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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 & Displays Curator at Tate Liverpool (2007-12) and curated a number of exhibitions and displays including Doug Aitken ? The Source (2012-13), Thresholds (2012-13) and Nam June Paik (2010-11). She has also curated collection displays at Tate Modern, such as Nam June Paik (2014-18) and Susan Norrie: Transit (2017-18). 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 & Jeon Joonho. Lee has convened several international symposia and conferences, such as Gender in Chinese Contemporary Art (Tate Modern, 2018), Transnational Cities (Tate Britain, 2017), Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories (Tate Modern, 2015) and Trauma & Utopia: Interactions in postwar and contemporary art in Asia (Mori Art Museum, 2014). 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 (exhibition catalogue, Korean Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2015), ‘Lee Mingwei: Ethics and Aesthetics of Living’, in Lee Mingwei and His Relations (exhibition catalogue, Mori Art Museum: Tokyo, 2014), ‘The Difficulties of Proper Names’, in Hossein Amirsadeghi (ed.), Korean Art: The Power of Now (TransGlobe Publishing with Thames & Hudson, London, 2013) and Nam June Paik (with Susanne Rennert, exhibition catalogue, Tate Publishing, 2010).