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Hyang Cho
updated: 09/26/2012
website: www.chohyang.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Rest Is Silence: Works of Spinoza
The Rest Is Silence: Cassette Tapes
The Rest Is Silence: detail of Cassette Tapes
The Rest Is Silence: being, thing, something
The Rest Is Silence: audio installation
Residue of Writing Ethics
Line by Line II
Line by Line I
Line by Line I: Sketchbook
Frankenstein
Frankenstein: detail
Three Variations of Two Part Inventions: Part I
Three Variations of Two Part Inventions: Part III
Three Variations of Two Part Inventions: installation
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  books, conceptual, identity, language, obsessive, process, repetition, systems, social criticism
 
 
The Rest Is Silence: Works of Spinoza by Hyang Cho
The Rest Is Silence: Works of Spinoza
pencil on book (part of book, cassette tapes, and audio installation)
2010-2011
8 " x  5.5 "  x 3 " 
The Rest Is Silence: Cassette Tapes by Hyang Cho
The Rest Is Silence: Cassette Tapes
audio on cassette tapes (189 cassette tapes)
2101-2011
Dimensions variable
The Rest Is Silence: detail of Cassette Tapes by Hyang Cho
The Rest Is Silence: detail of Cassette Tapes
audio on cassette tapes (189 cassette tapes)
2101-2011
Dimensions variable
The Rest Is Silence: being, thing, something by Hyang Cho
The Rest Is Silence: being, thing, something
audio on Cassette Tape (1 of 189 cassette tapes)
2010-2011
4.5" x  2.6"  x 0.5" 
The Rest Is Silence: audio installation by Hyang Cho
The Rest Is Silence: audio installation
cassette tape player
2010-2011
Dimensions variable
Residue of Writing Ethics by Hyang Cho
Residue of Writing Ethics
pencil marks on sketchbook
2011
14" x  22"  x 1" 
Line by Line II by Hyang Cho
Line by Line II
graphite on fax roll paper (164 feet long)
2010-2011
8.5" x  3.5"  x 3.5" 
Line by Line I by Hyang Cho
Line by Line I
graphite on paper (drawn on both sides) :131 sheets of paper
2007-2011
11" x  8,5"  x 0,8" 
Line by Line I: Sketchbook by Hyang Cho
Line by Line I: Sketchbook
graphite marks on sketchbook
2007-2011
14" x  22"  x 1.5" 
Frankenstein by Hyang Cho
Frankenstein
print on paper : 3012 sheets of letter size paper
2009-2010
Dimensions variable
Frankenstein: detail by Hyang Cho
Frankenstein: detail
print on paper : 3012 sheets of letter size paper
2009-2010
Dimensions variable
Three Variations of Two Part Inventions: Part I by Hyang Cho
Three Variations of Two Part Inventions: Part I
graphite on paper: 15 drawings in unbound book format
2008-2010
14 " x  22 "  x 1 " 
Three Variations of Two Part Inventions: Part III by Hyang Cho
Three Variations of Two Part Inventions: Part III
graphite on paper: 15 drawings in unbound book format
2008-2010
14 " x  22 "  x 1 " 
Three Variations of Two Part Inventions: installation by Hyang Cho
Three Variations of Two Part Inventions: installation
installation of 3 sets of 15 drawings
2010
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

 

My art practice observes the extraordinariness of ordinary activities and questions the contradictions of various sytems that I encounter in everyday life. I take a position as a marginalized observer, remaining on the boundary of the society. This position enables me to question the authority and values that are taken for granted, and to enunciate another way of seeing the existing rules, orders, and systems of the society. In my works, the music is silent, the language is illegible, and the story is impenetrable. 

 

My works are initiated from the very basic gestures and eveyday activities such as speaking, reading, and writing. My working process is guided by the simple and precise rule developed from the close observation of the materials that I use. Although my art may be located within a history of conceptual art, my concept/idea of the work is ambiguous at the beginning. The meaning is constructed, deconstructed, and reconstructed, and the logic and illogic conflict and reconcile through the repetitive process. The repetitive process enables me to carry forward in spited of a series of questions and doubts. The work is materialized and realized through the mundane labour. The repetitive and mundane process bears more questions about the process, the system, and the meaning of the work. Therefore I consider my process is not progressing in one direction but accumulating.


 

Artist Bio / CV


Born in Seoul, Korea 

Currently lives and works in Guelph, ON

 

EDUCATION

 

2009  Master of Fine Arts, University of Guelph, Ontario

2007  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta 

1998  Bachelor of Arts, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

  

SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2011  being, thing, something, Georgia Scherman Projects,Toronto, ON

2010  Some Deviation, Georgia Scherman Projects,Toronto, ON

2009  That's How It Is, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON 

2006  Open System, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary, AB 

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2011  Permutations, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB

2011  The Black and the White: An Allegory of Colour, 5th KWAG Biennial, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

2011  Autofunction, G Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009  1:15 – University of Guelph MFA Show, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON

2007  Hit or Miss – An Exhibition of Contemporary, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB 

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

  

2010  Theatre of Erosion or I Hate Work Which is Not a Play, Benff Center for Arts

 

PUBLICATIONS/ PRESS

 

Gallery Going:Hyang Cho at Georgia Scherman Projects, by Gary Michael Dault, The Grobe and Mail, Mar 5, 2010

Monster Mania: Must Do - At The Galleries, by Leah Sandals, National Post, Mar 13, 2010