Kimsooja

Biography

1957

Born in Taegu, South Korea

1980

BA at Painting Dept., Hong-IK University, Seoul, South Korea

1984

MFA at Graduate School, Hong-IK University, Seoul, South Korea

1984 - 1985

Lithography studio at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (French Government Scholarship)

1992 - 1993

Artists in Residence, P.S.1 Museum, New York, USA, South Korea

1998 - 1999

World Views - Artists in Residence at the World Trade Center, New York, USA

2008

Artist in residence at Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

2014

Artist in Residence at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

2015

Receives Ho-Am-Prize 2015 in Arts, Ho-Am Foundation, Seoul, South Korea

2017

Receives Asia Arts Award Hong Kong 2017 (Asia Society Museum, New York; Asia Society Hong Kong Center)


Lives and works in New York and Paris.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

"Geometry of Breath", Kewenig, Berlin, Germany

2016

"Kimsooja: Weaving the World", Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Grimbergen, Belgium

"MMCA Hyundai Motors Series 2016: KIMSOOJA - Archive of Mind", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

"Kimsooja - To Breathe - Zone of Zero", CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain

"Kimsooja", Site Specific Installation at Gangoji Temple, Commissioned by Culture City of East Asia 2016, Nara, Japan

"Kimsooja: Weaving The World – Thread Routes – Chapter 2", Cultuurcentrum Strombeek Grimbergen, Belgium

"Aire de Tierra / Air of Earth (2009)", outdoor projection, The Temple in Beijing, Beijing, China

2015

"Kimsooja, A Beggar Woman", Cairo, Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts, USA

"Kimsooja – Thread Routes, Chapter III", Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

"Kimsooja – Thread Routes", Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

"Kimsooja", A site specific installation, Centre Pompidou Metz, France

"Kimsooja - To Breathe", Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, France

2014

"Kimsooja – To Breathe: Obangsaek", Gallery Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

"Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology", A site-specific architectural project ’A Needle Woman – Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir’ in collbaoration with nanoscientists for Cornell University Biennale, New York, USA

"Kimsooja - Bottaris", La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain

"Kimsooja – To Breathe: Bottari", Raffaella Cortese Gallery, Milan, Italy

"Kimsooja – To Breathe: Mandala", Kewenig Galerie, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2013

"KIMSOOJA / Unfolding" Vancouver Artgallery, Vancouver, Canada

"Kimsooja, To Breathe: Bottari", Korean Pavillion, 55th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

"Kimsooja, An Album: Sewing into Borderlines", Mariposa Land Port of Entry, commissioned by GSA Art in Architecture Program, Arizona, USA

2012

"Calm Chaos: Kimsooja’s Earth-Water-Fire-Air", Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia

"Kimsooja: A Needle Woman", Miami Art Museum, USA

"Kimsooja", Musee d’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne Metropole, Saint-Etienne, France

"Kimsooja", Kunsthalle Moen 44, Askeby, Denmark

"To Breathe", Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

"Kimsooja - GL Strand", Copenhagen Art Festival, Denmark

2011

"Kimsooja", Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, South Korea

"Kimsooja", University Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts, USA

"Kimsooja, An Album: Hudson Guild", A Site-Specific Screening at SVA Theater, Barney Auditorium, NYU, United States Custom House, Commissioned by More Art, New York, USA

"Mumbai: A Laundry Field", Sullivan North Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

"Kimsooja, A Needle Woman, Lucidity. Inward Views", le Mois de la Photo a Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2010

"NPPAP – Yong Gwang Nuclear Power Plant Art Project", comissioned by The National Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea

"Earth-Water-Fire-Air", Atelier Hermès, Seoul, South Korea

"Mumbai: A Laundry Field", Feldkirch Church, co-organized by Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Feldkirch, Austria

"Kimsooja", Gallery Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

"Being in the world / Être au Monde", Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette (Québec), Canada

2009

"Mumbai: A Laundry Field", Continua Gallery, Le Moulin, France

"A Needle Woman - Paris", Hotel De Ville Paris, Commissioned by Nuit Blanche 2009, Paris, France

"Kimsooja. A Needle Woman", Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

"Earth-Water-Fire-Air", International Museum of Contemporary Art (MIAC), La Bienal de Lanzarote, Canarian Islands

2008

"Kimsooja: Video Album", Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

"Mumbai: A Laundry Field", Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

"A Mirror Woman: The Sun & The Moon", Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"To Breathe/Respirare: Invisible Mirror/Invisible Needle", The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

"Black Box: Kimsooja", Hirschhorn Museum und Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA

"Lotus: Zone of Zero", Rotunda at Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels, Belgium

2007

"Mumbai: A Laundry Field", Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, Germany

"A Wind Woman", La Fábrica Galeria, Madrid, Spain

2006

"To Breathe / Respirare", a site-specific installation at La Fenice Theater, in conjunction with a joint solo exhibition at Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, Italy

"To Breathe – A mirror woman (Respirar – Una mujer espejo)", a site-specific installation at the Crystal Palace, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

"To Breathe: Invisible Mirror/Invisible Needle", Theatre du Chatelet, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France

"Kimsooja", Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

"A Wind Woman", Peter Blum Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA

"A Wind Woman", The Project, New York, USA

2005

"Bottari Cologne 2005", Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, Germany

"Journey into the World", The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

"Seven Wishes and Secrets", MIT List Gallery, Cambridge, UK

"Conditions of Anonymity", The 59th minute & performance at Time Square, Creative Time, New York, USA

2004

"Kimsooja, A Needle Woman", Outdoor Video, Yekaterinburg, Russia

"Videos in Progress", The RISD Museum, Providence, USA

"Kimsooja", Galleria Raffaela Cortese, Milan, Italy

"Kimsooja, Conditions of Humanity", traveling solo show, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2003

"Kimsooja, Conditions of Humanity", traveling solo show, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France; Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, PAC, Milan, Italy

"Kim Sooja", Zacheta National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

"A Mirror Woman – The Ground of Nowhere", Crossings 2003: Korea / Hawaii, Honolulu Hall, Honolulu, USA

"Mandala", Zone of Zero, The Project, New York, USA

2002

"A Mirror Woman", Peter Blum, New York, USA

"A Laundry Woman", Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

"A Laundry Woman", Image Passage, Musée-Chateau, Annecy, France

2001

"A Needle Woman", P.S.1 / MOMA, New York, USA

"A Needle Woman", Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

"Bottari 2001", Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

"Kim Sooja", INOVA, Milwaukee, USA

"Kimsooja, A Laundry Woman", Palazzo Delle Poste, Trieste, Italy

2000

"A Needle Woman – A Woman Who Weaves the World", Rodin Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

"A Needle Woman", ICC, Tokio, Japan

1999

"A Needle Woman", CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan

1997

"Sewing into Walking", MAGASIN, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France

"Deductive Object", Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

"A Laundry Field/Sewing into Walking Looking into Sewing", Centennial Gallery, Oakville, Canada

"Bottari", choreographed by Christopher House, performed by the Toronto Dance Theater, conceptual scenic design by Kimsooja, Harbourfront Premiere Dance Theater, Toronto, Canada

1994

"Sewing into Walking", Seomi Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1992

"Kim Soo-Ja", 11th Suknam Fine Art Awards Exhibition, Hankook Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1991

"Kim Soo-Ja", Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1989

"Kim Soo-Ja", On Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1988

"Kim Soo-Ja", Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

"Intuition", Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

"Antidoron. The EMST Collection", documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

"Thread Lines", The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, USA

"Socle du Monde Biennale", HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark

"Person of the Crowd", Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA

"Idioma – Museum as Toolbox", Museion, Bolzano, Italy

"Tous, des sang-mêlés", MAC/VAL Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris, France

The 2nd Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China

2016

"Urgent Conversations: Athens-Antwerp", National Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Athens, Greece

"Uncertain States - Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency", Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

"Born in Flames: Korean Ceramics from the National Museum of Korea in Seoul", The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

"Weaving and We: The Second Hangzhou Triennial of Fibre Art 2016", Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

"Minus Ego, Renouncing - Disappearing - Sharing", Goethe Institut, Barcelona, Spain

"L'Effet Vertigo", Musée d'art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris, France


"Dancing with Myself. Selbstporträt und Selbsterfindung. Werke aus der Sammlung Pinault", Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

"Enacting Stillness", The 8th Floor, New York, USA

"Sammlung Viehof. Internationale Kunst der Gegenwart", Deichtorhallen, Halle für aktuelle Kunst, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany

"Rever d'un autre Monde", Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation, Lyon, France

"Architecture of Life", The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), Berkeley, USA

"Ordinary / Extraordinary: The Democratization of Art or the Will to Change Things", 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz, Historic Center, Guatemala City, Guatemala

"Jameco Exchange", No Longer Empty (NLE), New York, USA

"La Terre, Le Feu, L'Esprit: Chefs D'Ceuvre De La Ceramique Coréenne", Grand Palais, Paris, France

"Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

"Architecture of Life", University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, curated by Lawrence Rinder, Berkeley, USA

"Remember Lidice", Alte Weberei, Nordhorn, Germany

"Lo Specchio Concavo", BACO Base Arte Contemporanea Odierna, Bergamo, Italy


2015

"Fear Nothing, She Says", Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid, Spain

"Remember Lidice", Edition Block, Berlin, Germany

"Art_Textiles", The Whitworth at The University of Manchester, UK

"New Hanging of Works in the Collection", MAC/VAL, Paris, France

"Art and Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence", Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, Geneva, Switzerland

"Fashion as Social Energy", Palazzo Morando, Milan, Italy

"Proportio", Palazzo Fortuni, Venice, Italy

"Where Do We Migrate To? ", Värmland’s Museum, Karlstadt, Sweden

"The Vertigo Effect", MAC/VAL Musée d'art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

"30 Years Galerie Tschudi", Zuoz, Switzerland

"Fear Nothing, She Says", Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid, Spain

"Earth-Water-Fire-Air", Sala Orive, The XIV Biennal of Photography of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain

"Le Monde Selon", FRAC - Franche - Comté, Besançon, France

"Vanita/Vanitas", Museo Ettore Fico, Torino, Italy

"From the Collection: Ornament, Reduction, Continuum", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

"L'Effet Vertigo", Musée d'art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

"Chambres d'enfants", Musée du Papier Peint, Mézières, Switzerland

The XIV Biennial of Photography of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain

"The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists of the Miller Meigs Collections", Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

2014

"Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence", The Menil Collection, Houston, USA

"The Future is Now", MAXXI Museum, National Museum oft he 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy

"The Eye of the Needle", KODE - Art Museums of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

"Beyond and Between", LEEUM, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

"Daegu Contemporary Art Festival in Gangjeong", The ARC, Gangjeong, South Korea

"Land-Sea-Sky, revisiting spatiality in video", Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea, traveling to OCAT-OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China; National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia; Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

"The Disappearance of the fireflies" (Collection Yvon Lambert), Prison Sainte Anne, Avignon

"True Colors", Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2014, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

"The International Biennal of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias", Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

"Shades of Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean-American Artists, Part 2, 1990-2001, AHL Foundation, New York, USA

"Art and Truth: Ghandi and Images of Nonviolence", The Menil Collection, Houston, USA

"Thread Lines", The Drawing Center, New York, New York, USA

"Total Art: Contemporary Video", National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA

"Threads", Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands

"Le Mouvement – Performing in the City", CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland

"Taking Time", The Cube, Lincoln Rail Yard, Lincoln, USA

"KP.O.P. – Process, Otherness, Play" Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

"Inhabiting the World - Busan Biennale 2014", Busan, South Korea

"Voyage to Biennale - 50 years of Contemporary Korean Art in Overseas Biennales", Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea

"Paris Intérieur – Extérieur, le Paris des Photographes 1984 - 2014", Galerie des Bibliothèques de Paris, Paris, France

"RE:VISION", Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

"La Disparition des Lucioles", Prison Sainte-Anne, Avignon, France

"Verwundung und Zuflucht", Werke aus der Sammlung des Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Küefer-Martis-Huus, Ruggell, Liechtenstein

"Il Tempo delle Donne", Piccolo Teatro Grassi, Milan, Italy

2013

"The Unanswered Question. Iskele2", TANAS, Berlin, Germany

"Zizhiqu – Autonomous Zone", Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

"2013 California Pacific Triennal", Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA

"Contemporary Art Trail", Aix-en-Provence, France

"Host & Guest", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

"Matrix – Textiles in Art an the Applied Arts from Gustav Klimt to Chiharu Shiota", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

"Art an Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence", The Menil Collection, Houston, USA

"Making Space. 40 Years of Video art", Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

"Le Pont", Museum of Contemporary art Marseille, France

"The Lift", Bloomberg Building, New York, USA

"Les apparitions", Pavillon des Arts, Pau, France

"In God We Trust", Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

"Elle est retrouvée...", Courbet Museum, Ornans, France

"Women Healing the World", Culture Factory, Osan, South Korea

"Media Art from the Museum Collection", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea


2012

The 9th Gwangju Biennale – ‚Rountable’, Seoul, South Korea

"Unfinished journey",Kimsooja – GL Strand, Copenhagen Art Festival, Denmark

"Walking in the city", Screening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

"Where do we migrate to?" Traveling exhibition: The Center for Art, Design and Viszal Culture, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, USA

"Kimsooja - Gwangju Biennale", the 9th Gwangju Biennale - Roundtable - Seoul, South Korea

"Where Do We Migrate To?", The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

"Now Here is also Nowhere: Part 1", Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, USA

"Shortening Distances, Asian Panorama of the MUSAC", Museo de Art Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain

"Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012", Travelling show from Fukuoka Asian Art Museum; Okinawa Prefecture Art Museum; Tochigi Prefecture Art Museum of Fine Arts; Mie Prefecture Art Museum, Japan

2011

"Space Study", Plateau - Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

"New Acquisitions 2010", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

"Sixth Sense Massage", Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea

"Dream White Night", The Square of Daegu City Hall, Seoul, South Korea

"Big Picture – (locations/projections)", Kunstsammlung NRW K21, Düsseldorf, Germany

"The Missing Peace: Artists consider the Dalai Lama", San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, USA

"Korean Rhapsody – Montage of History and Memory", Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul, South Korea

"Spirituality of Place", Gutstein Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, USA

"Terre Vulnerabili 2 – A Growing Exhibition", Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

"Living – Ideologies. Frontiers of Architecture III+IV", Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

"TRA – Edge of Becoming", Palazzo Fortuny Campo San Beneto, Venice, Italy

"Buddha's Trace – Contemporary Art From Asia", Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

"West End?", MOTS – Museum of the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

"Kunst-Stoff. Textilien in der Kunst seit 1960", Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany

"Windflower. Perceptions of Nature", Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

"J’ai deux amours", Palais de la Porte, Paris, France

"Count Down. Culture Station Seoul 284", Seoul Square Media Canvas, Seoul, South Korea

"Barely There", Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA

"TRA. Edge of Becoming", Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

2010

"Investigations of a Dog", Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

"Iles jamais trouvées / Islands Never Found", Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France

"Brave New World. From the Perspective of MUDAM collection", Episode: Of our artificiality, Fondation Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

"Isole Mai Trovate", Palazzo Ducale, Venice traveling to Thessaloniki, The State Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Saint Etienne, France

"Edge of Elsewhere", Campbelltown Arts Centre, Gallery 4A & Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia

"Culture Shock", Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, Canada

"Beyond Mediations", Biennale Poznan 2010, Zamek Art Center, Poznan, Poland

"Socle du Monde. Biennale between Cultures", Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark

"Das im Entschwinden Erfasste – Videokunst im Museum Folkwang", Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

"Che cosa sono le nuvole? / What are clouds?", Werke aus der Sammlung Enea Righi, MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy

"Fast Forward 2. The Power of Motion", Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

"Ars Itineris. El viaje en el arte contemporáneo", Museu de l'Art, la Pell de Vic traveling to Museo do Mar de Virgo, Spain

"Thrice Upon a Time", Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

"The Cassini Cruise 2", Ardi Poels Projects, Rijckholt, The Netherlands

Special Screening ‘A Needle Woman’ 2005, on the occasion of the Chaotic Harmony, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbar, USA

"Annunciation", Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy

"GSK Contemporary – Aware: Art Fashion Identity", Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

"Rainbow Asia", Seoul Arts Center, South Korea

"Cue", Vancouver Art Gallery and Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada

"Edge of Elsewhere", Sydney Festival 2010, Sydney, Australia

"Believe in Miracles", Collection Lambert, Lambert Foundation, Avignon, France

"Investigations of a Dog - Works From the Face Collection", Travelling Show: Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal; La Maison Rouge, Paris, France; Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden

Special Screening 'A Needle Woman - Paris', Courmayer - Valle D'Aosta, D'Aosta, Italy

"The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama", Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania

"Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum", Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, USA

2009

"Re-Imagining Asia", New Art Gallery, Walsall, England

"En découdre", Fondation pour l'art contemporain, Toulouse, France

"Mi Vida. From Heaven to Hell", Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary

"Labyrinth - Freedom", Franzensfeste, Fortezza Alto Adige, Bolzano, Trentino, Bolzano, Italy

2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art: "Praxis: Art in Times of Uncertainty", Thessaloniki, Greece

5th. International Textile Biennial, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

"The Other", 11th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt

"FRAGILE - Fields of empathy", Modern Art Museum of St.Etienne, St. Etienne; Palazzo dei Falconieri, Rome; Daejon Museum of Art, South Korea

"The View from Elsewhere / Small Acts", Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney; Gallery of Modern Art Australian Cinematheque, Brisbane, Australia

"It's Your Bright Future: 12 Korean Artists", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles traveling to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

"Universal Code", The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

"Essential Experiences", Riso, Museo d'arte contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy

"In-finitum", Palazzo Fortuni, Venice, Italy

"Heart in Heart", National Museum of Contemporary Art – EMST, Athens, Greece

"Un certain état du monde: Sélection de la collection de la Fondation François Pinault", The Garage, Moscow, Russia

"Against Exclusion", The 3rd Moscow Biennale, The Garage, Moscow, Russia

"LIVE and LET LIVE", The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka, Japan

"Art Tells the Times. Works by Women Artists", Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"Dress Codes", The International Center for Photography, Triennial, New York, USA

"Faces and Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York", Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA

"Investigations of a Dog", Works from the FACE (Foundation of Arts for a Contemporary Europe) Collections, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turino, Italy

"The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama", Frost Museum of Art, Miami, USA

"Living With…", Galleria Raffaella Cortses, Milan, Italy

"House is Not A Home", La Calmeleterie, Nazelles Negron, France

"Truly Truthfully", Special Exhibition Art Asia Miami, Miami, USA

2008

"Ethos", Lofoten International Art Festival Svolvaer, Norway

"Conspire", Transmediale 08, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany


"Wandering in Contemporary Video Art", Magazzini del Sale, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

"Micro-Narratives", Musee D'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France

"Person of the Crowd", The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase,USA

"Je reviendrai", Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

"Knock Knock Knockin' on Heaven's Door", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

"Self / Other", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

"Academia: Qui es-tu?", La Chapelle de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

"After Five Years, A Space of Time", La Fábrica Galería, Madrid, Spain

"The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama", Hillside Terrace, Japan

"Re-Imagining Asia", Haus der Kulturen, Walsall, England

"Street Art, Street Life", the bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA

"Pacific Perspectives Screenings: Fall 2008 Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series", San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

"Asian Dub Photography", Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Foro Boario, Modena, Italy

"Global Eur Asia Special Exhibition", Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

"Time is of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art", Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, USA

"A Space In Time", La Fábrica Gallery, Madrid, Spain

"Aspiration", Light & Sie Gallery, Dallas, USA

"Re-Imagining Asia", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2007

"From the Earth to the Moon: Metaphors for Travel (Part I)", Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy

"Critical Mass", Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

"Speed 3: Against the Clock", Institut of Modern Art (IVAM), Valencia, Spain

"Listening Awry", McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada

"Post Object", Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto, Canada

"Scenes and Sequences, Peter Blum Editions, New York. A Selection from 1980 to 2006", Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

"Timeout. Art and Sustainability", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

"Artempo. Where Time Becomes Art", Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

"Going Staying. Movement, Body, Place in Contemporary Art", Kunst Museum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

"Equatorial Rhythms", The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

"Cosmologies", James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

"The Missing Peace", School of Visual Arts partner to the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA

"Passage du Temps, A selection of works from the François Pinault Foundation", Tri Postal, Lille, France

"Á l'horizon de Shangri la", FRAC Lorraine, Lorraine, France

"Void in Korean Art", Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul, South Korea

"Video Atlas Americas", Automatica, Rio de Janerio, Brazil

"An Interpersonal Journey", New Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey

"Gestures of Infinity", Minoriten Kultur Graz, Graz, Austria

"Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relations", Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany

"Manifesting Emptiness", Rymer Gallery at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

"Micro-Narratives, 48th October Salon", Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia

"Pawnshop", e-flux, New York, USA

"Witnessing the Moment", Prague Contemporary Art Festival, The Vinohrady Theater, Prague, Czech Republic

"Momentos Estelares - Photography in the 20th Century", The Circulo de Bellas Artes and the Consejería de Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

"Existencias", Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain

2006

"New Mystics", Instituto Cabrera Pinto, La Laguna, Tenerife

"The Missing Peace", UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, USA

"Now Here Europe - Trans:it. Moving Culture Through Europe", National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania

"Cut and Paste - New Identities, New Territories", Makor Steinhardt Center, New York, USA

"Allegories of Displacement", Westport Art Center, Westport, USA

"Casper David Friedrich - Inventing Romanticism", Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany

"Art, Life & Confusion", October Art Salon, Belgrade, Serbia

"The 2nd Architectural Biennial Beijing", The Great Hall of the National Museum of China, Beijing, China

"Five Days Until the End of Art", Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

"With Body and Soul", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

Group Show, Art Center Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium

2005

"Always a Little Further", The 51st Venice Biennale, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

"Art Circus-Jumping from the Ordinary", Yokohama Triennial 2005, Yokohama, Japan

"Marking Time", Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA

"Irreducible", CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Miami Art Central, Miami; Bronx Museum of Art, New York, USA

"Introspections", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

"Domicile - Private/Public", Musee D'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France

"The Giving Person", Palazzo della Arti, Napoli, Italy

"Art Robe: Women Artists at the Nexus of Art and Fashion", UNESCO, Paris, France

"Femme", Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

"Cool & Warm", Sung-Kok Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

"The Fifth Gospel", Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia

"The Missing Peace", Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

"Perception of the Horizontal", MUSEION, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy

"Water, Air, Earth, Fire - At the Origins of Life Between Art and Science", Villa Croce, Geneva, Switzerland

"Ingenio 400 - A Commissioned Web Video Project", La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain

"Video Spirit: Mysteries, Myths, Meditation and the Moving Image", Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, USA

2004

"Don’t Call it Performance", The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, El Museo del Barrio, New York "The 18th Rencontre Paralleles", Centre d’art Contemporain, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France

"The Ten Commandments", Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany

"Transcultures", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

"PREMAculTURE", Secondary School, Hydra, Greece

"La Caja Negra – Utopias en Movimiento", Centro Atlantico Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria

"Still Mapping the Moon", Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

"Five Artists Five Faiths: Spirituality and Contemporary Art", Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

"The 1st Lodz Biennale", Lodz, Poland

"Work of the Work", Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Australia

"Contemporary Visions, Photographs and Videos from the Collection of Helga De Alvear", Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Oulu; City Art Museum, Turku, Finland; MEIAC Art Museum, Badajoz, Spain

"Settlement", Museum of Modern Art, St. Etienne, France

"In Movement" – Salutes Women Video Artists of the World", UNESCO, Paris, France

"HOMExtension", University Art Museum, Albany, USA

"Playgrounds and Toys", La Manufacture des Oeillets, Paris, France

"Kunst Stoff", Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria

"Out Video Festival", NCCA Yekaterinburg, Russia

"Enlightment", Video Program, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

"Raison et Sentiments – Sense & Sensibility", FRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France

"Artists on Journey", Seoul National University Museum, Seoul, South Korea

2003

"Ideal City – Solares", 2. Biennale of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

"Don't Call it Performance", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

"As Heavy as the Heavens, Transformations of Gravity", Museum Joanneum, Graz, Austria; Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

"Migration", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

"Mind Space", Samsung Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea

"Identity and Otherness", Photo Espana, Circulo de Bella Artes, Madrid, Spain

"Multitudes-Solitudes", Museum and Ar/ge Kunst Galleria Museo , Bolzano, Italy

"Archives and Simulation", LisboaPhoto, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal

"Social Strategy", University of California Art Museum, Santa Barbara; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, USA

"The 10th Biennial of Moving Images", Geneva, Switzerland

"Pro Arte Video Festival", Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

"Walking in the Street", Apex Art, New York; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

"Serene Beauty", Jamaican Art Center, New York, USA

"Spotlight Reading", The Kitchen, New York, USA

"Traces of Friday: Art, Tourism, Displacement", Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, USA

"Motion Studies", LMCC, One Wall Street Court, New York, USA

"Lille 2004, Flower Power", Beaux-Art Museum, Lille, France

2002

"Whitney Biennale", Central Park, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

"Tempo", MOMA, Queens, New York, USA

"Memory of Water", Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, USA

"The 3rd Busan Biennale", Metropolitan Museum, Busan, South Korea

"The 2nd Photo Festival", Ganna Art, Total Museum, Seoul, South Korea

"Refugee", Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

"Expo 2002 – Money&Value / The Last Taboo", Biel, Switzerland

"Demeter", Tokachi International Contemporary Exhibition, Obihiro, Japan

"Aubes, Rêveries au bord de Victor Hugo", Maison de Victor Hugo, Paris, France

"Watching Ocean and Sky Together", Biennale de Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

"Global Priority", Jamacian Art Center, New York, USA

"Instructions for Auctions", Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria

"Crossing Cultures", Kunsthaus Muerzzuschlag, Austria

2001

"Art Through the Eye of the Needle", Henie Onstad Kunstcenter, Hovikodden, Norway

"ARS 01", KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland

"Subject Plural", Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA

"Asian Contemporary Art", Duke University Modern Art Museum, Durham, USA

"On the Way to the Screen", International Artists House, Moscow, Russia

"Antro-a-Polosias", Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain

"Imago Mundi, CAPC, Bordeaux, France

"Lost and Found", Apex Art, New York, USA

"Markers", 49. Biennale, Venice, Italy

"Unrealtime Video", Fine Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

"Going Places", Smart Art Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

"Girls in the Image", Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

2000

"Sharing Exotism", 5. Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

"Human-Being and Gender", 3. Biennale of KwangJu, KwangJu, South Korea

"The Sky is the Limit", 2. Biennale of Taipei, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, China

"Echigo-Tsumari, Tsumari Art Triennale 2000", Echigo-Tsumari, Japan

"Mutation", CAPC, Bordeaux, France

"Hypermental", Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland

"Art and Social Reality", High Commission for Refugee, Geneva, Switzerland

"From Here to There", Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

"Playground & Toys for Refugee Children", Red Cross Museum, Geneva; UN, New York, USA

"Today's Korea Contemporary Sculpture", Moran Museum of Art, Namyangju, South Korea

"Likeness of Being", Gallery DC Moore, New York, USA

"Kim Sooja + Yang Pei Ming, Selfscape", Brandts Klaedefabrick, Odense, Denmark

"Drive", Govette-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

1999

"d'APERTutto", 48. Biennale, Venice, Italy

"ArtWorld in Dialogue – Global Art Rhineland", Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

"The 3rd Asia – Pacific Triennal of Contemporary Art", Brisbane, Australia

"Kim Sooja + Jeannett Christensen", Inaugural Exhibition at Kunsthalle Feldbach, Feldbach, Austria

1998

"24. Biennale de Sao Paolo", Sao Paolo, Brazil

"Everyday", 11. Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

"Echolot", Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

"Loose Threads", Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

"Warming", The Project, New York, USA

"Medialization", Edsvik Art Center, Stockholm, Sweden; Eesti Kunst Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

"Slowness of Speed", National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

"Traditions / Tensions", Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, China

"Frame", Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea

1997

– 2000 "Cities on the Move", Sezession, Vienna, Austria; Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; CAPC, Bordeaux, France; KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland; P.S.1, New York, USA

1997

"De-Genderism", Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

"On Life, Beauty Translations and Other Difficulties", 5. Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey

"Traditions / Tensions", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

"Des Histoires En Formes", Centre National D'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

1996

"Manifesta 1", Museum Boymans van-Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

"Inclusion / Exclusion", Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria

"The Scream Borealis 8", Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

"Roles of the Couple", Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan

"Traditions / Tensions", Asia society, Galerie Gray Art, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA

"Do It / Home Version", Museum in Progress, Vienna, Austria

"Home / Salon", The Clock Tower Gallery, New York, USA

"Ceremonial", Apex Art, New York, USA

"An Aspect of Korea Contemporary Art in the 90s", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokio; The International Museum, Osaka, Japan

1995

"Division of Labour – Womens Work in Contemporary Art", The Bronx Museum of Art, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles, USA

"1st Biennale de KwangJu", KwangJu, South Korea

"Tiger's Tail – 12 Contemporary Korean Artists", Palazzo Vendramin, Venice, Italy; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwacheon, South Korea

"Circulating Currents - Korean & Japanese Contemporary Artists", Nagoya City Museum; Aichi Prefecture Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

"6. Triennale Small Plastics", Süd-West LB, Stuttgart, Germany

"16. International Bronze and Small Sculpture Biennale", Padua, Italy

"Light Box Project", Museum City Project, Fukuoka, Japan

"Stage Work for Drawing the Sound", Whanki Museum, Seoul, South Korea

"Information and Reality", Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

1994

"Women – The Difference and the Power", Hankook Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1993

"Trade Routes", The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

"In their Own Images", P.S.1, New York, USA

"Semblances", Ise Art Foundation, New York, USA

1992

"Triangle Workshop", Pine Plains, New York, USA

1991

"Ten Korean Women Artists", The National Museum Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, USA

"Inaugural Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Art", SunJae Museum, Kyung Ju, Japan

1990

"Impact 3 90", Humanite Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1989

"Berlin International Contemporary Art Festival", Municipal Museum Berlin Young Artist Festival, Gallery Trade Center Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea

1988

"88. Korea Contemporary Art Festival", National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea

"60 Contemporary Artists", Hanaro Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1987

"The 8th International Impact Art Festival", Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan

"The Spearhead in our Generation", Kwan Hun Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

'INFORMAL' Exhibition, Soo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

"Art on T-Shirt", Hilton Hotel Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

"The 13th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival", Fine Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

"The 10th Independents", National Museum of Modern Arts, Kwacheon, South Korea

1986

"Hong-Ik M.F.A. Exhibition", Dong Bang Plaza Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1985

"French Governments scholars exhibition", Galerie Bernarnos, Paris, France

"Korea 31 Contemporary Women Artists' Exhibition", Kwan Hun Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1984

"Korean Contemporary Art Festival", Municipal Museum, Taipei, China

"Korea 15 Contemporary Women Artists' Exhibition", Kwan Hun Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

"The 6th Independents", National Museum of Arts, Deoksukung Place, Seoul, South Korea

1983

"83. Seoul International Drawing Exhibition", Fine Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

"Materiality, the New way of Existence", Artists Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

"The 1st Grandprize Exhibition of Young Artists", Young Artists Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

"The 9th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival", Fine Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

1982

The 9th Hong-Ik print Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

The 7th Independents, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea

1981

The 8th Hong-Ik print Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

The 6th Independents, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

1980

The 7th Hong-Ik print Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

1979

"Kim Sooja + Lee Yun Dong", Growich Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

The 6th Hong-Ik print Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

"An event by two people", Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, Youngnam Daily News Gallery, Daegu and Gangjung, South Korea





SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon (FNAC), France

Musée MAC/VAL, Val de Marne, France

Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France

Museum of Modern Art, St. Etienne, France

Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, Paris, France

Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany

K21 Kunsthsammlung, Düsseldorf, Germany

Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany

Degussa Co., Düsseldorf, Germany

National Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Athens, Greece

Museo d'Art Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea

Mail Dairy Co. Collection, Seoul, South Korea

Hana Bank Collection, Seoul, South Korea

Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

MUDAM, Musée d'Art Modern Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, Spain

Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain

Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

Pierre Huber Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Monsoon Collection, London, UK

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts, USA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA

Microsoft Co., Seattle, USA

University of Seattle, Seattle, USA

Western Bridge, Seattle, USA

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA

TKF Foundation, Washington D.C, USA

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