• Bae Yoon Hwan Artist

    Bae Yoon Hwan received a B.F.A. in fine arts from Seowon University, Korea, and M.F.A. from the Department of Painting from Kyungwon University, Korea. Bae is interested in dealing with inherent problems in society and history, while weaving a narrative through drawings and paintings based on his personal life. The artist first held his solo exhibition WAS IT A CAT I SAW? at Insa Art Space in Seoul, Korea, and was selected one of the ten finalists awarded by the 36th JoongAng FineArts Prize organized by JoongAng Ilbo. 

  • Andre Maeno Artist

    Andre Maeno, the multimedia installation artist, explores and gives body in current time and space to abstract themes, often impossible to identify or approach, through his installation projects using a variety of media such as light and sound. Since 2011, the artist has held several group exhibitions and two solo exhibitions. It was also that same year, 2011, when he started working on his ongoing art installation series, that he first used the pseudonym Andre Maeno. Maeno was selected as a media installation artist by New Stream 2014, a contest for up-and-coming new media artists in Korea discovered and supported by AliceOn, a culture and arts media channel, and he is currently an artist in residence at Incheon Art Platform. 

  • Kwon Yuni Artist

    Yuni Kwon studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts of Kookmin University in Korea. After graduation, Kwon moved to the U.S. to study in the Digital + Media department at Rhode Island School of Design. As the artist utilizes media and experimental data graphics to produce abstract and digitized socio-psychological and natural phenomena, she materializes these phenomena and compares them, exploring the meaning of their relationship. Kwon was awarded the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursary in 2014 and presented her works at a number of group exhibitions including the 2nd Incheon Peace Art Project Sea of Peace at Incheon Art Platform and Incheon Culture and Art Center, Korea, in 2012 and WHITE NOISE in 2010. The artist had worked under the name “Yuni Kwon” until recently, when she began to go by “Ryu Kwon” after the establishment of her own studio. Her English name is still Yuni Kwon.    

  • Choi Daejin Artist

    It was a coincidence that Daejin Choi began working as an artist during his stay in France after finishing his studies in a different field. The artist says his artistic inspiration comes from his identity as a Korean who had not previously experienced art and the space of conflict created from his acceptance of art based on Western ideas during his 15-year-stay in France. Choi’s works deal with political and historical issues one would find familiar through the mass media. He studied art at Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy in Paris, France, and Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France. Choi has held several solo exhibitions in France at Le musee de La Roche-sur-Yon in 2008 and Galerie Metropolis in 2010 and in Korea at Alternative Space LOOP in 2011 and Project Space Sarubia in 2012. He has also participated in a number of group exhibitions in France such as X-Mas Show at Ancien Musee de la Peinture in 2007, Dark Pearl at La Generale en Manufacture in 2009, and Drawing Now Paris at Carrusel du Louvre in 2011. The Centre National des Arts Plastiques of Paris, France, awarded Choi a fellowship for international artists in 2011, and the artist was awarded an international residency by Musee d'art contemporain de Lyon, France, in 2009 and a residency program by Seoul Art Space Mullae, Korea, in 2012.  

  • Jung Jihyun Artist

    Jung Ji-Hyun graduated with a B.F.A in 2010 and a M.F.A in Photography from Chung-Ang University, Korea. The year he turned twenty, he witnessed a “redevelopment scene” taking place in his neighborhood and became deeply interested in the process of the emergence and disappearance of cities. His major projects include Apartment, Construction Site, and Demolition Site. In 2014, Jung was awarded as the final Artist of the Year by KT&G Sangsangmadang Korean Photographer’s Fellowship, and in 2013, as the winner of the 14th Sajin Bipyong Awards at Photo Space in Seoul, Korea. Jung has so far held two solo exhibitions and a number of group exhibitions.  

  • Kim Jinhui Artist

    After graduating from the University of Seoul, Korea, with a B.F.A in environmental sculpture, Jinhui Kim taught at an art school for several years. One day, the artist experienced a tragic event that left half his face paralyzed, which led him to quit his teaching job and go back to artwork. Kim then began a master’s degree program in sculpture at Seoul National University, Korea, and during this period the artist was able to take some time to dwell in his art world and contemplate future projects. It was then that Kim came up with the idea of creating a series of art projects—the Dust and Color Point-Filters series—and first presented his finished works. He still continues these series today. Kim draws inspiration for his art from “coincidental encounters with dust” in which the artist, who describes himself as a dry and tasteless figure lacking any sensation in the daily life, shuddered with thrill in a rare and precious experience; “visual peculiarities” of observing the world through colored dots; and “physical peculiarities ingrained from the birth,” such as a ringing in the ears or a headache. Since 2008, the artist has held four solo exhibitions as well as a number of group exhibitions.                   

  • 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.

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