Curriculum Vitae

JUNG E. CHOI

Education

Dec 2016
– PhD in Visual & Media Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC
The Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Dissertation Title: Materializing Depths: The Potential of Contemporary Art and Media
Dissertation Advisor: PhD Mark B.N. Hansen

– Graduate Certificate in Information Science + Studies
: new media and digital humanities research and training

May 2009
– MA in Visual Culture Theory, New York University, NY, NY
Dissertation Title: Reterritorializing the Body – Bodies in Mixed Reality
Dissertation Advisor: PhD Nicholas Mirzoeff

Aug 2006
– Graduate Certificate in Art Theory, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

Aug 2004
– BA, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

Work Experiences

July 2019 – Present          Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, Media and Arts, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China

Sept 2019 – Present          Co-director, Kunshan Digital Humanity Lab, DKU, Kunshan, China

July 2018 – June 2019      Director (PI), Digital Humanities City: The Restoration of Soon-sung, Sponsored by National Research Foundation of Korea & Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul, Korea (www.inmuncity.org)

Mar 2018 – Present           Assistant Professor, The Department of New Media, Seoul Institute of Technology, Seoul, Korea

Apr 2017 – Feb 2018       Research Scholar, Ghett/APP_Visualizing Venice, Wired Lab; Information Science+Studies, Duke University, Durham, USA

Sep 2016 – Dec 2016      Teaching Instructor, Information Science+Studies, Duke University, Durham, USA

Sep 2010 – Dec 2013      Teaching Instructor, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University, Durham, USA

Sep 2007 – Present          Editorial Correspondent, AliceOn, Seoul, Korea www.aliceon.net

May 2009 – Aug 2009     Research Fellow, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul, Korea 

Sep 2004 – Aug 2007      Founding Editor / Project Curator, AliceOn, Seoul, Korea

Nov 2006 – July 2007      Exhibition Coordinator / Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany

May 2006 – Sep 2006       Curator / The Special Exhibition of 2006 Goyang International Children’s Film Festival (2006 GICFF), Gyeonggi-do, Korea

June 2005 – Aug 2006      Curator / Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea

Sep 2004 – Dec 2004        Curator / Preparat, Seoul, Korea

Selected Publications, Editions & Translations (*: in Korean)

Choi, J. E., “Contemporary Korean Media Art: Opening the Space of In-between.” Edited by Y.S. Chung, S. J. Kim, and Keith Wagner, Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation and Interaction (1953-Present): Conflicts, Innovations and Interactions, London: Phaidon, 2020, pp 284-299.

Choi, J. E., “Challenging, Expanding, and Pushing the Boundaries,” Hyundai Motor Art, Seoul: ENart, 2019.

Choi, J. E., “The Paradigm Shifts in Art and Science: From Bodies to Environments” ACKIS, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, Vol. 65 (2018): 2-13.

Choi, J. E., “The Fragmented Orchestra: Where Space Emerges in Network, Somatic Memory, and Depresencing,” Content Plus, The Korea Society of Media & Arts, Vol. 16, No. 3 (2018): 5-19.

Choi, J. E., “The Experiential Assemblage of the Singular Plural Autobiographical Situation: Tino Sehgal’s Carte Blanche.” Studies of Modern Art History, Korea Association for History of Modern Art, Vol, 40, No. 2 (2017): 173-189.

Choi, J. E., “Architecture of Depth: Gravicells as a Critical Spatial Practice in the 21st Century.” Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2017): 1-12.

Choi, J. E., Finding Depth in Postmodern Self_You Were Once There Too. Soo Gwack Solo Exhibition Catalogue, Seoul: Gallery Dos, June 2017.

Choi, J. E., “Materializing Depth in Gravicells: The Potential of Twenty-first-century Media.” In Archiving and Questioning Immateriality. Edited by Everardo Reyes-Garcia, Pierre Châtel-Innocenti, Khaldowun Zreik, Paris: Europia Productions, 2016.

Choi, J. E., “Toward 21st Century Media: Critical Spatial Practices in Art History,” Studies of Modern Art History, Korea Association for History of Modern Art, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2016):

Choi, J. E., “Cyborgs as Embodiments of Sociocultural Paradigms of Human Identity—From Dada New Man to Contemporary Hybridized Bodies,” The Journal of the Society of Art & Design, Vol. 18, No. 4 (2015): 214-239. Access at: http://www.art-design.or.kr/page_nFlr55

Choi, J. E., “Conceptual Laboratory of Depth: Olafur Eliasson’s Your Atmospheric Colour Atlas,” Art and Documentation, Issue 10 (Autumn, 2014): 61-66. Access at: http://www.journal.doc.art.pl/pdf10/art_and_text_jung_choi.pdf

Choi, J. E., “Pinar Yoldas_Trespassing Boundaries,” Aliceon, Feb 2013.

Choi, J. E., “Zero 1 Biennale,” Review, Aliceon, Oct, 2012.

Choi, J. E., “Figurative Sound & Potential Ground”, Hakseung Lee Solo Exhibition Catalogue, Seoul: Gallery 175, 2008. Access at: https://neolook.com/archives/20080212e

Choi, J. E., “Hey, Mr. Paik, Once Again,” Aliceview, Aliceon.net, Jan, 2007. Access at: http://aliceon.tistory.com/208

Choi, Martha J. E., and et al. ed., Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves. Exhibition Catalogue, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2007.

Choi, J. E., ed., Project I 1.0, Seoul: Art Center Nabi Press, Korea, 2005.

Choi, J. E., Y. S. Chung and et al., trans, Critical Terms for Media Studies, Edited by W.T.J Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen, Seoul: Mijinsa, Korea, 2015. (English to Korean)

Selected Talks & Presentations

– Choi, J. E. (host) “Curating Experience as A Work of Art,” 2018 CAA’s Annual Conference, USA
– Choi, J. E. Session Chair, “Curating Experience as A Work of Art,” 2018 CAA’s Annual Conference, Los Angeles, USA, Feb 2018. (invited)
– Choi, J. E. “Contemporary Korean Media Art: Opening the Space of In-between,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angels, USA, Oct. 21, 2017.
– Choi, J. E. “This Experiential Assemblage of the Singular Plural Autobiographical Situation: Tino Sehgal’s Carte Blanche,” The 18th International Symposium: Art and Autobiography, Korea Association for History of Modern Art, Sep. 23, 2017
– Choi, J. E. “Spatial Practices and Paradigms of Contemporary Art and Media,” The Department of Digital Humanities and New Media, Molloy University, Aug 29, 2017.
– Choi, J. E. “The Fragmented Orchestra: Depth, Somatic Memory, and Inter-implication,” 2017 CAA’s Annual Conference, New York, USA, Feb 14-18, 2017.
– Choi, J. E. “Materializing Depth in Gravicells: The Potential of Twenty-first-century Media,” Digital Art: Archiving and Questioning Immateriality, The 5th International Computer Art Congress, Paris, France, Oct 26-28, 2016.
– Choi, J. E. “History of New Media Art,” The Department of Art History, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea, Dec 2015.
– Choi, J. E., “Temporalizing the Space of Light: Olafur Eliasson’s Your Atmospheric Colour Atlas,” See the Light: The 30th Annual Boston University Symposium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, Feb 2014.
– Choi, J. E., “Reterritorializing the Body – Bodies in Mixed Reality,” Reading the Body in Contemporary Culture, The Art Gallery and the Department of Art History and Archaeology, The University of Maryland, College Park, USA, April 2011.
– Choi, J. E., “Possible Location for Play, Imagination, and Storytelling: A Mixed Reality,” Storytelling: Playful Interactions and Spaces of Imagination in Contemporary Visual Culture, The Department of History of Art and Architecture of University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Carnegie Museum of Art and the Film Studies Department, USA, 2008.
– Choi, J. E., “Life of Nam June Paik,” Seocho Women Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea, Jul 2006.

Teaching Experiences

2018-2019

– Critical Studies in Visual and Media Studies
– Digital Curation
– New Media Aesthetics
– Topics in New Media Art

– Instructor, Fundamentals of Web-Based Multimedia Communications, Cross-listed in Information Science & Studies, Program in Arts of the Moving Image, and Visual & Media Studies, Duke University
* Fall 2016
– Instructor, Introduction to Visual Culture, Cross-listed in Art History and Visual & Media Studies, Duke University
* Fall 2013
* Fall 2011
* Fall 2010
– Teaching Assistant
History of Art Market, Spring 2013
Contemporary Documentary Studies, Spring 2011
Media Theory, Spring 2010

Professional Affiliations

Committee Chair, International Symposium on Electronic Art 2019
College Art Association [CAA]
Society of Cinema and Media Studies [SCMS]

Awards
– 2016 Conference Travel Award, The Graduate School, Duke University, Durham, USA
– 2016 The Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants, Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University, Durham, USA
– 2009 – 2014 Full-time PhD Fellowship, Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University, Durham, USA
– 2013 Summer Research Fellowship, The Graduate School, Duke University, Durham, USA
– 2012 Summer Research Award, Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University, Durham, USA
– 2008 Symposium Travel Award, Graduate Student Association, NYU, New York, USA
– 2006 Art Center Nabi, The First Place in Curatorial Award of the Minister of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Seoul, Korea
– 2005 – 2006 Alumni Scholarship, The Graduate School of Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
– 2003 – 2004 Outstanding Performance Fellowship, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
– 2002 – 2003 Outstanding Performance Fellowship, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

Languages
Korean (Native), English (Fluent), German (Proficient)