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Do Ho Suh

Monday, October 09, 6:00 pm

The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium
230 S. Columbus Dr.

United States

Do Ho Suh works across various media, creating drawings, film, and sculptural works that confront questions of home, physical space, displacement, memory, individuality, and collectivity. Suh is best known for his fabric sculptures that reconstruct to scale his former homes in Korea, Rhode Island, Berlin, London, and New York. Suh is interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical forms and examines how the body relates to, inhabits, and interacts with that space. He is particularly interested in domestic space and the way the concept of home can be articulated through architecture that has a specific location, form, and history. For Suh, the spaces we inhabit also contain psychological energy, and in his work he makes visible those markers of memories, personal experiences, and a sense of security, regardless of geographic location.

In 2013 Do Ho Suh was named Wall Street Journal Magazine's Innovator of the Year in Art. Solo exhibitions of his work have recently been organized at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (forthcoming, 2018); Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville (forthcoming, 2018); Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2016); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2015); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2015); The Contemporary Austin (2014); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2013); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2012–13); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2012); Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2012); and Tate Modern, London (2011). Suh has participated in multiple biennial exhibitions, including the Singapore Biennale (2016); 9th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2012); 6th Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom (2010); 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy (2010); 8th International Istanbul Biennial (2003); 13th Biennale of Sydney (2002); and represented Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001). His work is in numerous international public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate Modern, London; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; Art Sonje Center, Seoul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.