Joanne Junga Yang
Director and Curator
Y&G Art, Seoul, Korea
Joanne Junga Yang is the director of Y&G Art global contemporary project, an agency specializing in the exchange of fine art photography, as well as finding and introducing contemporary artists from around the world to the Asian public. Y&G Art is an international project based on the concept of Korea's first art photography agency collaborating with galleries, museums, festivals, and magazines.
Joanne Junga is also working as Co-Curator for the 2013 Dong Gang International Photo Festival, the annual international photo festival that takes place at Dong Gang Museum of Photography,Yeongwol, Gangwon in Korea.
She was the curator of Seoul Photo Festival in 2011, Korea's leading annual international contemporary festival of photography organized by Seoul Metropolitan Government in Seoul. In 2011, Joanne Junga received The Art and Culture Award for Curating of the Seoul Photo Festival from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, and she has been appointed as Director of the International Committee by the Seoul Metropolitan City Government for the Seoul Photo Festival. She has also organized and curated many exhibitions on contemporary art and photography.
Joanne Junga has been the editor of Artvas-The Photo, an art and photography quarterly magazine, and has contributed many articles to diverse magazines, interviewed international artists, and introduced their work to the Korean media. She worked with POINT Asian contemporary art magazine as Chief Editor in 2010-2011.She has reviewed portfolios for FotoFest, Houston, USA; LensCulture FotoFest Paris, France; Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal; Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia; International Portfolio Review in Moscow, Russia; FORMAT International Photography Festival, UK, and more.
Joanne Junga is most interested in viewing contemporary and developed bodies of work covering diverse issues. She is not interested in reviewing commercial photography. She is able to promote artists and their work through Korean magazines and journals, with opportunities for exhibitions.