Saejin Choi




b. 1983 in Seoul, South Korea
Majored in Product Design (BFA) and Fine Art (MFA).
Main practices are aiming at amplification of fictitiousness of financial economy
through miscellaneous media including installation, printmaking, video,performance
and financial medium in an effort to re-contextulize theglobal economy
into more socially acceptable context.Frequently applying financial medium,
alcoholic beverages as portraits and interactive metaphors of economic figures
and incidents.Started locally-engaged projects and participatory performances
in relation to labor and industrial environment in South Korea since 2014.
Co-founder of Alterforum, a reseach group for participatory projects based inGlasgow(UK) in 2013.

EDUCATION

2013 Master of Fine Arts, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow UK
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, Kookmin University, Seoul ROK

AWARDS

2018 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence, William Grant & Sons., UK
2018 First Art Fund(Multidisciplinary Art), Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, South Korea
2017 Seoul Street Art Festival 2017 Selected, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, South Korea
2016 First Art Fund(Visual Art), Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, South Korea
2014 The Catlin Guide (UK)
Residency

2018 Nomad AIR, Krems, Austria
2018 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence, William Grant & Sons., UK
EXHIBITIONS

Solo Show
2018 Seoul Gwaroju, Independence Patriots Center, Seoul, South Korea
2017 Unemployed Hop, Art Sonje Center Parallex Hanok, Seoul, South Korea

Group Show
2018 Glenfiddich Artist Exhibition, Glenfiddich art gallery, Dufftown, UK
2017 Urban Implosion, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea
2017 Participatory Turn, Community Space Litmus, Ansan, South Korea
2017 The Money, Artspace J, Bundang, South Korea
2016 Prehistoric Loom, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri IS
2015 Under the Influence, FLOOR 5 1/2, Hong Kong CH
2014 AIA (Art as Insurance as Art), SeMA Nanji Residency Exhibition Hall, Seoul ROK
2013 Always on the Move (Glasgow Malmö International Artists’ Exchange), Fleming House, Glasgow UK
2013 Alteration, The Portal Gallery, Glasgow UK
2013 The Glasgow School of Art MFA Degree Show, The Glue Factory, Glasgow UK
2013 Perfectly Hidden, New City Space, Glasgow UK
2013 Perfectly Situated, New City Space, Glasgow UK
2012 Perfectly at Home, New City Space, Glasgow UK
2010 Tape, Sungkyun Gallery, Seoul ROK
2009 Augmented Memory, Artspace Hive, Seoul ROK
2004 Fringe Festival, Gallery Kkot, Seoul ROK

PROJECT

2018 First Art Fund(Multidisciplinary Art), Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, South Korea
2018 Seoul Gwaroju, Seoul, South Korea 2017 Unemployed Hop, Seoul International Street Art Festival, Seoul, South Korea 2017 Moe's Bar, Plug-in City, Platform-L, Seoul, South Korea

PROFESSIONAL

2014- Branding Designer, Gobdigoun, Seoul, South Korea
2008-2013 Interior Designer (Christmas Display Artists), Hilton - Seoul, Shanghai
2009-2011 Artist Assisant, Yeondoo Jung artist studio, Seoul, South Korea

TALKS / WORKSHOPS / WRITINGS

2015 Founder of artistandeconomics.org
2015 Panelist, Klingsor's Last Summer, HITE Collection, Seoul SK
2013 Founding Member of AlterForum, Glasgow, UK
2014 AIA Exhibition Catalogue

PUBLICATIONS

2013 Modern Edinburgh Film School 2013 by Alexander Hetherington
2013 Exhibiton review: Glasgow School of Art Degree Show by Susan Mansfield


CONTACT

E-mail/ saejin@saejine.com
Vimeo/ SaejinChoi
Facebook/ SaejinEsther


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