Trained in photography and architectural history and theory, Esther Choi's work adopts many different formats: from photographs and installations to videos, social sculptures, and texts. She has created works that reframe historical narratives and artifacts as devices to explore topics such as the commodification of culture, the visual politics of climate change, historical memory, and representation as a process of collaborative parafiction.
She is the creator of Le Corbuffet (Prestel, 2019), a conceptual art project that appropriates the conventions of cookbook publishing to question how historical canons are consumed and reproduced. Her work has been presented at A/D/O Brooklyn (2018), Princeton University (2018), Warsaw Under Construction Festival (2015), Venice Architecture Biennale (2014), Lisbon Triennial (2013), Elektra Festival International Arts Numériques (2009), and Harvard University (2007). Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Art Papers, The Journal of Architectural Education, Architectural Review, and PIN-UP.
Choi has a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University. She holds degrees from Harvard Graduate School of Design, Concordia University, and Ryerson University.
Born in Toronto, Canada, she lives and works in New York City.