Sejin Kim is a video artist and filmmaker who combines documentary realism with the poetics of cinema to explore the complex entanglement between individuals and the larger political and social systems in which they live. Her work chronicles the contemporary condition, pulling focus to feelings of anxiety and fear, loneliness and alienation, conflict and confusion – feelings that all individuals must endure as we attempt to negotiate our existence in a society that sustains itself by placing limitations on its members.
Kim graduated with a MFA in Fine Art Media from Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, in 2012. Kim has held solo exhibitions at the SongEun Art Space, Seoul (2019); and Prizma Space, Istanbul (2015). Her work has also been exhibited at Frieze No.9 Cork Street, London (2022); the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2021); Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul (2020); grunt gallery, Vancouver (2019); La Friche, Marseille (2015); and MAXXI, Rome (2014). She was the recipient of the SongEun Art Award in 2016; The 4th Daum Prize in 2005; and the Unesco Prize for the Promotion of the Arts in 2002.