Vicki S. Kwon

Vicki S. Kwon

Vicki S. Kwon

Research Assistant, Global Strategy Lab
PhD Candidate, University of Alberta

Vicki S. Kwon is an art historian, curator, art administrator, and PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta.  

She has completed Masters in art history and Honours of Bachelors degree also specialized in art history, with a minor in semiotics and communication theories, which exposed her to interdisciplinary approaches to art and visual culture, at the University of Toronto.  She has various experiences in arts administration, research, fundraising and program coordinating for non-profit arts and cultural institutions, such as Ontario Association of Art Galleries, the University of Toronto Art Centre and commercial galleries in Toronto. Her doctoral research focuses on contemporary performance art as a medium of social activism and public participation in artmaking.

Her recent curatorial project is forthcoming as an exhibition “Mass Game: Artistic, Cultural, and Ideological Exchange between North Korea and Guyana in the 1980s” at Asia Culture Complex (ACC), Gwangju, South Korea in September 2015.