Installations

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

Lotus: Zone of Zero

Installation at Kimsooja: To Breathe - Zone of Zero, CAC Málaga, Spain

2016

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Bottari

Bottari, 2005

Installation at Urgent Conversations: Athens - Antwerp, EMST, Athens

2016

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

Thread Routes - Chapter II, Site II

Installation at Kimsooja, Weaving the World, CC Strombeek, Belgium

2016

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

To Breathe - The Flags

Installation at Gangoji Temple, Commissioned by Culture City of East Asia, 2016, Nara Japan

2016

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

Thread Routes - Chapter II

Installation at Kimsooja, Weaving the World, CC Strombeek, Belgium

2016

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

Deductive Object

Installation at Gangoji Temple, Commissioned by Culture City of East Asia, 2016, Nara Japan

2016

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

마음의 기하학 / Archive of Mind

Installation at MMCA Hyundai Motors Series 2016: KIMSOOJA - 마음의 기하학 / Archive of Mind, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

2016

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

Deductive Object

Installation at MMCA Hyundai Motors Series 2016: KIMSOOJA - 마음의 기하학 / Archive of Mind, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

2016

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

To Breathe

Installation at MMCA Hyundai Motors Series 2016: KIMSOOJA - 마음의 기하학 / Archive of Mind, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

2016

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

Bottari

Installation at 20 Bienal De Arte Paiz, Guatemala

2016

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

To Breathe

Installation at Kimsooja: To Breathe, Centre Pompidou - Metz, France

2015

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Photograph by Jaeho Chong

Kimsooja: To Breathe

To Breathe

Installation at Kimsooja: To Breathe, Centre Pompidou - Metz, France

2015

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Photograph by Jaeho Chong

Kimsooja: Thread Routes

Thread Routes

Installation at Kimsooja: Thread Routes, The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

2015

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Bottari

Deductive Object: Obangsaek

Installation at Kimsooja, To Breathe: Obengsaek,Gallery Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland, 2014 - 2015

2014

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Bottari

Bottari - An Island

Installation at Kewenig Galerie, Palma, Majorca

2014

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To Breathe 001

To Breathe #001

Site specific installation in private collection, New York, 2014

2014

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To Breathe: Obangsaek

Deductive Object: Obangsaek

Installation at Kimsooja, To Breathe: Obengsaek,Gallery Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland, 2014 - 2015

2014

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To Breathe Object: Obangsaek

To Breathe: Obangsaek

Installation at Kimsooja, To Breathe: Obengsaek,Gallery Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland, 2014 - 2015

2014

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To Breathe: Mandala

To Breathe: Mandala

Installation at Busan Biennial, Busan Museum of Art, 2014

2010

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A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir

A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir

Installation at Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology, Cornell University, New York

2014

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Photograph by Jaeho Chong

To Breathe: Bottari

To Breathe: Bottari

Solo Exhibition at The Korean Pavilion, Venice

2013

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Photo by Jaeho Chong

An Album: Borderlines

An Album: Borderlines

Site specific installation at Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Arizona, USA

2013

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To Breathe: Bottari

To Breathe: Obangsaek

Installation at The Lift, the Bloomberg Building, New York

2013

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Photo by Jaeho Chong

To Breathe: Flags

To Breathe Flags

Instillation for the Contemporary Art Trail 2012 Aix-en-Provence, France

2012

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Photo by Elizabeth Carecchio

Bottari

Installation at Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

2012

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To Breathe - Invisible Needle / Invisible Mirror
& A Needle Woman 2005

Permanent installation at
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle

2012

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Courtesy of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Photo by Kimsooja

Encounter - Looking Into Sewing

Encounter - Looking into Sewing

Installation at FIAC 2012

2012

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Courtesy Kimsooja Studio and Kewenig Galerie, Berlin.
Photo by Simon Vogel, Berlin/ Cologne

A Needle Woman, Daegu

A Needle Woman, 2005

Installation at Daegu Art Museum, South Korea
Site specific installation curated by Daegu Art Museum

2012

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Courtesy of Daegu Art Museum, Photo by Park Myungrae

Bottari: The Island

Bottari: The Island

Site specific 8 Bottari installation at Palazzo Fortuni, Venice

2011

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Courtesy Axel Vervoordt Foundation and Raffaella Cortese Gallery, Milan.
Photo by Jean-Pierre Gabriel

Mumbai: A Laundry Field

Four channel video projection, sound, 10:25 min loop
Site specific installation at Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2011

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Courtesy of the Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Photo by James Prinz

Lotus: Zone of Zero

Lotus: Zone of Zero

Installation at Plateau, Samsung Museum, Seoul

2011

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Courtesy of Plateau, Samsung Museum, Seoul

To Breathe: Mandala

Installation at Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany

2011

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Courtesy Kimsooja Studio and Kewenig Galerie, Berlin.
Photo by Uwe Engels

To Breathe: Zuoz, installation view

To Breathe: Zuoz

Installation image Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz

2010

diffraction grating film on window, 5 windows
133.8 x 83 cm each, sound

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To Breathe: Zuoz, installation view

Mandala: Zone of Zero

Installation image Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz

2004 - 2010

single channel mixed media sound installation (one jukebox, Three Chants mixed with Tibetan, Gregorian, and Islamic), 9:50 loop

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Earth - Water - Fire - Air, Installation view

Earth - Water - Fire - Air

Installation view at Nuclear Power Plant Art Project - Yeonggwang, Korea

2010

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and video

Mandala: Chant for Auschuwitz, Installation at Poznan Biennial in Hitler's former office at Zamek, Poznan

Mandala: Chant for Auschuwitz

Installation at Poznan Biennial in Hitler's former office at Zamek, Poznan

2010

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Photo by Adam Ciereszko

Mumbai: A Laundry Field, Video projection at Johanniterkirche Feldkirch, presented by Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein

Mumbai: A Laundry Field, 2008

Video projection at Johanniterkirche Feldkirch, presented by Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein

2010

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A Needle Woman, Installation at Nuit Blanche, Paris

A Needle Woman

Installation at Nuit Blanche, Paris

2009

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Commissioned by Nuit Blanche Paris 2009
Photos by Thierry Depagne

A Mirror Woman, Installation at MUDAM, Luxembourg

A Mirror Woman, 2002

Installation at MUDAM, Luxembourg

2010

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Mumbai: A Laundry Field, Installation at Continua Gallery, Le Moulin

Mumbai: A Laundry Field

Installation at Continua Gallery, Le Moulin

2009

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Photos by Thierry Depagne

Bottari, Installation at La Calmeleterie

Bottari

Installation at La Calmeleterie, Nazelles Negron, France

2009

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Photos by Andre Morin

Lotus: Zone of Zero

Lotus: Zone of Zero

Installation at Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels

2008

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Photo by Mikåel Falke

Mumbai: A Laundry Field

Mumbai: A Laundry Field

Installation at Continua Gallery, Beijing

2008

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Photo by Oak Taylor Smith

The House Project

The House Project

Laukvik, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Installation at Lofoten International Art Festival

2008

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Photo by Kjell Ove Storvik

The Sun & The Moon

A Mirror Woman - The Sun & The Moon

Video installation at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

2008

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Photo by Tadahisa Sakurai

Bottari Truck - Migrateur

Bottari Truck - Migrateurs

"Je Reviendrai"

Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris

2008

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Bottari, Sewing Into Walking

Sewing into Walking

Installation image Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto

2007

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Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid

Respirar - Una Mujer Espejo / To Breathe - A Mirror Woman

Respirar - Una Mujer Espejo / To Breathe - A Mirror Woman

Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid

2006

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Photo by José Luis Municio and Jaeho Chong

TO BREATHE / RESPIRAR

To Breathe / Respirar

Teatro La Fenice, Venice

2006

Photo by Luca Campigotto

Bottari

Bottari

Installation at Kewenig Galerie

2005

Photo by Simon Vogel

Venice 51

Always a Little Further

51st Venice Biennale in Arsenale, Venice

2005

Photo by Giorgio Zucchiatti

Bottari Truck

Bottari Truck

3 wheel, 1 ton truck from Germany, bottaris, bungee cords

Installation view Kewenig Gallery, Cologne

2005

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Photo by Simon Vogel

Deductive Object

Conditons of Humanity

Installation at Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

2004

Courtesy of Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

Bottari

Bottari

Installation at Raffaella Cortese Gallery

2004

Photo by Antonio Maniscalco

Lotus: Zone of Zero

Lotus: Zone of Zero

307 lotus lanterns, 6 speakers, sound from Tibetan, Gregorian, and Islamic Chant

Palais Rameau, Lille

2003

Photo courtesy Le Consortium, Dijion and Kimsooja Studio

Mandala - Zone of Zero

Mandala - Zone of Zero

Three Channels sound installation
with jukebox, mixed sound from Tibetan monk chant, Gregorian chant, and Islamic chant.

Edition of 3 + 1 AP

2004

detail view & soundtrack

Solarescope

Solarescope

9 different lighting sequences, 18:00 loop

Solares - The 2nd Valencia Biennale

2003

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Photo by Kimsooja, Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Mandala: Zone of Zero

Mandala: Zone of Zero

Single Channel, Tibetan Monk Chant.

Edition of 3 + 1 AP

2003

detail view

Photo by Blaise Adilon

A Mirror Woman: The Ground of Nowhere

A Mirror Woman: The Ground of Nowhere

Installation in Honolulu City Hall

2003

Photos by Kimsooja and Hal Lum

Mandala: Zone of Zero

A Mirror Woman

Korean bedcovers, parallel mirror structure walls, 4 fans, cable, Tibetan Monk Chant

Installation at Peter Blum Gallery, NYC

2002

Photo by Bill Orcutt, Collection of MUDAM, Luxembourg

A Lighthouse Woman

A Lighthouse Woman

9 different lighting sequences, 30:00 loop

Memory of the Water - Spoleto Festival USA
Morris Island, Charleston

2002

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Photo by Ryan King
Courtesy of Spoleto Festival and Kimsooja Studio

Planted Names

Planted Names

set of 4 woven carpets, unique

Installation at Drayton Hall Plantation House,
Charleston, South Carolina
Spoleto Festival

2002

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Photo by Ryan King, Courtesy of the Spoleto Festival and Kimsooja Studio

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Central Park, Whitney Biennale

2002

Photo by Malisa Simond
Courtesy of the Public Art Fund

A Laundry Woman

A Laundry Woman

used korean bed covers, tibetan monk chant, fans

Kunsthalle Wien, Karlsplatz

2002

Photo by Christian Wachter

Laundry Woman

A Laundry Woman

Central Post Office, Trieste

2001

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Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

PS1

Kim Sooja: A Needle Woman

P.S.1, New York

2001

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Photo by Marty Heitner

Bottari

Bottari

Installation at Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany

2001

Laundry Woman

A Laundry Woman

Installation at Art Through the Eye of Needle at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikedden, Norway

2001

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Laundry Woman

A Laundry Woman

Installation at Kimsooja, A Needle Woman - A Woman Who Weaves the World, Rodin Gallery (Plateau Samsung Museum of Art), Seoul, Korea

2000

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Laundry Woman

Deductive Object

Installation at Kim Sooja + Yang Pei Ming, Selfscape at Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrick, Odense, Denmark

2000

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Bottari Truck

Bottari Truck

used clothes and bed covers

Rodin Gallery, Seoul

2000

Photo by Kim Hyun Soo
Courtesy Samsung Museum, Seoul

Bottari Truck

Bottari

used Korean bedcovers and clothing

Installation at Sharing Exotism, The 5th Biennale de Lyon 2000, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France

2000

Photo by Pierre Laborde
Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Laundry Woman

A Laundry Woman

Installation at The 3rd Asia - Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia

1999

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Laundry Woman

Bottari

Installation at Kim Sooja + Jeannett Christensen, Inaugural Exhibition at Kunsthalle Feldbach, Feldbach, Austria

1999

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Bottari Truck

d'Apertutto, or Bottari Truck in Exile

2.5 ton truck stacked with Bottaris,
20m x 6.5m mirror structure

49th Venice Biennale, Arsenale, Venice

1999

Photo by Luca Campigotto, Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Artist with Bottari

Encounter Installation

Performative Installation at Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

1998

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Bottari Installation

Bottari Installation

Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

1998

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Bottari Truck

Cities on the Move - 11633 miles Bottari Truck

2 ton truck from Korea, bottaris, bungee cords

Installation view Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil

1998

Collection of Monsoon London

Laundry Field

A Laundry Field

used bedcovers

Installation at Oakville Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1997

Courtesy of Oakville Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

Deductive Object

Deductive Object - Dedicated to My Marriage

Installation at the 5th Istanbul Biennale

1997

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Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

used bedcovers and used clothes

Installation at Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura

1997

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

used bedcovers and used clothing

Installation at Arken Museum, Copenhagen

1996

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Manifesta 1 at Museum Boymans Van-Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1996

 

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

used bedcovers and used clothes

Installation at Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya

1996

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Bottari

Deductive Object - dedicated to my neighbors

City Art Museum, Nagoya

1996

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Photo by Fukuoka Sakae

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea

1996

 

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Setagaya Museum of Art, Tokyo

1995

Photo by Kimsooja

Bottari

Bottari

Yongyou Island, Corée

1995

Photo by Ju Myung Duk

Sewing Into Walking

Sewing Into Walking - dedicated to the victims of Kwangju

1st Kwangju Biennale

1995

Photo by Fukuoka Sakae

Bottari

Deductive Object

Installation at Tiger's Tail National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwacheon, Korea

1995

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Information and Reality at Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

1995

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

1994

Bottari

Bottari

Yangdong Village, Kyungju

1994

Photo by Ju Myung Duk

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Women - The Difference Hankook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1994

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Artist with Bottari

Artist with Bottari

Yangdong Village, Korea

1994

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Deductive Object

Lie on the Nature

used bed covers

Oksanseowon Valley, Korea

1994

Photo by Ju Myung Duk

Sewing into Walking

Sewing into Walking - Multi Channel Video Installation

Seomi Gallery, Seoul

3 channel video, multiple monitors, fabric installation

1994

Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Ise Art Foundation, New York

1993

 

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Trade Routes at The New Museum, New York

1993

 

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

installation details, dimensions variable

MOMA PS1

1993

installation views

Photos by Andrew Kearney
Courtesy of PS1 and Kimsooja Studio

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

MOMA PS1 Open Studios

1993

installation views

Courtesy of PS1 and Kimsooja Studio

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Triangle Workshop at Pine Plains, New York

1992

 

Deductive Object

Untitled

Installation of 7 iron rings

1991

Photo by Lee Dong Kun

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Kim Soo-Ja, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1988

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Kim Soo-Ja, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1988

Deductive Object

Deductive Object

Installation at Kim Soo-Ja, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1988