In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Asian (Korean American)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Yoon Cho is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose practice engages video, photography, installation and performance. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and international festivals in the United States and Europe, including the Islip Art Museum, Long Island; Chelsea Art Museum, NYC; Visual Arts Museum, NYC; Austin Museum of Art; Wichita Falls Museum of Art; The Grace Museum, Abilene; Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee; Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis; Korean Cultural Service NY at Korean Consulate General NYC; Arario Gallery, NYC; The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas; Women & Their Work, Austin; Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota; Penn State University at Altoona; The LAB, San Francisco; University of Texas at Dallas; DiverseWorks, Houston; ALL Gallery, New Haven; MPG Contemporary, Boston; Sala de Exposiciones CAN, Alicante, Spain; Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona, Spain; Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Spain Triennale di Milano, Italy.
Yoon Cho’s work was included in two recent surveys of Texas artists: Twenty to watch, Austin Museum of Art (2008); and Texas Twelve, Wichita Falls Museum of Art (2009). She was on the shortlist for Artpace San Antonio’s 2009 International Artist-in-Residence program.
She was born in Seoul, Korea and recently relocated to Long Island City, NY from Austin, TX. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from Parsons School of Design.
Your Creative Influences
Yoon Cho's work focuses on the process of loss and the search for identity while examining the impermanence and instability of human nature that is constantly changing and evolving in time. The performances captured in her photographs and videos are inspired by adaptation to new social and physical environments across national and international borders. Yoon Cho's interest in individual identity as a performance and social construct has expanded to encompass the investigation of metaphysical states of the collective human experiences.