Born in 1957, Daegu, Korea
Lives and works in New York, US and Seoul, Korea


1984     M.F.A. in Painting Dept., Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
1980     B.F.A. in Painting Dept., Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Sowing into Painting, Wanås Foundation, Wanås, Sweden
To Breathe - RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens); Public Art Commission, Mairie de Saint Ouen metro station, Paris, France

Traversées / Kimsooja, Inaugural biennale featuring more than ten site-specific installations, Poitiers, France
Landscape of Beings, Le Confort Moderne, Traversées / Kimsooja, Poitiers, France
Kimsooja: To Breathe, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
Kimsooja: Archive of Mind, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, US

Zone of Nowhere, PICA, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia
To Breathe - The Flags, Perth Festival, Perth, Australia
To Breathe - The Flags, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy
To Breathe / Respirare, Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, Milan, Italy
Sewing into walking, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Gazing Into Sphere, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Frieze Sculpture 2018, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, London, UK

Weaving the World, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Kimsooja - Geometry of Breath, Kewenig Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Encounter – A Mirror Woman, A Site-Specific Installation at Nijo Castle, Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition, Culture City of East Asia 2017, Kyoto, Japan
Kimsooja, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Kimsooja, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Deductive Object, Kukje Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

MMCA Hyundai Motors Series 2016: KIMSOOJA – Archive of Mind, MMCA, Seoul, Korea
To Breathe – Zone of Zero, Centro de arte contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC), Malaga, Spain
Weaving the World, CC Strombeek, Belgium
Kimsooja, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Kimsooja, A Site-Specific Installation at Gangoji Temple, Commissioned by Culture City of East Asia 2016, Nara, Japan

To Breathe, Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, France
Thread Routes, Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Bilbao, Spain
Earth-Water-Fire-Air, Sala Olive, Special Solo Exhibition for the 14th Biennial of Photography of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
A Beggar Woman – Cairo, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, US
Thread Routes – Chapter III, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir, A Site-Specific Installation for Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology, the 1st  Cornell University Biennale Ithaca, New York, US
To Breathe: Mandala, Kewenig Galerie, Palma de Majorca, Spain
Bottaris, La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain
To Breathe, Raffaella Cortese Gallery, Milan, Italy
To Breathe: Obengsaek, Gallery Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

To Breathe: Bottari, the Korean Pavilion, the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Unfolding, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
To Breathe: The Flags, A Site-Specific Installation for Contemporary Art Trail, Aix-en Provence, France
An Album: Sewing into Borderlines, commissioned by GSA Art in Architecture Program, Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Arizona, US

A Needle Woman, Miami Art Museum, Miami, US
Kimsooja, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, St. Etienne, France
Calm Chaos: Kimsoojas Earth-Water-Fire-Air, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia
Kimsooja, Kunsthal 44 Moen, Askeby, Denmark
To Breathe, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Kimsooja, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
Kimsooja, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, US
Mumbai – A Laundry Field, Sullivan Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US
A Needle Woman, Lucidity. Inward Views, Le Mois de la Photo, Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montreal, Canada
An Album: Hudson Guild, A Site-Specific Screening at School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theater, Barney Auditorium, New York University, United States Custom House, New York, Commissioned by More Art, New York, US

Earth-Water-Fire-Air, Yong Gwang Nuclear Power Plant Art Project (NPPAP), Organized by MMCA, Yong Gwang, Korea
Earth-Water-Fire-Air, Atelier Hermes, Seoul, Korea
Mumbai: A Laundry Field, Feldkirch Church, Co-organized by Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Being in the World / Être au Monde, Musée d'Art de Joliette, Joliette, Quebec, Canada
Kimsooja, Gallery Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

A Needle Woman, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Kimsooja, the 5th Lanzarote Biennale, International Museum of Contemporary Art, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
A Needle Woman – Paris, Hotel De Ville Paris, Commissioned by Nuit Blanche 2009, Paris, France
Mumbai: A Laundry Field, Continua Gallery, Le Moulin, France

A Mirror Woman: The Sun & The Moon, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Lotus: Zone of Zero, Rotonde Ravenstein, on the occasion of the Korean Art Festival, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
Black Box: Kimsooja, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., US
To Breathe: Invisible Mirror / Invisible Needle, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, US
A Video Album, Raffaella Cortese Gallery, Milan, Italy
Mumbai: A Laundry Field, Continua Gallery, Beijing, China

Mumbai: A Laundry Field, Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, Germany
A Wind Woman, La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain

Respirar – Una Mujer Espejo / To Breathe - A Mirror Woman, A Site-Specific Installation at the Crystal Palace, commissioned by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Respirare / To Breathe, A Site-Specific Installation at La Fenice Theater, in conjunction with a joint solo exhibition at Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, Italy
To Breathe: Invisible Mirror / Invisible Needle, Teatre Chatelet, Commissioned by Nuit Blanche 2006, Paris, France
Kimsooja, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweeden
A Wind Woman, The Project, New York, US
A Wind Woman, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, US

Journey into the World, National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece
Seven Wishes and Secrets, MIT List Gallery, Cambridge, US
Conditions of Anonymity, The 59th Minute & performance at Times Square, Creative Time, New York, US
Bottari, Cologne 2005, Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Conditions of Humanity, traveling solo show: Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
A Needle Woman, Outdoor Video-7 outdoor video screen projection, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Kimsooja, Videos in Progress, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island, US
Kimsooja, Galerie Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

Conditions of Humanity, traveling solo show, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon (FNAC), France; Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan, Italy
Kim Sooja, Zachęta National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
A Mirror Woman – The Ground of Nowhere, Crossings 2003: Hawaii/Korea, Centennial Commemoration of Korean Immigration to Hawaii, Honolulu City Hall, Hawaii, US
Mandala: Zone of Zero, The Project, New York, US

A Laundry Woman, Kunsthalle, Wien, Austria
A Laundry Woman, Image Passage, Musée-Chateau, Annecy, France
A Mirror Woman, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, US

A Needle Woman, MoMA PS1, New York, US
A Needle Woman, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Bottari 2001, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
Kim Soo Ja, INOVA, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
A Laundry Woman, Transforms, Palazzo Delle Poste, Trieste, Italy

A Needle Woman – A Woman Who Weaves the World, Rodin Gallery (Plateau Samsung Museum of Art), Seoul, Korea
A Needle Woman, ICC, Tokyo, Japan

A Needle Woman, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan

Sewing into Walking, MAGASIN, Centre d'Art Contemporian National de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
A Laundry Field / Sewing into Walking Looking into Sewing, Oakville Gallery, Oakville, Canada
Bottari, Conceptual Scenic design by Kim Sooja, Choreographed by Christopher House, Performed by Toronto Dance Theater, Harbourfront Premiere Dance Theater, Toronto, Canada
Deductive Object, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

Sewing into Walking, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea

Kim Soo-Ja, The 11th Suknam Fine Art Awards show, Hankook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Kim Soo-Ja, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

Kim Soo-Ja, On Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Kim Soo-Ja, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

Getting Across, Goethe Institute touring exhibition, Nicosia Municipal Art Center, Nicosia, Cyprus
BE/LONGING: CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART, Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), Volunteer Park, Seattle, US
EMST Open. EMST as a storyline, National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece
Bodyscapes, The Israel Museum,  Jerusalem, Israel

Infinitive Mutability, Axel Vervoodt Gallery, Hong Kong
Persona grata, itinérances, Maison de la Culture Amiens, Amiens, France
The Street. Where The World Is Made, MoCo La Panacée, Montpellier, France
S L O W, Salon Suisse, Venice, Italy
Kimsooja: Earth - Water - Fire - Air / Tierra - Agua - Fuego - Aire, PHotoESPAÑA, Madrid, Spain
Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, US
Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, US
Della materia spirituale dell'arte, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
Drawing - Korean Modern and Contemporary Drawings, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

The Street. Where The World Is Made, MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
Other Walks, Other Lines, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, US
Persona grata, MAC VAL – Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
THE FLÂNEUR: From Impressionism to the Present, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
A Laundry Woman, Biennale Internationale d'art Contemporain de Melle, Melle, France
The Second Yinchuan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China
Worlds Otherwise Hidden, Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, US
Soft Power, Transpalette Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bourges, France
POLYPHON. Artistic Positions in the Viehof Collection, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
Blooming at the Junction, Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Second Yinchuan Biennale: Starting from the Desert - Ecologies on the Edge, MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China

Documenta 14: ANTIDORON – The EMST Collection, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Intuition, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Socle du Monde Biennale, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
Asia Corridor, Culture City of East Asia 2017, Kyoto, Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan
Weaving Europe: The World as Meditation, Pafos European Capital of Culture, Pafos, Cyprus
Person in the Crowd, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, US
The Show Must Go On, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
1000 Patronen / Why Patterns, Texture Museum of Flax and River Lys, Kortrijk, Belgium
The 2nd Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
Tous, des sang-mêlers, Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
The Urge to Create Vision, Centrum Rzezby Polskiej, Oronsko, Poland
Thread Lines, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Kentucky, US
Idioma, MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy
Deductive Object, Kukje Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Urgent Conversations, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Uncertain States, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
20 Bienal De Arte Paiz, Fundación Paiz, Guatemala City, GuatemalaWeaving & We, Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Zheijiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Dancing with Myself, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Earth, Fire, Soul – Masterpiece of Korean Ceramics, Grand Palais, Paris, France (traveled to The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, MMCA, Seoul, Korea
Architecture of Life, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), Berkeley, US
Rever D'Un Autre Monde, Centre D'histoire de la Résistance et la Déportation, Lyon, France
Yoko Ono: LUMIÈRE de L’AUBE, The Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon, Lyon, France
Enacting Stillness, The 8th Floor, New York, US
No Longer Empty: Jameco Exchange, Jamaica Art Center, Queens, New York, US
Lo Specchio Concavo, Base Arte Contemporanea Odierna (BACO), Bergamo, Italy
Remember Lidice, Alte Weberei, Nordhorn, Germany
Minus Ego, Goethe Institut, Barcelona, Spain

Proportio, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Where Do We Migrate to?, Vérmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden
Art Textiles, the Whitworth at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Fear Nothing, She Says, Museo Nacional De Escultura, Valladolid, Spain
Fashion as Social Energy, Palazzo Morando | Costume Moda Immagine, Milan, Italy
Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
Ornament, Reduction, Continuum, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Vanita/Vanitas, Museo Ettore Fico, Torino, Italy
Le Monde Selon, FRAC – Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
L'effet Vertigo, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Remember Lidice, Edition Block, Berlin, Germany
Chambres d'enfants, Musée du Papier Peint, Mézières, Switzerland
The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists of the Miller Meigs Collections, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, US
30 Years – The Artists of the Gallery, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
New Hanging of Works in the Collection, Mac/Val Museé d’art Contemporain du Val de Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
The XIV Biennial of Photography of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain

Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence, Menil Collection, Houston, US
Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology, the 1st Cornell University Biennale, Ithaca, New York, US
Inhabiting the World, Busan Biennale 2014, Busan, Korea
The 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias,  Cartagena, Colombia
The Future is Now, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI), Rome, Italy
Beyond and Between, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Total Art: Contemporary Video, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., US
The Eye of the Needle. Embroidered Art, KODE-Art Museums of Bergen, Bergen, Norway (traveled to National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway)
True Colors, Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2014, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Thread Lines, The Drawing Center, New York, New York, US
Threads, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Land-Sea-Sky, Revisiting Spatiality in Video, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea (traveled to OCAT-OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China; National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia; Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia)
Le Mouvement – Performing the City, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
Taking Time, The Cube, Lincoln Rail yard, Lincoln, Nebraska, US
K P.O.P. – Process, Otherness, Play, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Voyage to Biennale – 50 years of Contemporary Korean Art in Overseas Biennales, Busan, Korea
Paris, Champ et Hors Champ, Photographies et Videos Contemporaines, Galerie des Bibliothèques de Paris, at the 4th district of Paris, Paris, France
La Disparition Des Lucioles (The Disappearance of Fireflies), Prison Sainte-Anne, Avignon, France
Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, Gangjeong, Korea
Shades of Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean-American Artists, Part 1 and 2, 1990 2001, organized by the Korean Cultural Center, New York, Queens Museum of Art, New York, and AHL Foundation, New York, US
il Tempo delle Donne, Piccolo Teatro Grassi, Milan, Italy
RE: VISION, Trish Clark Gallery, Oakland, New Zealand

Making Space: 40 Years of Video art, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Matrix – Textiles in Art and the Applied Arts from Gustav Klimt to Chiharu Shiota, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Host & Guest, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, US
Zizhiqu – Autonomous Zone, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangdong, China
The Future is Now, MMCA, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Art Trail, Aix-en-Provence, France
Le Pont, Museum of Contemporary art, Marseilles, France
The Lift, Bloomberg Building, New York, US
ISKELE2 / The Unanswered Question, TANAS, Berlin, Germany
Les Apparitions, Pavillon des Arts, Pau, France
In God We Trust, Zachęta-National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Elle est Retrouvée..., Courbet Museum, Ornans, France
Women Healing the World, Culture Factory, Osan, Korea
Media Art from the Museum Collection, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

ROUNDTABLE, the 9th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Now Here is also Nowhere: Part 1, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, US
Unfinished Journey, Copenhagen Art Festival 2012, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark
Walking in the City, Screening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US
Where Do We Migrate To?, Traveling show: Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture; The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons; The New School for Design, New York; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, US
Shortening Distances, Asian Panorama of the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León, Spain
Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984 2012, Traveling show from Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka; Okinawa Prefecture Art Museum, Okinawa; Tochigi Prefecture Art Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi; Mie Prefecture Art Museum, Mie, Japan

TRA, Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy   
Kunst-Stoff, Stadtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Korean Rhapsody, Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul, Korea
Terre Vulnerabill – a growing exhibition: 2 – Question that which has forever ceased to amaze us; 3 – Some people walk in the rain others simply get wet; 4 – The chains weakest link is also the strongest because it can break the chain, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Windflower Perceptions of Nature, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Frontiers of Architechture III + IV, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Louisiana, Denmark
Buddhas Trace – Contemporary Art From Asia, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
West End?, The Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Barely There, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit, US
Space Study, Plateau Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Count Down, Culture Station Seoul 284, MPlanet @ Seoul Square Media Center, Seoul, Korea
Dream White Night, The Square of Daegu City Hall, Seoul, Korea
Sixth Sense Massage, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
J'ai Deux Amours, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
The Big Picture, Kunstsammlung NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany
Spirituality of Place, Gustein Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, US
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, US
New Acquisitions 2010, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Brave New World, Foundation Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Fast Forward 2. The Power of Motion – Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
The 5th Socles du Monde Beinnale, Herning Museum, Herning, Denmark
Isole Mai Trovate – Islands never found, Traveling show: Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy; The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, St. Etienne, France
Thrice Upon a Time, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Beyond Mediations, The 2nd Mediations Biennale, Zamek Art Center, Poznan, Poland
Das im Entschwinden Erfasste – Videokunst im Museum Folkwan, Museum Folkwan, Essen, Germany
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, US
Culture Shock, Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, Canada
Cue, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Edge of Elsewhere, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Gallery 4A & Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia
GSK Contemporary, Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Che cosa sono le nuvole? Werke aus der Sammlung Enea Righi, MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy
The Cassini Cruise 2, Ardi Poels Projects, Rijckholt, The Netherlands
Believe in Miracles, Collection Lambert, Lambert Foundation, Avignon, France
Ars Itineris. El viaje en el arte contemporáneo, Traveling show: Museu de l'Art, la Pell de Vic, Barcelona; Museo del Mar de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Rainbow Asia, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Investigations of a Dog – Works From the Face Collection, Traveling Show: Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal; La Maison Rouge, Paris, France; Magasin 3, Stokholm, Sweden
Annunciazioni / Annunciation, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy
A Needle Woman 2005 on the occasion of the Chaotic Harmony, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, US
Screening A Needle Woman – Paris, Courmayer – Valle d'Aosta, d'Aosta, Italy
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania

In-finitum, Palazzo Fortuni, Venice, Italy
Your Bright Future: 12 Korean Artists, Traveling show: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
Against Exclusion, the 3rd Moscow Biennale, The Garage, Moscow, Russia
The Other, the 11th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
Praxis: Art in Times of Uncertainty – The 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dress Codes, the 3rd ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center for Photography, New York, US
Uncertain Étate du monde: Sélection de la collection de la Fondation François Pinault, The Garage, Moscow, Russia
Universal Code, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
LIVE and LET LIVE – The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale: Creators of Tomorrow, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and its vicinity, Fukuoka, Japan
Re-Imagining Asia, New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
The View from Elsewhere / Small Acts, Traveling show: Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Paddington; Gallery of Modern Art Australian Cinematheque, Brisbane, Australia
FRAGILE – Fields of empathy, Traveling show: Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, St. Etienne, France; Palazzo dei Falconieri, Rome, Italy; Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
The 5th International Textile Biennial, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Heart in Heart, National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece
Labyrinth – Freedom, Traveling show: Franzensfeste; Fortezza Alto Adige, Bolzano; Trentino, Bozen, Italy
Mi Vida. From Heaven to Hell, Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Traveling show: Fundación Canal, Madrid, Spain; The Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, US
Art Tells the Times - Works by Women Artists (Shiseido Gallery 90th Anniversary Exhibition), Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Faces & Facts: Contemporary Korean art in New York, Queens Museum, New York, US
En Découdre (Fray), la Foundation d'entreprise Espace Ecureuil, Toulouse, France
Essential Experiences, Riso, Museo d'Arte contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
Investigations of a Dog, Works from the FACE Collections, Foundation Sandretto re Rebaudengo Torino, Italy
Living With..., Galleria Raffaella Cortses, Milan, Italy
House is Not A Home, La Calmeleterie, Nazelles Negron, France
Truly Truthfully, Special Exhibition Art Asia Miami, Miami, US

Conspire, Transmediale 08, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany
Street Art Street Life, Bronx Museum of Art, New York, US
Academia, Chapel of L'Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Ethos, Lofoten International Art Festival, Svolvaer, Norway
Self / Other, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Knock Knock Knockin on Heavens Door, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Re-Imagining Asia, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany (traveled to New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK)
Je reviendrai, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Micro-Narratives, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, St. Etienne, France
Wandering in Contemporary Video Art, Magazzini del Sale, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy
Person of the Crowd, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, US
Global EurAsia Special Exhibition, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Time is of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, US
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Hillside Terrace, Tokyo, Japan
A Space in Time, La Fabrica Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Aspiration, Light & Sie Gallery, Dallas, US
Asian Dub Photography, Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Foro Boario, Modena, Italy

ArTempo: where time becomes art, the 52nd Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
From the Earth to the Moon, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
Void in Korean Art, Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul, Korea
Passage du Temps, A selection of works from the François Pinault Foundation, TriPostal, Lille, France
GOING STAYING. Movement, Body, Place in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Á l'horizon de Shangri la, FRAC Lorraine, Lorraine, France
Equatorial Rhythms, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
Timeout! Art and Sustainability, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Listening Awry, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
Scenes and Sequences, Peter Blum Editions, Kunsthaus Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
Critical Mass, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Speed 3: Contrarreloj (Against the clock), Institute Valenciá d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valenciá, Spain
Micro-Narratives, The 48th October Salon, Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
Post Object, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
Pawnshop, E-flux, New York, US
Video Atlas Americas, Automatica, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
An Interpersonal Journey, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Gestures of Infinity, Minoriten Kultur Graz, Graz, Austria
Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relations, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany
Manifesting Emptiness, Rymer Gallery at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US
Witnessing the Moment, Prague Contemporary Art Festival, The Vinohrady Theater, Prague, Czech Republic
Existencias, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Traveling show: Rubin Museum of Art, New York; Emory Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, US
Momentos Estelares – Photography in the 20th Century, The Circulo de Bellas Artes and the Consejería de Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Five Days Until the End of Art, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Casper David Friedrich Die Erfindung Der Romantik, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (traveled to Hamburger Kunstahalle, Hamburg, Germany)
With Body and Soul, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Art, Life & Confusion, October Art Salon, Belgrade, Serbia
The 2nd Architectural Biennial Beijing, The Great Hall of The National Museum of China, Beijing, China
New Mystics, Instituto Cabrera Pinto, La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, US (traveled to Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, US)
NowHere Europe – Trans:it. Moving Culture Through Europe, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania
Cut and Paste – New Identities, New Territories, Makor Steinhardt Center, New York, US
Allegories of Displacement, Westport Art Center, Westport, US

Always a Little Further, the 51st Venice Biennale, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Art Circus – Jumping from the Ordinary, Yokohama Triennial 2005, Yokohama, Japan
Marking Time, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, US
Irreducible, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, US (traveled to Miami Art Central, Miami; Bronx Museum of Art, New York, US)
Introspections, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Domicile – Private / Public, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, St. Etienne, France
The Giving Person, Palazzo della Arti, Napoli, Italy
Art Robe: Women Artists at the Nexus of Art and Fashion, UNESCO, Paris, France
Femme, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Cool & Warm, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
The 5th Gospel, Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje, Celje, Slovenia
The Missing Peace, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, US
Perception of the Horizontal, MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy
WATER, AIR, EARTH, FIRE – At the Origins of Life between Art and Science, Villa Croce, Geneva, Switzerland
INGENIO 400, a commissioned web video project, La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain
Video Spirit: Mysteries, Myths, Meditation and the Moving Image, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, US

The 18th Rencontre Paralleles, Aleghiero Boetti + Kimsooja, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bass-Normandie, France
Dont call it performance, Traveling show: The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain; El Museo del Barrio, New York, US; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
The Ten Commandments, Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany
Enlightment, Video Program, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Transcultures, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
PREMAculTURE, Hydra, Greece
La Caja Negra – Utopias en Movimiento, Centro Atlantico Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, Spain
Still Mapping the Moon – Perspective of Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Five Artists, Five Faiths: Spirituality and Contemporary Art, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US
The 1st Lodz Biennale, Lodz, Poland
WOW (The Work of the Work), Henry Art Gallery & Western Bridge, Seattle, US
Contemporary Visions, Photographs and videos from the collection of Helga De Alvear, Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Oulu City Art Museum, Turku, Finland; MEIAC Art Museum, Badajoz, Spain
Settlement, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, St. Etienne, France
In Movement – Salutes Women Video Artists of the World, UNESCO, Paris, France
HOMExtension, University Art Museum, Albany, US
Playgrounds & Toys, La Manufacture des Oeillets, Paris, France
Kunst Stoff, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Wien, Austria
Raison et Sentiments, CRAC ALSACE, Altkirch, France
Artists on Journey, Seoul National University Museum, Seoul, Korea
The 18th Rencontre Paralleles, Centre d’art Contemporain, Bass-Normandie, France
Out Video Festival, NCCA Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Ideal City – Solares, the 2nd Valencia Biennale, Valencia, Spain
Lille 2004, Flower Power, Beaux-Art Museum, Lille, France
Dont call it performance, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
As Heavy as the Heavens, Transformations of Gravity, Traveling show: County Museum Joanneum, Graz, Austria; Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark Migration, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
Migration, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Mind Space, Samsung Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Identity and Otherness, Photoespaña, Circulo de Bella Artes, Madrid, Spain
Multitude – Solitude, Museum and Ar/ge Kunst Galleria Museo, Bolzano, Italy
Archives and Simulation, LisboaPhoto, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Social Strategy, Traveling show: University of California Art Museum, Santa Barbara; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, US
Pro Arte Video Festival, Hermitage Museum & Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Walking in the Street, Apex Art, New York, US (traveled to Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany)
Serene Beauty, Jamaica Art Center, New York, US
Spotlight Reading, The Kitchen, New York, US
Motion Studies, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, US
Traces of Friday – art, tourism, displacement, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US
The 10th Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva, Switzerland

The 71st Whitney Biennial, Central Park, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Tempo, Inauguration exhibition of MoMA, Queens, New York, US
Memory of Water, Spoleto Festival USA 2002, Charleston, US
The 3rd Busan Biennale, Metropolitan Museum, Busan, Korea
Refugee, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
Expo 2002 – Money & Value / The Last Taboo, Biel, Switzerland
Aubes, Rêveries au bord de Victor Hugo, Maison de Victor Hugo, Paris, France
Watching Ocean and Sky Together, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Demeter, Tokachi International Contemporary Exhibition, Obihiro, Japan
Global Priority, Jamaica Art Center, New York, US
Instruction for Actions, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Crossing Cultures – Elementary Particle Art, Kunsthaus Muerzzuschlag, Styria, Austria
The 2nd Photo Festival, Ganna Art, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea

Markers, the 49th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
ARS 01, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
Art through the Eye of Needle, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikedden, Norway
Subject Plural, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US
Asian Contemporary Art, Duke University Modern Art Museum, Durham, US
On the way to the Screen, International Artists House, Moscow, Russia
Antro-a-Polosias, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain
IMAGO MUNDI, CAPC Bordeaux, France
Lost And Found, Apex Art, New York, US
Unrealtime Video, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Going Places, Smart Art Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Girls in the Image, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Kim Sooja + Yang Pei Ming, Selfscape, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrick, Odense, Denmark
Sharing Exotism, the 5th Biennale de Lyon 2000, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
Human-being and Gender, the 3rd Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
The Sky is the Limit, the 2nd Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
The 1st Echigo-Tsumari, Tsumari Art Triennale 2000, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan
Hypermental-Entre realite et chimieres 1950 2000, de Salvadore Dali a Jeff  Koons, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Mutation, Arc en Reve d'Architecture, APC Bordeaux, France
Art and Social Reality, High Commission for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland
From Here to There, Academie Scholoss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Playground & Toys for Refugee Children, Traveling show: Red Cross Museum, Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, Switzerland; UN, New York, US
Drive, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Likeness of Being, DC Moore Gallery, New York, US
Todays Korea Contemporary Sculpture, Moran Museum of Art, Namyangju, Korea

2000 – 1997   
Cities on the Move, Traveling show: Secession, Vienna, Austria; Louisiana Museum of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; CAPC Bordeaux, France; KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland; MoMA PS1, New York, US

d'APPERTutto, the 48th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
ArtWorlds in Dialogue – Global Art Rhineland 2000, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia

Kim Sooja + Jeannette Christensen, Inaugural Exhibition at Kunsthalle Feldbach, Feldbach, Austria
The 24th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Everyday, the 11th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Echolot, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Loose Threads, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Warming, The Project, New York, US
Medialization, Traveling Show: Edsvik Art Center, Stockholm, Sweeden; Eesti Kunst Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Slowness of Speed, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Frame, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

1998 – 1996   
Traditions / Tensions, Traveling show: Asia Society, New York; Gray Art Gallery, New York; Queens Museum of Art, New York, US; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

On life, beauty, translations and other difficulties, the 5th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
De-Genderism, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Des Histoire En Formes, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Roles of the Couple, Soo Ja Kim + Toshihiro Kuno, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan
Manifesta 1, Museum Boymans Van-Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Inclusion / Exclusion, Steirischer Herbst 96, Graz, Austria
The Scream Borealis 8, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Do It / Home Version, Museum in Progress, Vienna, Austria
Home / Salon, Clock Tower Gallery, New York, US
Ceremonial, Apex Art, New York, US
An Aspect of Korean Contemporary Art in the 1990s, Traveling show: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; International Museum of Osaka, Japan

Division of Labor – Womens Work in Contemporary Art, Traveling show: The Bronx Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
The 1st Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Tigers Tail – 15 Korean Contemporary Artists, Traveling show: Palazzo Vendramin, Venice, Italy; MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea
Circulating Currents – Korean & Japanese Contemporary Artists, Nagoya City Museum, Aichi Prefecture Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
The 6th Triennale Kleinplastik, Sud-West L.B, Stuttgart, Germany
The 16th International Bronze & Small Sculpture Biennale, Padova, Italy
Light Box Project, Museum City Project, Fukuoka, Japan
Stage work for Drawing the Sound, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea
Information and Reality, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Women – The Difference and the Power, Hankook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Trade Routes, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, US
In Their Own Images, MoMA PS1, New York, US
Semblances, ISE Art Foundation, New York, US

Triangle Workshop, Pine Plains, New York, US

Ten Korean Women Artists, Traveling show: The National Museum Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., US; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Inaugural Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Art, Sonje Museum, Kyungju, Korea

Impact 3 90, Gallery Humanite, Tokyo, Japan

Berlin International Contemporary Art Festival, Municipal Museum, Berlin, Germany
Young Artist Festival, Trade Center Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, Korea

88 Korea Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea
60 Contemporary Artists, Hanaro Gallery, Seoul, Korea

The 8th International Impact Art Festival, Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan
The Spearhead in our Generation, Kwan Hun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
INFORMAL, Soo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Art on T-Shirt, Hilton Hotel Gallery, Seoul, Korea
UP DOWN, Kwan Hun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
NEO NOW, Baeksong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 13th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
The 13th Independents, MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea

Hongik M.F.A. Exhibition, Dong Bang Plaza Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1984 1985 French Government Scholars Exhibition, Galerie Bernanos, Paris, France
Korea 31 Contemporary Women Artists Exhibition, Kwan Hun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Korean Contemporary Art Festival, Municipal Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Korea 15 Contemporary Women Artists Exhibition, Kwan Hun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 10th Independents, National Museum of Arts, Deoksukung Place, Seoul, Korea

83 Seoul International Drawing Exhibition, Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Materiality, the New way of Existence, Artists Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Grand prize Exhibition of Young Artists, Young Artists Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 9th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

The 9th Hongik print Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
The 9th Independents, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

The 8th Hongik print Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
The 8th Independents, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

The 7th Hongik print Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

The 6th Hongik print Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Breath, Kim Soo-ja + Lee Yun-Dong, Growrich Gallery, Seoul, Korea
An Event by Two People, Kim Yong Min + Kim Sooja, Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, A Record of Journey From Seoul Station to Gangjung, Installation at the Youngnam Daily News Gallery, Daegu, Korea

Selected Awards

2018 – 2019     
Artist in residence at Cité de la Céramique, Manufacture National de Sèvres, Sèvres, France

Asia Society Arts Award, Hong Kong
Kim Se-Choong Sculpture Award, Seoul, Korea

HO-AM Prize 2015, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, HO-AM Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Ha Chong Hyun Art Award, Seoul, Korea

Kimsooja, A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir, A Site-Specific Installation for Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology, the 1st Cornell University Biennale Ithaca, New York, US
Artist in residence at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, US

2013 – 2014   
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Award, US

2013 – 2012   
GSA Commission Work for a Site-Specific Video Projection on the border at Mariposa Main Entrance Port, Arizona, US

To Breathe Olympics, a commission work for the IOC Olympics Museum in Lausane, supported by Samsung Electronics Co., Lausane, Switzerland
CEC ArtsLink, New York for the solo exhibition at Perm Contemporary Art Museum, Perm, Russia

A Site-Specific Video projection commissioned by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, US

Cities on the Move, print edition Commissioned on the occasion of International Women’s Day by Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Earth-Water-Fire-Air, Co-commissioned Multi channel video project by Hermes Foundation, Paris, France for a solo exhibition at Atelier Hermes, Seoul, Korea

Commissioned work A Needle Woman – Paris for the Nuit Blanche 2009, by the Hotel de Ville in Paris, France
Earth-Water-Fire-Air, Co-commissioned multi channel video project by MIAC, and Lanzaote Biennale, Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Commissioned Work An Album: Hudson Guild, More Art, New York, US

Grant Recipient, New York State Council on the Arts, New York, US
Artist in residence at Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne(MAC/VAL), Vitrysur-Seine, France

Visual Art Award, Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, US
Bottari Truck: Migrateurs, a performance video piece commissioned by Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

To Breathe: A Mirror Woman, A Site-Specific Installation commissioned by Museo de National Reina Sofía, Madrid for the solo exhibition, Respirar Una mujer espejo / To Breathe – A Mirror Woman at the Crystal Palace, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Korea Culture & Arts Foundation Grant, Seoul for Always a Little Further, the 51st Venice Biennale, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Commissioned web video project by La Fabrica, Madrid for the exhibition INGENIO 400, Madrid, Spain

2004 – 2003   
CEC Arts Link Grant, New York, New York, For the Lecture Series in Russia inconjunction with the Pro Arte Video Festival Hermitage Museum & Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, CCA, Moscow LectureProgram, and A Needle Woman, 7 Outdoor Video Projection, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Nouveau Commanditaires, Landscape Lighting Project, & St. Bernard Hospice Permanent Lighting Installation, St. Bernard, France, Commissioned by Consortium, Dijion, Sponsored by Fondation de France, Paris, and Olivietti Foundation, Rome, Italy

Anonymous Was A Woman Foundation Award, New York, US
Artist of the American Art Award, Whitney Museum of America, Sponsored by Cartier Co., New York, US

Korea Culture & Arts Foundation Award, Best Show of the Year 2000, for the solo exhibition, A Needle Woman – A Woman Who Weaves the World at Rodin Gallery, Samsung Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

Paradise Culture Foundation Award, Seoul, Korea, Commissioned work by ICC, Tokyo in conjunction with the solo exhibition A Needle Woman at ICC, Tokyo, Japan

Work commissioned by CCA Kitakyushu in conjunction with the solo exhibition, A Needle Woman at CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan

Residency Award, World Views – at World Trade Center, New York, awarded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, US
Grant Recipient, The Korean Culture & Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Artist in residence for the World Views Program at the World Trade Center, New York, US

Cities on the Move – 2727 km Bottari Truck, a performance video piece commissioned by Experimental Art Grant, The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation Paradise Culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea

The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea

1992 – 1993      
Artist in Residence, MoMA PS1, New York, US, supported by The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea

The 11th Suknam Fine Art Award, Seoul, Korea
Artist in Residence at MoMA PS1, New York, US

SongEun Culture Fondation Award, Seoul, Korea

Lithography studio Scholarship, Ecole National des Beaux-Art, Paris, awarded by the French Government, France

Selected Public and Private Collections

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, US
Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, Paris, France
Degussa Co., Dusseldorf, Germany
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
Hana Bank Collection, Seoul, Korea
Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
K21 Kunsthsammlung, Dusseldorf, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, US
Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Mail Dairy Co. Collection, Seoul, Korea
Microsoft Co., Seattle, US
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, US
MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea
Monsoon Collection, London, UK
Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Musée d'Art Modern Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg
Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, St. Etienne, France
Museo d'Art Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, León, Spain
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., US
Pierre Huber Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, US
TKF Foundation, Washington D.C., US
University of Seattle, Seattle, US
Western Bridge, Seattle, US
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US


Kimsooja : To Breathe
Aug 29, 2012 - Oct 10, 2012


Kimsooja, Thread Routes - Chapter 1, 2010, 16mm film
transferred to HD format, 29:31, sound
Courtesy of Kukje Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

Kimsooja, Thread Routes - Chapter 1, 2010, 16mm film transferred to HD
format, 29:31, sound
Courtesy of Kukje Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

Kimsooja, Thread Routes - Chapter 1, 2010, 16mm film transferred to HD
format, 29:31, sound
Courtesy of Kukje Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

Kimsooja, Thread Routes - Chapter 2, 2011, 16mm film transferred to HD
format, 23:40, sound
Courtesy of Kukje Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

Kimsooja, Bottari – Alfa Beach, 2001, single channel video projection,
6:18 loop, silent
Courtesy of Kukje Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

Kimsooja, Mumbai: A Laundry Field, 2008, 4 channel video projection,
10:25 loop, sound
Courtesy of Kukje Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

Kimsooja, To Breathe: Invisible Mirror/Invisible Needle, 2005, 10:01 min
loop, sound from Kimsooja's The Weaving Factory (2004) voice
performance, 9:52 min loop
Courtesy of Kukje Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

Kimsooja, To Breathe: Invisible Mirror/Invisible Needle, 2005, 10:01 min
loop, sound from Kimsooja's The Weaving Factory (2004) voice
performance, 9:52 min loop
Courtesy of Kukje Gallery and Kimsooja Studio


Kimsooja : To Breathe


2017 Art Basel Hong Kong Encounters

2016 MMCA 'Kimsooja - Archive of Mind'

2015 Centre Pompidou-Metz ‘To Breathe’

2013 Venice Biennial Korean Pavillion