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Kira KIM
Biography
Born in 1974, Daechon, Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, Korea
 
                 
Education
2007          M.F.A. in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
2002         M.A. in Environmental Sculpture, Kyungwon University, Seongnam, Korea
2000          B.F.A., Kyungwon University, Seongnam, Korea
 
                 
Solo Exhibitions
2013        Artist Lunchbox, Seoul museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2012          2 Doors, Kira KIM & Hakchul SHIN, Gallery 157, Seoul, Korea
2010          Common Good_Climb Every Mountain!, DOOSAN art centre, Seoul, Korea
                  Great Deed Great Death, BOONTHESHOP, Seoul, Korea
2009         WOW This wonderful world, BOONTHESHOP, Seoul, Korea
                  Super Mega Factory, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008         The Republic of Propaganda, alternative space Loop, Seoul, Korea
                  Gold Crystal, Changdong Art Studio of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2007         A Palace of Mirages, King's Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk, UK
2006         Gagami V – Je t'aime, Moi non plus, Paris Cite 8, Paris, France
2003         Window Exhibition, Gallery FACTORY, Seoul, Korea,
                  Minority or Cosmopolitan, + Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
2002         0.000km, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
                  Standard, gallery boda contemporary, Seoul, Korea
 
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013          TRANSFER KOREA-NRW 2011/12/13  Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, OSTHAUS museum Hagen. Germany
                 Crystallize – New Media Art Lab UK & Korea, Old Billingsgate, London, UK.
                 #1_SCENES VS SCENES, Seoul museum of Art Bukseoul, Seoul, Korea
                 The 3th IPAP Interview with Beangnyeong Island 525,600 time, Inchon Art platform, Inchon, Korea
                 The 3th IPAP Interview with Beangnyeong Island 525,600 time, Bunker # 7 NLL Beangnyeong Island, Korea
                  TRANSFORM Exhibition Bangkok Art and Culture Centre& Korean Cultural Center, Bangkok, Tiland
                  PLAY, Seoul Art centre, Seoul, Korea
                  Corea Campanella in Venice 2013- what if _in venice, HOTEL Amadeus and Hotel Principe. Venice, Italy
                  Archive, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
                  Historical Parade ; Images from elsewhere, Art Lab AIch Nagoya, Japan
                  Move on Asia, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
                  New & Now_2012 New Collections, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2012        Dream Walking in the Magical Reality, Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Kwachon, Korea
                  TOTAL SUPPORT 2012, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Move on Asia, CASA ASIA, LABORAL Art cnetre, Spain
                  Historical Parade ; Images from elsewhere, CASO SPACE GALLERY, Osaka, Japan
                  Cynical resistance, Canvas International gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
                  Cynical resistance, Nieuw Dakota  project gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
                  Historical Parade ; Images from elsewhere, Nam Seoul annex of the Seoul Museumof Art, Seoul, Korea
                  SHOW MUST GO ON _ presentation in Chelsea college, London, UK
Thoughts on Body, Soma Museum of Art,  Seoul, Korea
Move on Asia, Seogyo art center, Seoul, Korea.
12Rooms _ 12 Events, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
IN THE LOOP, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
2011         The spectrum of Korean art, Kaohsiung museum of fine arts, Taiwan
                  TOTAL SUPPORT 2011, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
                  Two gardens, Nanji studio gallery, Seoul, Korea
                  5th Open studio_ Nanji Studio, Seoul, Korea
Root of Imagination, gallery absinthe, Seoul, Korea
Fashion into Art, Samsung Museum PLATEAU, Seoul, Korea
Korean Rhapsody - Crossing the history, Samsung Leeum Museum, Seoul,Korea
                 Moving Fast - Inspirational Pan-Asian Artists Screening, Loop gallery, Seoul, Korea
 
 
2010          Enormous eyes, The Guild Mumbai, Mumbai, India
City States – Media Landscape, Zone East, Liverpool Biennial 2010, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, UK; The Korean Cultural     Centre UK, London, UK
                  Korean Contemporary Art, PLASTIC GARDEN, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
                  ‘A' Documenta, King's Lynn Art Centre, Norfolk, UK
                  A Different Similarity – Aktuelle Kunst aus Korea, Kunstverein Bochum, Bochum, Germany
2009         Variety, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
                  Beginning of New Era, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
                  Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Art from Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
                  A Different Similarity: Towards the Sea, SantralIstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
                  Trans-Dimensional Interesting Dynamics in New Korean Painting, Prague Biennale, Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
                  After Gogo: New Era of Korean Art 2009, The Bienniel of Graphic Arts, Cankarjevdom Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
                  The Meaning of Meals – Eight Stories, Goyang Aram Nuri Aram Art Gallery, Goyang, Korea
                  Doors Open – Don’t Panic, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, USA
                  Doors Open – Open Doors, Gallery Korea of the Korean Culture Service NY, New York, USA
                  Saving by Design Plus+, Korea Design Foundation, Seoul, Korea
2008         Modest Monuments: Contemporary Art from Korea, King's Lynn Art Centre, Norfolk, UK
                  Correspondence, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
                  Expenditure, Busan Biennale 2008, Busan Yachting Range, Busan, Korea
                  The 3rd Nanjing Triennial  2008, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
                  Design Made 2008-Saving by Design, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, Korea
                  2008 Catlin Art Prize, LSO Space, London, UK
                  Technique of Deviation, Interalia Art Company, Seoul, Korea
                  Good Morning, Mr. Nam June PAIK, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, UK
                  Is the World Flat?, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2007          hey jude, Gallery Royal, Seoul, Korea
                  The art of consumption, White Cross Gallery, London, UK
                  Black Powder + White Party, Kyung Hee University Museum of Arts, Seoul, Korea
                  Jungle Juice, Gallery em, Seoul, Korea
                  Encounter with Contemporary Asian Art, Pocheon Asia Biennale 2007, Pocheon Banweol Art Hall, Pocheon, Korea
                  Contemporary Korean Art – Wonderland, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
                  Multiple Intimacy, Osman Hamdi Exhibition Space, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey
                  Contemporary Art from Korea – Peppermint Candy, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile
                  Postgraduate Visual Arts Degree Show 2007, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
                  Pilot :3 – Live Archive for Artists & Curators, Monastery of St. Damien and St. Cosimo, La Giudecca, Venice, Italy
                  Free Particles: New Generation of Korean Artists in Europe, CitéInternationale des Arts, Paris, France
                  The Drawing Show, Gallery Factory, Seoul, Korea
                  A Matter of Urbanity, Among Other Things (Cuestiones, entre otras, de urbanidad), Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
2006          Still Dynamics: The Korean Contemporary Art Show, The Jerwood Space, London, UK
                  Alllooksame? / Tutttuguale? – Art from China, Japan and Korea, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Torino, Italy
                  Circuit Diagram London: An exchange of curatorial ideas from Britain, Japan & Korea, Cell Project Space, London, UK
                  Art in Life – Living Furniture, Busan Biennale 2006, Haeundae Beach, Busan, Korea
                  EXPOSED: black box & crystal ball, Harrods Department Store, London, UK; London County Hall, London, UK
                  On Difference #2, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
2005          ATTITUDE: video/ short & experimental film/ photography festival, Cultural Center Magaza, Bitola, Macedonia
                  Pocheon Asia Biennale 2005, Pocheon Banweol Art Hall, Pocheon, Korea
                  OK. Video  SUB/VERSION, Jakarta Video Festival, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
                  Banana Surfer, Ieum Gallery, Beijing, China
                  Post IMF, Art Ark Gallery, Shanghai, China
2004          Digital Homo Ludens (Game and Play), Media City Seoul – International Biennale of Media Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
                  JACK!, Contemporary Art and Spirits, Osaka, Japan  
                  Il gioco dell’assurdo – il corpo ludico (The Game of the Absurd – The Body Play), Video. IT 2004 – Il Gioco del Corpo, ESPACE, Torino, Italy
                  The Hall – The Cutting Edge East Asia, Tsinghua University Museum of Art, Beijing, China
                  SeNef (Seoul Net Festival), Hollywood Cinema, Seoul, Korea
                  Digispace 2004, Gallery THE SPACE, Seoul, Korea
                  Move on Asia: Animation & Single Channel Video Art Festival, SBS Broadcasting Center Mokdong, Seoul, Korea; Remo, Osaka, Japan; + Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
                  MAC (Media, Art, Culture) 2004: Crash and Flow, Sinchon Art Festival, Seodaemun Prison History Hall, Seoul, Korea
                  Unusual Combination, + Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
                  SEFORMA (Seoul Forum for Media Art), Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
                  Out the Window: Spaces of Distraction, Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan; Project Space Zip, Seoul, Korea; DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China
                  Thai Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
                  M Gallery, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
                  AVICON (Asia Videoart Conference), VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo, Japan; Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
2003          Books in Resemblance of Persons, Persons in Resemblance of Books, Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea
                  Jiff MIND (Jeonju International Film Festival – Mobile INteractive Digital), [plug.in], Basel, Switzerland
                  Where is my friend's home?, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
                  Dumbo Art Festival, New York, NY, USA
                  Video on Demand, Galerie PICI, Seoul, Korea
                  Digital Salon, Art Space Hue(休), Seoul, Korea
                  Wedding, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
                  Circle for Circle, Gallery FISH, Seoul, Korea
                  S.O.S.: Junge Kunst aus Korea (Young Artists from Korea), Galerie Weisser Elefant, Berlin, Germany
                  CITY ZOOM 2003, International Film & Art Festival, Bremen, Germany
                  Mobile INteractive Digital, Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), Jeonju, Korea
                  Charity, Ssamzie Space, Seoul, Korea
                  International +System, Video Festival 2002-2003, BizArt Center, Shanghai, China
                  A Name Card, alternative space Loop, Seoul, Korea
2002          Variables in the Visual Experiment, The 2nd Indie Video Festival, i-Gong Alternative Visual Culture Factory, Seoul, Korea
                  Crash,, The 28th Seoul Independent Film Festival (SIFF 2002), Seoul Art Cinema, Seoul, Korea; Miro Space, Seoul, Korea
                  Lucky Seoul, the Alternative Space Network Exhibition – City and Visual Images “My Own Private Seoul”, gallery boda contemporary, Seoul, Korea
                  Coming to Our House, Darling Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
                  The Color of Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; Iwate Prefectural Museum of Art, Iwate, Japan; Osaka Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Jepan
                  Living Furniture, supplement space Stone & Water, Anyang, Korea
                  Real_interface : swimming across your eyes, Space imA, Seoul, Korea
                  Interproject – Symbiosis, Incheon Culture & Arts Center, Incheon, Korea
                  Paradise Among Us, Korea Culture Art Foundation (KCAF) Art Center, Seoul, Korea
 
 
Awards and Residencies
2013          Inchon Art Platform Residency, Inchon, Korea
2012          Transfer Korea-Germany NRW 2013 artist, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf Germany
2010-11    Doosan Residency Artist, New York, US
2009         Today's Young Artist Prize, Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul, Korea
2008         Nominated the Rolex Mentor and ProtégéArts Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland
                  Nominated 2008 Catlin Art Prize, London, UK
                  The National Art Studio – Changdong, Seoul, Korea
2007          Solo exhibition, A Palace of Mirages, at King's Lynn Arts Centre  supported by British Council, UK
                  The National Art Studio – Changdong, Seoul, Korea
 
 
Collections
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea
Mongin Art Center, Seoul, Korea
King's Lynn Art Centre, Norfolk, UK
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
SAMUSO: space for contemporary art, Seoul, Korea
Ssamzie Space, Seoul, Korea
alternative space Loop, Seoul, Korea
Kaywon High School of Arts, Seongnam, Korea
+ Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
Tate Members Collection, UK
Artworks
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