Jiyoon Lee

Founder / Director (~ May 2014)
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Jiyoon Lee is an art historian, curator and founder of SUUM Project & Academy in London, a global curatorial project office and educational institution. As an artistic director, she founded artclub1563 in Seoul, a non-profit contemporary art centre which provides a new interdisciplinary curatorial art program to public. She has curated more than 30 international high profile art exhibitions including Fantastic Ordinary, Saatchi Gallery (2010), AttaKim:On-Air, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice Biennale (2009), Fantasy Studio, A Foundation, Liverpool Biennale (2008), Busan Biennale (co-curator, 2006) and Seoul: Until Now, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen(2005).

Jiyoon was the commissioner of IOC Media Art Collection as well as the art director of Art Gwangju, a new type of public Art Fair. She is a nominator of Pictet Prize and also a consultant for Art Council of Korea. She lectures at Business School of Yonsei University as adjacent professor. She is frequently invited to lecture for senior management of corporate and government officials. She writes regularly on Joong-ang Ilbo, a daily journal in Korea, on contemporary art and its world renowned collectors.

Jiyoon read art history at Goldsmiths(MA) and Courtauld(Ph.D), writing about the impact of globalisation on Asian contemporary in post 1989. She also holds MA in Museum and Gallery Management from City University and wrote thesis on the impact of internet on global art market.

Jiyoon was appointed as a managing director of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul and has worked at MMCA since June 2014.

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Mark Waugh

Associate Director

Mark Waugh is a curator and writer based in England but working internationally as a commissioner and producer across the public and private sectors. He has been an Associate Director of SUUM since 2010. He is Chair of Spacex Gallery Exeter and Producer of the International Curator’s Forum.

Jimmy Sangmin Chung


Jimmy Sangmin Chung currently work as the director of SUUM Project.
He is a cultural mediator, art consultant and creative director based in Seoul and London. Experienced in creating high profile corporate art & cultural marketing projects, organizing interantional art exhibitions, curating public art & design projects and consulting creative industries. Specialized in measuring how CSR/CSV is changing engagement between business and the arts:
how art projects can be a driver of corporate CSR/CSV strategy. He completed BFA and MFA in Sculpture at Seoul National University and graduated master degree in Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King’s College London.

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