Chang Kyum Kim

Chang Kyum Kim (Born 1961, South Korea, currently lives and works in Seoul, South Korea)


Working predominantly in the field of video art and installations, the subject of Chang Kyum Kim’s work is often concerned with those living in contemporary Korean society. Kim’s work draws on a variety of themes, however the crux of his art has been faithful to the exploration of presenting the fake as real, the false as true and illusion as reality. Kim’s installation addresses the conceptual exploration of Meme in his Water Shadow Four Seasons 2 (2013 – 14) in which, by revealing what appears to be a traditional Asian stone water basin as a piece of sculpted polystyrene, Kim addresses the transience of the traditional meaning within Asia when purported into a differing cultural context.


Kim is one of the first generation of artists to use video projection over sculpture and his artworks have been widely exhibited around the world. His works have been exhibited at the Sabina Museum (Korea), Seoul Museum of Art (Korea) and the Krasnoyarsk Museum Bienniale (Russia). Kim’s work is also included in numerous public collections such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Korea), Francis J. Greenburger (New York) and Towada Arts Centre (Japan).