• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Seung-wan Kang Curator

    After graduating with an undergraduate degree in painting from Hongik University, Kang earned a master’s in art history both at Hongik University and at Boston University. Later, she completed a Ph.D. in art history at Hongik University. Since 1990, she has worked for the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea (MOCA). She was the recipient of the Best Museum Professional Award (category of Young Museum Professionals, the Korean Museum Association) in 2008. Kang has planned a number of important exhibitions, Louise Bourgeois: The Space of Memory (2000), Wolfgang Laib: Passageway-Overgoing (2003), Contemporary Art from Korea: Peppermint Candy (2007-08). Major papers of hers include “Modern Museums and Display” (2001), “A Study on How to Make Museum Organization More Professional,” and “A Thorough Observation of Organizational Changes at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea through the Years” (2007). After serving as the Head, Department of New Museum Planning & Construction,she is currently working as the Director of National Museum of Art, Deoksugung (while also serving as head of the Department of Development). 

  • Massimiliano Gioni Curator

    Massimiliano Gioni studied Art History at the University of Bologna, Italy. From 2000-2002, he was the chief editor of the U.S. division of Flash Art International. Along with Maurizio Cattelan, he founded the Wrong Gallery in New York. He has been the Artistic Director of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation in Milan since 2003. Gioni worked as co-director of Manifesta in 2004, and of the Berlin Biennale in 2006. Later, he worked as the Special Project Director of New Museum in New York, where he is currently the Associate Director. Gioni curated the 2010 Gwangju Biennale, and he has now been appointed as the Director of 2013 Venice Biennale. 

  • See-won Hyun Curator

    Graduated Korean National University of Arts with a thesis about Korean contemporary art. Having published Walking Magazine with her friends since the spring of 2006, she worked as a reporter in the esc team of the Hankyoreh Newspaper. She has written diverse articles since then, including her book Design: Opposite Poles (Haggojae, 2010). Hyun also organized art exhibitions such as Cheonsu Mart 2nd Floor (National Theater Company of Korea 2011 / Festival "Bom" 2012) and Be Awakened, You Command Group (2010), as well as some projects like Writing band (2012, www.writingband.net). sonvadak25@hanmail.net 

  • Alessio Cavallaro Curator

    Alessio Cavallaro was born in Italy, lives and works in Sydney, Australia, as an independent artistic director, curator and producer of innovative media arts. Most recently, as Director of ReelDance, he curated Dance on Screen 2012. From 2000?2010, Alessio was Senior Curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, where he produced and curated more than 20 major exhibitions, most notably Transfigure (2003), SenseSurround (2004), Contemporary Commonwealth (2006), Len Lye (co-curated with Tyler Cann, 2009), and Bill Viola’s The Raft and The Tristan Project (2010), presented in association with Kaldor Public Art Projects. He curated the first group exhibition of Australian media art at Ars Electronica, Linz (2004), a screening program for the Australian Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai, and several sound art exhibitions, including MERIDIAN, Kobe, Japan (1993). A co-producer/curator of the influential event ISEA 1992 Sydney, Alessio is a member of the Curatorial Committee for ISEA 2013 Sydney, and is developing various projects across the fields of visual and performing arts, science and technology. 

  • Sook-kyung Lee Curator

    Lee Sook-kyung wears three hats: in addition to being a curator at Tate in Great Britain, she is also chief curator for the committee purchasing Asia-Pacific items for the Tate Collection, and for the Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific. She holds an important position that has her overseeing all of the Tate’s research, exhibitions, and publications related to contemporary Asian art. Since her work as a Tate Liverpool curator in 2007, she has curated exhibitions such as 《Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today》 and 《Nam June Paik》. In 2009, she took part in planning 《DLP Piper Series: This Is Sculpture》. In 2012, she was chief planner for the Liverpool Biennial’s Tate Liverpool exhibition. 

  • Cosmin Costinas Curator

    Originally from Romania, Cosmin Costinas is director of Para/site in Hong Kong. His previous titles have included curator of BAK in the Netherlands, co-director of the 2010 Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, and editor of the magazine documenta 12. Major exhibitions include Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York for Para/site (2012), Spacecraft Icarus 13. Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere and In the middle of things for BAK (2011), and I, the Undersigned, a touring exhibition at the Institute of International Visual Arts in London, the Lunds Konsthall in Lund, tranzit+display in Prague, and Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart (2010--2011). 

  • Hong-hee Kim Curator

    Kim Hong-hee graduated from Ewha Womans University with a degree in French literature. After receiving a master’s degree in art history from Concordia University in Canada, she returned home to complete a doctoral program in the same subject at Hongik University. She has served as director of SSamzie Space (1998--2008) and the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (2006--2010), as well as commissioner for the 2000 Gwangju Biennale and the Korean Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale and general director for the 2006 Gwangju Biennale. Her studies and books include Feminism · Video · Art (1998) and Good Morning, Mr. Paik (2007). She is currently director of the Seoul Museum of Art and a selection committee member for the artistic director of the 2017 Kassel Documenta exhibition. 

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