October 21, 2021

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Fulfill the Curators: Irene Sunwoo and Lorien Yonker

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Join curators Irene Sunwoo and Lorien Yonker for this version of Fulfill the Curators. Reflecting on will work in the long lasting collection, forthcoming exhibitions, and ongoing jobs, the curators share their ambitions for their departments through the lens of the selection. 

Irene Sunwoo joins the Art Institute from Columbia University’s Graduate College of Architecture, Arranging, and Preservation, in which she was the curator of the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery and Director of Exhibitions from 2016 to 2021.

At Columbia, Irene established a unique vision, overseeing an experimental and interdisciplinary exhibition software that fused a scholarly tactic to content material with revolutionary exhibition design and style. In her ongoing collaborations with architects and artists, Irene has supported and advanced new architectural techniques, research, and tips. She has continually demonstrated a arduous motivation to how architecture and style intersects with urban legacies as effectively as fairness and environmental worries. 

By now invested in Chicago’s architectural background as very well as its up to date techniques, Irene served as associate curator of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, titled “The Point out of the Art of Architecture” (2015), and was a critical workforce member in the start of this critical new establishment. 

Irene obtained a BA in artwork background from New York College, an MA from the Bard Graduate Middle, an MA from the Architectural Association, and a PhD from the Princeton University Faculty of Architecture. She has taught at Parsons University of Design and style, Bard College or university, and Oberlin School, and has lectured equally nationally and internationally.

Lorien Yonker is assistant curator for the Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium. She has been with the department since its inception in 2010, and beforehand served as an artwork handler, investigate affiliate, and curatorial affiliate. She has considering that been an integral collaborator on these exhibitions as Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum (2012), When the Greeks Dominated: Egypt Soon after Alexander the Terrific (2013), and Heaven and Earth: Artwork of Byzantium from Greek Collections (2014), along with the accompanying catalogues.

Yonker’s track record in subject archaeology, artwork heritage, and style deeply informs her do the job, and she is passionate about rethinking and expanding gallery written content to superior align with the values and interests of up to date audiences.

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