Elly Cho has exhibited around the world and holds numerous awards. Her art explores the intersection between nature, the environment and human behaviour, across various mediums including mixed media, video and performance art.
Cho’s approach to art making, is largely inspired by the relationship between nature, environment and the viewer’s perception to nature based on their personal history.
She approachs the subject matter of cultural landscapes in narrative form, and these narratives often relate to her own life experiences and memories. In her video work, She has used familiar landscapes that stimulate viewers to engage with an imaginative response.
Cho’s awards include Sunny Art Prize in London, Award Winner of The Best Silent Film, Best Dance Choreography Film, Best Experimental Film and Best Director at New York International Film Awards, ARFF Berlin ARFF Barcelona /Around International Film Festival, Oniros Film Awards, Best Actor &Director Awards New York among others. Her work has screened at film festivals such as 'AVIFF' Cannes Art Film Festival and Asia Film Art International Film Festival in Hong Kong and “Times Square Midnight Moment” in New York. Her residency participation includes the 3-D Sculpture Park artist residency program in Switzerland and AHL Foundation Residency in New York.

Her works are featured in major collections such as Seoul Municipal Museum and Musée Cantonale des Beaux-Arts du Valais in Switzerland, and in exhibitions such as ‘Nature’s Tempo’ at the Korean cultural services of New York, and ‘Going Green’ in conjunction with Queens Art Express in New York. She is passionate about performance art, projects include ‘Sounds of Fragment: Ecological Dreams’ at the Nam June Park Art Center and Seoul Innovation Park.

Cho holds a BA and MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in London and an MA in Art Education from Columbia University. After obtaining her MFA, she taught visual art courses as well as theory at universities in Korea.
  • Sound (2 Credits)
    Sum2022
    Experimental, Short, Other
    Island2021
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Sum2022
    Experimental, Short, Other
    Island2021
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Sum2022
    Experimental, Short, Other
    Island2021
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Sum2022
    Experimental, Short, Other
    Island2021
    Experimental, Short, Other
Official selection
Sum
Florida Shorts
Florida
Official selection
Sum
Stockholm Gold Awards
Stockholm
Nominee
Sum
4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
Bali
Nominee
Sum
Swedish International Filmfest
Stockholm
Honorable Mention, BEST MUSIC/DANCE/ART FILM
Sum
Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival
Tokyo
Honorable Mention, BEST MUSIC/DANCE/ART FILM
Sum
London International Monthly Film Festival London International Monthly Film Festival
London
Honorable Mention/BEST MUSIC/DANCE/ART FILM
Sum
London International Monthly Film Festival
London
Semi-Finalist/ Best Short
Sum
Montreal Arthouse Film Festival
Montreal
Finalist
Sum
Cannes World Film Festival
Cannes
Best Experimental film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design
Sum
Rome international Movie Awards
Rome
Award of Excellence, Best Dance Film
Sum
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
Best Art Film
Sum
AIMAFF(Athens Monthly international Art Film Festival)
Athens
Official selection
Island
Monthly Indie Shorts
Lebanon
Official selection
Island
Golden Giraffe International Film Festival
Nice
Semi-Finalist/Short
Island
INSULAR & OTHER SEAS Art Film Festival ( IOSAFF) INSULAR & OTHER SEAS Art Film Festival ( IOSAFF)
Los Angeles
Semi-Finalist/ Best dance short film
Island
San Francisco Arthouse Short Festival
San Francisco
Semi Finalist
Island
Dumbo Film Festival
New York, NY
Semi Finalist, Best Music/Dance Video
Island
London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)
London
Finalist/ Short dance film
Island
Vesuvius International Film Fest
Campania
Finalist/Best Director - Short
Island
Oniros Film Awards
New York, NY
Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design
Island
Robinson Film Awards
Campania
Award of Excellence /Best Experimental Film, Best Dance film
Island
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
Award Winner/ Best Experimental, Outstanding Achievement
Island
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
Best Dance Choreography Film
Island
New York International Film Awards
New York, NY
Award Winner, Best Experimental Film
Island
New York International Film Awards
New York, NY
College
Teachers College, Columbia University, NY
Art Education, MA
20092011
College
Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
Fine Art, MA
19992001
College
Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
Fine Art,BA
19951999