About the Lecture
For the 3rd Talk of HOW Curator-in-Residence Program, HOW Art Museum invites Dr. Oh Byunghee, curator at Gwangju Museum of Art (Korea), to discuss the methodology of Korean contemporary art criticism and to review the influence of East Asian thought on development of Korean art in Jeollanam-do.
About the Lecturer
Dr. Oh Byunghee is an art historian, curator, and writer. He studied art history, and history at Sogang University and Hong-ik University and obtained a PhD in art critic at Hong-ik University in 2015. His current research concentrates on the development of contemporary new-media art in Asia and contemporary Literary painting that is a common culture in East Asia.
Oh Byunghee was the curator at Busan Museum of Art in 2002 and curator at Gwangju Folk Museum 2002–2008. He has served as curator at Gwangju Museum of Art since 2008, and has participated the art education program development for 4 years.
Selected major exhibitions organized at Gwangju Museum of Art include: Yellow butterfly flies at dawn (2017), Two Modernism (2012), Essence and Color of Ink in Traditional Namdo Paintings (2011), and Light 2010 (2010). The catalogues of Two Modernism, and Essence and Color of Ink in Traditional Namdo Paintings have been collected by US Congress Library, University of Michigan Library, and Japan New Art Museum.
He teaches art theory, and culture and arts education at the Gwangju National University of Education, and Chonnam National University.