Joint Appointment & Adjunct

KAIST Graduate School of Culture Technology discovering creative graduate students with potentials

SUN Seunghye
SUN Seunghye Adjunct Professor
Director, Daejeon Museum of Art
  • Future Exhibition
  • Digital Art and Culture Management
  • Digital Culture Diplomacy
  • Degree
    • B.A. & M.A., Aesthetics, Seoul National University
    • Ph.D. in General Culture (Art History), The University of Tokyo (2010)
    • Visiting Fellow, Yenching Institute, Harvard University (2002-2003)
  • Professor biography

    Dr. Seunghye SUN is currently the Director of the Daejeon Museum of Art and an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Culture Technology at KAIST. With her aim of “A Better Future” and “Culture for All”, Dr. Sun is leading the Future Exhibition. She connects science and technology with art and culture exhibitions, digital aesthetics, art history, and cultural diplomacy.

    Aiming for 21st century aesthetics, she connects interdisciplinary theories and fields around the world, combines tradition and modernity to challenge new fields of digital humanities as a 'curator', 'cultural diplomat', and 'educator'.

    As a museum director, she exhibited The Future of Cities, Psychiatry and Arts (2021), Artificial Intelligence and Arts (2020), and Immersive Arts (2019). She participated as a co-lead researcher for the Games and Arts Project (2020-2022). In order to build a data art history, she completed the immersive culture content ‘Collection at your fingertips’ (2020) and the smart museum ‘My Neighborhood Museum’ (2021) using artificial intelligence and data supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

    At the forefront of the globalization of Korean culture, he opened the first Korean gallery as an associate curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and curated the special exhibition The Lure of Painted Poetry (2011).At the forefront of the globalization of Korean culture, he opened the first Korean gallery as an associate curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and curated the special exhibition The Lure of Painted Poetry (2011).

    As the Director of the Cultural Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was the director of the World Economic Forum Korea Pyeongchang Night (2018), Korea-Japan Sympathy Concert (2018), Nordic Culture Festival (2017), and Turkic Culture Festival (2016) as well as K-POP World Festival (2016-2018).

  • Representative research
    • The Future of Cities (2022), Smart Museum Project (2022), Trauma and Art (2021), Game and Art (2021) AI and Art: Sunshine Misses Windows (2020), Immersive Art: Ways of Seeing (2019)
  • Record
    • 2022-present Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST
    • 2019-present Director, Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea
    • 2016-2018 Director of Cultural Cooperation, Cultural Affair Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea
    • 2013-2015 Director of Curatorial Affairs, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
    • 2014-2015 Adjunct Professor, Art & Design College, Ewha Woman’s University, Korea
    • 2011-2013 Assistant Professor, Academy of East Asian Studies, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
    • 2011-2013 Consulting Curator of Korean and Japanese Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA
    • 2010-2011 Associate Curator of Korean and Japanese Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA
    • 2007 Invited Scholar, Tokyo National Museum, JAPAN
    • 2002-2009 Curator, National Museum of Korea, KOREA