Jeamin Cha researches the delicate conflict in significance between the individual and the social, visualizing it in dramatic format. Her primary medium is video, she is making moving image works about the social and political dissension.

The environment and the conditions of life, equality and distribution – these are political concerns which Cha concentrate on in her practice. She watches society and agonies about how to express the ever-present contradictions and dissent within it. Through a process of interviewing and field study, most of her pieces begin with a news article or an anecdote from daily life.

She looks for ways to intervene social issues or situations as an individual. Here, intervention means a sensitive form of expression which provokes questions. Accordingly, Cha’s moving image works are composed of reconstructed and directed images, rather than using a didactic form of documentation or direct narrative. She wishes to be involved in society through questioning what political action is. She does this through the exploration of these themes: lightness and darkness, absence and presence, problems that continuously circulate in the world, and the fragmented.

Jeamin Cha. Courtesy of the artist
Jeamin Cha
Seoul, 1986
Korea, South

Solo Shows

hysterics, Doosan Gallery, New York, New York City, NY

hysterics, Doosan Gallery, Seoul

Group Shows

Evidence, DNA, Berlin
To the Sound of the Closing Door, AdK – Akademie der Künste, Berlin

High Today What´s Tomorrow?, CIAT – Contemporary Institute for Art & Thought, Berlin
Pleasing Artists And Publics Since 1963, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Total Recall, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul

The Next Generation, Doosan Gallery, Seoul
For the Jettisoned and the Scattered, an exhibition and gestures, Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul
The Song of Slant Rhymes, Kukje Gallery, Seoul

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Seoul Country of birth: Korea, South Date of birth: 1986 Lives in: Seoul, South Korea