Boseul Shin has completed her study in Philosophy at Ewha Womans University, received a master's degree in Aesthetics, and completed a doctoral course at the Graduate School of Hongik University.

She started her career in exhibition planning since 1977, and worked as one of the founding members of Art Center Nabi from 2000 to 2002. She was the head of exhibition team at Seoul Mediacity Biennale from 2003 to 2005, and served as a curator for Uijeongbu Digital Art Festival and Alternative Space Loop. She has been a curator at the Total Museum of Art since 2007.

Shin has been actively working as an artistic director for EMAP 2018-19, a contribution curator for Bergen Assembly 2019 in Norway, and an advisor for Photo Macau. Her renowned exhibitions include 404 Object Not Found, Coffee with Sugar, Digital Playground, trandmediale(Berlin, 2005), Creative Evolution (London, 2005), and On_Difference (Stuttgart, 2005). She is expanding her career to all parts of contemporary art including media art.