b. 1979, South Korea

Che Onejoon Biography

CHE Onejoon, a visual artist and filmmaker, started his career as an evidence photographer in Police station. Che photographed the declining red-light district in Miari in Seoul after the government initiated the anti-prostitution law in 2004. He also made short films and archives that capture the trauma of the modern Korean history by documenting the bunkers during the post-Korean War period and the abandoned U.S. Army camps in South Korea after the Iraq War. In recent years, Che produced a documentary project Mansudai Master Class which is about the monuments and statues made by North Korea in Africa. Starting with this project, he is currently creating a documentary theater, a film, an installation about the propaganda culture and identity. Che has participated in the Taipei Biennial, the Palais de Tokyo modules, SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, the Venice Architecture Biennale Korean Pavilion, the New Museum Triennial, etc. He is currently a fellow artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

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