June 25 - July 24, 2005
Opening: June 25
15 Venues in the vicinity of the DMZ
Dorasan Station
Heyri Art Valley
Mt. Oh-Du Unification Observatory
Paju Book City

Yu Yeon Kim








Yu Yeon Kim
Independent Curator
DMZ_Korea International Art Project

Yu Yeon Kim

Independent Curator
Director and Founder of DMZ_Korea International Art Project

Summarized Biography

Yu Yeon Kim (born, South Korea) is an independent curator based in New York, USA and Seoul, Korea. She has curated and been a commissioner of many distinguished international exhibitions of contemporary art.

Yu Yeon Kim was an International Researcher of the Liverpool Biennale 2004 (UK). She was also the Commissioner and curator for Latin America for the 3rd Kwangju Biennale 2000 (Exotica Incognita)in South Korea and a principle curator of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa, 1997-1998, (for which she curated Transversions at the Museum Africa).

in 2001, she produced and curated the controversial exhibition, Translated Acts - Performance and Body Art from East Asia, which was initially presented at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2001) and then traveled to the Queens Museum of Art, New York (2001-2002) and the Museo de Carrillo Gil in Mexico City (2002-2003).

Yu Yeon Kim's curatorial projects also include:

Fragmented Histories, (Asia-Pacific section) for Cinco Continentes y Una Ciudad (Five Continents and One City) exposition at the Mexico City Museum in Mexico (1998);

In the Eye of the Tiger, a survey of Korean contemporary art at Exit Art/The Third World, New York , and the Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (1997-98) ;

DMZ_2000 (Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea) at Korean Cultural Services in New York.

OMNIZONE, Perspectives in Mapping Digital Culture, an on-line project featured on both the and the Guggenheim Museum website (1996).

Selected Symposiums and lectures:

Curatorial Lecture - Sydney Biennale 2004 _ MOCA Sydney (2004)

Disappearance _ Columbia University _ Weatherhead Institute (2003)

Biennale conversation - Lyon Biennale Muse d'art contemporain de Lyon, France (2003);

Aliens, Denizens, Cosmopolitans inSITE Biennale, Salt Institute, San Diego University (2003);

Live Culture at Tate Modern, London, UK (2003);

Asian Contemporary Art at the Asia Society, New York (2003) ;

SITAC _ International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory, Teatro de la Danza Centro Cultural del Bosque, Mexico City (2002) ;

Visual Culture Colloquium at the Cornell University (2002) ;

The Player _ Asian American Art AAAC with the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute at New York University ( 2002) ;

Stylistic Hybrids-Contemporary Asian Art at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago (2001) ;

Parenthesis in the City at Museum of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico (2000) ; Korean Contemporary Art at Ehwa University, Seoul (2000) ;

Integration of Art and Science at Hanover University, Germany (2000) ; Shanghai Spirit, Shanghai Biennale 2000 _ Culture in Fusion and City Future at Shanghai Museum, China ;

Cultural Exchange Via The Internet - Opportunities and Strategies, an online forum of Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2000).

Her writings have been published in various catalogues and journals including:

Live Art, Performance and the Contemporary pub Tate Modern, London, UK 2004

The Curator's Study pub. by Hangil Art Publication, Seoul 2004

Reflections on Change and Displacement pub. API, New York 2003

Zhang Huan (pub. Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany) 2002

Translated Acts (pub. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin) 2001

DMZ_2000 (pub. Korean Cultural Service, New York)

Man + Space (pub. Kwangju City Museum) 2000

Parentesis en la Ciudad (pub. M&M Proyectors, Puerto Rico) 2000

Bypass (pub. Bonn Museum, Germany) 2000

Fragmented Histories (pub. Mexico City Museum) 1998

Trade Routes: History and Geography ( pub. Johannesburg Metropolitan Council) 1997


In 1999 and 2002 she received the Humanities Fellowship from Rockefeller Brothers Foundation.

Art Journals:

ARTAsia Pacific (Australia), Atlantica, Intelligent Agent (New York) ,Art in Culture (Korea), and Yishu (Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art) as a contributing writer.

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