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Minjung Kim

Born in Gwangju, South Korea, in 1962, Minjung Kim studied calligraphy and watercolor painting from an early age and went on to major in oriental painting as an undergraduate and graduate student at Hongik University in Seoul. She then studied abroad at Milan’s Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. During her studies in Europe, she was deeply inspired by artists like Constantin Brâncusi, Carl Andre, and Brice Marden.

Over the past two decades, she has presented her works in Italy, Switzerland, China, the UK, the US, and Mexico, among other countries. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at renowned galleries and museums around the world, including Macro (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma), Rome (2012); Hermès Foundation, Singapore (2017); White Cube, London (2018); Langen Foundation, Neuss (2019); and Hill Art Foundation, New York (2020).

She introduced her works in Korea in the exhibition Traces (2015) at OCI Museum of Art, Seoul; her solo exhibition Paper, Ink and Fire: After the Process (2017) at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul; and the international invitational exhibition Making the Void, Filling the Void (2018) at Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju.

Kim's presentation at The Light, The Shade, The Depth at Palazzo Caboto in Venice, curated by Jean-Christophe Ammann, received particularly enthusiastic international reviews. Kim participated in the Gwangju Biennale in 2004 and 2018.

Her works are included in the collections of major institutions such as The Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul, South Korea, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA, the British Museum in London, UK; RISD Museum, The MET, NY, the Tate Modern, London, among others.

She is currently based in France and the US.

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