The Objectuals


Soyeon Ahn

Soyeon Ahn, born in 1961, Seoul, studied French literature (BA) and art history (MA) at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, and was trained at l'Ecole Nationale du Patrimoine in France. She started her career as Curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, from 1986, and currently she is Chief Curator of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul. She curated more than twenty exhibitions in museum-scale including Young Artists in Korea (1987), Groping Youth (1992), and ArtSpectrum (2001, 2003, 2006), which focused on discovering young generation in Korean art; several solo exhibitions including Joseph Beuys: Drawings and Objects (1991), Pistoletto through the Mirror (1994), Park Soo-Keun (1999), Worlds of Nam June Paik (2000), Lee Bul (2002), Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint (2005); and some collaborative exhibitions with Asian curators such as Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (1996, 1999) and My Home is Yours, Your Home is Mine (2000). She also suggested new points of view in contemporary art through the exhibitions Contemporary Art in Transition (1997), Mind Space (2003) and Symptom of Adolescence (2006), among others.