Binna Choi

Binna Choi is the Director at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht since 2008, where she engages with both its artistic programming and the organisational cultural practice as part of the curatorial. This practice follows the path marked by mostly longterm, trans-disciplinary, and collaborative projects like Composing the Commons (2013–16) with the extended team of Casco consisting project-exhibitions such as Site for Unlearning (Art Organization) (2014–18) with Annette Krauss, We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning (2016), and New Habits (2014) with commissions for new works, research groups, publishing and networks like Arts Collaboratory and Cluster, and The Grand Domestic Revolution (2010–12) with Maiko Tanaka, Yolande van der Heide and many others. The latest programmes under her directorship and co-curatorship include Parasite Lottery by Wok the Rock, The Library of Unread Books by Heman Chong and Rene Staal, Army of Love by Ingo Niermann and Dora Garcia, four solo exhibitions in one (Babi Badalov, Ansuya Blom, Ama Josephine Budge, Mire Lee), Het is of de stenen spreken (silence is a commons). Longterm, collective projects such as Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills with the Outsiders, Unmapping Eurasia with You Mi, and the annual Assembly for commoning art institutions, and the infrastructural project under development Commons.art with Yin Aiwen, are amongst the ways to de/re instituting at Casco in light of the commons.

Choi also works for Dutch Art Institute and Islands Culture Diversity Network. As a member of Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln, she curated Gwangju
Lessons over the 18 May Democratic Uprising with Christian Nyampeta and took it to Asia Culture Center as part of the MaytoDay by the Gwangju Biennale
Foundation (2020). Choi was a curator for the 11th Gwangju Biennale: The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)

Binna Choi