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Biography


Born in Osaka Japan, 1978, a third generation Zainichi Koreanresiding in Japan. After graduating in photography from the Visual Arts College Osaka, KIM insook traveled to Korea where KIM studied painting, photography and images at the Graduate School of Arts of Hansung University, receiving her M.A. in 2005. Currently lives and works in Seoul and Tokyo.


KIM insook highlights the problems of identity, community, race and family that arise when living in the gap between different cultures.


KIM insook has held 11 solo exhibitions in Korea and abroad from 2002, including at Gwangju Museum of Art in Korea. KIM has been invited to participate in numerous art festivals and group exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including, FOTOFO international photo festival in Slovakia, Haikou International Youth Experimental Arts Festival in China, Daegu photo Biennale in Korea, and Mori Art Museum in Japan.


KIM insook was in Artist in Residency, including MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) Residency in Korea. And KIM's work collected in Museums, including, 47 of work are collected in "Ha Jung-woong Collection" Gwangju Museum of Art, and 11 of work collected in Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.


 


Education


2005 M.A. in Painting, Photography & Images, Hansung University, Graduate School of Arts, Seoul, Korea


2002 Graduated from Photography Course, Visual Arts Osaka


2000 Graduated from Faculty of Liberal Arts, Osaka Shoin Women's University


 


 


Solo Exhibitions


2018 "Between Breads and Noodles," BMW photo space, GoEun Foundation GoEun Museum of Photography and BMW MINI Dongsung Motors, Busan, Korea


2015 "House to Home," CAN (Contemporary Art Network) foundation Old House, Seoul, Korea


2014 "Retelling Tales of the Cherry Blossoms," MIO Photo Award Prime, Tennoji MIO, 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


2007 "sweet hours," Café Sukkara, Seoul, Korea


2005 "sweet hours," Art space HUE, Seoul, Korea


2004 "letter to you," STUDIO EARKA, Osaka, Japan


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


"Chang," Beats Gallery, Osaka, Japan


 


 


Group Exhibitions


2020 "Exultation is the going," BUoY, Tokyo, Japan


2018 "I know something about love, asian contemporary photography," TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan


2018 "AS_pedia project Vol.2," Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


2018 "#Selfie ̶ The people who take picture by themselves," Changwon Cultural Foundation Seongsan Art Hall, Changwon, Korea


2017 "Sensation Photography: Focus on Korean Documentary," Photoville 2017, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, New York, USA


2017 "Famiy Report," Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea


2017 "#Selfie ̶ The people who take picture by themselves," Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea


2016-17 16th Ha jung woong Young Artists Invitation Exhibition "Light 2016," Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea


2015-16 "EAST ASIAN VIDEO FRAME Seoul," Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland


2015-16 Lille3000 "Séoul, vite, vite!," Lille, France


2014-15 "Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children," Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Nagoya City Art Museum; Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum; The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan (traveling exhibition)


2015 "AS_pedia Project vol.1," Gallery Purple, Gyeonggi, Korea Seoul Photo Festival


2015 "A Great Journey," Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea


2015 "Me in Wonderland," The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea MMCA Residency Goyang


2015 "EX-Air," National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, Korea International Contemporary Art Project Ulsan


2015 ART PROJECT ULSAN "KIM Insook & KIM Mi-Jin exhibition," Gallery Yoo, Ulsan, Korea


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


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


2015 "I Don't Belong," GALLRY H., Taipei, Taiwan


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," Daegu, Korea


2014 "HELLO STRANGERS," SPACE K Daegu, Daegu, Korea


2014 "Korea8 KIM Insook & MATSUMOTO Ruri exhibition," Atelier am Eck, Düsseldorf, Germany


2014 "KT&G Sangsangmadang Chuncheon Opening Exhibition," Chuncheon, Korea


2014 "Five Views from Korea," Noorderlicht House of photography, Groningen, the Netherlands


2014 MMCA(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) Residency Goyang "INTRO," MMCA Seoul, Korea


2013 "SOCIAL ART," Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, 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," Seoul, Korea


2013 The national network of municipal art museums "Art of Prayers ̶ Special exhibition of Ha Jung-woong collection," Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, 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," Hong Kong Arts Center, Wanchai, Hong Kong


2011 Seoul Photo Festival Special Exhibition II "Photo Review Finalists Exhibition," Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea


2011 "U.K.I.E: VER," AM gallery, Brighton, UK "Time without borders," Art space HUE, Paju, Korea


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 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," Bratislava, Slovakia


2005 "Seoul Exhibition of Young Artists," Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea


2005 "Lyric Metaphor," +Gallery, NAGOYA, Japan


2005 "Asian Age Project 2005 ̶ Photo movie & Talk live Age 2," 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 (currently Tokyo Photographic Art Museum), Tokyo, Japan


 


 


Awards


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


2013 MIO Photo Award Prime, nominated by KASAHARA Michiko, Osaka, 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 Foto Premio, Japan


 


 


Fund


2018 "FOUND of International exchange exhibition," Arts Council Korea, (AS_pedia project)


2016 "Making Space with Culture ̶ Oryu Middle School," Korea Craft & Design 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," 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 Programs


2015 Old House Reborn Project, CAN (Contemporary Art Network) Foundation, Seoul, Korea


2014-15 MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) Residency Goyang, Korea


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


2013 MMCA Residency Changdong, Community art project, Korea


 


 


Public Collections


SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART, Korea


GOEUN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Korea


Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art MUSEUM, Korea


TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART MUSEUM, Japan


Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea


CAN (Contemporary Art Network) Foundation, Korea


"Ha Jung-woong Collection," Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea