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Do Ho Suh

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Do Ho Suh’s sculptural installations and impermanent structures begin with the ways his own peripatetic existence emblematizes global mobility. Often constructed of stitched polyester fabric and steel, his works materialize memories of the interiors of his former homes. These ghostlike, monochromatic installations appear to float, upending the density and permanence typically associated with built architecture. Designed as modular objects that can be folded and packed into a suitcase, the works address transience and displacement through manipulation of material. His own body in motion, moving across the globe as he travels and inhabits different cities, links disparate geographies; his sculptures evoke questions of belonging and cultural specificity in a global culture, and resonances between built and psychic interior spaces. Suh’s work is in museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; and Mori Art Museum Tokyo.

Born 1962, Seoul, South Korea; lives and works in London, England, United Kingdom