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Uram Choe

Uram Choe

1970 (b. Seoul)

Activity Seoul
Academic ability B.F.A, Sculpture, Chungang University, Seoul,
Genre sculpture
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Choi Wooram explores the borders between science and the arts by building creatures using robotics and electronic parts. His creatures; insects, worms, Diode-dandelion, electric ivy, etc are then animated through the studies on moving mechanism. In doing so his art becomes outcomes of his experiments that he conducted on the relationship between manmade creature and human beings and how such artificial creatures encroach their creators. His fictions on virtual creatures living in this world are being activated by his act of animating his mechanic monsters and insects and their stories are as if they are creatures being evolved. His imaginative, vexed machines and animals/ plants raises question on relation between us and technology and fusion of art and technology.

  • Urbanus female

  • Una Lumino Portentum

  • Opertus Lunula Umbra

  • Una Lumino

  • Lumina Virgo

Artist Profiles

2000 B.F.A, Sculpture, Chungang University, Seoul,
1999 M.F.A, Sculpture, Chungang University, Seoul,
Solo Exhibitions
2011  Asia Society Museum, project room, New York. USA
2010  Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA
  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, USA
2008  Anima Machines, SCAI The Bath House, Tokyo, Japan
2007  U-Ram Choe, The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, USA
2006  City Energy- MAM Project004, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  New Active Sculpture, Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA
2002  Ultima Mudfox, Do Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2001  170 Box Robo, Hello Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1998  Civilization Host, Gallery Boda, Seoul, Korea
Group Exhibitions
2010  SACA-Soul of Asian Contemporary Art ,Hakgojae gallery, Seoul, Korea
  i-Robot, Soma Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Printemps Parfume, Centre des Arts d’Enghien les Bains, Enghien les Bains , France
  Cybernetics , Poma Museum, Pohang, Korea
2009  No longer empty – Transformation, New York, USA
  The Garden at 4PM Gana Art, New York
  Eye of the pacific rim-SU:MBISORI, JMOA(Jeju Museum of art), Jeju, Korea
  Beginning of New Era, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  The imaginary line. Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
  D-Art, Doosan Gallery, New York, USA
2008  Open Space, NTT Intercommunication Center[ICC], Tokyo, Japan
  1st Asian Art Triennial, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
  Made Up ; Liverpool Biennial, FACT, Liverpool, UK
2007  Summer Show, Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA
  Sprit of Place; Genius Loci, 3th Biwako Biennale, Omi Hachiman City, Japan
  Korean Host Country Exhibit, ARCO, Madrid, Spain
2006  Art Basel, Museum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  Seoul Forest Open Air Sculpture Symposium, Seoul Forest Park, Seoul, Korea
  6th Shanghai Biennale-Hyper Design, Shanghai, China
2005  Opening Exhibition, Bitforms Gallery Seoul, Seoul, Korea
  Art Basel, Museum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  Opening Exhibition, Gallery Chiwoo, Gwacheon, Korea
  Hardcore Machine, Art Space Hue, Seoul, Korea
2004  Art Basel, Museum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art Opening Exhibition, Leeum, Seoul, Korea
  Offisina Asia, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italia
  Busan Biennale, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea
  Stillness & Movement, Seoul Olympic Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Chinese International Gallery Exposition, Beijing Expocenter, Beijing, China
2003  Art Basel, Museum Basel, Basel ,Switzerland
  Artist is a Magician, Gallery Artside, Seoul, Korea
  International Digital Art Exhibition, Uijeongbu Arts Center, Uijeongbu, Korea
  Fake & Fantasy, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
  Cartoon in Art, Art in Cartoon, Ewha Women’s University Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Electric Power, Kepco Plaza Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Prince & Princess, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
  D.U.M.B.O. art under the bridge festival, DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2002  Faery, Mongwan, Seoul, Korea
  Our House, Shinsa-dong House, Seoul, Korea
  Planet of Insect, Seoho Art Museum, Yangsu-ri, Korea
  Imagination & Curiosity, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea
  Space! Unlimited possibility performance, Jayu Theater, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Football through Art, Chosun Ilbo Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  New Face 2002, Total Open-Air Museum, Jangheung, Korea
2001  Children’s Month, Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Working Degree Zero Gallery Boda, Seoul, Korea
  Artificial Life, Busan Municipal Art Museum, Busan, Korea
  Digital Art Networking Project, Techno Mart, Seoul, Korea
  Net-Plant Project, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
2000  Chungang Sculpture Society, Jongro Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Expression of Age, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Im-pregnancy, Art Gallery, The Korea Culture & Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Expression of Period-eyes & hands, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  The Exhibition of Paints which make you better smart, Savina Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Sculpture Amusement Park, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Unexpected Visit, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
1999  Seoul Lumia of Century in Media, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Korea Contemporary Art Trends in the 90’s, Ellen Kim Murphy gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Garden of Mimesis – A Note on Life Written by Technology Artists, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Chungang Sculpture Society, Seonam Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Blasphemy, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  99 Nine Dragon Heads, Cheongju national Museum, Cheongju, Korea
  Demonstration Bus, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Republic of Gadget, Gallery Warehouse, Ilsan, Korea
1998  Chungang Sculpture Society, Total Open-Air Museum, Jangheung, Korea
  98 Nine Dragon heads, Daecheongho, Cheongju, Korea
  Sound – II, Yookyong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Chungang Sculpture Society, Seonam Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Gwangju Aperto – The Special exhibition of 2nd Gwangju Biennale’, Education & PR Hall, Gwangju, Korea
2009  Residency at Doosan Art Center, New York
2009  Kim se choong Sculpture Award, Young sculptor part, Kim se choong memorial work organization, Korea ;
2006  Young Artist Today Award, Fine arts part, Korean government, Korea
  POSCO Steel Art Award, grand prize, POSCO TJ Park foundation, Korea
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