Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo


Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo is an American artist based in Berlin.

D’Angelo attended The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland studying under TJ Demos while majoring in Painting and minoring in Anthropology before quitting to attend The Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow Poland. Upon graduation she moved to Berlin.

The artist’s work investigates the presence of commodity fetishism in our cultural consciousness through a process that deconstructs society’s insatiable visual appetite by appropriating and altering images intended for the masses from commercial branding, fashion and celebrity culture. With juxtapositions and a subtractive editing process, D’Angelo highlights the mechanisms of seduction used in worldwide advertising appeals.

D’Angelo has been featured in various publications such as I Love You Magazine, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Kenzo’s Kenzine, and Art in America and has exhibited at September Gallery, Preview Artfair in Berlin, Volta NY Artfair, and The Korean Culture Center of Germany.


Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo

Born 1983, Busan, South Korea
Raised in New York City, USA
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


2006 Painting, The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow (BFA) (PL)
2001-2004 The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, (USA)

Selected Exhibitions

• NYC Porn Film Festival, featuring “Marit.”, 2 channel HD Video / color & Sound, Secret Project Robot, NYC (USA)
• Studio Grant Holder Exhibition, District Berlin, (D) – UPCOMING
• Desert Island, The Sculpture Center, NYC, (USA)
• Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin (D)
• Cut and Paste, curated by Saskia Wickens, Dalston Superstore, London (UK)
Alter Angle, curated by Justin Ross & SomoS, SomoS, Berlin (D)
• Community Gender Bending, Novia University, Jakobstad (FI)
• VOLTA Artfair (solo), presented by Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, NYC (USA)
• Manisensation, Leap Gallery, Berlin, (D)
• Virtual Realities Film Week, (Curator), Berlin (D)
• The Death of Print, The End of Century, NYC (USA)
• Saturn Blessings, Galerie Studio, Berlin, (D)
• New Stand, Uturdur , Reykjavík, (IS)
• Spectacular Society (solo), Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin (D) – (ex.catalog)
• Proof of Purchase (solo), Arts & Sciences Projects, NYC (USA)
• Preview Artfair, presented by Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Templehof Airport, Berlin (D) – (ex.catalog)
• Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo Presents 100% Napalm, Kuma Galerie, Berlin, (D)
• Boxers & Fighters, Two Window Project, Berlin (D)
• A Dream Within A Dream (with Yong-Ho Cha), Curated by Felix Park
• The Korean Culture Center of Germany, Berlin (D) – (ex.catalog)
• Are You Coming Too?, September Galerie, Berlin (D)
• A Letter From An Old Folks Home On The Moon, (with Christian Siekmier, Ali Fitzgerald and more)
• The Polish Losers, Curated by Billy Miller, Berlin (D)
• NEW STAND, Arts & Sciences Project, NYC (USA)
• Tjorg Douglas Beer Presents, Galerieimregierungsviertel/The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, (D)
• Piloten Text, Organized by Heiner Franzen, Galerieimregierungsviertel/The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, (D)
• Nelson Mandela Must Be Free, Spor Klübü, Berlin, (D)
• Like a Moth to a Flame, Curated by Dan Halm, Gallery This is Exile, Berlin, (D)
• The Pleasure Seekers, Curated by Dan Halm, The Chashama Gallery, NYNY, (USA)
• Stronger Than Dirt, Open Door Space, Berlin, (D)
• ManchMal Stiller, Landsberger Alle Projects, Berlin, (D)
• Anonymous Drawings, Blutenweiss Galerie, Berlin, (D)
• Thesis Exhibition, The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, (PL)
• Calligraphics, Lokator, Krakow, (PL)
• Painting Yearly, The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, (PL)
• Visual Semiotics, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, (USA)


• Bendover Magazine, Issue 8 (SE / DE) – March
• Girls Like Us, Issue 5 (SE) – March
• L – ink Magazine, (SP) – March
• Kids of Dada, online, (UK) – February
• The New York Times, Art-Shopping for the Starts, So They Don’t Have to (USA) – March 2013
• Sex Matters, Artfetch, written by Katie Tsouros – April 26th (IE)
• Out There: Design, Art, Travel, Shopping, (Pointed Leaf Press) written by Maria Gabriela Brito (USA) – April 2013
• Artists for Artists, Contemporary Art Alliance (D) – September 2013
• Cake Magazine, September (UK)
• Derriere Magazine, June (UK)
• Wallpapers, published by Arts&Sciences Projects, March (NYC)
• Kenzo’s Kenzine online, September (F)•
• Illuminator Online, September (D)
• Atlas Berlin, Art in America, written by Travis Jeppesen (USA)
• The Work Mag – Los Angeles (USA)
• The New York Times,TMAGAZINE Online (USA)
• Bang Bang Berlin, Artist Showcase, written by Katy Diamond Hamer, July 31, 2011 (D)
• Missy Magazine, written by Ana Maria Michel, Aug 19, 2011 (D)
• Preview Art Fair (ex.catalog) (D)
• K Magazine, Art as Symphony, August (D)
• Fault Magazine, London (UK)
• Jungsheft, Issue 1 (D)
• Beautiful Decay, Book #2 Underdog (USA)
• Platinum Love (Malta)
• Expatriarch Online, Kities&Titties, The Collage Work of Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo – June
• Sugarhigh, Body Art (D)
• Independent Style Magazine (A)
• A Dream Within a Dream, Exhibition Catalog, The Korean Cultural Center of Germany (D)
• Eye Lust Magazine, Issue 2 (UK)
• Famous Magazine, Issue 11 (FR)
• I Love You Magazine, Issue 3, (D)
• SangBleu Online, October
• Mrówki w Czekoladzie, Krakow, (PL)


• Community Gender Bending, Novia University, Jakobstad (FI)
• LGBTQ History Month, University of the Arts, London (UK)
• European University Viadrina Post Election Round Table Discussion, Frankfurt Oder, (D)

Curatorial Projects/Writing

• Sonja Nilsson at Fargfabriken, Eye Towards the Dove, November (USA)
• New Perspectives in Feminism, Eye Towards the Dove, February 13, (USA)
• Virtual Realities Film Week, (Curator), Berlin (D)


• District Kunst – und Kulturförderung Atelier Grant (Berlin)
• KulturOsterbotten, Ateljé Stundars Artist in Residence, Korsholm, Finland, 2013
• Artist in Residence, ZIDUL DE HARTIE-ARTFEST RESIDENCY, Sponsored by the Swiss Cultural Program of Romania, Borsec, Romania
• The Art Educators Scholarship of New York
• Departmental Recognition Award, The Maryland Institute College of Art
• Merit Grant, The Maryland Institute College of Art
• Presidential Scholar Award, The Maryland Institute College of Art
• The Marie Walsh Sharpe Scholarship, The Maryland Institute College of Art
• New York Governor’s Award in Visual Arts