Mina Cheon

Mina Cheon
Mina Cheon
Born 31 July 1973 (1973-07-31) (age 38)
Seoul, Korea
Mina Cheon
Hangul 천민정
Revised Romanization Cheon Minjeong
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ǒn Minjǒng

Mina Cheon (born 1973) is a Korean American new media artist, scholar, and educator. Since 1997, she has been living between Baltimore, New York, and Seoul.


Early life and education

Cheon was born in Seoul, South Korea.[1] Being the daughter of a South Korean diplomat and cultural attache, she grew up in the cities of Seoul, New York, Copenhagen, and Ottawa.[citation needed] She received a PhD in Philosophy of Media and Communications from the European Graduate School, European University for Interdisciplinary Studies, Switzerland in 2008 and is currently on the faculty of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).[2]


One of Cheon's educational contributions has been the international art program and exchange that she has led with architect Gabriel Kroiz, and between American and Korean art, architecture, and design students. She has directed international art education since 2004, working with universities in Seoul such as Hongik University, Korea National University of Arts, and with Ewha Woman's University in 2010, taking students from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Morgan State University to South Korea.[citation needed]


Cheon has exhibited her "Political Pop Art" work internationally, which includes new media art, interactive media, installation art, and performance art work. Her solo exhibitions include: "Groundless" at Lance Fung Gallery, New York, (2002);[citation needed] "Dizz/placement" at Insa Art Space, Art Council, Seoul, Korea; "Addressing Dolls" at C.Grimalids Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland (named as "Best Solo Exhibition" by City Paper);[3][4][5][6] and "Political Pop Art" at The Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea (2012).[citation needed]


Cheon's Shamanism + Cyberspace (Atropos Press, New York and Dresden; ISBN 0982530951) was published in 2009.


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