• 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).

  • Hyunjung Woo Researcher

    Woo graduated from Korea National University of Arts with an MFA degree in 19th-century British design. Previously serving as a researcher at Art Center Nabi (2010–12); coordinator at the Incheon International Digital Art Festival; guest curator at Woomin Art Center (2012–14); and writer on fine arts for Space magazine (2015–17), she is now a senior researcher at the Korean National Research Center for the Arts. The exhibits she organized include Rediscovery of the Market, which was managed by Seoul Design Foundation in 2012, and Donghee Koo’s Night Theft (Audio Visual Pavilion, 2014). She also co-authored 13 Balls (2013) and co-translated Radical Museology (2016). Woo’s main interest is connecting social history with visual culture ranging from media art to design. 

  • Heejung Song Researcher

    This curator and art consultant in 2011 launched her company P&Co, which provides public relations and management consulting for artists in addition to curatorial service for exhibits and art projects. While a curator at ARTINUS Gallery (2004–05) and Gallery Zandary (2005–11), Song curated a number exhibits and programs to discover, introduce and support budding artists. She also helped plan exhibits and projects as a guest curator at the Wumin Art Center in Cheongju from 2011 to 2013. 

  • Sookang Park Researcher

    Sookang Park is director and co-founder of AMCompass Inc. (www.amcompass.net), which carries out a wide range of art projects including art market research, publications, lectures and exhibitions. In 2015, she provided information strategy planning (ISP) consulting for the Korean Art Market Information System implemented by the Korea Arts Management Service. She was one of the authors of the journal Asian Art Market published annually by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Arts Management Service in 2016 and 2017. She co-curated Unfolding Spaces: Byung Jae Oh at the PMQ in Hong Kong in 2016. She has lectured in educational programs organized by Art Busan, Seoul Auction and the Korea Arts Management Service. Her articles have been published in the Art Stage Singapore 2015 Fair Guide, Art Busan 2016 Fair Catalog, Art in Culture, Bazaar, MUINE and The Herald Business. She also co-authored the guide Art Market Hong Kong (Seoul: Artbooks, 2015).

  • Lucida Kyungmin Lee Researcher

    This art critic and director of the artist and market research team at Meetingroom studied German and English then art history. She worked as exhibition team manager for Gallery Hyundai, where she organized exhibitions and projects from 2006 to 2008; Thomas Struth: Korea 2007–2010, Ai Weiwei (2008), Douglas Gordon (2008) at doART Beijing and Channel 1 (2007), which introduced six Korean single channel video artists. She was also editor of the magazine Art Monthly from 2009 to 2015 and interviewed many internationally renowned artists and specialists. In 2013, Lee participated in the Asian Contemporary Art Forum hosted by the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts of Taipei National University of the Arts and presented “Asianness? New Korean Wave of Art” at the event. Since 2015, she has written a series of articles via the curatorial research platform Meetingroom and participated in various projects as a critic and mentor.

  • Jeong Hye Kim Researcher

    Earning a master’s in art history from Hongik University in Seoul and another in the history of art and architecture from Boston University, Kim is now pursuing a Ph.D. in the architecture history and theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture of University College London (UCL). After working as a coordinator for the main exhibit at the Gwangju Biennale in 2000, she headed an international cultural planning team for the industrial design company Alt-C and served as the latter’s first editor of www.designflux.co.kr. Kim said she began her research on urban space after “witnessing how a city can lose its spatiality and placeness after culture and design were misused for business purposes and to create a city’s brand” while taking part in planning and research for projects affiliated with the Seoul municipal government’s “Design City” campaign for about 10 years starting in 2001. With a keen interest in the interdisciplinary domain of art, architecture and design, Kim focuses on issues of urban space and visual environment. After earning her master’s in architecture history in 2011, Kim has given lectures, conducted research, and edited and translated in Korea while pursuing her Ph.D. She took part in public research projects for national or city government organizations and performed curatorial program planning and research required to set up or improve art or design institutions. She also edited and translated art journals and workbooks for international exhibitions such as the Gwangju Biennale, Media City Seoul and noon. Kim’s translations include The Art-Architecture Complex by Hal Foster and Curatorial Discourse Practices, a collection of discussions on art theory by Boris Groys and other critics. Both works were published in Korean in 2014. She also translated Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver’s Adhocism, which discusses the liberating possibilities of improvisation as a design principle and was published in Korean in 2016. Kim’s doctorate research is on the theme of Nanjido landfill and park and urban ecology. Focusing on how the landfill was created, shut down and eventually transformed into a park as an example, she is studying how modernization and industrialization affect the processes of environmental and social waste treatment; how spatiality and placeness are lost as a space’s exchange value goes up; and ultimately how the site can be interpreted and defined from the perspective of urban ecology. Kim plans to continue exploring the relationship between humans and the (natural and artificial) environment with a focus on urban space, as well as the meaning of art, architecture and design within the environment. During her studies at UCL over the next two to three years, she plans to review art projects that interfere with urban space issues by using the UCL Urban Laboratory as a base, and continue to actively participate in exhibits, seminars, publications and teaching.

  • Jaewon Choi Researcher

    2005 Graduated from Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Germany) with audiovisual media degree
    2013 Co-organized media art exhibit at Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013
    2014 Served on committee for planning R&D of cultural technology at Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
    2015 Directed Nam June Paik: Good Morning, Mr. Orwell 30th Anniversary Special Exhibition at meeting of International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

    2015 “The Time of Out of Joint,” lecture linked to “Circuits and Sequences” exhibit by Haroon Mirza, winner of Nam June Paik Art Center’s international arts award
    2015 “Urban Restoration through Ars Electronica of Linz, Austria,” lecture at Korea Institute of Architects Convention & Exhibition.
    2015 "For the Philosophy of Regeneration: Thinging in a Worlding World!" at workshop hosted by Chungnam Culture Industry Agency

    2012, 2015 Selected chief researcher for Small Research, Better Seoul project by Seoul Institute.
    “Hanok in Contemporary Housing Culture” (Body-City Forum 2012)
    “Research on the Technological Ecology and Future Value of Euljiro and Sewoon Arcades” (Sewoon Electronic Arts Research team, 2015)

    Former head curator at Art Center Nabi and senior curator at Coreana Museum of Art.
    Now visiting researcher at KIAS Transdisciplinary Research Program of Korea Institute for Advanced Study; ICF fellow at International Curators Forum; and lecturer at Seoul National University’s Graduate School of Environment.

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