Kim Soonim (South Korea)
I am a visual artist who interprets people and regions I encounter in my life with my subjective method. I try to express them with natural materials as installation, sculpture, plane figures or performance. Mostly, I express people with whom I could recall the place I exist or I have existed by choosing objects which properly reveal the subjects’ sentiment. Needlework is my frequently used method of expression. It has reference to my childhood. I grew up in the area of Sobaek Mountain and spent time mostly in nature where I found my playmates in mountains and fields. Growing up in a large family, I learned from my mother and grandmother, and became accustomed to needlework with which I could connect and associate things with needle and thread. ‘Travel’ is my important method of work to fill these curiosities and to create another.
Kim Soon-im is a Korean artist who lives and works in Incheon, Südkorea.
Education: 2007 MA in Art, 2002 Art diploma at the Ewha Woman’s Universität in Seoul.
Solo Exhibitions : Incheon Art Platform Incheon, South Korea / Tokyo Sanbachow Gallery, Japan / Youngeun Contemporary Art Museum, South Korea / SoMA Museum, Séoul Korea / Ox WareHouse, Macau / Openspace Bae, Busan, South Korea / ISCP Gallery, New York , USA.
Ausstellungen und Gastkünstlerin : 2016 : GNAP Süd Afrika / 2015: Buk-Seoul Museum / 2014: Wadden Tide International Land Art Exhibition, Dänemark / Gumgang Nature Art Biennale, South Korea / 2013: Triennale d’art textile, Hangzhou, China / 2010: Biennale de Busan, South Korea / 2009: Incheon Woman Art Biennale.