KIM insook

Born in 1978, Osaka Japan. Currently based in Seoul.



2005 M.A. in Painting, Photography & images, HANSUNG UNIVERSITY, Graduate School of Arts, Korea

2002 studied in Photography, VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE OSAKA, Japan




Solo Exhibitions

2015 House to Home, CAN foundation Old House, Seoul, Korea

2014 Retelling Tales of the Cherry Blossoms, MIO PHOTO AWARD PRIME, Osaka, Japan

2013 Retelling Tales of the Cherry Blossoms, Canon plex Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2008 SAIESEO: between two Koreas and Japan, Gallery ILLUM, Seoul, Korea

2008 sweet hours, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea

2005 sweet hours, Art space HUE, Seoul, Korea

2004 lettertoYou, STUDIOEARKA, Osaka, Japan

2002 Chang - window, song, blue -, KONICA PLAZA, Tokyo, Japan

2002 Chang, Beats gallery, Osaka, Japan


Group Exhibitions

2017 Famiy Report, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea

2017 #Selfie - The people who take picture by themselves, SAVINA Museum of Contemporary art, Korea

2016-2017 16th Ha jung-woong Young Artists Invitation Exhibition Light 2016, Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea

2015-2016 EAST ASIAN VIDEO FRAME Seoul, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

2015-2016 lille3000 Séoul, vite, vite! , Lille, France

2014-2015 Go-Betweens, MORI ART MUSEUM(Tokyo) / Nagoya City Art Museum / Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum / THE MUSEUM OF ART, KOCHI, Japan

2015 AS_pedia Project vol.1, Gallery Purple, Gyeonggi, Korea

2015 Seoul Photo Festival A Great Journey, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2015 Me in Wonderland, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea

2015 EX: Air, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, Korea

2015 International Contemporary Art Project Ulsan, KIM insook & KIM Mi-Jin exhibition, Gallery Yoo, Korea

2015 Ha Jung -woong collection Tour, Daegu Art Museum, Korea

2015 Open Studio 10, MMCA(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) Residency Goyang, Korea

2015 I Don't Belong, GALLRY H., Taipei, Tiwan

2014 JeokJaeJeokSo 積材積所, MMCA(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) Residency Goyang, Korea

2014 Haikou International Youth Experimental Arts Festival Haikou Reflection, Hainan, China

2014 Daegu Photo Biennale, Encounter III, Korea

2014 HELLO STRANGERS, space K Daegu, Korea

2014 Korea8 KIM insook & MATSUMOTO Ruri exhibition, Atelier am Eck, Dusseldorf, Germany

2014 KT&G SangSagnMadang ChunCheon Opening Exhibition, Chun Cheon, Korea

2014 INTRO, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, Korea

2014 Five Views from Korea, Nooderlicht Photo gallery, The Netherlands

2013 SOCIAL ART, Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea

2013 12th DONGGANG INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL, Youth Collection, DongGang Museum of photography, Yeongwol, Korea

2013 MMCA(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) Residency Changdong Community project artist exhibition Changdong Samgeori, Korea

2013 The national network of municipal art museums Art of Prayers - Special exhibition of Ha Jung -woong collection,Seoul Museum of Art / Gwangju Museum of art, Korea

2013 Artist's Portfolio, SAVINA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Seoul, Korea

2013 Sajin Bipyong (Photography Criticism) Award the past winners Exhibition, Succeeding, TOPOHAUS ART CENTER, Seoul, Korea

2012 HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL Parallel Visions: Japan and Korea Contemporary photography exhibition, Pao's Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Center, Wanchai

2011 Seoul Photo Festival Special ExhibitionII - Photo Review Finalists Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

2011 U.K.I.E: VER, AM gallery, Brighton, UK

2011 Time without borders, Art space HUE, Paju, Korea

2009 The Trace of Time -10 Years of Sajin Bipyong Awards, Seoul Museum of art, Seoul, Korea

2009 Asian Age project 2009 exhibition SISIBIBI, ALTERNATIVE SPACE GEONHI, Seoul, Korea

2009 Art in Busan: Inter-city, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

2008 Art Court Frontier 2008 #6, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2006 16th Festival Month of Photography 2006 FOTOFO Contemporary Korean Photography: Korea New Days, DOME Umenia(exhibition hall), Bratislava, Slovakia

2005 Seoul Exhibition of Young Artists, SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART, Seoul, Korea

2005 Asian Age Project 2005 - Photo movie & Talk live Age2, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation Art Center, Suwon, Korea

2004 6th Sajin Bipyong (Photography Criticism) Award winners exhibition, DELIM CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, Seoul, Korea

2003 THE MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY TOKYO 2003, IN & OUT, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan



2014 The Artist for KAP(Korean Artist Project) 2014, The Korean Art Museum Association, Korea

2013 MIO PHOTO AWARD, Selection Committee KASAHARA Michiko (Chief Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography), Japan

2012 Daegu Photo Biennale Photo Review Encounter'12 Finalists, Korea

2011 Seoul Photo Festival Photo Review Finalists, Korea

2004 6th Sajin Bipyong (Photography Criticism) Award Prize, Korea

2003 Konica Photo Premio -New Generation of 24's Photographers-, Japan


Public Collections

2012 Ha Jung-woong Collection(47 photos and 1ch video from the series of sweet hours), Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea



2016 Making Space with Culture - Oryu Middle School-, Korea Craft & Desing Foundation, Korea

2015 EAST ASIAN VIDEO FRAME Seoul, Seongbuk Cultural Foundation, Korea

2015 ByeolBeyol Art project , Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, Korea (AS_pedia project)

2008 Culture and art promotion fund(FOUND, Arts Council Korea, Korea

2005 Gyeonggi Art Center project, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, Korea (Asian Age project)

2004 Yong Artists Group exhibition, Parkgeonhi Foundation, Korea (Asian Age project)


Residency program

2015 Old House Reborn Project, CAN foundation, Seoul, Korea

2014-2015 MMCA(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) Residency Goyang, Korea

2014 Residency Studio by the Cultural Office of the City of Dusseldorf, International exchange artist, Germany

2013 MMCA Residency Changdong, Community art project Artist, Korea