Kim Kira

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    Works at: Seoul Art Space_GeumCheon
     Stays in: 2014
     Genre :  Installation

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
2014        The Last leaf, KHVatec _Perigee gallery, Seoul, Korea.
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
2014      Cultural Code, Springs center of Art, Beijing, China
              K Process, Otherness, Play, MOCATP, Taipei
              2014 Achive , MMCA _National Modern and Contemporary Museum of Art Korea,
              Warnth, Culture station 284,Seoul, Korea
Re presentacines Korean Art Centre Spain, Madrid , Spain
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, Cité Internationale 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), [], 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(), 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 Protégé Arts 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

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                 
 A weight of Ideology _ Politics of perception _ Korean rosebay part 02

 A weight of Ideology _ Politics of perception _ Korean rosebay part 02

 A weight of Ideology _ without breath 02

 A weight of Ideology _ Revised eyes _ Korean Rosebay part 01

 A weight of Ideology _ Politics of perception _ Korean rosebay part 02

colouring and urethane coating on wooden sculpture, 240×240×40cm  2014

Society as an Object of a Endless Thinking
Shin Seung Oh
(Director of the Perigee Gallery)

Kira Kim pays attention to the stories about individuals who are living in various structures existing in the modern society. The fixated information which dominated the modern society provides us only with the headline and the core part. And more detailed information is selected, excluded and accentuated by the news providers and invisible to us. Rather, those ways prohibit us from knowing the real events exactly, and what is worse, make those irrelevant to us. For him, the artist and art has a responsibility for maintaining this tension placed between art and reality in this modern society. Therefore, the artist records this and reproduces it into a work in his own way. The objects which he chooses are the individuals who have their own stories hidden by various ideologies, such as the people who lead the labor movement, the separated families and the suppressed artists by the military dictatorships, the poet who does something normal every day. Although all these people can't be tied up under a absolute standard, the reason that the artist selects these people and reflects on his works is that he wants to show the individual's stories which are controlled and excluded by various ideologies and norms maintaining the societal structures with the artist's eyes.
For the purpose, he attempts various ways, such as drawing, sculpture, video, performance and in recent days even psychotherapy, production of a hip-hop album and show. I think that his working ways are proper for capturing our lives in the antagonistic relationship which strengthened through various ideologies made by the universal ideas in Korea. Our society that appears in Kim's works is a place where the individuals are suppressed by the plethora of ideology. This is the message which he obviously wants to show us through the camera angles. Nevertheless, his works are not only for giving the visual stimulus to us. Furthermore, the artist asks about the artist's fundamental identity by asking himself, 'What can the artist do with the work?' in a uncertain and floating society through these workings and hopes to ask the contemporary audience at the same time. This doesn't have the aim for raising awareness about a matter. Because thought and awareness is clearly different. In the case of awareness, if we have a clear aim, we can accomplish and obtain it. Then, the process of awareness is completed. But, because there is not a aim in thought, its process has to last.
After all, what Kira Kim presents through his works is that we not only perceive a certain situation, but we are aware of our surroundings by continuing to think independently. In the pursuit of this purpose, the artist wants to set up solid groundwork for the audience to think for themselves through his works. Therefore, he emphasizes that we have to think about the present environments around us and these are also our stories which we have to look right through various works connoting both the meticulous eyes toward the individuals and the macroscopic viewpoint about the surroundings around them.