Esther Choi's practice operates in the interdisciplinary space between art and architecture. As a multidisciplinary artist, trained in architectural history, her work adopts different formats – from photographs, videos and installations to books and essays. Bridging disciplines, her work often identifies erasures in historical narratives and cultural practices, and occupies these absences as spaces to recuperate and re-imagine them.

Choi's work has been exhibited internationally and featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Architectural Digest, Dezeen, Vanity Fair, Vogue, 032C, and more. Her artist’s book Le Corbuffet (Prestel, 2019) received a James Beard nomination for photography in 2020.

Choi is the co-editor of two anthologies: Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else (MIT Press, 2010) and Architecture Is All Over (Columbia U Press, 2017). Her writing has appeared in Art Papers, Artforum, SSENSE, PIN-UP, Journal of Architectural Education and Architectural Review. Essays by Choi are included in the edited volumes Hippie Modernism (Walker Art Center, 2015), Reaper (JRP Ringier, 2015) and Radical Pedagogies (Sternberg, 2021). She is presently working on a collection of essays about the aesthetic and architectural dimensions of climate breakdown.

Choi is the Founding Director of Office Hours, a global mentoring initiative for BIPOC students and emerging designers. She has taught courses in photography, architecture, criticism and curatorial practice at OCAD University in Toronto, and Parsons the New School and Cooper Union in New York City.

She holds a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Princeton University. Born in Toronto, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.