Creative Producer of AsiaNow / Lecturer at Korea National University of Arts
Kyu has worked as a performing arts festival director, first at the Chuncheon International Mime Festival and then the Ansan Street Arts Festival. Most recently, he was creative director of the UK/Korea Season Festival 2017-18 at British Council, Korea.
In 2005 Kyu founded AsiaNow Productions to develop, produce and present innovative Asian contemporary physical theatre, dance and interdisciplinary arts. He produced many intercultural music theatre, site-specific performance and contemporary circus productions. Kyu has been curator and facilitator for three artist-residence and workshop projects such as <Moving Space Project>, <Sound +: Pansori> and <New Approaches and New Audiences> designed to encourage hybrid performance by providing Korean artists the opportunity to work with international artists across disciplines. Kyu has worked to develop the Asian Producers’ Platform and APP Camp 2014-2017 in order to create a strong network of Asian producers who can work effectively across the region.
Recently he has been working with partners in architecture and urban regeneration to develop the “Connected City” project to explore the role of art and technology in ever-changing societies and public spaces in the city, through various arts forms and digital technology.
Kyu is currently researching on three themes: Arts and the City, Diversity and Inclusion and Arts Innovation with science and technology.