LIM Minouk

  • Born 1968 in Daejeon, South Korea
  • Based in Seoul, South Korea
  • Photo: Leila Mesdaghi
  • Courtesy of the artist

Lim Minouk is one of Korea’s foremost artists exploring topics such as the potential of communities that transcend the framework of the nation state, or the power of latent solidarity existing between individuals. Lim attempts to bring to light communities that remain invisible within modern society, and—focusing on the common sorrow as yet shared between the peoples of the north and south, whose bodies and minds, as well as their histories, have been torn apart—has frequently expressed the possibilities of (情). The media and scale she works in span a diverse range across her projects: large-scale installations combining video, photography, or other visual media with elements calling attention to tactile qualities, such as fake fur or glass; theatrical works incorporating songs or performances into participatory tours; pieces accomplished through the audience’s subtle interventions; and more.

Selected Works

2016
10th Taipei Biennale, Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future, Taipei, Taiwan
2016
Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD, Berlin, Germany
2015
United Paradox, PORTIKUS, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2015
The Promise of If, PLATEAU Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
2015
Absolut Art Award 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Possibility of the Half, 2012, Korea Artist Prize, National Museum of Moderm and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea
  • Photo: Kim Yong-gwan
  • Courtesy of the artist