The Busan Biennale Organizing Committee named Haeju Kim as artistic director for the Busan Biennale 2022. Haeju Kim is a curator based in Seoul, currently working as the deputy director at Art Sonje Center since July 2017. She is in charge of the organization of exhibitions and programs as well as the operation of the art center. She is especially interested in the way movements are generated within diverse forms of art. Through writing and curating, she is trying to reveal scenes that combine words and images about the body, time, memory, migration, language, and coexistence.
At Art Sonje Center, Kim has curated many special exhibitions, including Dust, Clay, Stone(2020), Night Turns to Day (2020), The Island of the Colorblind (2019), as well as solo exhibitions from artists such as Koki Tanaka: Vulnerable Histories(A Road Movie) (2020), Hwayeon Nam: Mind Stream (2020), Donghee Koo, Delivery (2019), Lee Kit: Resonance of a Sad Smile (2019), and the exhibition and performance program that crosses over performance and various mediatic characteristics of visual arts, Moving/Image (Seoul Art Space Mullae 2016; Arko Art Center 2017; SeMA 2020).
About Busan Biennale
An international contemporary art exhibition held every even-numbered year, the Busan Biennale has its origins in the Busan Youth Biennale, which was established in 1981 through independent efforts by young Busan-area artists. Emerging out of these independent origins, the Busan Biennale has shared experimental and richly dynamic exhibitions that set themselves apart from other biennial while expressing Busan’s identity as a city. Busan Biennale 2022 is scheduled to take place in August 2022.