Cecilia Kim

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Kaplan Gallery


Cecilia Kim

2022 VisArts Bresler Resident

January 25, 2023 – March 12, 2023

Kaplan Gallery

My work is shaped by immaterial exchanges with my family, community, and friends. I document intimate and shared narratives, blurring the boundaries between the personal and collective. I explore the interplay between the documentary and constructed image, making transparent my presence behind and in front of the camera.

As a Korean woman living outside my home country, I seek what it means to exist in and occupy in-between spaces, and reflect on occupying a space that is often under-acknowledged or underrepresented. I create non-linear videos that loop in a cycle, mimicking the repetitive nature of labor.

About the VisArts 2022 Bresler Resident:

Cecilia Kim is a South Korean-born artist living in Richmond, VA. She received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is an instructor, and received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kim was awarded Best in Show at The 19th Annual Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and screenings, including The Immigrant Artist Biennale (NYC, virtual), 0 GALLERY (Seoul, Korea), Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, VA), The Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), the Hume Gallery (Chicago, IL), the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL), the NOFLASH Video Show (NJ), and the Student Experimental Film Festival at SUNY Binghamton (Binghamton, NY).

Learn more at https://ceciliakim.persona.co/bio-cv

Image Credit: Cecilia Kim, Preformed Labor Songpyun Still, 2021

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