The Performers by Eunji Cho
Opening on Friday, 28 January 2022 at 7pm.
29 January 2022 open from 1pm to 8pm.
Eunji Cho is a Seoul born artist, performer, video maker and also working as an artistic director. She explores the slippage that arises when a modern subject enters another territory and becomes a minority, colonized, and the “other.” In her recent works, the language that was generated from distinct, non-human perceptual systems of organisms was presented and spoken. Cho has been continuously examining beings that defy existing classification, and has been working under the sphere of theme around survivor in a wider context; human and non-human context.
For the last five years, she’s been working together with the women survivors in Asia to investigate body gestures as a way to generate experience or personal trauma. In her recent residency with Ruang MES56 that started in December 2021, she’s been producing a video performance in which as a continuation her investigation to the topics by working together with Ibu Endang Lestari, Ibu Hartiti, and Ibu Kadmi. Her video performance will be presented as her final presentation of her residency together with her previous video that she made in 2017 with late Ibu Sri Muhayati, and HongLee Hyun-sook’s video, titled “A Small Memorial” which will bring multilayers and complexity in regards to the topic in a wider socio-political context.
Eunji Cho’s works have been presented including her 9th solo exhibition Dancing Between Two Earths in Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea (2020), Anthropocene: Korea x Brazil in Sao Paulo Video Brazil (2021), Ecological Sense in Nam Jun Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea (2019), Immortality in the Cloud in Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2019), Voiceless in Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2018), Paranoid Zone in National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2016), Plastic Myths in ACC. Gwangju, Korea (2015), Walking Drifting Dragging in New Museum, NY, US (2013), Gwangju Biennale_Annual Report at Exhibition Hall 1, Gwangju, Korea (2008), among others
Eunji Cho’s residency is supported by Arts Council Korea.