January 6, 2008 - Gwangju Biennale - Annual Report: A Year in Exhibitions
January 6, 2008

Annual Report: A Year in Exhibitions

September 5, 2008 – November 9, 2008



The Gwanjgu Biennale Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Hyunjin Kim and Ranjit Hoskote as part of the curatorial team of the 7th Gwangju Biennale. The two curators will be working, with artistic director Okwui Enwezor, to develop the various curatorial strategies of Annual Report, which will open on September 5th, 2008, and take place until November 2008. Bringing together a range of activities produced throughout the world across the span of nearly eighteen months, Annual Report will incorporate into its sequence of galleries and satellite sites a number of activities, ranging from performances, readings, film screenings, music, dance, theater, to exhibitions initiated between January 2007 and September 2008.

Ranjit Hoskote

Ranjit Hoskote (born 1969 in Mumbai) is a poet, cultural theorist, translator, and independent curator based in Bombay, India. He currently holds an Associate Fellowship at Sarai-CSDS (a new-media initiative of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi). He has worked as the principal art critic and assistant editor with The Times of India, senior editor and cultural commentator for The Hindu, and is currently working on a new journal dedicated to developing a critical discourse for emerging contexts and practices, Locus Standi. Hoskote is the author and editor of numerous books on art and artists and is also the author of five collections of poetry including: Zones of Assault (Rupa and Co, New Delhi, 1991); The Cartographer’s Apprentice (Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2000); The Sleepwalker’s Archive (Single File, Mumbai, 2001) and most recently, Vanishing Acts: New and Selected Poems, 1985-2005 (Penguin Books, New Delhi, 2006). Hoskote’s essays and articles on art, culture and the politics of culture appear in the Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Art Asia Pacific, Art & Thought, and The Hindu, among other publications.

Hoskote is the curator of numerous traveling exhibitions of Indian and Asian art, including a mid-career retrospective of Atul Dodiya, a retrospective of Jehangir Sabavala, and the survey exhibition Aparanta: The Confluence of Contemporary Art in Goa. He was also a co-curator of Under Construction.

Hoskote was a Fellow of the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa, USA (1995). He has also held a writing residency at the Villa Waldberta, Munich (2003). A recipient of the Sanskriti Award for Literature (1996), Hoskote was honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award by India’s National Academy of Letters (2004).

Hyunjin Kim

Hyunjin Kim (born 1975, South Korea) is a curator and a writer living and working in Seoul. She is also a member of Friendly Enemies, a Seoul based arts collective. Since 2001, Kim has worked as a curator to produce exhibitions in a number of institutions, including the Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven and the Rooseum Center of Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden, as well as the Insa Art Space, the Artsonje Center, the LOOP alternative space, the Ssamzie Space, the Sangmyung University, and the Sixth Korean International Art Fair, all located in Seoul. She has written for numerous catalogs and has also contributed writings and reviews to various Korean art magazines including Wolganmisool, ArtinCulture, and Vmspace. She is presently working as an associate curator for the 2007 exhibition program for Gallery27 at the Kaywon Art & Design School in Uiwang-si, Korea. Her recent exhibitions include: Movement, Contingency, and Community (Gallery 27, Kaywon Art & Design School, Uiwang-si 2007); Outside of (Dehors): Paintings by Jea Oon Rho, Jina Park, Sejun Hwang, (Gallery27, Kaywon Art & Design School, Uiwang-si); Undeclared Crowds in Plug-In: Revisited Collection of Van Abbemuseum (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2006)

Kim received her BFA and MA in art studies from the Hongik University, Seoul, and participated in the Critical Studies Program of 2003-2004 of the Malmö Art Academy & Rooseum Center of Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden. She has recently begun work on her Ph.D. in the Curatorial and Visual Culture departments at Goldsmiths College in London.

For Further information please contact:
Jin kyoung Jeong
211 Biennale-2gil Yongbong-dong Buk-gu
Gwangju, South Korea 500-070

T. +82 (0)62 608 4264
F + 82 (0) 62 608 4269


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