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Kira Kim
(Korean, 1974)
 
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Kira Kim
Born in 1947, 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

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019             
X Love, Kim Kira x Kim Hyung Kyu, Artspace Boan1942, Seoul, Korea

2016    
Dream Tonight, Cubic Egloo, ACC, Gwangju, Korea
Floating Village, Gallery Nomad, Yeosu, Korea        
Wild drawing Kira Kim + Sangyong Lee dual Exhibition, LIG gallery, Seoul, Korea

2015   
Floating Village, KHVatec_Perigee Hall (hiphap concert), Seoul, Korea
Artist of The year 2015, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul, Korea

2014    
Illusory Contour: Dual Exhibition of Hung-Chih Peng & Kira Kim, Taipei, Taiwan
The Last leaf, KHVatec _Perigee gallery and Hall, Seoul, Korea

2013    
Artist Lunchbox, Seoul museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2012    
2 Doors, Kira KIM & Hakchul SHIN, Gallery 157, Seoul, Korea

2011    
Fashion in Art, Plateau, Seoul, Korea
Root of Imagination, Gallery Absinthe, Seoul, Korea
Korean Rhapsody: A Montage of History and Memory, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, 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
A republic of the propaganda, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Köln, Germany

2008   
A republic of the propaganda, Loop gallery, Seoul, Korea 
Gold Crystal, National Art studio Chang-dong gallery, Seoul, Korea

2007   
A palace of mirages, King’s Lynn Arts center Museum, UK

2006   
Gagami V – Je t’aime, Moi non plus, Paris Cite 8, Paris, France

2003    
I LOVE YOU, Art space FACTORY, Seoul, Korea
Window Exhibition, Gallery FACTORY, Seoul, Korea
Minority or Cosmopolitan, + Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

2002    
0.000km, alternative space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
Standard, Gallery BODA Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020    
Time to Say HELLO, Gallery ROYAL, Seoul, Korea
Collecting for All, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2019    
More less, Much more, Yeosu International Art Festival, Yeosu Expo, Yeosu, Korea
Secret Storage, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Cheongju, Cheongju, Korea
The Senses; Breathe Between Excess and Deficiency, Total Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
The 10th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition_‘Overdrive 2009-2019 'On the Agora', Inchon Art platform, Inchon, Korea
Beyond the sun, Inchon Art Platform, Inchon, Korea
Dear. Island Project, Gapado Musubi Project, Gapado Air_ Hyundai card Art Residency, Jeju, Korea
POP/corn, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
Poetic Diction, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea

2018    
Future_from agriculture, Insa art center, Seoul, Korea
Uferopen, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany 
The 10th Anniversary Archive Exhibition of GMoMA Gyeongi Sangsang Campus, Ansan, Korea
Whang Jong, Presidential Archives Republic of Korea, Sejong, Korea
Yeosu International Art Festival 2018_Yeosu Expo Art hall, D1,2,3,4, Yeosu, Korea
Station Paradox, MOMENTUM, Berlin, Germany
The Dictionary of Evil, Kangwon International Biennale, Gangneung, Korea
From Temple Jundungsa, Indipress gallery, Seoul, Korea

2017    
Media Ecstasy, KNM Museum of Art, Daegu, Korea
Beautiful temple_Miwhangsa, Hakgojae gallery, Seoul, Korea
The Portrait of youth, National Museum of Korean Contemporary History, Seoul, Korea
Introspection, Jeondeungsa Temple gallery, Ganghwado, Korea
Occurred Boundary, Government building Management Office Seoul gallery, Seoul, Korea
Seoul-RO Media Canvas 2017, Seoul Media façade, Seoul, Korea
Art Festival Watou 2017, Watou Poperinge, Belgium
Algorism of Label and Art, LABLE gallery, Seoul, Korea
Cracks in the concrete from the MMCA collection, MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea
ANIMAMIX BIENNALE JAKARTA “MYTH.SCIENCE”, ART:1 New Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia 
Move on Asia 2017_Mobilized Representation, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
Myth and Science: Alchemist, KRICT, Space C# Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
Hunminjeongeum & A War Diary, Gansong Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Your Hand, My Heart, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
100 ALBUMS 100 ARTISTS, Avenuel Art Hall, Seoul, Korea
Landscape and People, Cairns Regional Gallery, Australia
Micro Museum, Seoul, Korea

2016    
Private Square, Wumin Art Center, Chungju, Korea
AR Town, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
Eok-Jo-Chang-Saeng(億造創生) 2016, the 3rd Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Changwon, Korea
Paul of Peace DMZ project, DMZ Camp Gerbils, Paju, Korea 
OLD and New, Kansong Museum, Seoul, Korea
ASIA Young 36, Jeonbuk Museum of Fine Art, Jeonju, Korea 
Analog Welcome, Digital Archive, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
Pungrunamdo Project _Temple Miwhangsa, Jaha museum, Heynam, Korea
Pungrunamdo Project _Gongjea, Hyenam, Korea
Place & Footnote, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, Korea
Ulsan art project, Gagi gallery, Ulsan, Korea
Festival284_Crazy square, Culture station 284, RTO, Seoul, Korea
Hyundai Brilliant Memory 2016, Buk Seoul Museum of ART(SEMA), Seoul, Korea
Gyeonggi Zapga, Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea
The Third Zone, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea        

2015    
Jirisan Project 2015: Universe·Art·Zip, Silsangsa Budist temple, Namwon, Korea
Korea Tomorrow 2015, Sungkok Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Culture Seoul 284, Fastival 284-Mad square, Seoul, Korea
Asian Contemporary Exhibition 2015, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, Korea
CIGE, Beijing, China
SeMA shot: ‘Shadowy Empire’, Nam Seoul museum of Art (South), Seoul, Korea
SeMA Support Concert 2015, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
peace voice nice, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea

2014
The Brain, 2014 Project Daejeon Beinnale, Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea
Moving Image Zone East, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Expanding Recognition, Seokdang Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
2014 DREAM SOCIETY: X brid 2nd The Brilliant Art Project, Seoul Museum, Korea
Weaving Viewpoint, Space Cottonseed gallery, Singapore
New Monsters, Goyang Aram Nuri Aram Museum Art gallery, Goyang, Korea
Jirisan Project 2014: Universe·Art·Zip, Silsangsa Budist temple, Namwon, Korea
The moment, We Awe: Korean contemporary Art, Sanshang Contemporary Museum of Art, Hangzhou, China
Cultural Code, Springs center of Art, Beijing, China
K Process, Otherness, Play, MOCATP, Taipei
2014 Achive, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Warmth, Culture station 284, Seoul, Korea
Re presentacines, Korean Art Centre Spain, Madrid, Spain
TRANSFER KOREA-NRW 2011/12/13, Loop gallery, ARKO Museum, Seoul, Korea

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
Incheon Art Club 2013 PLATFORM FESTIVAL & OPEN STUDIO, INCHEON ART PLATFORM, Incheon, Korea
The 3th IPAP Interview with Beangnyeong Island 525,600 time, INCHEON ART PLATFORM, Incheon, Korea & Bunker # 7 NLL Beangnyeong Island, Korea
TRANSFORM Exhibition, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre & Korean Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand
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 Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
TOTAL SUPPORT 2012, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Move on Asia, CASA ASIA, LABORAL Art centre, Spain
Historical Parade: Images from elsewhere, CASO SPACE GALLERY, Osaka, Japan
Cynical resistance, Canvas International gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cynical resistance, Nieuw Dakota project gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Historical Parade; Images from elsewhere, Nam-Seoul Museum of 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
OTAL 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, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, 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 Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Art from Korea, National Museum of Modern and 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, US
Doors Open – Open Doors, Gallery Korea of the Korean Culture Service NY, New York, US
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, 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, The 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
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, 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.VideoSUB/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, SPACE, 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, US
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, 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, Japan
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

Selected Awards
2019    
Contributors of Overseas Culture Promotion, Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul, Korea

2019    
GAPADO International Residency by Hyundaicard company, Jeju, Korea

2016   
Seoul Art Foundation, Geumcheon art factory regidency, Seoul, Korea

2015    
Artist of the year, MMCA + SBS culture foundation

2013    
Incheon 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

Selected Public and Private Collections
+Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
alternative space Loop, Seoul, Korea
Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
Busan Contemporary Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Daejeon Art Museum, Daejeon, Korea
Deagu Art Museum, Deagu, Korea
Doosan art center, Seoul, Korea / New York, US 
F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea
Hyundai Motors company, Korea
Inchon Art Platform and Art bank Inchon, Inchon, Korea
Kaywon High School of Arts, Seongnam, Korea
King's Lynn Art Centre, Norfolk, UK
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Mongin Art Center, Seoul, Korea
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
National Museum of Contemporary of Art, Art Bank Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
SAMUSO: space for contemporary art, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Ssamzie Space, Seoul, Korea
Tate Members Collection, UK