Hyunjin Kim was born in 1975. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the Department of Art Studies at Hongik University and earned her master’s degree from the same university’s graduate school. She completed a post-graduate program in Critical Studies at the Malmö Art Academy of Lund University in Lund, Sweden. She has worked as a curator for Alt Space Loop(1999) and a co-curator of the 7th Gwangju Biennale(2006). She also served as the Director of the Arko Art Center(2014–2015). At present, Kim works for Kadist in San Francisco as the lead regional curator for Asia. Major exhibitions she has curated include 《30, Sa-dong》(Sa-dong, Incheon, 2007), 《Ten Years, Please – A Project by Jewyo Rhii》(Gallery 27, 2007), 《Tradition (Un)Realized》(Arko Art Center, 2014), and 《2 or 3 Tigers》(Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2017).