Youngjoo Cho (South Korea) in her work unravels the practical concerns held by artists — specifically women artists — within sociocultural frames to share her experiences with colleagues and viewers. By interacting with people from diverse cultural spheres, she explores her internal conflicts, her external relationships, and her identity as a foreigner and an Asian woman in Western society and culture. Since her return to Korea, Youngjoo has produced a series of works dealing with the issue of feminism in Korean society. Centering on her own experience of childcare and the nature of care work, she seeks to broadly relate to viewers. She is also simultaneously studying the art-historical image of the female body, how images of the body are recklessly consumed in the contemporary era, and the relationship between video, performance, and viewers.

While in residence at Delfina Foundation, Youngjoo is going to develop a new project which relates to the image of Korean women in Europe. She will research the stories of the women who were cut off from their families due to death, war, poverty. She will also study the lives of Korean women who migrated to Europe in the 70s and the lives of Korean women adopted at the time.

Youngjoo holds an MA from École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy, France and an BFA from Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. Her works have been exhibited at MMCA (National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art, Korea), SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul Museum of Art, Arko Art Center and Gwangju Biennale. She has participated in several residency programmes, including Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT, in Berlin, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon and MMCA Changdong residency, Seoul. She has also won the SongEun Art Award.

Youngjoo was born and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

With support from

SongEun Art & Cultural Foundation

and additional support from

Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia-Pacific Patrons


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