b. 1979, South Korea

Ayoung Kim Biography

Ayoung Kim explores present-day issues concerning the modern and contemporary history of Korea, petroleum politics, territorial imperialism, and the migration of capital and date through her videos, performances, and installations shown at the exhibitions including the 2015 Venice Biennale and in her solo show at the Palais de Tokyo in 2016.

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In works such as _PH Express _and Zepheth, Whale Oil from the Hanging Gardens to You, Shell, the artist represented the factual and the fictitious and introduced her unique methodology to integrate multilayered visual elements into strong overlapping narratives in which space and time are rearranged.

Ayoung Kim has participated in the 56th International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2015) and the Serpentine Galleries' public programme (London, 2016). She has exhibited at Maraya Art Centre (Sharjah, 2015), SeMA (Seoul, 2014), the Leeum (Seoul, 2012), the Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2011), 176/Zabludowicz Collection (London, 2011) and the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, 2011).

Text courtesy Korea Artists Prize

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