Il-Jin Atem Choi
Born 1981 in Moers, DE
Lives and Works in Frankfurt/Main

Education
2012 - 2017 Städelschule (Tobias Rehberger Class), Frankfurt/Main
2001 - 2006 International Business Studies, Maastricht University
2016            Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft, Main-Campus-Stipendiat 2016, Frankfurt
                    am Main      
2015            Scholarship from the Lions Club (Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe e.V) Frankfurt/M
2014            SoSo Residency Program 14, Gallery SoSo, Heyri ArtValley, Korea
2013            Artist in Residence, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France

Solo shows (selection)
2019   Recogcognitionnition, Köppe Contemporary, Berlin
2018 “Public Viewing Commentary”, AtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt/Main 
2016 “Are You a Ginger?”, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main
2016  VoltaNY with Galerie Heike Strelow, New York (USA)
2015  Baby du Champ, 1822-Forum, Frankfurt/Main
2014  NATURAL BORN ILJIN, Gallery SoSo, Paju, Republic of Korea
          Material Integrity, CEAAC International, Strasbourg, France
2013  Brennstoffzelle (with Becker Schmitz), RAUM, Düsseldorf
2012  Schlumpf Peter Returns, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
          Schlumpf Peter und Tom Sawyer, Galerie Perpétuel, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
         "Piss noir", Hessische Kunsthalle Tabakwaren, Frankfurt/Main
2011  Eine Grammatik der Linie, Galerie Christian Pixis, München, Germany
          Brennstoffzelle (with Becker Schmitz), Schau Fenster–Schauraum für Kunst, Berlin,      
          Germany
2010  Brennstoffzelle (with Becker Schmitz), Privatwohnung Harald Gerhäußer, Mülheim an 
          der Ruhr, Germany

Group Shows (selection)
2019   LOLita, Galerie Gold + Beton, Köln, Germany
2017  “Home of the Brave - Absolventen der Städelschule 2017” (curator: Sergey  
           Harutoonian),
           MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main
         “Tarnanstrich” with Allan Gretzki and Tobias Hahn (curator: Johannes Stahl), Bauzaun    
          der Westfassade, Kolumba, Cologne
         “Minimal Gestures”, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main
          Benefiz-Auktion “Junge Kunst mit Zukunft”, MAK Museum Angewandte Kunst, 
          Frankfurt/Main
         “B lyfe @ Die Walz”, U-Bahnstation Höhenstrasse (organized by Moritz Grimm),  
          Frankfurt/Main
         “There is a line in everything”, (organized by Tobias Hahn), POP;68, Cologne
         “The Grand Schmaus” (organized by Beatrice Hilke), Ed Atkins & Students of the 
          Städelschule as part of Ed Atkins Soloshow
         “Corpsing”, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main
2016 “The Real Kiss” (curator: Bernard Vienat), Johan, Frankfurt/Main,
         “Part1 – Housewarming” with Christoph Esser, ONE FOOT IN DOOR, Frankfurt/Main
         “Rundgang”, Städelschule, Frankfurt/Main
2015  BundeskunstHALL OF FAME (curator: Allan Gretzki and Robert Kaltenhäuser),     
          Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
          Crumbling Through Powdery Air, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main
          Walk the Line. New Paths in Drawing, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
          Rundgang, Städelschule, Frankfurt/Main
          Idiotsyncracies, Schau Fenster, Berlin
          Law's Pluralities, Neuer Kunstverein Giessen
          Holy Shit!, ruelle, Mainz
2014  Scheu und Jung, with Marc Jung, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt/Main
          In Then Out, Artists in Residence at the Austrian Sculpture Park, Graz, Austria
          Playing Them Trees, public art project: Vor Ort, Sennestadtverein in cooperation with 
          the Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
          reKOLLEKT, Galerie Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany
          IBArt, Sächsisches Industriemuseum/Tuchfabrik Gebr. Pfau, Crimmitschau, Germany
          Drawing Forever, Flur11, Braunschweig, Germany
          Alptraum, UGM, Maribor, Art Gallery, Republic of Slovenia
          Von hier siehst Du ganz anders aus, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2013  5x3, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany 
          False Optimism, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
          Home Stories, KfW Stiftung/Villa 102, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
          Painting of today! Neue Positionen in der Malerei, ArtSpace RheinMain, Offenbach    
          am Main, Germany
2012  Fukushima contemporary Art Biennale, Fukushima Airport, Japan
          ende gut alles gut, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
          reKOLLEKT, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
          Kraftraum, with Becker Schmitz, Lehmbruck Museum / TURM, Duisburg
2011  Playing the City 3, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
          Fish with broken dreams, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
          ...so schön?, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden. Germany
2010   Boomerang. Perm Biennial of Graphic Art, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, 
           Perm, Russia
           Al otro lado del muro, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte, Spain
           Buntung, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Kulturhallen Pfaffenhofen, Germany
2009   The City Loves You, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
           Graffiti Repositioned, AtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
           UAMO 2009 Art Festival, Kunstarkaden, München, Germany

Publications
2015  Walk the Line, Neue Wege der Zeichnung, ISBN: 978-3-9804827-9-0, Kunstmuseum       
          Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
          Baby du Champ, ISBN: 978-3-945243-08-4, Frankfurt/ Main
2014  Home Stories, ISBN: 978-3-86442-078-8, Snoeck, Köln
2013  False Optimism, ISBN: 978-1-874756-17-0, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
          Playing the City Interviews, ISBN: 978-1-934105-95-5, Sternberg Press, Berlin