Who Is Do-Ho Suh?


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Do-Ho Suh is a South Korean artist whose work primarily focuses on sculptures and installation art. The intricacy of his sculptures and installations is said to redefine the notion of individuality and identity. Additionally, his art provides a new definition to private and public spaces. Through his struggle with cultural identity, Do-Ho Suh developed the concept of infinite movability of space along with unconventional notions of scale.

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Do-Ho Suh was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1962. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University, respectively. Because of his frequent traveling between Seoul and New York, he allowed the physical and psychological experience of migration to serve as an influence on the themes in his art. He typically focuses on site-specific installations that explore the malleability of space, as well as its manifestation in the physical and metaphorical domains.

In 2013, he was named the Innovator of the Year by the WSJ. Magazine. As of 2014, his art has been included in a large number of museum collections across the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as Museum of Contemporary Art and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan.

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