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Sunjung Kim

Curator and Director, SAMUSO: Space for Contemporary Art

Sunjung Kim is a Seoul-based curator and director of SAMUSO: Space for Contemporary Art. Since the 1990s, Kim has played a pivotal role in linking Korean contemporary art and the international art world.

From 1993 to 2004, Kim worked as the chief curator at Artsonje Center, a contemporary art centre in Seoul. She was the commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). In 2006, she initiated the annual contemporary art festival Platform Seoul. The first festival, titled Somewhere in Time was followed by Tomorrow (2007), I have nothing to say and I am saying it (2008), Platform in KIMUSA: Void of Memory (2009) and Projected Image (2010).

She co-curated Your Bright Future an exhibition of 12 contemporary artists from Korea presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Houston Museum of Fine Arts (2009–10). Kim has also curated solo exhibitions for artists such as In-Hwan Oh, Martin Creed, Beom Kim and Haegue Yang at Artsonje Center. Kim was the artistic director of the 6th Seoul International Media Art Biennale “Media City Seoul 2010”. Kim is currently working for Gwangju Biennale 2012 as the co-artistic director and dOCUMENTA (13) as the agent.

Sunjung Kim