Artist

Kimsooja

Born in Taegu, 1957 and lives in New York

Kimsooja was born in 1957 in Taegu, South Korea. She earned a BFA (1980) and MA (1984) from Hong-Ik University, Seoul. Kimsooja’s videos and installations blur the boundaries between aesthetics and transcendent experience through their use of repetitive actions, meditative practices, and serial forms. In many pieces, everyday actions—such as sewing or doing laundry—become two- and three-dimensional or performative activities. Central to her work is the “bottari,” a traditional Korean bed cover used to wrap and protect personal belongings, which Kimsooja transforms into a philosophical metaphor for structure and connection.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Kimsooja: Geometry of Breath
The multimedia artist Kimsooja (born in 1957 in Daegu, South Korea) currently lives in New York, Seoul...
28 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Kewenig
Exhibitions
Kimsooja: To Breathe – The Flags
Galleria Raffaella Cortese presents the South Korean conceptual artist Kimsooja’s fourth exhibition...
14 Mar 2018 - 05 May 2018
Galleria Raffaella Cortese
Exhibitions
Kimsooja: To Breathe
A specific site project in the Portinari Chapel and in the adjacent Solarian Chapel of the Basilica of...
10 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Chiostri di di Sant’Eustorgio
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The Street. Where the World is Made
The exhibition gathers more than 200 works by around 140 artist to pay an homage to the street, investigated not...
07 Dec 2018 - 28 Apr 2019
Exhibitions
Infinitive Mutability
Axel Vervoordt Gallery is relocating to an expanded two-level space in Wong Chuk Hang, a dynamic artistic...
25 Mar 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Exhibitions
Kimsooja: To Breathe
Kimsooja transforms Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s historic chapel with “To Breathe“, an enthralling...
30 Mar 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Art Spaces
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Galleries in Hong Kong
Galleria Raffaella Cortese
Galleries in Milan
Kewenig
Galleries in Berlin
Kukje Gallery
Galleries in Seoul