Kyong Park

Using texts, photographs, videos, installations and new media, Kyong investigates and visualizes economic, political and cultural territories and landscapes through arts, architecture, urban theory and curatorial practices. His first project was the founding of an experimental exhibition space in New York, Storefront for Art and Architecture that he directed from 1982 to 1998, while curating Project DMZ, participated by Nam June Paik, Paul Virilio and others (1988). He then founded the International Center for Urban Ecology, producing workshops, urban initiatives and videos, in collaboration with activists, community organizations and universities in Detroit (1998–2001). His recent project is New Silk Roads, a series of expeditions between Istanbul and Tokyo, focusing on the relational conditions of Asian cities within the geography of globalization, which was presented in a solo exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon in 2009–10. He was also the artistic director / chief curator of the Anyang Public Art Project 2010 in Korea, a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University (1996/97), and a curator of the Gwangju Biennale in Korea (1997). Since 2007, he has been professor of public culture in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego.