Young artists and curators are eligible to register for the RAT membership, no matter if a degree was already obtained or not. Send your CV with contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be invited for an interview.
Spring Semester: 15 - 30 December / Fall Semester: 15 - 30 June
Late submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Membership Fee 850.000 KRW per semester
The program for members consists of a Reading & Discussion Seminar, Crit Sessions as well as workshops with visiting advisors (one-day faculty). Membership is open to any kind of creative practices.
Participants must be able to set own goals, work independently, engage in critical discussion and artistic research
Spring: 1 March - 15 June / Fall: 1 September - 15 December
Meetings: Wednesdays from 7.00 p.m. - 9.45 p.m.
Reading & Discussion Seminar (Korean)
Schedule: 4 seminars, biweekly
Mijoo Park is leading the Reading & Discussion seminar at RAT.
Previous books and texts include:“The Wretched of the Screen” by Hito Steyerl; “Inside the White Cube” by by Brian O’Doherty; “One Place after Another” by Miwon Kwon; “Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present: A Roundtable Discussion Moderated by Alexander Dumbadze and Suzanne Hudson”; “Radicant” by Nicolas Bourriaud ; “A voyage on the North Sea” by Rosalind E. Krauss
Mijoo Park (*1987) is managing RAT school of ART and curated the exhibition of RAT member Bigo at Centre A in Vancouver in 2017. She participated in the 7th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course (2016). She has been lecturing at Cheongju University and Hansung University, and was selected for curator program in the ARKO Creative Academy program(2017). In 2018 she got grant for curatorial course at Salzburg Summer Academy, curated and mediated exhibition "Omni-presence"(2018), "Downgrade"(2018), "Tracers"(2018). She is selected participants for Mountain School of Arts (MSA^) 2019 program and irregularly make a seminar reviewing exhibitions.
One-Day-Faculty Workshops (Korean)
RAT members decide collectively to invite Korean art practitioners for workshops/seminars and crit sessions. The events are moderated and hosted by the members themselves.
2019 Spring: Sylbee Kim, Buup, Seewon Hyun, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park,
2018 Fall: Soshoroom, Minuk Lim, Wonhwa Yoon
2018 Spring: Ayoung Kim, Seoyoung Chung, Kyucheol Ahn, Hunyee Jung, Sookyong Yee
2017 Fall: Hongsok Gim, Yong Eun Kim, Haeju Kim and Suki Seokyeong Kang.
2017 Spring: Kim Beom, Jewyo Rhee, Yong Ju Kwon, Kim Kulim, Heeseung Chung
Critical Studies for Contemporary Art and Portfolios Review (Korean)
Schedule: 4 sessions
In spring 2019 portfolio reviews will be held by Jewyo Rhii.
Introduction to various contemporary art practices with critical studies, focusing on art from the last thirty years.
Hyunjin Kim is a curator and writer, currently the KADIST Lead Curator for Asia and the curator for 2019 Korean Pavilion, Venice Biennale. She was a co-curator of 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008) and worked as Director for Arko Art Center, Seoul (2014-2015). Her curation includes 2 or 3 Tigers, HKW (Berlin 2017); Two Hours, Tina Kim Gallery (New York 2016); Tradition (Un)Realized, Arko Art Center (Seoul 2014); Plug-In#3-Undeclared Crowd, Van abbemuseum (Eindhoven, 2006) and so on. Kim also curated and wrote for the artists like Nina Canell, Nam Hwayeon, Haegue Yang, Jewyo Rhii and Seoyoung Chung, and commissioned performance/theater works by the artists like Sung Hwan Kim, siren eun young jung, Jewyo Rhii and so on. Kim was one of advisory for Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2014-2016) and a jury member for DAAD artist residency, Berlin (2017-2018).
Crit Sessions (English and Korean)
Schedule: 6 sessions
Dirk Fleischmann is offering group critique sessions. Each member gets two crits per semester. Subject of the critique is the artistic development of the members. The conversation reflects the progress, references and critical aspects of the individual artistic practice.
Dirk Fleischmann (*1974) is the founder of RAT school of ART. He is a painting professor at Chung-Ang University (Seoul) and taught classes as visiting professor at Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore) and Emily Carr University (Vancouver.) Before that he had been working for 5 years as assistant to the director at the Städelschule art academy, Frankfurt.
Dirk Fleischmann has been exploring business structures and globalisation with his economic art projects. For example he runs myfashionindustries as a project about globally organized industrial production. Notably is the Made in North Korea project where he produced garments in the Kaesong Industrial Complex. He also maintains a reforestation project in the Philippines which was featured in ART & ECOLOGY NOW (Thames & Hudson, 2014).
He participated in various group exhibitions internationally such as Manifesta 4, Gwangju Design Biennale, 2011, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2012. Recent exhibitions included the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Centre Pompidou Metz and Seoul Media City Biennale. Solo exhibitions were held at the Bielefelder Kunstverein, Art Space Pool (Seoul) and Goethe Institut Belgrade (2018) among others.