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@minjukim_art


ARTIST STATEMENT 
Drawing on personal experience and inspired by human anatomy and psychoanalytic theory, I explore desire as a main subject matter alongside the concept of life and death. Human desire and body is related to birth till death and it is in a continuous loop. The physicality and fragility of the human body are the inevitable element of life and I’m experimenting to embody the sublimation of desire into perpetuity.

EDUCATION 
2015-2017  MA Visual Arts: Illustration (Distinction), Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
2013-2015  BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion, London College of Fashion, London, UK
2007-2013  BFA in Printmaking, College of Fine Art, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea

EXHIBITIONS
2021  The Void of Desire: Minju Kim x Eugene Wood, The Truman Brewery, London, UK
2021  Print it, Aire Place Studios Illustration exhibition, Leeds, UK

2021  Roy’s Art Fair, The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
2021  CrypTOKYO, NFT Exhibition, UltraSuperNew Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2021  Oblivion, Virtual exhibition by The Holy Art
2021   V1 Virtual exhibition by Flux Review
2021   VAA International online Art Exhibition by Visual Artists Association
2020  What is Art, Boomer Gallery, London, UK
2020  Cluster Photography & Print, Ugly Duck, London, UK 
2020  B Collect Award showcase, B collect Notting Hill, London, UK
2020  BAE group show, Bloomsbury Gallery, London, UK
2019  Artrooms Awards, Melia White House Hotel, London, UK
2019  Drawing a Line under Torture, Charity Art Auction 2019, The Vinyl Factory, London, UK
2019  Side Sleepers, 4482 Award Show, Itta space, Incheon, South Korea
2019  Cluster Illustration Fair October, Truman Brewery, London, UK
2019  Unison, Cluster Illustration, Unit 5 gallery, London, UK 
2019  Cluster Art Fair May, Ugly Duck, London, UK 
2019  4482: Sasapri, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
2019  Nova Prize show, Fresco Collective, New York, USA
2018  Anatomy of Desire, Minju Kim Solo Exhibition, Gallery Different, London, UK 
2018  Get It Arts, 5th Base Gallery, London, UK 
2017  CCW MA Visual Arts Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK 
2017  Show Me The Way, Raum Gallery, London, UK
2017  T'ART, Sweet Art Show, Bones and Pearl Gallery, London, UK
2017  The Pancakes& Booze Art Show, Studio Spaces, London, UK
2016  The Dark Arts, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
2016  Summer Salon 2016, Islington Art Factory, London, UK
2016  Hand Maid, Sweet Art Show, Hoxton Arches, London, UK
2016  Brighton Illustration Fair, The One Church, Brighton, UK
2015  The Pancakes& Booze Art Show, Studio Spaces, London, UK
2015  Present, Raw Artists Show, 93 Feet East, London, UK
2015  Forbidden, Guerilla Galleries at The Daniel Libeskind Space, London, UK
2012  Pan, Graduation Show, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea
2011  The 5th Korea-China Printmaking Exchange Show, An Annual Project by
Hongik University and Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Seoul, South Korea

2010 Third Year Show, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea

AWARDS 
2019  B Collect Award, Artrooms Awards, London, UK
2019  Finalist by Artrooms Awards, London, UK
2019  Shortlisted, Visual Art Open, London, UK
2019  4482 Award, Itta Space, South Korea
2019  Nova Prize, Fresco Collective, New York, USA
2019  Nominated for the Soohoh Award, Seoul, South Korea

FEATURES
Schon Magazine Jun 2021
Opening Mag Apr 2021
Huf Magazine Feb 2021
Blockchain Art Exchange 2020-2021
Visual Artists Association Nov 2020
Cluster London Residency Program Oct 2020
Cluster London Oct 2020
Inside Artists Sep 2020
Art Jobs Aug 2020
The Flux Review Aug  2020
Capsule Book May 2020
Lady Gunn Magazine Feb 2020
The World of Interiors Sep -Dec 2019, Jan 2020
Vogue UK Oct -Dec 2019
Fresco Magazine Mar 2019