1965, born and based in Seoul, Korea.
Kim studied at Seoul National University
and finished her studies at École
Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Kim intervenes into the process where ‘meaning’
and ‘value’ are defined, formed, and communicated
within a social system. In order to expose
this process, she has used a conceptual
strategy of ‘recycling.’ Her conceptual
scheme involves viewers’ participatory
process in which viewers come to reorient
their fixed notion on values, structure,
and systems of a society. Kim’s conceptual
projects also convey even richer stories
of a society by keeping the subtle hint
of social relations among the objects.
produces a music video of the most prototypical
Korean popular songs of today, with their
words translated into the Spanish. She literally
transplants a certain cultural form to a
different context by shooting the video
in Mexico. This piece examines the situation
where popular culture is being transmitted
over the globe, and the issue of cultural
differences and code-sharing is getting
critical in communication and translation.
Sora Kim, Orbit Lounge, 2004, mixed media,
dimensions variable, installation view at
Artsonje Center, Seoul
Sora Kim, Volcano, 2004, mixed media, 15 x 7 x 2 meters, installation view at Artsonje
Sora Kim, CapitalPlus Credit Union, 2003,