International curator and president of Gwangju Bienniale Foundation
Following the megadisplay at last year’s Gwangju Biennale, which involved seven thematic exhibitions organised by 11 curators and featuring 165 artists, the president of the biennale’s foundation, Sunjung Kim, appears to have had a quiet year. That is, if you don’t count planning for next year’s edition and the numerous major international prize juries she sits on (Samdani Art Award, Hugo Boss Asia Art, Venice Biennale, to mention a few), but really you should, as her word clearly counts. Besides appointing Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala to curate next year’s biennale, Kim has also continued working with the Real DMZ Project (which she founded in 2012), an art and research project centred around the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea, which this year brought the group exhibition Negotiating Borders at London’s Korean Cultural Centre. Kim still earns points for busting down the walls.