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Jeong Hye Kim

Korea-English Collaborative Research Fellow

Jeong Hye Kim is a visiting researcher at the UCL Urban Laboratory, funded by an Arts Council Korea grant, conducting a comparative survey on South Korean and London-based artists and examining their works and views on urban transformation.

She is a researcher, editor, translator, and educator in South Korea with a primary focus on architectural design and art in urban settings. She began her career as a coordinator of Gwangju Biennale 2000 and, since then, has curated art/design projects and programs commissioned by government organisations such as the Ministry of Culture of Korea, Seoul City, and Seoul Design Foundation.

She gained a Masters in Museum Studies from the Harvard Extension School and a Masters in History of Architecture from Boston University, before starting a doctoral program at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her government-commissioned public research includes the visual-spatial plan for the New Seoul City Hall (2013), the master curatorial plan for the National Design Museum of Korea (2012), and the master curatorial program for Dongdaemun Design Plaza (2012). She has been awarded the VIA Fellowship 2015, and she is also an affiliate of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, South Korea.

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