The ideas lose completely their meaning without producing an appropriate space.


Lefebvre, Henri
The Production of Space  


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nonstandard is an international exhibition making studio. nonstandard was founded in 2015 by project director Dr. Catherine S. Lee who leads the studio providing a comprehensive museum exhibition services. We create immersive environments for diverse art institutions and regularly collaborate with creative specialists.


Dr. Catherine Seyoung Lee (b.1982) is an independent curator and a post-doctoral researcher based in Seoul, Korea. She holds a BA(Bachelor of Architecture) from Hongik University, and a MIA(Master of Interior Architecture) from Rhode Island School of Design in US. After completing doctoral program in design at Seoul National University, she moved to New York and worked with Sarah Meister(Curator, Department of Photography) in MoMA(Museum of Modern Art in NY). She has come a long way since participating the 6th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course along with Maria Lind, the artistic director of 11th Gwangju Biennale.  Lee was a curator at Daelim Museum and currently works with Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris and Seoul Museum of Art as a director of nonstandard studio.

Professional Career / Clients
Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Comtemporain in Paris
MoMA Museum of Modern Art in NY
Daelim Museum
Seoul Museum of Art
Busan Museum of Art
Seoul Museum of Craft Art
Gyeonggi Children's Museum
Korea Arts Creative Academy
Arko Art Museum, Art Council Korea
Korea Arts Management Services
Seoul Arts Center
KT&G Sang Sang Madang
meetingroom
Project Space Sarubia
The Cheong-ju Art Studio
COS Project Space
SPACE Magazine
Korea Land and Housing Corporation
Monthly Public Art Magazine
Haru.soon
Seoul Botanic Park


Member of  International Council of Museums
Member of  Architectural Institute of Korea
Member of  Korean Society of Design Science
Member of  Institute of Interior Design


e-mail contact only
seyounglee@snu.ac.kr