Born Kim Soo-Ja in Daegu, South Korea, in 1957, Kimsooja is an interdisciplinary conceptual and performance artist based in Seoul, Paris, and New York. Her artistic practice infuses site-specific, large-scale installations that use a combination of sound, light, and textile, as well as photography, film, and performance art.

She embraced her artistic name in the early 2000s, an act she honored with a piece of conceptual art called A One-Word Name Is An Anarchist’s Name. This striking muse on identity and its social impact is typical of her performance artwork.

Kimsooja’s work has been the subject of a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.


Why did Kimsooja crisscross South Korea with her Bottari Truck?

Kimsooja’s trip through South Korea Kimsooja is a celebrated interdisciplinary artist who uses various artistic disciplines and mediums to weave a tale regarding concepts such as migration and cultural issues. Her work has been praised as giving center stage to these issues, and one of these renowned pieces is the Cities on the Move – …

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What are Kimsooja’s rainbow rooms all about?

About Kimsooja Kimsooja is a Korean-born artist that has won recognition around the world. Despite living in New York, her work is exhibited across Europe, Asia and America. Her work includes performances, photographs, installations and videos. Kimsooja’s work involves several subjects like relationships with others, nomadism and the role of women in dealing with challenges …

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