11th Gwangju Biennale
2. 9. – 6. 11. 2016


GB11 Curatorial Team: Maria Lind, artistic director; Binna Choi, curator; Azar Mahmoudian, Margarida Mendes and Michelle Wong, assistant curators. Local curatorial associate: Mite-Ugro.
For the team of the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, please check here.

Binna Choi

Binna Choi is director of Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht, the Netherlands since 2008 where she takes up art and art institutional practice as a way to build a (micro) society in movement, in tandem with social movements. In this context, she conceived and co-developed with the team and numerous others a long-term project like Grand Domestic Revolution (2009-2013) and a three-year programme as a trajectory of inquiry and practice (2013-2015) entitled Composing the Commons, which include the research exhibition New Habits (2014) and compositional exhibition We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning (2015/2016); has been part of the faculty of the Dutch Art Institute /Masters of Fine Arts Programme in Arnhem; and working for and with a trans-local network Arts Collaboratory since 2013 as well as Cluster since 2012. Her work at Casco also include a close collaboration with many of the GB11 participating artists such as Crater Invertrido, Ruth Buchanan, Metahaven, Adelita Husni-Bey, Fernando Garica-Dory, Christian Nyampeta, Natascha Sadr Haghighan, and The Otolith Group.

Her curatorial projects also involve the collaboration with other peers and in other public and institutional contexts. These include s three day seminar Cultivate or Revolutionize?: Life Between Apartment and Farmland at Times Museum, Guangzhou (2014, with Nikita Choi), summer school and exhibition Group Affinity at Kunstverein Munich (2011, with Bart van der Heide) and) and a research project Practice International with Grant Watson, Lise Rosendahl and Andrea Philips on the notion of practice and internationalism (2013-2016). As part of her practice, she also engages with writing, editing, publishing, and contributing to symposiums and other discursive platforms with lectures, discussion and workshops.