Born 1957

Kimsooja is a South Korean, multi-disciplinary conceptual artist based in New York, Paris, and Seoul. Her practice combines performance, film, photo, and site-specific installation using textile, light, and sound. Kimsooja's work investigates questions concerning the conditions of humanity, while engaging issues of aesthetics, culture, politics, and the environment. Her principle of ‘non-doing’ and ‘non-making, ’ which follows a conceptual and structural investigation of performance through modes of mobility and immobility, inverts the notion of the artist as the predominant actor.
Kimsooja's recent major projects include Sowing into Painting, Wanas Konst, Sweden, Traversées\Kimsooja, Poitiers, France, To Breathe, Public Commission for the new metro station Mairie de Saint-Ouen in Paris, 21st century new stained-glass commission for the Saint-Etienne Cathedral in Metz, France, Asia Society Triennial, New York.
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