• 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.

  • Namsoo Kim Critic

    Kim Nam Soo began his career as dance critic by receiving the dance criticism award at the 9th Dance Arts Award in 2001. In 2003, he became editor in chief of the monthly magazine [Momm (“Body”)] and in 2006 created performing arts magazine [Pan], where he is still the editor in chief. He was visiting scholar for three years at the Nam June Paik Art Center in 2008 and served as standing research member for one year at the National Theater Company of Korea in 2011. He compiled the books 『Paik Nam June: From Horse to Christo』 and 『The Homecoming of Park Nam June』 and published other works. He also created the magazine [Quarterly Drama]. 

  • Ihn Bum Lee Critic

    After graduating from Hongik University with a bachelor’s in painting, Lee went on to earn a master’s in aesthetics from the same school. He took his first step as a curator when the Gwacheon branch of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art opened. Lim served as curatorial researcher at Suknam Arts and Cultural Foundation; chief researcher at the Korean National Researcher Center for the Arts under Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts); and professor at Hongik University’s Graduate School of Fine Arts. Now a professor of fine arts at Sangmyung University as well as director of Hongji Arts Institute and editor of Yoo Youngkuk Journal,” Lee has also served as visiting researcher at a comparative arts think tank of Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts as well as Mingeikan (Japan Folk Crafts Museum) in Tokyo; director of the Chiwoo Craft Museum; and visiting professor at the Free University of Berlin. He also formed the Korea Curators Forum and served as president of the Korean Society of Art History and Korean Society of Aesthetics and Science of Art; exhibit director of the 2009 Cheongju Craft Biennale; director of the sixth Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale; chief researcher for a recording project on Korea’s modern and contemporary art history led by Arko Arts Archive; and artist-in-residency at RMIT University in Australia. Lee has performed exhibit planning, research, education, art critique and museum management across fine arts and ceramics. His books include Studies on the Museum System (K-Arts’ Korean National Research Center for the Arts, 1998), Yoo Youngkuk and His Earlier Abstract Paintings (K-Arts’ Korean National Research Center for the Arts, 2000), Joseon-era Arts and Yanagi Muneyoshi (Sigongsa, 1999), Compendium of the Modern Art History of Korea Volumes III, IV, V (co-author) as well as other theses and critiques. He planned exhibits including Young Korean Artists 1992>, The Modern Painting of East Asia: Birth and Development of Oil Painting (co-planner), Yoo Young-kuk, Turtle’s Tail, Outside the Box and Ceramics Commune.  

  • Hong Ki Kim Critic

    Kim earned a bachelor’s in archaeology and art history and a master’s in philosophy from Seoul National University, and went on to receive a master’s in aesthetics from Pantheon-Sorbonne University of France. Winner of the fifth Platform Cultural Criticism Award for Art Critics (Platform is an art journal published by the Incheon Foundation for Arts and Culture), he released his translation of Survivance des Lucioles by Georges Didi-Huberman in Korea in 2012. 

  • Seon Ryeong Cho Critic

    An art theorist and curator, Cho is also a professor at Pusan National University Department of Art Culture and Image. She received a BA, MA, and PhD in art studies from Hongik University. After several years of work at the Busan Museum of Art, Nam June Paik Art Center, and Art Space Pool, Cho has been working as an independent curator since 2007. With a particular interest in new media art including video art, media performance, and sound art, she has been studying and curating “the interaction among image, technology, and politics.”

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