Having entered the art world as a writer for an art journal in 1996, Juweon Kim has been a modern art curator at museums since 2003. Her organization and supervision of both exhibits and research stem from her keen interest in how Western modernism and avant-garde art are transformed, composed, developed and communicated in the non-Western world such as Korea and Japan. Earning her Ph.D. in aesthetics from Hongik University with a dissertation titled “A Study on the Discourses of Korea’s Avant-garde Art since 1945,” Kim has worked as an adjunct professor at Sangmyung University (2006–08); director of art and science research at Yoo Youngkuk Art Foundation; and chief curator of the 2009 Cheongju Craft Biennale. After heading the exhibit team at Daegu Art Museum between 2012 and 2014, Kim served as a visiting fellow of the Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu in Japan from July to December 2014. She now leads art and science research at the Daegu museum.