Jinjoo Kim

Without any fixation on roles or materials, Jinjoo Kim works on creating iridescent questions that reveal her interests in fragmented and surviving images, performativity of language, coexistence of polarity. Like ps, which means post-script, her practice has focused on listening, witnessing and transferring stories and archives in spite of the constraints of media, labor, capitalism, and ideology. Continuing series of Promises (2008–) on envisioning and failure of contracts between history and memory, she also wrote her master thesis on Artists’ speech act in Korea(2016). Producing together, she took the main host of the podcast Talking Misul (2015–2016) which broadened the discourse on contemporary Korean art; as a member of curatorial and editorial collective, ágrafa society, she co-published a web journal SEMINAR (2019–2021) on queer and feminist visual art and culture.

  • Education
    • 2016 M.A Studies in Art and Culture, Graduate School of Ewha Womans University
      2008 M.F.A. Painting and Printmaking, Graduate School of Ewha Womans University
      2005 B.F.A. Painting and Printmaking, Ewha Womans University; B.A. Art History, Ewha Womans University, Seoul
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • Seismograpies, Hapjungjigu, Seoul, 2020.
      Collective and Individual Chorus, Suwon-si GajogYeoeongHoegwan Gallery, 2013.
      PS: Listening Company, a solo show of the collective ‘ps,’ alternative space pool, 2009
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • Home Work 7, screening program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, 2015.
      Real DMZ Project 2015: Lived Time of Dongsong, 2015.
      AFTERPIECE, Insa Art Space, Seoul, 2015.
      5th Anyang Public Art Project, 2016.
      gohyang: home, Seoul Museum of Art, 2019.
      2021 DMZ Art & Peace Platform, Jejin Station, 2021.
      Confluence: The way of the peace, Odu Mountain Unification Observatory, 2022
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • 2021 SeMA (Seoul Museum of Art) Nanji Residensy
      Home Workspace Program 2013-14 with financial aid
  • Related Articles

Promises: means without end, 2011. Single work, printing, ring binding, booklet pages, limited production of 3 copies, 297x220mm.

Factory Dust Gesture, 2017. video, HD, color, 11 min 48 sec. Data provided by Suwon research institute.

그녀의, 있고/없는 창을 위한 커튼, 2014-2019. Photography, archival pigment print, 1/4. 22x30cm.

Exhibition view of Seismographs(2020, Hapjungjigu, Seoul). Tracing Lee Observatory’s Seismographs. On the wall of the Hapjeongjigu exhibition hall. drawing, installation, tracing on carbon paper, drawing, variable size. Photograph: Hong Chul-ki. Image courtesy of Kim Jin-joo, Hapjeongjigu.

Exhibition view of Seismographs(2020, Hapjungjigu, Seoul). Photograph: Hong Chul-ki. Image courtesy of Kim Jin-joo, Hapjeongjigu.

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