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About Me

Dr. Vicki Sung-yeon Kwon is an Associate Curator of Korean Art and Culture at Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), where she oversees Canada’s largest collection of Korean art and cultural heritage. Dr. Kwon has taught the arts of Korea, twentieth-century art in East Asia, and art as social practice in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, where she received her PhD degree in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture. Her doctoral research was funded by the Doctoral Fellowship of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Prior to joining the ROM, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, at Seoul National University, and a researcher of Changdong Residency at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea. As curator, project manager, and researcher, she has coordinated multidisciplinary exhibitions held in Canada, Norway, South Korea, and Switzerland. Kwon published her research in peer-reviewed journals Korean Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Asian Studies Review, and Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies.

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