Shin, Eun Kyoung is a PhD student in the Theatre, Performance and Media department at Ghent University. Originally trained as an actor, she has worked professionally with a range of companies in a variety of TV drama, film, and Theatre in Korea. She studied a BA in Theatre and Film from Kookmin University and completed a Master course in theatre theory at Hanyang University in Seoul.
In 2012, she was awarded a scholarship by the Erasmus Mundus and visited exchange courses at La Coruna University in Spain and Nice Sophia Antipolis University in France. She holds an MA from Goethe University in Frankfurt. In the master thesis, she explored the possibility to work with ‘Text’ in contemporary theatre (2015).
In 2016, she was selected as a research fellow at the Arts Council Korea and made on the on/offline performance project 25ours as a creative producer/director. Until today, she is developing her interest in the interactions between audience and performer, with a specific focus on digital platforms. Recently, she founded the theatre group "time&room LAB" in Korea and tries to explore the possibilities of how physicality, spatiality, and temporality, which have been the foundation of existing performing arts work, can experience changes in the digital environment and reach the audience.