Gwangju ICC

Gwangju Biennale Foundation
International Curator Course

Gwangju ICC website

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In 2011 I was selected to attend the Gwangju International Curator Course in South Korea. The course ran for the month of August, just before the start of the Gwangju Design Biennale in September.

Every year, around 20 participants are chosen to take part in this important course, with applicants and attendees from all over the world. The 2011 course was led by Ute Meta Bauer. Her insight combined with the Biennale's concept of Design is Design is not Design, enabled a stimulating exchange and debate.

Tangible outcomes saw a number of small groups of students interrogate the Gwangju art scene, its artists and funding mechanisms, while finding ways of creating a space for a critical art and design debate within the urban community - all with important international ramifications.

I returned to Gwangju in 2015 to attend a week-long reunion of the programme.