Kim Soun-Gui was born in Buyeo, Chungnam, South Korea in 1946. After receiving her BFA and MFA from the Department of Painting at Seoul National University, she moved to France in 1971 and has been living and working as an artist there since. She studied semiotics and aesthetics at Université d'Aix Marseille and Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, and has worked as a professor at Université d'Aix Marseille, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis and Ecole National Supérieure d'Art in Dijon. Kim has held solo exhibitions worldwide, including at such institutions as ARARIO MUSEUM in space (2016), Art Sonje Center (2014), Slought Foundation (2013), and Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de Nice (1991). Notable publications include Montagne, C'est la Mer: Tchouang-Tseu et Wittgenstein; Les Nuages Paresseux; Art or Listen to the Silence: Kim Soun-Gui Conversation with Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy and John Cage; and Entends-tu_?_, a poetry and painting compilation.