Sung Hwan Kim

Sung Hwan Kim

Fellow: Awarded 2021
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Sung Hwan Kim, born in 1975 in Seoul, lives and works in New York. He received his BA in mathematics and art at Williams College, and SMVisS at MIT. He was a fellow at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and a recipient of Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD.

Over the past two decades, Kim has been producing lyrical multimedia installations, films, and performances that merge the mythological and the everyday.

With David Michael DiGregorio he created an operatic theater piece, 피나는 노력으로 한 A Woman Whose Head Came Out Before Her Name and created two radio plays, commissioned by Bayerischer Rundfunk: One from in the room (for which they won the Karl-Sczuka-Förderpreis), and Howl Bowel Owl.

Kim participated in the 57th Venice Biennale and had solo exhibitions at MoMA (2021); DAAD Galerie (Berlin, 2018); Artsonje Center (Seoul, 2014); the Tanks at Tate Modern (London, 2012); Kunsthalle Basel (2011); Queens Museum (New York, 2011); Haus der Kunst (Munich, 2010).

Publications include Hair is a piece of head, Talk or Sing, Ki-da Rilke, and When Things Are Done Again. His work is in the collections of MoMA; Tate Modern; and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Jane Dudley Baker

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