Video still from Brilliant Ideas. Produced by Bloomberg.
Born in 1957 in Daegu, South Korea, Kimsooja started attracting the attention of the international art community when she began constructing Korean bottaris in her art – a gesture and motif that continues to appear in her work till today. Her art centers on the work and labor of women –beginning with her early sewn works, to her films and video performances, and now to her sparse, experiential installations that we see today. Kimsooja’s work has been shown in numerous venues and museums around the world, and she’s participated in over thirty major international biennials and triennials, including the 48th, 49th, 51st, 52nd and 55th Venice Biennale.