Presidential candidate Yoon’s wife’s work experience in gallery claimed to be fake

Kim Kun-hee, wife of Yoon Seok-youl, presidential candidate for the main opposition People Power Party, apologizes on December 26 for falsely reporting her work experience. (Yonhap)

Kim Kun-hee, wife of main opposition presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl, is accused of falsifying her work experience at Alternative Space Loop, a nonprofit cultural center in Seoul, amid continued criticism of Kim’s exaggeration of her past career in applying for college jobs.

Loop was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organization to share contemporary art and cultural experience with the public as well as to promote experimental artists who have built aesthetics and practices that address contemporary social issues .

According to an exclusive report by JTBC, Kim falsely recorded her experience at Loop in the career certificate submitted in her application for a teaching position at Suwon Women’s University. She indicated that she worked for the organization from 1998 to 2002 as a curator. However, no official in the organization would have been able to confirm his career.

“The only thing I can confirm is that Kim participated in an exhibition in 2005 at the organization. It is true that her career was exaggerated in the certificate,” a director of the Korea Herald told the Korea Herald on Wednesday. era who co-founded the organization in 1999 and led it until 2015. He declined to be named.

“We don’t know if the certificate was tampered with or not. There is no way at this time to confirm how the certificate was issued as we are unable to reach the four people who worked for the organization at the time,” he added.

On Dec. 26, Kim held a press conference about 10 days after allegations of tampering with his work experience to get college jobs first surfaced. She admitted her misdeeds saying, “I tried to overdo my career while pursuing studies and jobs at the same time. … It is painful that my husband was criticized because of my faults.

The presidential election is set to take place on March 9 with a largely two-way race between Yoon and Lee Jae-myung, presidential candidate for the ruling Democratic Party of Korea.

By Park Yuna ([email protected])

Maria D. Ervin