Project Andini is an art collective dedicated to fostering better communication and interconnectedness between artists and the public through creative programs, curated contemporary art displays, and critical writings and forums.
Project Andini was founded by Jeong-ok Jeon in 2009. Jeon has been curating, organizing and consulting various art exhibitions and cultural related events. Her selected past positions include the quest curator of the US ASEAN Film & Photography Festival held in the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC (2006), the second curator at SSamzie Space in Seoul, Korea (2002-04), and the curatorial assistant for the Korean Pavillion Exhibition at the 50th Venice Biennale in Italy (2003). Jeon holds MFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA (2001) and BFA in Fiber Arts from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea (1997). She is currently pursuing her MA in Philosophy at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA (2010).
Hosting Venues I Sponsors | Collaborators
KORUS House, a part of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in Washington D.C., is a hub for new Korean-American intellectual communication. As part of an effort to transform the ROK-US alliance into a forward-looking partnership, KORUS House serves as a venue for speeches, guest lectures, and briefings concerning the past,present, and future state of the ROK-US alliance in a changing world, in addition to public cultural events. The name “KORUS” is a combination of “Korea” and “U.S.” that evokes the harmony of a “chorus.” The name also denotes a strong desire for a more dynamic and deep relationship between the two nations and their people.
KORUS House, Embassy of the Republic of Korea
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20008
Hillyer Art Space is a contemporary exhibition site dedicated to serving the public with quality exhibitions and programming. Established in April 2006, HAS is a program of International Arts & Artists, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally.
International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW Washington, DC, 20008
It is a state funded‚ non profit organization and the nation’s largest funding agency for arts in Korea. The main aim of the Council is to make the arts more central to the lives of the Korean citizens by supporting arts organizations and artists in and abroad through grant-giving services and programs. Established as the Korea Culture and Arts Foundation in 1973‚ it was later restructured as Arts Council Korea in 2005 following the reenactment of the Korea Culture and Arts Promotion Act. Since then‚ ARKO has taken the leadership role in formulating and implementing arts and cultural policies based on the National Culture and Arts Policy set by the Korean government.
Arts Council Korea
26-1 Guro-dong Guro-gu Seoul, Korea
banished? productions is an avant-pop performance company that generates immersive interdisciplinary art experiences for all, to re-create wonder and re-awaken the senses. It is committed to producing quality work that cull from multiple artistic expressions, particularly in performative experiments that play with text and form. banished? strives to inspire and collaborate with other artists in order to fuel its own artistic process: re-discovering and re-inventing the art of narration.
OpenArt Studio is a private art academy for students in middle school, high school and college. OpenArt classes are focused on portfolio development for students who are interested in applying to nationally ranked art schools or art programs. A number of students are also interested in creating portfolios to send as supplementary material with their college applications, while others simply wish to pursue art as a hobby or extracurricular activity.
7603 Clifton Road. Fairfax Station, VA 22039
The Children’s Art Studio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on the belief that children reap tremendous emotional, intellectual and developmental gains from making art and that this opportunity should be made available to all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay. It is a member of the DC Cultural Development Corporation, and the North American Reggio Emelia Alliance, whose mission it is to envision a world where all children are honored and respected for their potential, capabilities and humanity.
Children’s Art Studio
4723 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Washington DC 20016
GRACE Heritage is a non-profit organization founded in November 2002 with purpose to promote and enrich ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) heritage on the world stage through its creative projects.
The Grace Heritage Foundation
1701 16th Street NW Suite 218 Washington, DC 20009
Website 1: http://www.thegraceheritage.org/
Website 2: http://usaseancreativeproject.org/Portal/index.php
Individual Collaborators & Contributors
Komelia Hongja Okim
Jung Sil Lee