Jaeeun Choi

  • Jae-eun Choi, The Oldest Story of Today..., 2021

Jaeeun Choi


In 1976, she moved to Japan where she studied the Sogetsu style of ikebana. She worked as an assistant to Hiroshi Teshigahara, the third generation master of the Sogetsu school on numerous installations and the film “Rikyu”. From the 1980s onward, she has been producing artwork around the themes of life cycles and time. In 1986, she presented an installation “Earth” at “Heaven” designed by Isamu Noguchi, Sogetsu Plaza Garden, Tokyo. In 1993, Expo’93 (Taejon, Korea) she designed the Recycle Art Pavilion which was the Korean government pavillion. In the same year, she presented a tea house “Une Surrender Lune” at Grand Tea Ceremony in Paris, UNESCO, together with Tadao Ando, Charlotte Perriand, Ettore Sottsass and others. In 1996-2000, she designed stupa for Grand Master Sengcheol in Haeinsa Temple, Korea. In 2000, she directed a documentary film “On The Way”. She has participated in a number of international art exhibitions such as the 1991 São Paolo Biennal, the 46th Venice Biennale in 1995 where she represented Japan, and the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Solo exhibitions include Lucy and Her Time at the Samsung Gallery (Seoul, 2007), Forests of Aśoka at the Hara Museum (Tokyo, 2010) The house that continuously circulates at the National Gallery (Prague, 2014) , and The Nature Rules: Dreaming of Erth Project at Hara Museum (Tokyo, 2019). Ongoing projects are “World Underground Project” in which paper is buried within the earth for a period of time started in 1986, and working on a plan to restore destroyed forests as an extension of the “Dreaming Earth Project” in the Demilitarized Sone (DMZ) on the Korean Peninsula which launched in 2014.


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Jaeeun Choi 崔在銀
Born in 1953 in Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan and Berlin, Germany

– Education –
1976-80 Sogetsu School, Tokyo, Japan

– Selected Solo Exhibitions –
2021 The Oldest Story of Today …, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo
2019 The Nature Rules:Dreaming of Earth Project, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2017 Paper Poem, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo
2014 The house that continuously circulates, Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic
2012 -verse, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010 Forest of Asoka, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Lucy and Her Time, Rodin Gallery (PLATEAU), Seoul, Korea

– Selected Group Exhibitions –
2021 DMZ Art & Peace Platform, UniMARU, Jejin Station, Paju, Korea
2019 on sculpture – between line and figure, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo
2019 The Nature Rules: Dreaming of Earth Project, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2019 DMZ, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul
2016 The 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Reporting from the front, Venice, Italy
2016 Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2015 Probebühne (Experimental Stage) 7, Humboldt Lab Dahlem, Berlin, Germany
2014 Real DMZ Project 2014, DMZ Border Area in Cheorwon, Korea
2013 The Unanswered question. Iskele2, Tanas and n.b.k, Berlin, Germany
2012 The 7th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Mediacity Seoul 2012, Korea
2008 Platform Seoul, Seoul Station Old Bldg., Seoul, Korea
2008 Prague Triennial, ITCA 2008, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic


The Oldest Story of Today …
Jaeeun Choi
Friday, April 8 – Saturday, May 28, 2022

on sculpture – between line and figure
Shinoda Taro, Jaeeun Choi, Kawamata Tadashi
Apr 11-June 1, 2019

Group Show
Jae-eun Choi, Shingo Francis, Iba Yasuko, Ikezoe Akira, Maeda Saki
Thursday March 8 – Saturday March 24, 2018

Paper Poem
Jaeeun Choi
Oct 20 – Dec 2, 2017


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