Shin Il Kim

Born in 1971 in Seoul, South Korea, lives and works in New York


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York
BFA, Seoul National University, Seoul

Prizes and awards

Korea Artist Prize 2014, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea 2009
President Award from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York
Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi
New York State Council on the Arts, Individual artists grant, New York
AHL Foundation Visual Arts winner-forth place, New York
CUE Foundation artist in residency program, New York
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space award, New York
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien International Studio Program, Sponsored by Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Berlin
The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York
Jerome Foundation New York City Media Arts Program Grant
Seventh Annual ALTOIDS Curiously Strong Collection, USA
Artist Studio Residency and Emerging Artist Fellowship at Smack Mellon, New York
New York State Council on the Arts, State Media Artist Distribution Grant, New York
Artist in the Marketplace (AIM 24), Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s residency at The Woolworth Building, New York
Skowhegan Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, New York

Solo exhibitions

Observing that gap, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milan
Active Anesthesia, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA
In Between, Seeing Gallery Simon, Seoul
Ready-known, Space Cottonseed, Singapore
Object, Seeing, Gallery Simon, Seoul
Bad Romanticism, ARKo art center, Seoul
Shin il Kim, Kim Chong Yung Sculpture Museum, Seoul
Into, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano
Gana Art Gallery, Project Room, New York
Decoded Love, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
Video Lounge Show, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, curated by Yukie Kamiya
Imagem Nao-Imagem, Galeria do Lago / Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro,curated by Daniella Geo
Invisible Masterpiece, Pei Ling Chan Gallery at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, curated by Erin Dziedzic
Active Anesthesia, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano
Shin il Kim, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
ARKO Art Center-Arts Council Korea, Seoul
Inbetween, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta
Ilju ArtHouse, Seoul
Insa Art Space-the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul
Video Works, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta

Group Exhibistions

Your Hand, My Heart, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
AQUA Contemporary Artists and Water Issues, Château de Pentes, Geneva - SESC Belenzinho, Sao Paulo, edited by Adelina von Fürstenberg

10. Group show 2006-2016, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano
Simon’s Friends: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
Grand Narrative Part II, Korean Art from the Museum Collection, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Dove non si tocca, curated by Gabi Scardi, Museo Tornielli, Ameno, NOVARA, Italy
Summer Affair, fordPROJECT, New York
Mediascape In Nam June Paik’s Wake, Nam June Paik Art Center, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Oh! Masterpiece, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, 2009 New Acquisitions Collections, Korea
Media-Faces&Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York, Queens Museum of Art, New York
Triple Light, El Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo
Layered Expressions: Korean Contemporary Photography And Active Anesthesia - The Black Echo, Gana Art Gallery, project room, New York
5³: Multiplicity of Contemporary Art from South Korea, Jungju An, Sangbin Im, Shin il Kim, Jiha Moon, Heeseop Yoon, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
Surveillance - Affirmation Arts, New York, curated by Rachel Vancelette
Coreana Museum of Art, Space C, Seoul
Drawing, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul
Hermes prize show, Seoul
The Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts, curated by Linda Muehlig
Seoul Art Center, Seoul, curated by Min Seok Seo
Video Art Showcase: A Window to the World, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, a cura di Yukie Kamiya
Vis, vis, vis, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan, a cura di Machiko Harada
The 3rd Seville International Biennale, Seville
Contemporary art in the world-New York, Seoul Art Center, Seoul
Exposure, The Rotunda Gallery, a cura di Patrick Grenier, New York
The Prague Contemporary Art Festival “tina b.2007”, Old Waterworks, City Fables, Prague
MoA Picks, Museum of Art Seoul National University, Seoul, a cura di Shinyoung Chung
Lost in the Woods, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Arizona, a cura di Lisa Fischman
Today Art Museum, Beijing, a cura di Dan Cameron
This Many, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, a cura di Brain Holcombe
Seeing the Invisible, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano, a cura di Valeria Schulte-Fischedick e Shin il Kim
Special Exhibition-Young Korean Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Singapore Biennale 2006, Singapore
Steiler Konter - Die Ausstellung, Magazine4 Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, a cura di Peter Lang
Shin il Kim and Dirk Krecker, Basis, Frankfurt, a cura di Felix Ruher
Berlintendenzen, Palau de la Virreina-La Capella, Barcelona, a cura di Dennys Matos and Lorena Perez
TranSpace-there is no sculpture, Kim Chong Young Sculpture Museum, Seoul
Analog Animation, The Drawing Center, New York
Cultural Identity in Korean Computer-Mediated Art, Macy Gallery-Columbia University, New York, a cura di Graeme Sullivan and Borim Song
The Gift: Building a Collection for the Queens Museum, Queens Museum of Art, New York
7th The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Power Station, Marronnier Art Center-The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul
Portland Biennial 2005, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Breaking the 4th Wall: Hors Cadrage, ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, New York, a cura di Alexandra Chang
Queens International 2004, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
The Topography of Absence, Asian American Art Centre, New York, a cura di Katarina Wong
Me, Myself & I, Schmidt Gallery at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, a cura di Renee Riccardo e Paul Laster
9x, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Gwangju Biennale 2004, Gwangju
AIM 24, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York
Panasonic zone, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, New Jersey, curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
Portland Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Art in General, Art in General’s 5th Annual Video Marathon, New York
Parallel Connections, Korean Cultural Center, LA, California
Ninth New York Digital Salon, Visual Art Museum, New York


Arte Y Naturaleza, Spain
e-flux, EVR (e-flux video rental)
Queens Museum of Art, New York
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, ALTOIDS Curiously Strong Collection
Arts Council Korea
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
Morgan Stanley, Seoul Korea
Private Collections


Artasiapacific Contemporary Visual Culture, Issue 69
Artforum, review written by Paola Noè, February
Flash Art International, Italian Landscape-“Seeing the Invisible”, written by Samuele Menin, March and April
Flash Art Italy, Vedere L’invisible, written by Samuele Menin, February and March 2007
Art Asia Pacific Magazine, Artists on Spirituality, winter 2006, no. 51, New York
The Substation Magazine, posted October 12, ‘The Ministry of the Mob in Shin il Kim’s The Transubstantiation’, written by Eliza Tan, Singapore
JoongAng Newspaper, September 8, culture article written by Jae-Suk Chung reporter, Seoul
The Jakarta Post, Singapore hit by first-ever Biennale, September 10, Contributor Carla Bianpoen, Indonesia
Frankurter Allgemeine Zeitung, review written by Christoph Schuette, June 23, Frankfurt
Art in Culture Magazine, review written by art historian and critic Tae-Mahn Choi, April, Seoul
Radio Interview with Barbara Wiegand, broadcasted on February 01 at Channel 93.1, Galerie Rundgang, Berlin
Art Asia Pacific, Breaking the 4th Wall: Hors Cadrage, review written by Shinyoung Chung, N.45, Summer, New York
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ‘An Original, witty take on perception, reality’, written by Catherine Fox, May 01, Atlanta
Creative Loafing, ‘I see, therefore I am’, review written by Felicia Feaster, May
Art in Culture Magazine, review written by Curator Suhjung Hur, March, Seoul, Korea
WHO Magazine, review written by Sena Park, March, Seoul, Korea
Art Nexus, No.5 Volume 3, AIM 24-review written by Julia P. Herzberg, New York
Art in Culture Magazine, review written by Curator Sun Hee Jang, May, Seoul, Korea
The New York Times, ‘A Chance to fill up on visual treats’ review written by Benjamin Genocchio, April 25, New York
Auditorium Magazine, art article written by Young Wan Park, April, Seoul
Newsday, ‘Profile-Shin il Kim’ written by Sheila McKenna, March 02, New York
Interview, NY1, ‘Artist-In-Residency Program, Formerly Housed In WTC, Finds New Home’, broadcasted on June 24 & 25, 2003, New York
Art Paper, reviews written by Diana McClintock, March/April
Creative Loafing, ‘Self-Examination’, review written by Felicia Feaster, October
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ‘Images speak to personal, world views’, review written by Jerry Cullum, October, Atlanta