The Korea Arts Foundation of America has announced that its 2022 awards cycle is now open and it has selected its jury panel. The jurors for the cycle will be Helen Molesworth, an independent curator, Virginia Moon, the assistant curator of Korean Art at the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art and Rebecca Rowley, the assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
KAFA was established in 1989 as a non-profit organization to promote creativity, research, study and exhibitions in the arts. It has a bi-annual awards program where it awards $20,000 to an outstanding Korean-American artist, culminating in a solo exhibition in the Los Angeles area. The 2022 awardee was Young Joon Kwak, who joined a formidable list of past-awardees including Do-Ho Suh, Byron Kim, Sookjin Jo, Yunhee Min, Won Ju Lim and Jennifer Moon.
Over the years, KAFA has had numerous art critics and curators serve as jurors, including Bennett Simpson, Christine Y. Kim, Tate Modern, Leah Ollman, Susanne Muchnic, David Pagel, Carol S. Elliel, Eungie Joo, Anne Goldstein, Peter Frank, Alma Ruiz, Anne Ellegood, Helen Molesworth, Lanka Tattersall and Jan Tumlir.
Visit kafa.us for a list of awardees KAFA has supported, past jurors and its board of directors. Applications are open through May 8 and can be found at kafa.us/apply.