Biography

Hyunjoo Cho

B. 1995 in Seoul, Korea. Lives and works in London and Seoul.

 

Cho is a lens-based artist who carries out various visual experiments that produce and are recorded in photographic images.

Her practice began in 2015 when she was first mesmerized by the power of photographic images that inherently takes and cites reality to enter new levels of perception. Her practice both borrows this strength of realism and further interprets the act of photography itself. In doing so, she often considers her photographs not only as final products but also as raw material for the next steps of her practice. Her projects always begin with photographic perception but end with a reconsideration of the frontiers of photography as a medium and material. The tranquil ambiance, organic forms, spatiality that refers to natural terrains, and rich texture are some of the aesthetics she seeks and yearns for.

Her major past exhibitions include “Perception Practice” (Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, 2020), a solo exhibition “The Fingerprints of Light” (Cafe FARO, Tokyo, 2019), “Young Creative Korea 2018” (ARA Art Center, Seoul, 2018). In June 2020, she was awarded the “Ikuo Hirayama Presidential Award” by Tokyo University of the Arts, a recognition for producing art with excellent cultural merit. Currently based in Seoul and London, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in cultural criticism at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.