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b. Korea, 1956

  • EDUCATION

      • Majored in mechanical engineering at Changwon University, Korea
  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 2006

      • The Museum Project, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • ON-AIR, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
    • 2005

      • ATTAKIM, Galerie Gana Beaubourg, Paris, France
    • 2001

      • The Museum Project, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri
    • 1996

      • The Museum Project, Samsung Photo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    • 1995

      • The Museum Project (Installation, Performance), NauvoGallery, Busan, Korea
    • 1994

      • Deconstruction, Space Saemter Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    • 1993

      • The Korean People, Nikon Salon Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1990

      • Father, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    • 1988

      • Child of Nucleus, Pinehill Gallery, Seoul, Korea
      • Song of Empty hand, Baeksaek Gallery, Pusan, Korea
    • 1987

      • Psychopath, Yechong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    • 1986

      • Monologue, Pusan Gallery, Pusan, Korea
    • 1985

      • Man, Hanmadang Gallery, Pusan, Korea
  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 2006

      • Eleven: 11 Contemporary Artists, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England
      • Infected Landscape, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2005

      • Contemporary art of Korea, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
      • FAST FORWARD Photographic Message From Korea, Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt, Germany
      • The 1st Pocheon Asian Art Festival, Pocheon Art Hole, Pocheon, Korea
      • Encounters with Modernism: Highlights from the Stedelijk Museum and the National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul, Korea
    • 2004

      • Gwangju Biennale 2004, Gwangju, Korea
      • FotoFest20, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
      • The 4th Photo Festival, Ganagallery, Seoul, Korea
      • Opening exhibition, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea
    • 2003

      • Point of Time, Galerie Gana Beaubourg, Paris, France
      • FotoFest – Russia, Samara Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Samara, Russia
      • Asia, Asia Society Gallery, New York, NY
      • Youngeun 2003 Residency-The Journey of Spaces, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary art, Youngeun, Korea
      • BODYSCAPY, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    • 2002

      • 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
      • Exhibition for the Winners of Hanam Internatiomal Photo Awards, Hanam, Korea
      • 2002 Asia Photo Bienale, Seoul, Korea
      • Site+Sight, Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore
      • Red Light, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia
      • Asia Comments, Danish Center for Culture & Development, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • 2001

      • Translated Acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY; Carrilo Gill Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
      • Awakening, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia
      • Artspectrum-2001, Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
      • Digital Dreams, Analogue Desires, Art Center of the Korean Art & Culture, Seoul, Korea
      • Image from the Land of Morning Calm, 6th International FotoFestival, Herten, Germany
      • 2001 Photo Festival, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    • 2000

      • Houston FotoFest, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
      • Odense Foto Triennale Festival of Light, Odense, Denmark
      • After Time, Howart Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    • 1999

      • The Segment of Time, Seonam Art Center, Seoul, Korea
      • A Window, Inside and Outside, Kwangju City Art Museum, Kwangju, Korea
    • 1998

      • A History of Korean Photography, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
      • Alienation & Assimilation, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
    • 1997

      • Legends from Daily Life, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyeongju, Korea
    • 1996

      • Photography is Photography, Samsung Photo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    • 1995

      • Photographers in our Time, Gallery Art Beam, Seoul, Korea
      • Expressional Medium of Korean, Contemporary Art Seoul Metropolitan Museum, Seoul, Korea
      • The New Generational Tendency in Korean Contemporary Art (Body & Recognition), Art Center of the Korean & Culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea
      • Korea Avant-Guarde Art since 1967-1995: Rebellion of Space, Seoul Metropolitan Museum, Seoul, Korea
      • Gaia in 2005 Years (Performance), Ulsan, Korea
    • 1994

      • View of Next Generation of Korean Contemporary Art in 1994, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
      • Korean Contemporary Photography, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    • 1993

      • Image and Photography, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
      • Art and Photography, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    • 1992

      • Ah! Korea, Jahamoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    • 1991

      • Horizon of Korean Photography, Total Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Seoul Metropolitan Museum, Seoul, Korea
    • 1988

      • Beach Art Fair (Installation), Haeundae Beach, Pusan, Korea
  • AWARDS

    • 2003

      • 4th Lee Myoungdong Photo Prize, Seoul, Korea
    • 2002

      • International Photo Prize, The 1st Hanam International Photo Festival, Hanam, Korea
      • Korea Represetative, 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • 1997

      • Annual Artist’s Prize, Sajin Yesul (Photography Art Magazine), Seoul, Korea
  • COLLECTIONS

      • Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
      • EARLLU Gallery, Singapore, Malaysia
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
      • JGS Foundation, New York, NY
      • Art Museum of Kyongnam Province, Changwon, Korea
      • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
      • National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
      • The Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
      • Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea
      • Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
      • Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri
      • Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 2006

      • Atta Kim: ON-AIR. Germany: ICP/Steidl, 2006.
      • “Atta Kim: On Air [Review].” The Art Newspaper June 2006.
      • Cotter, Holland. “When Real Time Turns Out to Be the Most Surreal of All.” The New York Times 12 July 2006.
      • Grosz, David. “Illustrating the Transience of Individual Identity.” The New York Sun 15 June 2006
      • Thérond, Eve. “Les mises en boîtes d’Atta Kim.” French PHOTO July/August 2006.
      • Pasulka, Nicole. “The Museum Project [Interview with Atta Kim].” The Morning News 7 August 2006.
    • 2005

      • Atta Kim: The Museum Project. New York: Aperture Foundation, 2005.
    • 2001

      • Kim, Atta. “Boxing Kim.” Aperture Winter 2001.