Artist: Do-Ho Suh
Location: FDA White Oak Campus Commons, White Oak, Maryland
Media: ABS plastic
This artwork consists of two screens, comprised of hundreds of interconnected, uniformly-sized, ABS plastic figures in a range of colors, affixed to large horizontally exposed walls. When viewed from a distance, the piece reads as an exuberant abstraction. Up close, the nuances of each figure will be clear, including two figures dressed in FDA lab coats. Ultimately, the artwork speaks to the integral role of FDA within society at large.
Screen is located inside a corridor in the Central Shared Use Building which is visible from the Commons.
Do Ho Suh was born in Seoul, Korea in 1962. He received a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University. He has since had solo exhibitions at such venues as the Serpentine Gallery, London, Seattle Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, and the Artsonje Center in Korea.
He has also participated in group exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the 49th Venice Biennale, among others. Interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestations, Do Ho Suh constructs site-specific installations that question the boundaries of identity. His work explores the relation between individuality, collectivity, and anonymity.
The artist’s work is represented in a number of major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Do Ho Suh lives and works in New York City.