ISKAI Contemporary Art is creative agency, UK Limited company but works across Asia and Europe. We commission and produces unique public and commercial art projects by outstanding contemporary artists and designers. We serve as a ‘cultural accelerator’ by providing innovative outcomes which can contribute to culture, and are made up of experts from various culture and arts fields that strive for collaboration between corporate/government sectors. As a result, we have so far collaborated with more than 450 artists, many of them on multiple occassions proving the trust and friendship we have built over the years. From curating blockbuster exhibitions to making documentary films, from producing an ost album to planning strategy for the corporates’ new headquarters, we build content and create within physical spaces to create unique moments. For IP projects, ISKAI Contemporary Art operates Sleepers Summit.
Stephanie Seungmin Kim is known for her trans-cultural and multidisciplinary collaboration activities. Before founding ISKAI Contemporary Art in 2011, she worked in Emmanuel Corporation, Sothebys London, Bloomsbury Auctions. From 2004, she worked as the Festival Director for LKF (London Korean Festival) and she launched her career as a curator with the first Korean Day at Victoria & Albert Museum and Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition at Air Gallery in 2006. Her works expanded to the public sector as the founding curator and the Exhibition manager for the Korean Cultural Centre UK, ℅ Embassy of the Republic of Korea from 2007 to 2011. Her curated shows include Liverpool Biennial City States Terra Galaxia (Liverpool 2010 & 2012), A Soldier’s Tale (London Asia House 2013), Sleepers in Venice (Parallel event for Venice Biennale 2015), Heritage exhibition at Unesco (Paris 2014), Singapore Open Media Festival (Singapore2015), Jikji Korea International Festival (Cheongju 2016), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) COP 13 exhibition (Ordos 2017), Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism (Seoul, 2017). She also produced Sleepers in Venice documentary film in 2018. The film converges art and music by collaborating with Fluxus Music to produce an ost album under the same title. She is currently Ph.D. in Royal College of Art(RCA), and received a Master’s degree from University College of London(UCL) and Honours BA from Sotheby’s Institute.
Yeonhee Do is “C”entrepreneur. The name ‘C’entrpeneur is devised by ISKAI to both refer to our role as “entrepreneur” and “interpreter” of culture. She brings culture and business knowledge together to turn creative idea into real products and businesses. She majored in Economics and Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship. She has been doing some e-commerce businesses and projects. Based on her experiences, she has strengths in understanding all aspects of business, including production, sales, marketing, and developing management strategies. She also has been in charge of business management and crowdfunding for the film producing projects. She has been studying Cultural and Creative projects and sustainability. She received a Master’s degree from Goldsmiths University London in 2018. She obtained distinction with her dissertation “Why cultural and art entrepreneurship is valuable for creative enterprise: A case study of the Sleepers in Venice project” which focuses on its cultural and economic influences. She is specialized in analyzing art and cultural projects from a cultural and economic perspective.