Artist

Oksun KIM

Oksun Kim has spent the last 20 years of her life photographing women, transnational couples, foreign residents and vegitations living in Jeju Island. Kim’s work is marked by the aimless gaze which is juxtaposed with the gaze directed at the subject. She powerfully captures the nuanced situations and details. The mixed world in her photographs urges the viewer to reorganize one’s perspective and senses to open up and to embrace life that is full of diversity.

  • Education
    • 2012 Ph.D Candidate. Department of Artistic Crafts Design (Photography), Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
      1996 M.F.A Department of Industrial Design (Photography), Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
      1989 B.A Department of Pedagogy, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, Korea
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2019 《Berlin Portraits》, Atelier Hermes, Seoul, Korea
      2018 《The South》, Ilwoo Space, Seoul, Korea
      2016 《Museum of Innocence》, Goeun Museum of Photography, Pusan, Korea
      2016 《15th Dong Gang Photography Award-Oksun Kim》, Dong Gang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol, Korea
      2014 《The Shining Things》, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
      2011 《No Direction Home》, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2020 《Somewhere, over the rainbow_2 person exhibiton》, Kyobo Art Space, Seoul, Korea
      2019 《Moving and Migration》, Gyunggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea / Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
      2019 《A Day for Counting Stars》, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
      2018 《I know Something about Love》, Tokyo Museum of Photography, Japan
      2017 《Expression of Landscape》, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
      2017 《Tourism_1st Jeju Biennale》, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
      2016 《Neriri Kiruru Harara》, SeMA Biennale Media City Seoul, Korea
      2016 《Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989》, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  • Residencies/Awards/
    Collections
    • Residencies
      2003 PS1 International Studio Program fellowship, New York, USA
      2019 Tsung Yeh Art Residency, Madou, Taiwan

      Awards
      2017 8th Ilwoo Photo Award, Seoul, Korea
      2016 15th Dong Gang Photography Award, Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol, Korea
      2010 1st Seco Photo Award, Seoul, Korea
      2007 6th Daum Prize, Parkgeonhi Foundation, Seoul, Korea

      Collections
      Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
      Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea
      Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
      National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Art Bank, Korea
      Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
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〈Happy Together_Hiroyo and Michael 2〉, 2004, 96x114cm, Seoul Museum of Art. Image Courtesy of the Artist

〈Hamel’s Boart_Rich the naturalist〉, 2007, 100x126cm, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary, Korea. Image Courtesy of the Artist

〈The Shining Things_ Local_seoho1561〉, 2012, 100x80cm, Seoul Museum of Art. Image Courtesy of the Artist

〈Kaoshiung Portraits_ksp_128ccs〉, 2019, 100x125cm, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Art Bank, Korea. Image Courtesy of the Artist

〈The Shining Things_ Untitled_hawon1695〉, 2013, 150x120cm, MoCP. Image Courtesy of the Artist

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