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Jung A Kim (Korea)

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Jung A Kim, Untitled, from the series Unseen, 2012-2016. Courtesy of the artist


Statement

“I am living in the silence of room”
In this familiar room, I stare into a world of images.
These strange pictures might be condensed moments that I missed before.
The truth in time is unreal.
In photography, I would love “to be” the world through my eyes and heart, and through this process, I am starting to become a human being.

The essential line in my work deals with nature, and myself as being reflected in nature, and also myself as being part of nature.

Through embedding myself in nature, and by relying and depending on time and memories, I think life itself, in a poetic way, has been changing. My pictures are showing a story (my story) and they are showing what is essential and what lives between nature and human kind (people). They are short fragments of life. It is also of course talking about the deep inner life of a person as a kind of a daily record.

Jung A Kim


Biography

Jung A Kim was born in 1978 in Incheon, Korea. She lives and works in Berlin and Seoul. In 2013, she studied at The Berlin University of Design (BTK) and in 2014 earned her B.A. in photography from Chung-Ang University, Seoul.

She was an artist-in-residence at Cultural Affairs, City of Tampere, Finland (2014) and Studio Vortex by Antoine d’Agata, Arles, France (2015). Jung A. Kim was awarded First Prize for best portfolio at The 6th European Month of Photography Portfolio Review (2014) in Berlin, and was selected by the Musée de l’Élysée, Switzerland as one of the fifty emerging photographers (2015). Recently, Reminiscence. A Walk through the Other Side of my Mind was published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. Her work has been shown internationally with group and solo exhibitions in Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Japan and others.

 

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