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Doryun Chong was raised in Korea and studied art history, anthropology, and comparative literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned his B.A. and M.A. and completed doctoral studies in art history. He began his curatorial career at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and has also worked for the Berkeley Art Museum and Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2001). He has been with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis since September 2003, where he holds the title of assistant curator of visual arts. At the Walker, Chong has developed artist residency and exhibition projects with a range of artists, including Puerto Rico-based Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Thailand-based Rikrkit Tiravanija, and Chicago-based Catherine Sullivan. With Philippe Vergne, he curated “House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective,” the first mid-career survey of the Paris-based Chinese artist and co-edited the first comprehensive monograph. Currently he is co-curating an international group exhibition titled “Brave New Worlds,” scheduled to open in October 2007. He has also organized several group exhibitions in other sites, including “Time After Time: Asia and Our Moment” (2003) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, and the Busan Biennale of International Contemporary Art in South Korea in 2006.
The inaugural exhibition at Form + Content Gallery
Opening reception is Saturday, March 3, 5-9pm.
Doryun Chong, Assistant Curator of Visual Art at The Walker
Art Center has selected the works for the exhibition.
The exhibition includes the founding members of Form + Content Gallery:
Christine Baeumler, Jim Dryden, Jil Evans, Camille J. Gage, Leah Golberstein, Jay
Isenberg, Joyce Lyon, Lynda Monick-Isenberg, Howard Oransky, Robyn Stoller, Jeff Wetzig and special guests Arlene Burke-Morgan and Clarence Morgan.
Marya Morstad was the recipient of the 2004 National Federation of Community Broadcasters “Golden Reel” award for best local documentary for "Art and Spirit Matters: Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities." Morstad is the host of “Art Matters” a weekly arts program on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio.