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Kim Soonim



 Born at 1975 in Punggi of Sobeck Mountain  South-Korea



2007 Ewha Womans University,  M.F.A. in Sculpture, Seoul, Korea

2002 Ewha Womans University, B.F.A. in Sculpture, Seoul, Korea  (Second major: Painting and Print Making, History of Art)


Solo Exhibition

2017. 10/20 Kim Soonim Screening Night, Incheon Art Platform G2, Incheon Korea

2017. 6/17-7/13 Nomad Nature, Gallery Nomad, Yeosu Korea

2017 1/6-1/22 The Memory of Dream, Alternative Space Dum, Incheon Korea

2016 8/26-10/30 Landed Ocean, Incheon Art Platform, Incheon Korea

2014 Kim Soonim-Drawings, Kawagoe Sanbachou Gallery, Japan

2014 ‘Residency to Move’, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Goangju Korea

2012 ‘On the Road’, Soma Museum Drawing Center, Seoul

2012 ‘Nanun Dol-I meet with stone.’ KAIST Research&Art, Seoul

2012 ‘The Wild Seeds’, Space Noon, Suwon Korea (Invite)

2011  ‘Mind Space’, OX Warehouse, Macau China

2010 ‘The Forest of Strayer’, Open Space Bae, Busan Korea

2009  ‘The Threads The Memory’, ISCP gallery, New York USA.

2008 ‘Etherial’ Gallery Grimson Seoul Korea (SeMA 2’ )

2008   ‘I meet with stone’ Alternative Space Beam, Incheon Korea(IFAC Grant)

2008   ‘I meet with stone’ Alternative Space Noon Suwon Korea (Selection)

2007 ‘The Face of unknown got’ Gallery Dam  Seoul Korea (Selection)

2007 ‘The Ethereal Space’, Red Mill Gallery Vermont USA. (Freeman Award)



2017 KAP_2017Korea Artist Project, Korean Art Museums, Korea

2016 Grant for Expression Visual Art & Consolidating Calibre Program, IFAC_Incheon Foundation for Art & Culture, Korea

2014 Grant from Arko for International relationship, Arts Council of Korea

2012 Into Drawing Artist of Soma Drawing Center, Soma Museum Seoul

2011 Grant from Arko for International relationship, Arts Council of Korea

2010 7TH ANNUAL ARTEBA- PETROBRAS VISUAL ARTS PRIZE 3rd, ArteBA’10, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2009/2010 Grant of AYAF (Arko Young Artists Frontier), Arts Council Korea

2008 Grant from SeMA for Emerging Artist, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

2008 Grant from Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture, Korea

2008 Grant from PARADISE Culture Foundation, Korea

2007  ‘Hello, Chelsea! 2007’, 35 Fine Art Annual Competition final 11 selection, NYC USA

2007 selected 2007` New Artist from magazine ARTnPEOPLE, Korea

2006/7 Freeman Fellowship Asian Award Winner     Freeman Foundation (U.S.A)

2003 Misulsegea Exhibition Danwean Museum,  Korea

2002 Jungang Fine Art Exhibition Hoam Samsung Gallery, Korea

2000 Minister of Culture and Tourism from Taebaek Snow Sculpture Competition Winner, Korea


Residency Program

2016 3/2-2018 1/30 IAP-Incheon Art Platform, Incheon South Korea

2013. 10/1-2016. 3/1 Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea

2014. 7/8-8/14 AIR Vallauris, Vallauris France

2012. 7/1-7/31 Eshu Art House, Beijing, China

2011 4/1-2012 3/15 OCI Creation Center, OCI Museum& Songam Foundation for Art, Incheon, Korea

2011 2/7-3/6 OX Warehouse, Macau, China

2009 7/17-10/17 Open Space Bae, Busan, Korea

2008 12/1-2009 3/31 ISCP-International Studio& Curatorial Program), New York USA

2007 11/1-2008 10/31 Nanji Create arts Studio  Seoul Korea

2007 3/4-4/27 Vermont Studio Center USA



Selected Group Exhibition

2018 The Art of Arranging the Invisible in the Air, Ilwoo Foundation Ilwoo Space, Seoul Korea

2017 Platform Artist, Incheon Art Platform B, Incheon Korea

2017 Gujing International Nature&Art Biennale, Gujing Artist Village, Ghangdong China

2017 JIAF_Jeju International Art Fair, Jeju Civic Center, Jeju Korea

2017 Salt, Become Flowers. Saltern in Si-do, Incheon Korea

2017 GNAP-Global Nomadic Art Projects-France, Centre des Perrieres Doue-en-Anjou France

2017 GNAP_Global Nomadic Art Projects- Germany, Darmstadt Germany

2017 YATOO trifft Dreieich, Kunsttage 27 Dreieich, Dreieich Germany

2017 Meta-Scape, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyungju Korea

2017 Art Farm Project_Green Guerillas, Alternative Space Sonamoo, Ansung Korea

2017 Moontides for Jeju Haenyeo, Jeju Musem of Art, Jeju Korea

2017 2017IAP Short Stories, Incheon Art Platform B, Incheon, Korea

2017 Stand River, 2017 BaggatArt _Dumulmeori Exhibition, Yangpeong Korea

2017 Five Path, Songzhang Hwagachon Gallery, Beijing China

2016 Bloomy Art Fair, Incheon Sinsaeguea Gallery, Incheon Korea

2016 Goaeneum Mishul, Incheon Art Platform B Gallery, Incheon Korea

2016 Connect! The Silk Road in 21st Century, China Cultural Center, Seoul Korea

2016 Stories of Rain GNAP -Global Nomadic Art Project –South Korea, South Korea

2016 Stories of Rain_GNAP -Global Nomadic Art Project –South Africa, South Africa

2016 Perspective of Artist-Color of Innocence, Makeshop Art Space, Paju Korea

2016 Wind of Unique, Soft, Kind, Seo-Seoul Museum, Seoul Korea

2016 </Odysseia>, OpenSpace Bae, Busan Korea

2016 Breathing Foundation SLY Art Space, Taipei Taiwan

2016 Winter and Bukhangang, Baggat Art Daesungri Exhibition, Daesungri South Korea

2015 Between Houses, Uri Museum, Incheon, South Korea

2015 Mindful Mindless, SoMA Museum, Seoul South Korea

2015 Global Nomadic Art Project Korea, South Korea

2015 Accidental Encounter, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul Korea

2015 Ewha Portfolio 2015, Sunggok Museum, Seoul Korea

2015 Sharing Footsteps, Youngeun Museum, Gyenggido Goangju Korea

2015 2114KNOTS, Atelier Turning, Seoul

2014 Space and Stone, Space ADO, Incheon South Korea

2014 AIA, Gimhae Art Center Museum, GimHae South Korea

2014 IOE-International  Openair Expression, Hiki Hill-TDU, Sitama Japan

2014 Moving Triennale-Made in Busan, Busan Ferry Terminal, Busan South Korea

2014 Gumgang International Nature Art Biennale, Gongju Nature Art Park, Gongju Korea

2014 Wadden Tide_Land Art Expo, Blavanshuk  Denmark

2014 Exposition, Le Cabanon & Galerie Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris France

2014 GNAP-Global Nomadic Art Project, Yeonmisan Nature Art Center, Gongju, Korea

2014 Person and People, Yeulmaru Museum, Yeosu Korea

2014 Space Empathy, Cheonan Art Center Museum of Art, Cheonan Korea

2013 Ghanging-Shenzhen 2013 Public Sculpture Exhibition, Children's Palace, Shenzhen, China

2013 ‘Fiber Visions-Hangzhou Fiber Art Triennial’, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

2013 Gangjung Cultural Festival, The Ach Museum, Daegu, Korea

2013 In Habiting History-Portraiture, the Mirror of an Era, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Namwon, South Korea

2013 ‘Transformation- Shun Young Artists Exhibition’, Shun Gallery, Shanghai China

2013 ‘ Human, for a moment’, Osan Museum of Art, Osan Korea

2013 ‘Jala is the Island’ 2013Jalasum International Baggat Art Exhibition, Gapyung, Korea


2012 Korea Fashion Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art Kyunghuigung-branch, Seoul Korea

2012 ‘Taste of Life’, Sungkok Museum, Seoul Korea

2012 Tamla International Art Camp, Jeju Iho Beach, Jejudo Korea

2012 ‘MMAC Festival’, Yamabico Museum, Fukushima Japan

2012 Project Daejun 2012-Energi, DaeJun Museum of Art & Hanbat Garden, Daejun Korea

2012 ‘798 SUMMER PROJECT’, 798 ART SPACE, Beijing China

2012 ‘Pal Sek Gu Sa’, OCI Museum, Seoul Korea

2012 ‘Winter Flowers on the Mother Earth’, JALA ISLAND INTERNATIONAL BAGGAT ART EXHIBITION, Gapyong, Korea

2011 ‘Seoul-Paris’, Gallerya89, Paris France

2011 ‘Local to Local’, TCAC-Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei Taiwan

2011 ‘Weave the wold’, Openspace Bae, Busan Korea

2011 ‘Think House’, Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae Korea

2011 ‘Korea-China friendship’, Seoul Museum of Art Kyenghwigung branch, Seoul Korea

2011 ‘Jangchun Sculpture Festa’, Jangchun, China

2011 Sofia International Paper Art Biennial, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011 ‘Good Time’’, Andong Art Center, Andon Korea

2011 ‘Earth’, Seongbuk Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2011 ‘landscape with stone’, Pochuen Art belly, Korea

2010 ‘06,08,10 Fukushima Contemporary Art Biennale, Japan

2003-08,10 Aizu Art College Yamabico Museum Mishima Japan

2010 TEAHWA RIVER ECO ART FESTIVAL, Teahwa Riverside Park, Wulsan, Korea

2010 Busan Biennale 2010, Busan Culture Center, Busan, Korea

2010 03,04,10 Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2010, Yeonmisan Gongju Korea

2010 ’10 ArteBA-Munguau Project, La lural, Buenos Aires, Aregentina

2010 ‘Lat’s Play Incheon’, Incheon Metropolitan Museum, Incheon, Korea

2009   ‘Incheon International Woman Artist Biennale’, Incheon Art Platform, Korea

2009 ‘S:OOMBISORI –Open Memorial Exhibition of Jeju Museum of Art’, Jejudo Korea

2009 ‘Nature+ Natural’, Sunggok Museum, Seoul Korea

2008    ‘Ancient Futures’, SeMA(Seoul Museum of Art) Namseoul Annex Building,  Korea
2008  ‘Touch the Sea’, Bukchon Museum Seoul Korea

2003,04,08 MMAC Fastival in Tokyo Kozome Bijutue Tokyo Japan    

2007   ‘Fibers:Fiero,Kotani&Kim’   Asian American Art Center  New York USA

2007 ‘Views from the other side’     Gallery Korea NYC   New York USA

2007 ‘Hello Chelsea! 2007’   PS35 gallery  Chelsea  NYC USA

2005   East Wind West WindHi Shanghi Center  Shanghi  China

2004-2005  Innerspces Festival      INNER SPACES  Poznan Poland

2004   ‘The Taste of The House' Oslo  Norway

2003    New Hope Exhibition, Alternative Space Stone&Water Anyang Korea


Selected Collections

2017 Seoul Museum of Art

2017 Incheon Foundation for Art&Culture

2015 Seoul Museum of Art,

2015 Yongeun Museum of Art South Korea

2014 AIR Vallauris Collection France,

2014 Atelir Turning Seoul Korea

2011 Jeju Museum of Art Korea,

2009 IFAC_Incheon Foundation for Art & Culture, Art Bank of Incheon Korea,

2009 Open Space Bae, Busan Korea

2008 Jeju Contemporary Art Museum Korea,

2007 AAAC-Asian American Art Center, New York U.S.A.




2014 Kim Soonim 2011, Co. KimSoonim, Kim Soonim


Selected Lecture

2009-2016 Soft Sculpture, Form &Space, Basic Sculpture, Modeling Techniques, in Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul Korea

2015-2016  Space Drawing, Mixed Medium Study, in Kunkuk University, Chungju Korea

2012-2014 Mixed Medium, Basic Formative Arts I &II, in Daegu University, Daegu Korea

2013. 11/11-12/4 Rainbow Bridge Project _for the deaf, Guro Culture Center



Currently, lives in Incheon, works in IAP_Incheon Art Platform as Residency Artist.