• Kim In-seon Curator

    Kim In-seon studied plastic art at Ewha Womans University in Korea and earned her MA in art history at Pratt Institute in New York. Starting her career at Alternative Space Loop in 1999, she later worked as a coordinator at the Gwangju Biennale from 2001 to 2002, as a curator and a co-curator at the Busan Biennale in 2000 and 2006 respectively, a vice director at the Kukje Gallery from 2003 to 2004, an executive manager for the Anyang Public Art Project in 2005, a head curator at Daelim Museum from 2006 to 2007, and an exhibition manager at Interalia Art Company from 2007 to 2009. Currently, Kim runs her own gallery, Space Willing N Dealing.

  • JW Stella Curator

    JW Stella is the founding director of JW STELLA Arts Collectives, a London based non-profit curatorial research lab. She also works as the international associate curator with Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, the first public contemporary art museum in China, and as the associate director of International Curators Forum, UK. Her curatorial focus is socio-cultural anthropology that examines cultural relativism and collective identities through contemporary art practices and also questions the role of art in current socio-political climate.

    Her curatorial projects and exhibitions include Curating the International Diaspora, a year-long international symposium and curatorial workshop (Asia Culture Center, Gwangju; International Curators Forum and UAL, London; AICA Southern Caribbean; Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; 2016–2017); [Ana] Please Keep Your Eyes Closed for a Moment (Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE, 2015–2016); Time Capsule: Allegories of Shanghai (Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China, 2015); [WOO:RI]: Interrelationship between You, Myself and Us at the national and UNESCO cultural heritage sites in the Czech Republic (Tina B. — the Prague Contemporary Art Festival 2012 and Centre for Theology and Arts-Charles University, Prague, 2012–2013); NABATT: A Sense of Being, contemporary art from Saudi Arabia (2010 Shanghai World Expo and Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China, 2010); SU:MBISORI, the inaugural contemporary art exhibition for Jeju Museum of Modern Art (Jeju Special Administrative Province, Korea, 2009); and USB, Korean diaspora artists, (Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Arts Center, Korea, 2009).

    Working with European art institutions, she has served as an advisor for DACS Foundation (London, UK, 2015) and was also a project manager for contemporary art exhibitions and film screening programs, such as Fantasy Studio (Liverpool Biennal 2008, UK); Good Morning Mr. Nam June Paik, the inaugural exhibition for Korean Cultural Centre London (UK, 2008); Through the Looking Glass (Asia House, London, UK, 2006); and Seoul: Until Now! (Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005)

    Currently, she is conducting the research and archive project “Asian Diaspora Art in the UK and Germany,” commissioned by the Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea.

  • Wonjoon Yoo Researcher

    Yoo Wonjoon is the CEO of the media art agency THE MEDIUM and the director of the media cultural art channel AliceOn. He received a master's degree from the Hongik University Graduate School of Art with his thesis Study on Digital Media Museum and is currently doing research on media art histories at Danube University in Austria. He was the event team leader for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s 60th anniversary of national liberation event, training director of Art Center Nabi, and the director of the 8th Juan Media Festival. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the Global School of Media, Soongsil University, and is also lecturing at Chung-Ang University, Korea National University of Arts, and Hongik University. His main areas of interest are contemporary art, new media art, and game art, and he is especially interested in expanding human experience and perception through new media and technology. He is also the operation committee member of the Techno-Aesthetic Society and the Art Bank of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. He has written New Media Art and Game Arts (2013) and Game and Culture Studies (2008, co-author).

  • Seihee Shon Curator

    Based in Seoul, Seihee Shon curates exhibitions and organizes learning programs, focusing on Media Art. She has been writing on contemporary art for various national and international journals. Her recent curatorial practice explores the blurry border between fantasy and reality, memory in relation to space/place, and environment and urban landscape. She has curated exhibitions including Remembering or Floating (Oslo, 2017), Shall We Dance? (Seoul, 2015), Illusionary Landscape: Hyewon Kwon (Seoul, 2015), and A View from the Other Side: New Media Art from Finland and Korea (Seoul, 2014). Shon studied history of art at the University of York, UK, and art museum and gallery education at Newcastle University, UK.

  • Jung Sanghee Curator

    Jung Sanghee is a curator and critic who is active in Seoul and Incheon. At the junction of architecture and art, she is theoretically and practically conducting comparative urban research. She is in charge of many projects that are related to the restoration of abandoned facilities and spaces, or, rather, the city itself through art and culture. The projects she worked on are Iron, Water, Soil: Space in Between House and House, which was a part of building Woori Museum of Art, a small museum in Dong-gu, Incheon, and The Town of Memory (2015–2016, supported by Woori Museum of Art and Arts Council Korea), Urban Senses: Imageability (2016, supported by ADO Creation and Arts Council Korea), Incheon Literature Exhibition (2016, supported by ADO Creation and Incheon International Airport Corporation), ADO Residency Program: City is History (2015, supported by Space ADO and Incheon Foundation For Arts & Culture), Reading City as Visual Art: Chicago and Incheon (2014–2015, supported by ADO Creation and Arts Council Korea), ADO Residency Program: Art + Jung-gu City Activation Project (2014, supported by Space ADO and Incheon Foundation For Arts & Culture), Beat 131 Media Art Project (2013, supported by Imjingak Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park and Gyeonggi Tourism Organization), Tale of a Town (2012, Co-project, supported by Incheon Art Platform and Incheon Foundation For Arts & Culture), Breathing Tree (2011, supported by Bupyeong Gulponuri Climate Change Experience Hall and Bupyeong City Hall), and Memophilia (2010 Incheon Art Platform). She graduated from the University of Seoul with a degree in Environmental Sculpture, and received a master's degree from Hongik University’s Department of Art History with research on site-specific art. Later, she took doctorate courses in Comparative Art (Art History & Film Theory) at Ohio University and completed her PhD study in architecture at the University of Seoul. With the support of PROJECT Via and Arts Council Korea in 2014, she conducted comparative studies on the cities of Chicago and Incheon with a focus on the art environment and architecture. Since 2016, she has been conducting further comparative studies on cities with a focus on the architecture and art of domestic and foreign port cities and autonomous territories. She is currently the director of Space ADO of ADO Creation, located in the historic district of Incheon Jung-gu's open port.

  • Lee Ji Eun Archivist

    Lee Ji-Eun majored in Western painting for undergraduate studies and art history and record management for her graduate studies. Since 2009, she has been working as an archivist at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. She was in charge of several exhibitions and archives linked to exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art including Media Art from MMCA Collection: Out of the Silent Planet (2010–2011), Countryside: Centennial Celebration of Lee In-sung's Birth (2012), 23 Artists of the Year (2011), Korea Artist Prize (2012), and In Snail's Gallop—Lee Kun-yong (2014). She also worked on the implementation and utilization of the modern art materials and archives collection (Choi Yeol, Kim Bok Ki) at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Currently, she is organizing the experimental art materials of the 1960s and 1970s that were recently donated to the museum.

  • Hyunjoo Byeon Curator

    Byeon Hyun-joo is currently working as the director of the Exhibition Team of Kukje Gallery, Seoul, where she organizes exhibitions for artists such as Park Chan-kyong, Ahn Kyuchul, U Sunok, and Kwon Young-Woo. From 2011 to 2013, Byeon was an assistant curator at Art Sonje Center where she worked for exhibitions including Simon Fujiwara (2013), Shinro Ohtake (2012–2013), Lee Bul (2012), Hein-kuhn Oh’s Middlemen (2012), and Abstract Walking – Sora Kim Project (2012). Additionally, she has worked independently to curated shows including Tourist’s Dream (Project Space 2 at Iniva, London, 2010); Jason Underhill’s Sing Your Heart Out, part of Event Horizon, GSK Contemporary (Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2008–2009); Flexible Aura (Brain Factory, Seoul, 2009); and Visual Vocabulary – Between Words and Images (The Gallery at Willesden Green, London, 2008). Byeon has earned her MFA in curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, and double-majored business administration and art history at Ewha Womans University, Seoul. She has lectured at colleges, translated Curating Subjects (Open Editions, 2007) for its Korean edition that was co-published by The Hyunsil Publishing and Samuso: Space for Contemporary Art in 2013, and contributed texts on contemporary art including co-authoring the publication Curating Research (de Appel /Open Editions, 2014).

  • Dong-Yeon Koh Critic

    Dong-Yeon Koh received her PhD in art history and a doctorate certificate in film theory from the City University of New York in 2006. After returning to South Korea, Koh worked as a co-director of the Gallery Art 2021 (2008–2010) and served as a critic and mentor in numerous art residencies and museums in South Korea. Her academic and critical writings have been published in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2010, 2013), Flash Art, Modern Art Asia, and Photography and Culture (Bloomsbury, 2015). Her recent books include Respond! Artists (ONewWall, 2016) and Pop Art and American Society in the 1960s (Noonbit, 2015). She is currently working on the book From Softpower to Goods: Alternative Forms of Exhibitions and Populist Artistic Practices in Post-1990s East Asian Art.

  • Byun Yoonhee Artist

    Byun Yoonhee graduated from Duksung Women's University with a bachelor's degree in fine arts and a master's degree in Asian painting. She held four solo exhibitions since her debut in 2008 with the exhibition Her Appetite: Appetite Stress. Based on her observations of daily life and her own experiences, her paintings express images of human beings living in various forms of universal lives.

  • Everyware Artist

    Bang Hyunwoo, half of the creative computing duo Everyware, graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He worked as an assistant professor in the same department until last fall. Heo Yunsil also graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in Korean language and design, then studied media art in the US. Oasis, Memoirs, Soak, Cloud Pink, and The Wall are some of their most famous works. They have been invited to numerous galleries including the National Museum of Art in Tokyo, Ars Electronica Center in Austria, and Victoria and Albert Museum in England.

  • HYBE Artist

    HYBE, the interactive media artist collective made by Han Changmin and Ryu Sunwoong, was selected as the winner of the DaVinci Idea Contest in 2011 and 2012. The contest is held annually at Geumcheon Art Factory to help artists discover new possibilities through the combination of art and technology. They presented Light Tree: Interactive Dan Flavin and IRIS for the contest, and, currently, they are participating in Geumcheon Art Factory's Artist Residency Program. Also, Leaf was exhibited in the Old Seoul Station, and In Between was shown in Media City Seoul. HYBE's goal in the future is to continuously engage people with experience-focused interactive media works that converge technology and art, experiment and utility. In addition, they intend to “converge” their work into existing industrial fields such as architecture. The group also aims to present something that can have a positive impact on life and society with their artistic and useful imagination, even if that impact may be minimal.

  • Keem Cheongjin Artist

    Keem Cheongjin majored in painting at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Hansung University and was selected as one of the new artists to receive support from Arts Council Korea in 2008. He held solo exhibitions titled A Delicious Dinner or Not at the KT Art Hall in 2008 and Gallery Lux in 2009. He participated in the Gunsan Art Residency Program in 2011 and since 2012 has been involved in the project Curry Timer. Keem is also part of the collective 25hr sailing, in which he is able to show a different facet of his work. The group held their first exhibition, Coordinates Sent from Anchorage, at Art Space Pool in 2012.

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