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Binna Choi

Binna Choi (b. 1977) is the director at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons in Utrecht, where she engages with both its artistic program and the organizational and (de)instituting practice as her curatorial and collaborative art practice. In doing so, the commons are both an end goal in systemic change and methodology, by which she means equal, loving, and sustainable modes of caring and sharing common resources. Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills, Common Grounds: Song / Value, Site for Unlearning (Art Organization) are some of her recent curatorial works, next to the process of restructuring and rearticulating the institution itself. There earlier she conceived a long-term trans-disciplinary project Grand Domestic Revolution (2010-2012) and the multi faceted program Composing the Commons (2013-2016). In 2018 Choi also co-initiated Unmapping Eurasia a long-term, movement based curatorial project with You Mi. Arts Collaboratory trans-local art organizational ecosystem and Dutch Art Institute Roaming Academy is where she for years has been involved in with different capacities. Besides, Choi is the member of Akademie der Künste der Welt / Köln where in 2020 she in close collaboration with Christian Nyampeta curated Gwangju Lessons over the 18 May Democratic Uprising and takes it to Asia Culture Center as part of the MaytoDay project by the Gwangju Biennale Foundation. In 2016, she was a curator for the 11th Gwangju Biennale.

She was a guest speaker for the symposium Suspended Histories in 2012, on the colonial past of the Van Loon Family, organised in collaboration with Framer Framed and Museum Van Loon. 


Online Roundtable: Curating Against Oblivion
A public program exploring curating as a form of resistance and remembrance
Crisis Imaginaries, Chapter 3: Climate Feelings
Online panel on the climate crisis with Ada M. Patterson, Aline Baiana, Clementine Edwards and Tal Beery, moderated by Binna Choi
Symposium: Suspended Histories
On the colonial past of the Van Loon family, and ways in which that past is presented and represented in Museum Van Loon.