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Korean curator in residency in Montreal


From May 23rd to June 6th, 2023


Seihee Shon

Molior is continuing its networking residencies and welcomes Seihee Shon, a Korean curator!

From May 23 to June 6, the South Korean curator Seihee Shon will be taking part in a Montreal networking residency organized by Molior. This residency is both a professional development project, a network relationship consolidation, a discovery of artistic approaches and an opportunity to be inspired by creative activities from elsewhere in view of developing future exhibition projects.

For two weeks, Seihee Shon will be welcomed to visit artists’ studios, tour a selection of institutions, art centres and galleries in Montreal, and meet with a wide range of arts professionals, with whom she will have the opportunity to make a public presentation of her projects.
About the networking residencies

A Molior initiative, the network and international curator accompaniment residencies are part of an exchange program between Canada and several partner countries. After a first residency in Mexico awarded to the Canadian curator Daphne Boxer in February, Molior is continuing its program with the hosting of a South Korean curator. The purpose of these residencies is to allow international curators to broaden their professional network and to enrich their curatorial research.

This initiative is part of an effort to share knowledge, develop networks and build lasting relationships between institutions with complementary mandates. Designed with collaboration and sharing in mind, the residences benefit all parties, including organizations in the same local community. This initiative is built with the expertise and involvement of many partners and aims to open markets and create international opportunities for the Canadian.
This project is made possible by the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Art Council Korea.

Seihee Shon

Seihee Shon is an independent curator, educator and writer based in Seoul and Incheon (South Korea). Focusing on video, sound, computer-based art, and hybrids of art and technology, her practice explores themes around landscape and the environment, place and memory, senses and imagination. In 2022, she co-curated the Walking Festival of Sound (online, Seoul, Vancouver). Her latest projects and exhibitions include Explore Sound (2022, Incheon), Parallel Landscape (2019, Incheon), Remembering or Floating (2017, Oslo), and Shall We Dance? (2015, Seoul). She worked as a curator for the Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Festival in 2015-16. Her essay on the development and practice of media art platforms in the context of Korean art history was published in Monthly Art (2020).