Exhibitors

Choon Choi is an architect based in Seoul and Associate Professor at the Seoul National University. His practice and research focus on projects that expand the disciplinary boundary of architecture into the fields of visual arts and historical research. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Ilmin Museum (2013), Art Sonje (2014), and the Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (2016). His published architectural projects include Jeomchon Middle School, Kkeummaru, Maeil Innovation Center, La Cucina Namsan, and Sangha Farm.
SGHS is an architectural office that focuses on ‘narraitve and tectonic,’ founded by Hyun Seok Kang and Gunho Kim in 2015. Hyun Seok Kang studied at Sungkyunkwan University and Cornell University, and practiced at Basel office of Herzog & de Meuron. Gunho Kim graduated from Sungkyunkwan University and worked for Junglim Architecture and dmppartners. After, he graduated from Cornell University and Harvard Graduate School of Design. SGHS participated in Graphic Design, 2005~2015, Seoul at Ilmin Museum of Art and Rethinking Space: Voyage of Imagination at MMCA in 2016. In 2017, SGHS was selected as a finalist for Young Architects Program 2017.
Hyun-Suk Seo studies the relationship between spaces and theatricality in the context of modernity. Seo has created site-specific performances such as From the Sea (Tokyo, 2014), Unsympathetic, Autumn Wind (Tokyo, 2013), Soul Prostitution (Seoul, 2011), and Heterotopia (Seoul, 2010–2011), and films including Zoom Out / Zone Out (2013–2014), One Dream (2014), The Lost Voyage (2012–), and Derivation (2012). He teaches at the Yonsei University Graduate School of Communication & Arts.
Jidon Jung studied Film and Creative Writing at Dongguk University. He made his debut in the professional literature world as his short story A Blind Owl was selected for the New Writer’s Awards of ‘Literature and Society’, the quarterly literary magazine published by Moonji Publishing Company. He was awarded the Best of 2015 Young Writers Prize for Architecture or Revolution and 2016 Moonji Literary Prize for Pale Words. Jung continues to question the meaning of history, present and future in his work by questioning the relationship between truth and fiction. He also wrote A Contrived City for the epilogue of the catalogue of the Experiment of Architopia exhibition in 2015. He published a collection of short stories Like I Fight and a fiction A Little Coward, Coward’s New Party and is a co-author of a literature critique The Pleasure of Literature.
BARE is an architectural studio based in Seoul established by Jinhong Jeon and Yunhee Choi. Since 2014, the studio has engaged in research and practice questioning how architecture can respond to changes over time and environment. Jinhong Jeon graduated from the Architectural Association and has worked at OMA (Netherlands) and Space Group (Korea). Yunhee Choi graduated from the University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association and has worked at Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Jason Bruges Studio (UK). She is currently a Visiting Professor at Korea National University of Arts. BARE's works include the installation of a kinetic pavilion for Imagining New Eurasia (2015) at the Asia Culture Center. BARE was awarded Arumjigi Heritage Tomorrow Prize (2015), Young Architects Program Finalist (2016) and invited to exhibit in the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (2017).
Kyoungtae Kim (EH) holds an MA in Art Direction at ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne in Switzerland and a BA in Visual Communication Design from Chung-Ang University. Kim mainly explores the methodology of visualization and interpretation of objects, and often collaborates with practitioners and curators in various sectors. He participated in exhibitions such as MMCA Seoul’s Paper and Concrete (2016), SEMA’s 2016 Seoul Focus: No Longer Objects (2016), and Ilmin Museum’s Graphic Design Seoul (2016). He has also published photography books including Angles (Press Room, 2016), Cathédrale de Lausanne 1505–2022 (Media Bus, 2014), and On The Rocks (Your Mind, 2013).
Sungwoo Kim studied Architecture and Urban Research at Seoul National University and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He is running N.E.E.D. Architecture and has researched on Euljiro, the downtown Seoul area together with Prof. Jongho Lee. As a Seoul public architect, he is participating in redeveloping of public areas utilizing the mega-structure of downtown Seoul. He has received numerous awards and honors for the representative design works including Sanggye residential complex, The Book Company HQ, and Korea Craft Brewery.

Exhibition Team

Seongtae Park 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). 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 Magazine.
Choon Choi is an architect based in Seoul and Associate Professor at the Seoul National University. His practice and research focus on projects that expand the disciplinary boundary of architecture into the fields of visual arts and historical research. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Ilmin Museum (2013), Art Sonje (2014), and the Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (2016). His published architectural projects include Jeomchon Middle School, Kkeummaru, Maeil Innovation Center, La Cucina Namsan, and Sangha Farm.
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.
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).
Heejung Kim is an independent curator based in Seoul. Her research currently explores interdisciplinary intersections between architecture, art, temporality and psychoanalysis. She was a coordinator of Young Architects Program (2015, 2016, 2017) at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.  She co-curated Urban Utopian Living (2013), Curious Kitchen (2014), Urban Manifesto 2024 (2015).
Sungkyu Jung studied architecture and worked on the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s Design and Exhibition Department. He is currently studying architectural history, theories and criticism at the University of Seoul’s Graduate School. He participated as a space designer at Voyage of Imagination (2016) and coordinator at Papers and Concrete: Modern Architecture in Korea 1987-1997 (2017) in MMCA.
Sangho Kim received a master's degree in architectural design from Kookmin University with a design theoretical thesis. He was a reporter and editor of Space Magazine and a founding editor of Documentum. He is currently working as an editor for the media department at the Junglim Foundation.
Jane Misun Shim is an editor and researcher based in Seoul, Korea. She studied architectural design at Chung-Ang University, and architectural history at University of Seoul. After working for Space Magazine, she participated in various exhibition and publication projects: Voyage of Imagination (2016); Papers and Concrete: Modern Architecture in Korea 1987–1997 (2017); Jong Soung Kimm's Narrative (2018).
Yongju Kim is now working as an Exhibition Design Director in National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and before, she worked as an Exhibition Designer at Peabody Essex Museum as well as an adjunct professor in Kaywon University of Art & Design. Through her exhibition design works, she was awarded several times at various International Design Awards (Reddot Design Award 2016, 2013, 2012/ Asia Design Prize 2018/ German Design Award 2018, 2015, 2014/ iF Design Award 2017, 2013 / JAPAN Good Design Award 2014) including a commendation from the minister.
studio fnt is a Seoul based graphic design studio that works on prints, identities, interactive/digital media and more. It collects fragmented and straying thoughts, and then organises and transforms them into relevant forms.

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