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Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea
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Curriculum vitae


Ariane PERRIN, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor (Korean art history)

Ca’ Foscari University

Department of Asian and North African Studies

Dorsoduro 3462, 30123 Venice, Italy



Research interests

-Korean History of Art and Archaeology

-Religious and ritual paintings of the Choson period (1392-1910) and their continued use in contemporary society

-Geopolitics of cultural heritage in East Asia, museum displays and collective memory



2006                School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

                        Ph.D., Department of Art and Archaeology


Professional experience

2019-              La Rochelle University, Lecturer, Korean language, Civilization of Asia


2019                Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Institute of sinology, Erasmus + Teaching Mobility, Artistic Production and Circulation of Objects in Northern Asia (China, Korea), 1st-7th centuries AD, July


2018-              University Ca’ Foscari, Department of Asian and North African Studies, Venice Visiting Professor, History of Korean Art


2018-              Catholic University of Paris, Department of History of art, Lecturer

                        Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea and Japan


2017-              Catholic University of Paris, Department of History of art, Lecturer

                      Ancient Art of Korea and Japan


2014-              Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Course tutor (2014, 2016) and lecturer (2014, 2016, 2018, 2020) for the “Arts of Korea” module, in “Arts of East Asia: China, Korea and Japan” programme


2013-2016      University Paris Diderot-Paris 7, Lecturer, Introduction to Korean Art, “The  Global E-School Project on Korean Studies in Eurasia” programme of the Korea Foundation, in partnership with the Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary


2012-2016      University Paris Diderot-Paris 7, Lecturer

“History of Korean art, from the origins until the beginning of the 20th century”



2020                Entries on Korean contemporary art for the Treccani Encyclopedia of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome (HA Chong Hyun, KANG Hong-Goo, KIM Tschang-yeul, Monochrome Tansaekhwa Movement, PARK Seo-bo, SHIN Sang-ho, SUH Se-ok, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industry).


2018                Claire Bosc-Tiessé, Viola König, Benoît de L’Estoile, Paula Lopez Caballero, Vincent Négri, Ariane Perrin and Laurella Rinçon, “Museum Collections of Non-Western Art : Constitution and Restitution Today”, Perspective: News in Art History (2018-1), p. 37-70.


2018                “Contacts, échanges et transmission: Les peintres coréens en mission au Japon et les rencontres avec les peintres japonais du nanga à l’époque d’Edo, XVIIIe siècle”, Japon Pluriel, n° 12, Philippe Picquier publisher, p. 215-223.


2016                “A Reassessment of the Emergence of the Images of the Four Animals of the Cardinal Directions in Koguryŏ Funerary Art”, in Byington, Mark E., ed., The History and Archaeology of the Koguryŏ Kingdom, university of Hawaii Press, p. 411-436.


2016                 “The Image of the Deceased in Koguryŏ Funerary Art: A Comparison between the Ji’an and Pyongyang Regions”, Arts Asiatiques, EFEO-Guimet, vol. 71, December, p. 77-97.


2014                 “Buddha and Bodhisattvas in the Koguryŏ Tomb n° 1 in Changchuan, Ji'an, Jilin Province, China”, in Rui Oliveira Lopes, ed. Face to Face – The Transcendence of the Arts in China and Beyond – Historical Perspectives, volume 1, university of Lisbon, Portugal, p. 97-113.


2010                “Buddhist Imagery in the Koguryŏ Tomb of Changchuan n°1, Ji’an, Jilin”, Orientations, Hong Kong, March, p. 102-107.


2010                “Homage to the Dead: The Ancestral Shrine Paintings of Chosŏn Korea”, Arts of Asia, Hong Kong, March-April, p. 123-131.


2008                “Korean Shamanist Paintings and Amulets in the Gahoe Museum, Seoul”, Arts of Asia, July-August, p. 74-86.


2004                 “The World Heritage Nomination Process for the Complex of the Koguryŏ Tombs located in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”, Koguryŏ yŏn’gu (Koguryŏ Studies), vol. 16, p. 19-31 (English), p. 32-40 (Korean).



Research presentations

2020                Panel organizer « Art in Ritual, Political and Cultural Spaces: Painted Screens at the Chosŏn Royal Court », International conference of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA), Ljubliajna University, Slovenia, 16-20 September.


2020                « Les vestiges du royaume de Koguryǒ: cités fortifiées, palais, monastères et tombes  (37 av. JC – 668 ap. JC), Aix-Marseille University, March.


2020                Conference series on Tombs of Early Korea in East Asian Context, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, February. 


2019                « Tracking Down and Reclaiming Korean Art Objects Displaced during the Japanese Colonial Period (1910-1945) », Workshop on Provenance Research on East Asian Art, Museum of Asian Art, Berlin, November.


2019                « The Birth and Development of Korean Modern Art in the 20th Century », University of Louvain, Faculty of Letters, October.


2019                « Shamanic Paintings of Chosŏn Korea: Tracing History from Collections Back to Sacred Ritual Objects », Symposium Korean Art in the West: Tracing Objects from Creation to Collection, University of Zurich, June.


2018                 La circulation des objets en verre du monde romain et de la Perse sassanide en Corée et au Japon, IVe-VIe siècle (The Circulation of Glassware from the Roman and Persian World to Korea and Japan, 4th-6th centuries AD), Master degree research seminar Les Routes de la Soie : circulation des idées, influences et enjeux culturels, Catholic University of Paris, December.


2018                « The Arts of Korea », « Introduction to Korean Culture, Society and Politics » programme, University of Louvain, Faculty of Letters, November.


2018                Lecture series on The Art of Painting in Korea from the Three Kingdoms Period to the Present, University of Zurich, Department of art history, September and October.


2018                L'esquisse dans la peinture narrative des tombes du royaume de Koguryo (IVe-VIIe siècle), Chine du nord-est et Corée du Nord, 2017-18 EHESS Seminar “Anthropologie comparée de l’esquisse : Pratiques, esthétiques et  circulations  des dessins,  plans, ébauches”, Quai Branly Museum, March.


2018                La représentation figurative du sacré en Corée : les peintures d’esprits chamaniques, cycle Les Jeudis de l’Art 2017-18 “Art and the Sacred”, session “The Evocation of the Sacred”, Catholic University of Paris, March.


2018                Tracking and Repatriating Lost Korean Buddhist Cultural Properties, Cambridge Heritage Research Group Seminars, department of archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK, February.


2017                Le soft power de la Corée du Sud et les demandes de restitution d’objets d’art coréens, seminar “Arts et pouvoirs, censure et autocensure. Mondes chinois, indien et iranien”  (ICP – FDL / ENS), Catholic University of Paris, September.


2017                 Across the Sea : The Newly Discovered Wa (ancient Japan) Armours and Helmets in the Southwestern Part of the Korean Peninsula, The second conference of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA), University of Zurich, August.


2017                Missing Treasures: Illicit Trade and the Return of Korea’s Lost Cultural Properties, panel Rediscovering Korea’s Past: Cultural Heritage, Museum Displays and Collective Memory, 28th conference of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE), Charles University, Prague, April.


2017                Repatriating Korea's Lost Cultural Properties, workshop Korean Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Centre for Korean Studies, UMR 8173 “China, Korea, Japan” CNRS-EHESS, March.




Mixed Research Unit UMR 8173 « Chine, Corée, Japon » CNRS-EHESS, Paris

Association Française pour l’Étude de la Corée (AFPEC), Paris

Réseau des études sur la Corée (RESCOR), Paris

Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE)

European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA)

Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA)