Spectres of the State Avant-garde. Korean pavilion for the Biennale Architettura di Venezia 2018

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Arts Council Korea
Curatorial Team.- Seongtae Park (Curator); Choon Choi, Junghyun Park, Dahyoung Chung (Co-curators); Heejung Kim (Associate Curator); Sungkyu Jung (Assistant Curator); Yongju Kim (Scenographer); studio fnt (Graphic Designers); Sangho Kim, Jane Misun Shim (Editors)
Choon Choi; Hyun Seok Kang, Gunho Kim (SGHS); Hyun-Suk Seo; Jidon Jung; Jinhong Jeon, Yunhee Choi (BARE); Kyoungtae Kim (EH); Sungwoo Kim (N.E.E.D. Architecture)
Korean pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale. Giardini. Venice. Italy
May 26th - November 25th, 2018

Park, Seongtae

Born in Seoul, South Korea, 1964; Park  Seongtae lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. He is the founding director of Junglim Foundation established for the purpose of fostering a healthy ecosystem for Korean architecture.and aimed at revitalizing the local community through architecture and its social responsibility. In order to be a mediator of Korean culture of architecture, he has been encompassing a wide range of projects utilizing journalism, educational programs, forums, exhibitions, community studies and publications such as quarterly architecture journal "Architecture Newspaper", "Architecture School" and community library ‘Roundabout’.

He curated New Shelters.- Architecture Proposals for Refugees (2016). Co-living Scenarios (2014), Mr. pavilion is Coming to Town (2015) Nextopia (2017) and he was curator at the Bienale Venezia 2018 for the Korean Pavilion (2018). He has worked architecture, art and design journalist such as an editor of "Monthly Art" and editor-in-chief of "In Seoul Magazine" and "Space".

Choi Choon

Choon Choi (b. 1971) is an architect based in Seoul and associate professor of architecture at Seoul National University Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, where he leads the Laboratory for Architecture Culture. His architectural practice (CCA / Choon Choi Architects) specializes in adaptive reuse and cultural facilities, such as the Kkummaru at the Seoul Children’s Grand Park, the Maeil Innovation Center, the Sangha Farm, and Jeomchon Middle School. Choon has been an active collaborator for contemporary art institutions in Korea, including the Gwangju Biennale, the Asian Culture Center, and the ArtSonje/Samuso. Choon was a co-curator and artist for the Korean Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

He has participated in various exhibitions including Platform in Kimusa (2009), PLAYTIME at Seoul Station (2011), Brilliant Collaborators at Ilmin Museum (2013), Space Project #1 at ArtSonje (2014), New Shelters at Arko Art Center (2016), and the Void at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul (2016).He was Co-curator at the Biennale Venezia 2018 for the Korean Pavilion (2018).

LAC. Led by Prof. Choon Choi, the LAC at the Seoul National University is an academic forum for promoting trans-disciplinary research on architecture with a particular focus on the historical and cultural context of contemporary Korea.

Team (2009-2019): Shin Myoung, Kim Jiyoung, Song Taehwan, Yoon Jaewon, Pyo Changyeon, Lee Mikyoung, Kim Yujin, Joo Myounghyun, Cho Woori, Kim Sunah, Paul Mullins, Jason Houliston, Steven Park Chaffer, Kim Dohyun, Kang Hansoo, Nouanseng Phonesaly, Jo Yunho, Cho Yonghyun, Choi Yunha, Saerom Lee, Lina Pinzon, Teng Teng, Geumryung Lee.

Park, Junghyun

Junghyun Park is a critic and architectural historian. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Seoul. He won the AURI Humanities Award (2009) and WIDE Architecture Critic Award (2012).

He translated some books into Korean including The Portfolio and the Diagram and The Classical Language of Architecture and co-wrote Korean Architecture in the Transitional Period and 4.3 Group (2013), Design Culture of the Age of Middle-class 1989~1997 (2015), and Kim Jungchul and Junglim Architecture 1967~1997 (2017). He participated in Gwangju Design Biennale (2011) and Out of the Ordinary (2015, London) as curator. He is currently the editor-in-chief at Mati Books.

Junghyun Park es un crítico e historiador arquitectónico. Recibió su Ph.D. de la Universidad de Seúl. Ganó el Premio AURI de Humanidades (2009) y el Premio WIDE de Arquitectura Crítica (2012).

Tradujo algunos libros al coreano como The Portfolio and the Diagram y The Classical Language of Architecture y coescribió la arquitectura coreana en el período de transición y el grupo 4.3 (2013), Design Culture of the Age of Middle-Class 1989 ~ 1997 (2015) , y Kim Jungchul y Junglim Architecture 1967 ~ 1997 (2017). Participó en Gwangju Design Biennale (2011) y Out of the Ordinary (2015, Londres) como comisario. Actualmente es el editor en jefe de Mati Books.

Chung, Dahyoung

Dahyoung Chung is a curator of architecture at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA). Before Joining the MMCA, she was an editor of Space Magazine. Her research focuses on exploring editorial and curatorial work in architecture and urbanism. She curated Artfolly Cubric (2012), Figurative Journal: Guyon Chung Archive (2013), Itami Jun: Architecture of the Wind (2014), Urban Manifesto 2024 (2014), Experiment of Architopia (2015), Void (2016), Papers and Concrete: Modern Architecture in Korea 1987-1997 (2017) she was Co-curator at the Biennale Venezia 2018 for the Korean Pavilion (2018).

Dahyoung Chung es una comisaria de arquitectura en el Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Corea (MMCA). Antes de unirse al MMCA, fue editora de Space Magazine. Su investigación se centra en explorar el trabajo editorial y curatorial en arquitectura y urbanismo. Comisaria de Artfolly Cubric (2012), Figurative Journal: Guyon Chung Archive (2013), Itami Jun: Arquitectura del viento (2014), Urban Manifesto 2024 (2014), Experiment of Architopia (2015), Void (2016), Papers and Concrete: arquitectura moderna en Corea 1987-1997 (2017), fue co-comisaria en el Pabellón de Corea para la Bienal de Venecia 2018 (2018).



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