MINJU KIM 

Drawing on personal experience and inspired by the human anatomy and psychoanalytic theory, I explore desire as a main subject matter alongside of the concept of life and death.

In my theory, all things stem from desire and it varies depending on how the person’s desire appears. The human figure is a recurring theme and my obsession of human body started since I was young, as I experienced a rare body condition and medical examination was part of my daily life.

Human desire and body is related to from birth till death and it is in a continuous loop. The physicality and fragility of human body are the inevitable element of the life and I’m experimenting to embody the sublimation of the 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

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  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  Finalist artist by Artrooms Awards, London, UK

2019  4482 Award, Itta Space, Incheon, South Korea

2019  Nova Prize, Fresco Collective, New York, USA

2019  Selected artist by The Other Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia 

2019  Nominated for the Soohoh Award, Seoul, South Korea

FEATURES

Vogue UK October, November, December 2019

The World of Interiors September, October, November 2019

Blockchain Art Exchange

Fresco Magazine March 2019

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