Korean curator in residency in Montreal
From May 23rd to June 6th, 2023
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.
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.
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).