Global Curatorial Project Office

SUUM Project began in 2003 as an office for exhibitions and education based in London, and we have since been running various visual art projects to help bridge the cultures of Europe and Asia. Founded by curator and art historian Jiyoon Lee, the office has curated and managed various exhibitions while also producing artinlondon, a premier cultural education programme, since 2001.

‘SUUM’ means ‘breath’ in Korean, and it represents the curation of projects through a broadened perspective of 21st century fine arts which encompasses visual culture, literature, architecture, and music. As globalisation expands the arts rooted in 20th century modernism at an accelerated pace, we propose a new vision of exhibitions beyond the scope of the art world, approaching projects with our specialisation in art management and our strong interest in collaborating within the wider social realm.  
SUUM has been promoting cultural exchanges through international contemporary art exhibitions in both Europe and Asia, and through our numerous activities, we have been introducing Korean artists to Europe for a decade.. 

With the sponsorship of Hamon Group in Belgium, SUUM also opened a non-profit exhibition space called artclub1563 at Hamon Plaza, Seocho-dong in Seoul, Korea. Since its opening in October 2010, artclub1563 has focused on introducing international artists through exhibitions. Along with the exhibitions of international artists, artclub1563 also aims to support emerging artists by a wide variety of ways. To accommodate and facilitate curatorial projects, it is running programs to support independent curators. Furthermore, it organizes collaborative projects encompassing diverse artistic practices such as art, architecture, design, fashion and music. Through such collaborative efforts, artclub1563 works as a bridge between art and society, helping art function productively within society.