Esther Choi is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist and writer. Working in photography, video, sculpture and texts, her practice has focused on the power dynamics and political relations that comprise the social architectures of everyday life, often reimagining modernist design histories, rituals and popular cultural forms as sites to probe the nature - culture nexus.
She is the author of Le Corbuffet (Prestel, 2019), an artistic project that explores issues of accessibility and cultural privatization, and the co-editor of two volumes of architectural theory: Architecture Is All Over (Columbia Books on Architecture, 2017) and Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else (MIT Press, 2010). Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Art Papers, The Journal of Architectural Education, Architectural Review and PIN-UP. Her photographs have appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Another Magazine and Dazed and Confused.
Choi recently completed a PhD at Princeton University, where she pursued a joint doctoral degree in the Department of Architecture and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities. She previously received a MDes from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2008, a MFA from Concordia University in 2007, and a BFA in Photography from Ryerson University in 2001.
A recipient of the 2019 Richard Rogers Fellowship, Choi has been honored with grants and awards from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Society of Architectural Historians, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Centre Interuniversitaire Des Arts Médiatiques. Choi lives and works in New York City.