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Sook-Kyung Lee

Dr. Sook-Kyung Lee is curator, lecturer, and writer, and is currently Research Curator of Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific. Dr. Lee is also the Curator for Tate’s Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee, an international art collection initiative that focuses on enhancing and expanding Tate Collection’s cultural and geographical remit. She was previously Exhibitions & Displays Curator at Tate Liverpool, and curated a number of exhibitions including Nam June Paik (2010), Doug Aitken: The Source and Thresholds (as part of Liverpool Biennial 2012). She also worked on major collection displays at Tate Liverpool as a key member of its curatorial team. Before joining Tate Liverpool, she was Arts Council England’s Curatorial Fellow in Cultural Diversity and curated a number of exhibitions including Liu Jianhua: Regular/ Fragile (Oxburgh Hall), Kira Kim: A Palace of Mirages, Julian Opie in the 1990s, and Modest Monuments: Contemporary Art from Korea at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre. Born in South Korea, Dr. Lee was a Curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, and organized several exhibitions such as New Venture: Korean Young Artists, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Distinctive Elements: Contemporary British Art. She was also a part-time Lecturer at Hong-ik University in Seoul and Guest Lecturer at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She has written for several exhibition catalogues as well as for a variety of international art publications, and contributed an essay for Power of Now: Korean Art (2013).

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