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The judges

Five prominent figures from various fields have been selected to judge the contest. View their profiles to find out more.

Sooja Kim


Sooja Kim is an international artist who has exhibited internationally, with prestigious international residencies at PS1 New York and numerous group and solo exhibitions. These include significant recent UK exhibitions such as GSK Contemporary, Aware: Art Fashion Identity at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2010, as well as solo exhibition Kimsooja at the Baltic, Gateshead, in the same year.

Stuart Comer

Curator of Film and Events

Stuart Comer lives and works in London and currently holds the position of Curator of Film and Events at Tate Modern. He organizes an extensive program of lectures and screenings focusing on current cultural issues. Stuart has contributed to numerous publications and periodicals, including Artforum, Frieze, Afterall, Parkett and Art Review. Recent freelance curatorial projects include An American Family at CASCO, Utrecht; Kunstverein in Munich; America's Most Wanted for The Artists' Cinema at the 2006 Frieze Art Fair, London; and Double Lunar Trouble at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

Jan Dalley

Author and Editor

Jan Dalley is the author of the biography Diana Mosley: A Life and the arts editor of the Financial Times. She was also previously the paper's literary editor, and is the author of numerous features and reviews on the arts and books, as well as a fortnightly column in the FT Weekend section.

Peter Weibel

Artist, Curator and Theoretician

Peter Weibel has worked in the field of Expanded Cinema, action art, performances and film together with his partner Valie Export. His interdisciplinary activities comprise scientific and artistic as well as literary, photographic, graphic, plastic, and digital works. As theoretician and curator he was a.o. curator of the Neue Galerie, Graz and professor at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna; as well as commissioner for the Austrian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale; 1989–94 director of the Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt; and since 1999 chairman of the ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe. Peter lives and works in Karlsruhe.

Jiyoon Lee

Curator, Writer and Advisor

Jiyoon Lee is an independent curator, writer and advisor specialising in contemporary arts. She has curated numerous high-profile international art exhibitions since 2001 in Europe and East Asia, including Good Morning Mr. Nam June Paik (Korean cultural center, London, 2007), Welcome for Choi Jeong Hwa (Wolverhampton Art Museum, 2007), Through the Looking Glass (Asia House, London, 2006), Busan Biennale (Korea, 2006) and Seoul Until Now (Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2005), Fantasy Studio Project (A Foundation, Liverpool, 2008), White Night (Daegu, 2010) and Believing is Seeing (Ffotogallery, Cardiff, 2010). She is Art Director of Art Gwangju and founding director of SUUM, a global curatorial agency based in Seoul and London

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18 - 29 Jan 2012 BFI Southbank