U-ram Choe

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U-ram Choe
Born 1970 (age 47–48)
Seoul, South Korea
Nationality South Korean
Education Chungang University
Known for Kinetic Sculpture
Awards Kim Sechoong Sculpture Award, POSCO Steel Art Award
U-ram Choe
Revised Romanization Choe U-ram
McCune–Reischauer C'hoi U-ram

U-Ram Choe (born 1970) is an artist based in Seoul, South Korea.


Choe was born in Seoul, South Korea. He is a contemporary artist who works with kinetic sculpture.[1] His grandfather was a scientist who designed early automobiles, and his parents were sculptors. As a child he began exploring art with clay. He graduated from Chungang University in Seoul, where he earned B.F.A. in 1992 and M.F.A. in 1999.[2]

Opertus Lunula Umbra (Hidden Shadow of the Moon), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art opening, Seoul, 2013


November 2006 marked U-Ram Choe's United States debut, as he opened a solo exhibition at bitforms gallery in New York City.[3] Since then he has exhibited at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville;[4] the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas;[5] the 2008 Liverpool Biennial at FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool;[6] Shanghai Biennial; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo;[7] NTT Intercommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo; Art Basel; Seoul Museum of Art; Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul; Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan; Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna; Beijing Expocenter; Seoul Olympic Art Museum;[8] Asian Art Triennial;[9] and Manchester Art Gallery.[10]

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