Ayoung Kim is a genre-pushing artist whose practice incorporates video, virtual reality, sound, performance, fiction and text. Her artistic process involves extensive research into modern and contemporary Korean history, geopolitics, transportation, and supranational movements. Kim uses this research to create multidimensional, fluid narratives that combine elements of speculative fiction, world-building and mythmaking to both reflect and distort our present condition. In an era of global crisis and uncertainty about the future, Kim stimulates our imagination and compels us to question the ‘truths’ of this world. In doing so, she provides new methods for deconstructing and subverting history. While encouraging people to transcend anthropocentrism and uncover a new life of coexistence with nature, objects, and non-beings.
Kim graduated with a MFA from Chelsea College of Arts, London in 2010. She has held several solo exhibitions in Korea and oversea including Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, 2018; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2016; and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2012. She has participated in group exhibitions at leading art institutions including Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2021; Busan Biennale, 2020; Berlin International Film Festival, 2020; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2020; Gwangju Biennale, 2018; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2016; and the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015.