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Intersections: Jae Ko

Force of Nature


$12 for adults, $10 for visitors 62 and over and students, free for members and visitors 18 and under

Jae Ko, Force of Nature, 2010

Jae Ko on Force of Nature

Jae Ko was born in Korea and lives and works in Washington, D.C. She received a B.F.A. from Wako University, Tokyo, Japan, and an M.F.A from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Her work has been shown internationally, including at the Museum Rijswijk, CODA Apeldoorn, and at Galerie De Rijk, The Hague, Netherlands; Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany; and galleries Q and Sora in Tokyo, Japan. In this country, Ko’s work has been shown at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.; Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, Calif.; and the Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, and Marsha Mateyka Gallery, both Washington, D.C. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Washington Convention Center, all in Washington, D.C.


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Intersections is a series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum’s galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations. 

Intersections is supported by Phillips International Forum members.