Do Ho Suh’s architecturally scaled installations are informed by his personal experiences, that recreate specific domestic spaces that he has resided in, expanding on his ongoing investigations of memory, notions of home and migration, cross-cultural displacement and integration.
Bridging Home is a series that Suh has been conceptualising over the last decade. The piece is a to-scale replica of the traditional Hanok-style Korean house adorned with a bamboo garden, that appears to have ‘fallen’ onto the bridge at an angle. Upon the invitation to respond to the migrant history of the East End and the City of London, Suh has conceptualised the first physical realisation of Bridging Home series, drawing parallels with his work and the impact of migration on individual stories, contrasting with the glass and steel architecture of the City of London.
The work is curated by Fatoş Üstek and fabricated by The White Wall Company, with plants from Blooming Artificial.
Bridging Home, London, 2018 is co-commissioned by Art Night and Sculpture in the City.
The project is further supported by Lehmann Maupin, Victoria Miro, Savills, Velorose and Wedlake Bell, and the Korean Cultural Centre UK.
About Do Ho Suh
Born in 1962 in South Korea, Do Ho Suh received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in sculpture from Yale University. He currently lives and works in London, New York and Seoul. Suh represented Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001, and has staged numerous recent international solo exhibitions and site-specific projects at institutional venues including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C (2018); Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan (2018); Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati (2016); MOCA Cleveland (2015 - 2016); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2013); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2012 2013 2005); LEEUM, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2012); Seattle Art Museum, Washington (2011 and 2003) and Tate Modern, London (2011). The artist has participated in the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale (2018); 12th Venice Architecture Biennale (2010); 6th Liverpool Biennial (2010); 8th Gwangju Biennale (2012); represented Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001)