CURATORIAL CONSULTANT | DooEun Choi

 
DooEun Choi  is a curator and art consultant in New York and was formerly a visiting scholar at The School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School. As a curator, Choi treats the space as a laboratory for experimenting with the types of experience and aesthetics that can emerge from combining and recombining scientific knowledge, artistic practices, and historical narratives.

After her selection as Curatorial Consultant in May 2019, DooEun Choi began work identifying highly-qualified new media artists for the Pioneer Tower Iconic Public Art Project.  In September 2019, she presented a pool of artists to the Pioneer Tower Project Core Team, which resulted in their recommendation of Refik Anadol and Quayola to the Fort Worth Art Commission.  She also participated in the Public Art in Fort Worth panel discussion, sponsored by KERA Art&Seek and moderated by Jerome Weeks at the Kimbell Art Museum where she discussed her approach to the Pioneer Tower project.

In January 2020, Ms. Choi arranged for she and artists Refik Anadol and Quayola to meet in Fort Worth to visit Pioneer Tower, visit various museums and other sites around Fort Worth, meet with potential institutional partners, and attend opening night of the Fort Worth Rodeo in the new Dickies Arena.  By March, both artists were ready to present their proposals to the Fort Worth Art Commission; however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, their presentations were postponed to May 11, 2020 when the commission held its first remote meeting.  Ms. Choi introduced the artists after briefly discussing her curatorial process.

DooEun Choi is continuing to lend her broad expertise to the Pioneer Tower Iconic Public Art Project by assisting with various aspects of the artists’ productions and coordinating their technological requirements with the Planning Consultants.

Choi has recently served as curator of the touring exhibition Quayola: Asymmetric Archaeology in Asia and a guest curator of BIAN 2020, International Digital Art Biennial in Montreal. Choi was co-curator of Aurora 2018 in Dallas and art director of Da Vinci Creative 2015 and 2017. Since 2000, she has curated numerous international media art exhibitions in Kyoto, Beijing, Shanghai, Madrid, Geneva, Enghien-les-Bains, Istanbul, Brisbane, Montreal, San Jose, New York, and many other cities across Korea. Choi’s recent projects include Neotopia: Data and Humanity at Art Center Nabi (2017-2018), Uncanny Valley?, Da Vinci Creative 2017 at Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture; Han Youngsoo: Photographs of Seoul 1956–63 at International Center of Photography at MANA (2017); Why Future Still Needs Us: AI and Humanity at Art Center Nabi in Seoul, QUT Art Museum in Brisbane (2016–17); BIAN, at Arsenal Montreal (2016); Media City Seoul 2012 Biennale, at Seoul Museum of Art; and ZERO1 Biennial 2012, at Zero1 Garage.