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Dr. Sook-Kyung Lee

South Korea

As Senior Research Curator of Tate Research Centre: Asia at Tate Modern, Sook Kyung Lee leads Tate’s research in modern and contemporary Asian art. She is also responsible for the research and acquisition of art from the Asia·Pacific region for the Tate Collection.

Lee was previously exhibitions and displays curator at Tate Liverpool and curated a number of exhibitions and displays including [Doug Aitken : The Source] , [Thresholds] and [Nam June Paik]. She has also curated collection displays at Tate Modern, such as [Nam June Paik] and [Susan Norrie: Transit]. In 2015, she served as the commissioner and curator of the Korean Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale, where she presented a major new commission by Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho. She is currently working on the next exhibition [Nam June Paik] in 2019.

Lee has convened several international symposia and conferences, such as [Gender in Chinese Contemporary Art], [Transnational Cities], [Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories] and [Trauma & Utopia: Interactions in postwar and contemporary art in Asia]. She has also written and lectured widely on modern and contemporary Asian art with a particular focus on transnational contexts. Her publications include [Moon Kyungwon&Jeon Joonho], [Lee Mingwei: Ethics and Aesthetics of Living], [The Difficulties of Proper Names, Korean Art: The Power of Now] and [Nam June Paik].