - CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
  • 2016 ASCENDS - light art festival - Stutgart, Germany
  • 2016 EXIT - Perceptions - Le Festival Pluridisciplinaire, Maison des Arts Créteil, France
  • 2015 Curitiba International Biennial 2015 / Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba (K)
  • 2015 Vers une architecture de lumière - Exposition arts numériques / La Chartreuse, Villeneuve-lès Avignon
  • 2015 POP AUSTIN – ILLUMINATION / Fair Market, Austin (C)
  • 2015 random thoughts of a daily light / das weisse haus, Wien
  • 2014 Dislimitation – Positions to drawing / Schloss Plüschow, Plüschow (C)
  • 2013 Red Never Follows / Saatchi Gallery, London
  • 2013 Athens Video Art Festival / Samourka Foundation: Estia Emporon, Athen
  • 2013 Photography Playground / Opernwerkstätten, Berlin
  • 2013 Slick Art Fair Brussels / Wild Gallery, Brüssel
  • 2013 Lineare Resonanzen / galerie weisser elefant, Berlin
  • 2013 Unliniert / Kommunale Galerie – Rathaus Tempelhof, Berlin
  • 2012 Slick Art Fair Paris, Paris
  • 2012 On Lines / Kunstraum t27 - Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin
  • 2011 NACH STRICH UND FADEN / gallery fruehsorge - contemporary drawings, Berlin
  • 2011 Ἀράχνη / ARÁKHNÊ: De fil en aiguille dans le dessin / galerie laurent mueller, Paris
  • 2011 Die Linie überschreiten. Eine Zeichnungsausstellung / Schau Fenster. Schauraum für Kunst, Berlin
  • 2011 Spuren und Sichten / kunstraum t27 - Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin
  • 2011 Ausstellung in Kunstraum Decastro / Kunstraum Decastro, Dreieich
  • 2011 AMARCORD / Fellini Galerie, Berlin
  • 2011 8. Berliner Kunstsalon / Uferhallen, Berlin (C)
  • 2011 Cash & Carry / ex-MMX, Berlin
  • 2010 Show VII / MMX- Open Art Venue, Berlin (C)
  • 2010 Blickwechsel-NRW Ausstellungsprojekt / Stadtbücherei, Sankt Augustin (C)
  • 2010 Kunstfestival „WAHRSCHAU-VINETA“ / auf der BLEICHEN, Hamburg-Veddel (C)
  • 2010 Beste Lage / galerie weisser elefant – Refugium 2, Berlin (C)
  • 2010 Winter / Milchhof-Pavillon, Berlin
  • 2009 6. Berliner Kunstsalon / Humboldt Umspannwerk, Berlin (C)
  • 2009 Kic-Nordart 09 / Calshütte, Rendsburg-Büdelsdorf
  • 2009 Light Space / galerie weisser elefant, Refugium2, Berlin
  • 2009 ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS-ARCHIVE SELECTION / fruehsorge - contemporary drawing, Berlin
  • 2008 WEISS / Stiftung Starke, Berlin
  • 2008 Niedenfadenverlieren / Tapetenwerk, Leipzig (C)
  • 2008 ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS #9 / Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin
  • 2007 Light Drawing II / Kunstherbst Berlin 07 – boulevArt2, Europa Center, Berlin
  • 2007 Sneak Preview / Gallery Gillian Morris, Berlin
  • 2007 Jeongmoon Choi, Mi-Sook Kim, Hyun-A Kim / Culture center, Korean Embassy, Berlin
  • 2006 3. Berliner Kunstsalon - Gallery Gillian Morris / Arena – Magazin, Berlin (C)
  • 2006 Stadt der Frauen – Frauenmuseum Berlin / Kommunale Gallery Berlin
  • 2006 GEZEICHNET / galerie weisser elefant, Berlin
  • 2006 RESERVOIR X / Grosser Wasserspeicher, Berlin (C)
  • 2005 FENSHUI / Sungshin University Museum, Seoul (C)
  • 2005 NEUE PRODUKTE I / M3 Kunsthalle, Berlin
  • 2005 NEUE PRODUKTE II - offene Ateliers / Marienburgerstrasse 5A, Berlin
  • 2004 The 14th Kunstmesse / Frauenmuseum, Bonn
  • 2003 Naturbeobchtungen / engler & piper projekte, Berlin
  • 2003 Project - open studio 2 / Marienburgerstrasse 5A, Berlin
  • 2002 Project - open studios / Marienburgerstrasse 5A, Berlin
  • 2000 My world is not enough - Missing fields / Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
  • 2000 Kunst Korea Kassel / KulturBahnhof - Südflügel, Kassel
  • 1999 Artist Festival - KulturBahnhof / KulturBahnhof - Südflügel, Kassel
  • 1999 Natur - Mensch / National Park, St. Andreasberg (C)
  • 1999 Jeongmoon Choi, Kyungah Moon, Hyeyean Ra, Sungmin Kim / Gallery Stellwerk, Kassel
  • 1994 Allegory / Chungnam Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1993 '93 Korea Youth Art Festival / Kongpyong Art Center, Seoul
  • 1993 '93 VISAVIS / Dansung Gallery, Seoul
  • 1993 Printing - Painting / Sonamoo Gallery, Seoul
  • 1993 Walking Men / Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul
  • 1993 Allegory / Na Gallery, Seoul
  • 1992 Sensibility - Reaction / Hansun Gallery, Seoul
  • 1992 The age of vision / Chungnam Gallery, Seoul
  • 1992 Human - History / Dansung Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1992 Seoul - Sapporo / A City Museum, Seoul City Support (C)
  • 1992 Walking Men / Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1991 Contemporary Art - New Paradigm / Na Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1991 Allegory / Na Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1991 Jeongmoon Choi - Taekkeun Lee / Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1991 Walking Men / Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1991 Nan Woo / Seoul Gallery, Seoul
  • 1990 NOTICE - 4MEMBERS / Now Gallery, Seoul
  • 1990 New Form 1990 / Yoon Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1990 Walking Men / Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul - Dansung Gallery, Taegu (C)
  • 1990 Jeongmoon Choi - Rankyung Yoon / Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul
  • 1990 Painting 1990 / Chungnam Gallery, Seoul
  • 1990 Nan Won / Total Art Museum, Seoul
  • 1990 A relative Sympathy / Doll Galery, Seoul (C)
  • 1989 New Artist's Exhibition / Gogoong Gallery, Seoul
  • 1989 Impulse - Will / Chungnam Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1989 Arirang Environment Art Exhibition / Olympic Sculpture Park, Seoul
  • 1989 UNTITLED Exhibition / Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul
  • 1989 Allegory / Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1989 New verification & confirmation / Doll Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1989 Exhibition of Contemporary Artists of the late 1980's / Young Artists Gallery, Seoul
  • 1988 The 9th VALPARAISO Biennale / Valparaiso, Chile (C)
  • 1988 NOTICE - 5MEMBERS / Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul
  • 1988 The Contemporary Arts - 13 Wo - Artists / Doll Gallery, Seoul (C)
  • 1988 The 14th Independents / National Museum of Modern Art, Kwachun (C)

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