Artistic Director Jacob Fabricius as Curator at 2024 Venice Biennale

Together with the Korean curator Seolhui Lee, Jacob Fabricius has been selected to curate the Korean Pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale.

Fabricius and Lee will present the Korean artist KOO Jeong A and the work Odorama Cities, which will transform the Pavilion into an olfactory total installation. Using unique fragrances, the work features various cities in North and South Korea, thus providing visitors with a ‘sensory voyage’ through Korea. KOO Jeong A is known for her site-specific works, which reinvent architectural spaces, using elements such as fragrance, sound and temperature to evoke subjective memories.

“The choice of Art Hub Copenhagen’s director, Jacob Fabricius as curator of the Korean Pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale is a clear acknowledgement of his work and achievements as one of Denmark’s leading curators on the international scene. The board are delighted that Jacob can further enhance his close association with Korea – an association that has already resulted in collaborations between artists on the Art Hub Residency programme and art institutions in Korea. We look forward to boosting this continued collaboration,” says Tine Fischer, chairperson for Art Hub Copenhagen.

Artistic Director of the 2020 Busan Biennale in South Korea, Fabricius has since maintained his close contacts with the Korean art scene, which has now led to Fabricius being the first-ever foreign curator to serve as Artistic Director of the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in collaboration with the curator Seolhui Lee.

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