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KIM Insook

(金仁淑) Japan, 1978–

Kim Insook, Son and I from the series “SAIESEO: between two Koreas and Japan”, 2008 ©Insook KIM

Born in Osaka, 1978, a third generation Zainichi Korean(residing in Japan). After graduating in photography from the Visual Arts College Osaka, she traveled to Korea where she studied painting, photography and images at the Graduate School of Arts of Hansung University, receiving her M.A. in 2005. She currently lives and works in Seoul. She has produced several series of works, such as sweet hours’ (2001– ), which focuses on life in the Osaka Korean High School, or SAIESEO: between two Koreas and Japan (2008– ) that presents a family portrait of life as an ethnic Korean in Japan, in which she highlights the problems of identity, community, race and family that arise when living in the gap between different cultures. She has been invited to participate in numerous art festivals and group exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including, Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children (Mori Art Museum, 2014–2015), Light 2016 (Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea, 2016–2017), Family Report (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea, 2017), #Selfie – The people who take picture by themselves (SAVINA Museum of Contemporary art, Korea, 2017), etc.

Born in Osaka, 1978, a third generation Zainichi Korean(residing in Japan). After graduating in photography from the Visual Arts College Osaka, she traveled to Korea where she studied painting, photography and images at the Graduate School of Arts of Hansung University, receiving her M.A. in 2005. She currently lives and works in Seoul. She has produced several series of works, such as sweet hours’ (2001– ), which focuses on life in the Osaka Korean High School, or SAIESEO: between two Koreas and Japan (2008– ) that presents a family portrait of life as an ethnic Korean in Japan, in which she highlights the problems of identity, community, race and family that arise when living in the gap between different cultures. She has been invited to participate in numerous art festivals and group exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including, Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children (Mori Art Museum, 2014–2015), Light 2016 (Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea, 2016–2017), Family Report (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea, 2017), #Selfie – The people who take picture by themselves (SAVINA Museum of Contemporary art, Korea, 2017), etc.

Artist Interview

”I wanted to show everyone getting along despite differences in language or background.”

Artist profile by curator

Something about her nationality, her traditional custom, her identity

Relay Talk

KIM Insook & SUDO Ayano

November 17 (Sat.) 15:30–17:00 [Japanese only]
Venue:
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 1F. Studio
Seating Capacity:
50.
(Entrance will be in order of numbered tickets issued upon arrival, all seats unreserved).
Entrance Fee:
Free with numbered ticket.

* Numbered tickets will be issued at the information desk on the 1st floor from 10:00 in the morning of the same day.