Sangdon Kim’s addresses socio-political and ecological issues through research-based, collaborative community projects in such sites as Seoul, Pyeong-taek, Yeojoo, Busan and most recently Dongducheon. His projects address the effect of government policies and economic globalization on minoritized citizens and the creative potential of a society. Operating at the intersection of art and cultural activism, Kim creates a meeting ground where local communities, activists, and artists can engage in productive dialogue and provocative understanding of the area of focus.

Sangdon Kim
Seoul, 1973
Korea, South

Solo Shows

2014
Monument Zero, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Antenna, Doosan Gallery New York, New York, US

2013
Shadow society : Solveig’s Song, Bulgwangdong Totem, Wumin Art Center, Cheongju, South Korea

2012
Healing Water, Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea

2011
Our Chronicle of Living, gallery kunst doc+Art Research Lab, Seoul, South Korea
Subjective Projections: Sangdon Kim, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
Bulgwandg-dong Totem, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Group Shows

2014
Doosan Artist Award the 3rd Recipients, Doosan Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Ghost, Spies, and Grandmothers, SeMA Biennale Media city Seoul, KOREAN FILM ARCHIVE (KOFA), Seoul, South Korea

2013
Where the ends meet, Galerie Houg, Lyon, France
Animism, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Relativity in City, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
The 1920’s Korean Postcolonial Novelist Yum Sang-sup Literature Festival, Seoul Library, Former City Hall of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Wings of an Elephant – Future Project based on Fifteen Years of Social Art, Culture Station 284, Seoul, South Korea
Public Commotions : 1998-2012_The Archiv of Social Art Projects, Art Space Pool, Seoul, South Korea

2012
Playtime : Exercise of Doing, Culture Station 284, Seoul, South Korea
The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art & Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Busan Biennale 2012: Garden of Learning, Busan Metropolitan Museum, Busan, South Korea
Deagu Photography Biennale, Daegu, South Korea
SeMA Blue:12 Events for 12 Rooms, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2011
Gunsan Report: Operators of Survival and Fantasy, Art Space Pool, Seoul; Twists, Turns, Ups & Downs-(In)visible Move and Human Agency, Gusan Art Residency, Gunsan, South Korea
Hermes Missulsang, Atelier Hermes, Seoul, South Korea
Earth, Garlic, 2 Persons Show, Ccull & Ccull Pool, Seoul, South Korea
THE NEW EPICENTER : chapter 1Post – Nature, Wumin Art Center, Cheongju, South Korea

2010
Seoul Photo Festival 2010:RETURNING SEOUL BACK TO SEOUL, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
A Monumental Tour, SPACE C_COREANA ART & CULTURE COMPLEX, Seoul, South Korea
1, Ccull & Ccull Pool, Seoul, South Korea
What Gunsan Speaks to Us?, Gunsan Art Residency, Gunsan, South Korea
Day of Confidence, Art Space Pool, Seoul, South Korea

2009
Unconquered:Critical Visions from South Korea, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, US
BAD BOYS HERE and NOW : New political art in Korea since the 1990s, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, South Korea
States of Distraction:EMPORIUM, Fabbrica Borroni- Bollate, Milan, Italy
Leisure, a disguised labor?, Kaufhof Sinn Leffers, Hannover, Germany

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Seoul Country of birth: Korea, South Date of birth: 1973 Lives in: Seoul, South Korea
W: Sangdon Kim M: sangdon1120@gmail.com