1. Ufan Lee, Artist
1936. 6. 24 (Korea)
1961 B.A in Philosophy, Nihon University
1973~ Professor of Tama Art University, Japan
Lee Ufan is Korean-Japanese painter and sculpture who is renowned as the leading artist of ‘Monoha.’ The profound consideration of human and nature puts together his works. Having been invited to countless international exhibitions, he is one of the most influential artists. <From Line>(1984), <Relatum>(1988), <Correspondence>(1996) are representative series of his work.
2. Hyosang Seung, Architect
1952. 10. 26 (Korea)
1975 B.A in Architecture, Seoul National University
1979 M.A in Architecture, Seoul National University
1989~ president of IROJE architects & planners
2011 Co-artistic directors of the 4th Gwangju Design Biennale
Seung Hyosang is one most important Korean architects practicing today. He has been leading his works with his philosophical base, ‘Emptiness.’ Representing this oriental aesthetics, he gained international recognition through many famous buildings such as in Kimhae, Chao-Wei SOHO project in Beijing. Seung received various awards and has held a number of solo exhibitions globally. Currently, he is the president of IROJE architects & planners.
3. Bien-U Bae, Photographer
1950. 5. 22 (Korea)
1974 B.F.A in Applied Arts, Hongik University
1977 M.F.A in Industrial Arts Design, Hongik University
1981~2011 Professor of the Department of Photography, Seoul Institute of the Arts
1988~1989 Studied at the Department of Photograph Design, Bielefeld University, Germany
Renowned as a professional photographer of ‘Pine Trees,’ he has shot landscapes including oceans, Jeju Island, Korean palaces, and wind as black and white photos. His photographs have meditative and majestic moods, and this character overwhelms viewers. In addition, Bae gained international praise because his photography contains Korean aesthetics very well. He has been shown in many exhibitions and his works are collected by famous collectors.
4. Paola Antonelli, Senior curator of MoMA
1990 M.A in Architecture, Polytechnic of Milan
2012~ Director of a new Research and Development Initiative
Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of R&D, The Museum of Modern Art
Paola Antonelli is currently the senior curator of the Department of Architecture & Design at MoMA, New York. Recently, she was named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the art world by ‘Art Review.’ Antonelli was the editor of many design magazines and a lecturer at Harvard, California University and many other European Universities. Curating various exhibitions, she works with the ties in design and architecture.
5. Anna Valtonen, Dean of Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture
2007 Doctor of Arts degree at the University of Art and Design Helsinki
2009 Rector of the UmeåInstitute of Design at Umeå University in Sweden
2014~ Dean at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Anna Valtonen is the current Dean of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland. She is an expert of the history of Finland’s design and how design can operate with organizations. She was a visiting researcher at ESSEC Business School, and from 1997 to 2009, she was working on various projects in Nokia as a researcher. Valtonen gained international reputation for her profound understanding of design and as an expert who can combine design and practical industries.
6. John Rajchman, Professor of Columbia University
1946. 6. 25
B.A Yale University
Ph. D Columbia University
John Rajchman is a philosopher specialized in the areas of history of art, architecture and philosophy. He taught at Princeton University, MIT and now he is a professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. He became globally renowned with his studies of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault. Analyzing contemporary art and architecture in his philosophical perspective, he is leading the way for many artists and scholars.