Sung Hwan Kim


Sung Hwan Kim (b. 1975, Korea) is an artist who uses film and video, drawing, architecture, and literature, as well as his own writing, as part of his installations, performances, radio plays, and books. Employing cinematic language, Kim’s work incorporates intimate views of architecture’s spatial patterns and psychological traces of their relationships. Kim has recently exhibited his work at Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2021), 13th Gwangju Biennale (2021), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon, Korea, 2019), DAAD Galerie (Berlin, 2018), 57th Venice Biennale (2017), Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (United Kingdom, 2017). In 2015, alongside David Michael DiGregorio, he inaugurated the Asian Arts Theater at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju with the operatic theater piece, 피나는 노력으로 한 [A Woman Whose Head Came Out Before Her Name] (2015). They also created two radio plays, commissioned by Bayerischer Rundfunk: One from in the room (2010; for which they won the Karl-Sczuka-Förderpreis), and Howl Bowel Owl (2013). His publications include Talk or Sing(2014; distributed by Art Sonje Center), Ki-da Rilke(2011; distributed by Sternberg Press), and When Things Are Done Again(2010; distributed by Tranzitdisplay).