Hyungmin Pai is Professor of Architecture at the University of Seoul.
Hyungmin Pai is an architectural historian, critic, and curator. Twice a Fulbright Scholar, he received his Ph.D. from the History, Theory, and Criticism program at MIT. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Washington University in St. Louis and is presently professor at the University of Seoul. He is author of Portfolio and the Diagram, Sensuous Plan: The Architecture of Seung H-Sang, and The Key Concepts of Korean Architecture. For the Venice Biennale, he was curator for the Korean Pavilion (2008, 2014), and a participant in the Common Pavilions project (2012). In 2014, the Korean Pavilion was awarded the Golden Lion for best national participation. He was Visiting Director of the Asia Culture Center (2014-15) and Chief Curator for the Gwangju Design Biennale (2010-11). He is Director of the inaugural Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.