Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

In Memory of Wonil Rhee, Co-hosted by the Centre A, Vancouver Biennale, and Yishu Journal

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Wonil Rhee, an influential Korean curator and advocate of Asian contemporary art, passed away on January 11, 2011 at his residence in Seoul. He was 50 years old.

He was an outstanding person, a passionate lover of art, a global traveler and a brilliant curator. His sudden death is a real loss for the art world and of a dear friend of Vancouver.

Centre A, Vancouver Biennale, and Yishu Journal are very honored to co-host a memorial reception to commemorate Wonil Rhee from 7:30 pm to 9 pm, on Wednesday, March 16. Please join us to celebrate his life and important contribution. At the memorial, we will invite his friends from Korea, China and Europe to present short speeches in person and via Skype.

This event will be streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wonilrhee

Selection of Wonil Rhee’s main activities: Artistic Director of Media City Seoul 2002, 2006, Korea; Curator of Digital Sublime, 2004, Taipei MOCA, Taiwan; Co-Curator of Gwangju Biennial 2004, Korea; Co-Curator of Shanghai Biennial 2006, China; Curator of the exhibition “Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves”, 2007, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Germany; Co-Curator of BIACS 3 – 3rd International Biennial of Seville “YOUniverse”, 2008, Spain; Artistic Director of DIGIFESTA 2010, Gwangju Biennial, Korea; Curator of Nanjing Documenta 2010, China; Co-Curator of Prague Biennial, 2009-2013, Czech Republic; Co-Commissioner of Vancouver Olympic Sculpture Biennial 2009-2011, Canada; Curator of BSI AG Lugano, Switzerland; Asia Editor, Flash Art, Milan, New York.

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Venue: Centre A (2 West Hastings Street, Vancouver)

Live Streaming: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wonilrhee

For more information, please visit:




Long March Space
cc foundation
Daniels Etheridge
Equinox Gallery
New Asia
US China Yes Youth Eduction Solutions