Seoungho Cho was born in 1959 in Pusan, South Korea, and currently lives and works in New York. He received a BA and an MA in graphic arts from Hong-Ik University, Korea, and an MA in video art from New York University. He has had solo exhibitions in many prestigious venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and his videos have been shown in biennales and group screenings throughout Europe and North America. Cho has received various awards and grants, including ones from the Jerome and Rockefeller foundations.
Cho uses digital image processing techniques to manipulate simple, everyday objects, scenes or landscapes into highly lyrical sound and image collages. Cho's videos are often very painterly in their use of rich, saturated colour and exquisite composition of the space on the screen. The works sometimes involve subtly developed, open-ended narratives that emphasize the embodied nature of perception and experience. The formal aspects of Cho's videos are closely tied to explorations of how nature is represented through technology, specifically how representation is constituted by traces of contact between bodies, technology and the environment. Cho uses digital image to manipulate simple, everyday objects, scenes or landscapes into lyrical sound and image collages.
Seoungho Cho received his B.A. and M.A. in Graphic Arts from Hong-Ik University, Korea, and an M.A. in Video Art from New York University. Cho's work has been the subject of a one-person exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and has been included in numerous international festivals and exhibitions, including the Robert Flaherty Film Seminars and Artists Space in New York.Seoungho Cho has had solo exhibitions in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and his videos have been shown throughout Europe and North America. His tapes have been broadcast nationally and internationally.
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