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KIM Oksun

(金玉善) Korea, 1967–

Kim Oksun, Hiroyo and Michael 2, from the series “Happy Together”, 2004 © Oksun KIM

Born in Seoul 1967. Graduated with an M.F.A. from the Department of Industrial Design (Photography), Hongik University, Seoul, Korea in 1996. She became recognized as one of Korea’s leading photographers with her series, Happy Together (2000–2004) that features interracial couples. She began to focus on works that look at identity and inter-cultural conflict with Hamel’s Boat (2008), continuing this theme with No Direction Home (2009–2011), which consists of portraits of the foreigners who live on Jeju Island, and The Shining Things (2011) that features various plants that have been introduced into Jeju. In 2017 she received the 8th Ilwoo Photo Award, Seoul, Korea (Korean Airlines) and in 2016 she won the 15th Dong Gang Photography Award at the Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol, Korea. Her solo exhibitions include Museum of Innocence (Goeun Museum of Photography, Pusan, 2016), The Shining Things (The Museum of Photography, Seoul, 2014), No Direction Home (The Museum of Photography, Seoul, 2011) and many more. She has also been invited to participate in numerous art festivals and group exhibitions, including: 1st Jeju Biennale (Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, 2017), Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2016), Chaotic Harmony (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA, 2010), and many others. She currently lives on Jeju Island.

Born in Seoul 1967. Graduated with an M.F.A. from the Department of Industrial Design (Photography), Hongik University, Seoul, Korea in 1996. She became recognized as one of Korea’s leading photographers with her series, Happy Together (2000–2004) that features interracial couples. She began to focus on works that look at identity and inter-cultural conflict with Hamel’s Boat (2008), continuing this theme with No Direction Home (2009–2011), which consists of portraits of the foreigners who live on Jeju Island, and The Shining Things (2011) that features various plants that have been introduced into Jeju. In 2017 she received the 8th Ilwoo Photo Award, Seoul, Korea (Korean Airlines) and in 2016 she won the 15th Dong Gang Photography Award at the Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol, Korea. Her solo exhibitions include Museum of Innocence (Goeun Museum of Photography, Pusan, 2016), The Shining Things (The Museum of Photography, Seoul, 2014), No Direction Home (The Museum of Photography, Seoul, 2011) and many more. She has also been invited to participate in numerous art festivals and group exhibitions, including: 1st Jeju Biennale (Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, 2017), Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2016), Chaotic Harmony (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA, 2010), and many others. She currently lives on Jeju Island.

Artist Interview

”Photographing ‘shining’ subjects that seek freedom”

Artist profile by curator

Visualizing the tensions between foreign partner, and beyond that

Relay Talk

HOU Lulu Shur-Tzy & KIM Oksun

October 4 (Thu.), 18:00–20:00 [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.