Do Ho Suh / Passages

2017-11-17 - 2018-04-15

Artist Do Ho Suh investigates architecture as both physical and psychological spaces. He has painstakingly documented the rooms where he has lived and worked - his childhood home in South Korea and apartments and studios in New York and London - to then recreate them as striking visual works of art.

In the large Passage/s installation, the artist combines passages and corridors from the different homes he has lived in. In translucent textile structures, he gives form to experiences of mobility and change; crossing borders and moving between different mental spaces. A video installation leads us through an infinite corridor of shifting environments; another transports us vertically through a never ending building.

Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, South Korea) lives and works in London. He studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design and sculpture at Yale University. He represented South Korea at the Venice Biennale in 2011, and has exhibited at museums and institutions worldwide including Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US (2016); MOCA Cleveland, US (2015-2016); MCA San Diego, US (2016); The Contemporary Austin, US (2014); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2013); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2012-2013 and 2005); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2012); University of San Diego, US (2012); Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2012); Seattle Art Museum, US (2011 and 2013) and Tate Modern, London, UK (2011).

The exhibition at Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden, is Do Ho Suh's first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Curator: Katarina Pierre. Our thanks to Lehmann Maupin, New York/Hongkong and Victoria Miro, London.