Jiwon Choi (b.1991) in South Korea, completed her MFA in photography, video, and related media at the School of Visual Arts. Living in New York City, Choi works in the mediums of video and performance. She is a recipient of the International Young Filmmaker Award, 14th up-and-coming Int. Film Festival in Hanover, Germany. Her recent exhibitions and screenings include “Shall We Dance?,” MUCEM, Marseille, France, “Double Takes: Historic and Contemporary Film + Video,” MOCA Cleveland, Ohio, “Take My Money / Take My Body,” LACE, Los Angeles, "New Filmmakers", Anthology Film Archives, New York, "FLOW", Raven Row, London, among others.
Jiwon Choi investigates the spectacles that are relevant to popular culture and the imprint of modern Korean history. Cultural hegemony, the portrayal of women, and the ephemeral substance of contemporary culture led her into making critical commentaries. She applies both traditional video art’s performative elements and popular media techniques such as; fast cuts, vibrant color, and subtitles. Through the experience of living in different cultures, Choi has developed a curiosity towards cultural phenomenons that are relevant to the places where she currently resides and comes from.