Hzone is a curating company connecting art, technology and the future. We value the social role of art and expand the scope of contemporary curation to the environment, community, technology, and the future. The value of art that moves people who change the world, even if it cannot change the world, is paramount to us. We pursue curating for it. Our many years of experience in a wide range of projects, including public art projects, exhibitions, academic symposiums, publications, and art consulting for enterprises and art institutions distinguish us as an internationally grown curating company.

Daehyung Lee, Director

Daehyung Lee received his Master’s in Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. Lee organized numerous prominent projects including the Korean Eye at Saatchi Gallery in London, and Curatorial Exchange Forum in MoMA, NY, and has also served as the Founding Art Director for Hyundai Motor Company from 2013 to 2019, and as the Art Director for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Under his leadership, he led the success of CONNECT, BTS- a global public art project exhibited in five cities including Seoul, New York, London, Berlin and Buenos Aires- by collaborating with 22 experimental artists. Lee has extensive experience in executing exhibitions and partnerships with world renowned museums such as TATE, LACMA, Serpentine Gallery, Martin Gropius Bau, ZKM, and New Museum etc., and is currently on the board of directors for Nam June Paik Cultural Foundation.

Sumin Park, Curator

Sumin Park received her BA in Illustration at Syracuse University, New York and MA in Advertising Design at Hongik University in Korea. At the 2017 Venice Biennale, she was responsible for VIP communication for the Korean Pavilion. During the same period, she was also the coordinator of the retrospective exhibition of the 2017 Venice Biennale Korea Pavilion Exhibition in Korea. Park recently extended her experience into the art field as an expert in art marketing projects and has formed various international channels and networks in the art field. Her current role in Hzone includes exhibition planning, art consulting for enterprises, and international institutional communications.

Judy Hyunjung Lee, Curator

Judy Hyunjung Lee received her BA in Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MA in Arts Management at Seoul National University. Lee developed her expertise in Asian modern and contemporary art market as a specialist and freelance art consultant for Christie’s and Sotheby’s respectively. Continuing to grow her diverse global network, Lee recently extended her experience into the curatorial field by assisting the inauguration of Asia Society’s Triennial in New York, contributing Seoul exhibition reviews for ArtAsiaPacific, and by translating and editing art history publications. Her current role in Hzone includes exhibition planning, and conducting research on planning and operation for domestic and international art institutions.

Jaeho Shim, Curator

Jaeho Shim received his MA in Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa. Shim developed his expertise in the art field as an editor of the contemporary art platform Superglue Collective. He has produced articles featuring Seoul's young artists, curators, and collectives. He participated as a coordinator of the 2021 Korea Research Fellow and is currently building a transnational network for contemporary art and its curatorial discourse. He is currently involved in public art project management and exhibition planning for Hzone.

Geunbae Yang, Curator

Geunbae Yang received his BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London and MA in Sculpture at Royal College of Art. Yang was the coordinator of Dialogue, an exhibition presented as a part of a report on the achievements of the Grant for Artist Management program. He is currently involved in public art project management and exhibition planning for Hzone.