Koo Jeong A was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1967, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Since 1994, her work has been shown internationally, including solo presentations at Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland (1994); the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1994); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1998); Secession, Vienna (2002); CCA Kitakyushu, Japan (2002); Portikus, Frankfurt (2004); and Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2008). She has participated in the Venice Biennale (1995 and 2009); the Gwangju Biennial (1997); the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, Tokyo (2000); Manifesta 1, Rotterdam (1996), and Manifesta 3, Slovenia (2000); the Biennale of Sydney (2004); Performa05, New York (2005); the Torino Triennale, Italy (2008) and the Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010). Her work has been presented in group exhibitions at such venues as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1998), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2000), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2009) and is on view until February 2011 at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010). In 2004, she was invited, along with Urs Fischer, to create an inaugural in situ installation of new works to launch the exhibition program at the Centre Pompidou’s Espace 315 gallery and in 2007 Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Ile de Vassivière, France, mounted a major exhibition of her work. She also participated in the internationally touring exhibition Cities on the move, curated by Hou Hanru and Hans-Ulrich Obrist (1997–1999). She now lives and works in London.