Youn Cho is born in Seoul (South Korea).
First Prize (with first class honours) at the Strasbourg Higher School of Decorative Arts.
Settles in Nice in 1998, where she develops her “girls” sculptures. Whether seen at play or bathing, diving or sulking, they are the vibrant colours of life. Comments on her work rank her in the “playful” tendency of the Ecole de Nice.
Has participated in about 50 group exhibitions in France and abroad. Her works are in several public and private collections (like Norman Foster’s) in France, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Jordan, Morocco, South Korea and the USA…
“Due no doubt to her spontaneity which made her grasp the festive spirit of the Riviera the moment she arrived in Nice, Youn has unwittingly joined Ben, Arman, Sosno, Moya, Gilli and Chubac, and even Niki de Saint Phalle in their attempts to make the public joyously participate in the work of art through cheerfulness and humour… Youn’s poetics is a poetics of the joie de vivre, of the pleasure of being alive, of its little sorrows and joys. It’s a sculpture of the surge of life”. [Michel Remy, University of Nice]