Biography

KIM Soun Gui

Born in 1946, Buyeo, Korea
Lives and works in Paris, France

Education

1989-1994
Philosophy aesthetics, UFR. Lettres, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis

1977-1979
Semiology, UFR. Lettres, DEA(Diploma d’Etude Approfondie), University d’Aix en Provence

1971-1972
Diploma National d’Art Plastique with Honors, Ecole Nationale d’Art Décoratif de Nice

1971-1973
Invited artist at Centre Artistique de Rencontre International of Nice

1971
Arrives in France with scholarship by French Government

1966-1971
BFA & Master Course at department of Painting, College of Fine Art in Seoul National University, Seoul

Teaching

2001-2011
Professor at Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art, Dijon

1990
Invited professor at Bristol Polytechnic, Art-Design-Communication, Bristol, U.K

1985
Invited professor at Höchschulefür Bildende Kunst Akademie of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germanay

1974-2000
Professor at Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Marseille

1974-1975
Professor at Ecole Nationale d’Art Décoratif, Nice

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019-2020
Lazy Clouds – Soun Gui Kim, National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul

2018
KIM SOUN-GUI : 0 TIME, ARARIO Gallery, Seoul

2017
One Stroke of Painting, ARARIO MUSEUM in SPACE, Seoul

2014
Lunes, Où, Par-dessus le marché, Silence, Art Sonje Center, Seoul

2013
Beating the market, Soun-Gui Kim in dialogue with Cage, Derrida, and Nancy, presented by Jean-Michel Rabaté & Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia
Video by Soun-Gui KIM, Microscope Gallery, NY

2008
Stock+Garden, Gallery 175, Seoul
Soun-Gui Kim, Platform Seoul, Gallery Ye Mec, Seoul

2006
Soun Gui Kim/Films, The Film Gallery, Paris

2005
Points de vue, Galerie de/di/dY, Paris

2001
Stock Exchange III, La Maison de l’Art et de la Commnication de Sallaumine, Sallaumine
P.A.P. , Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris

2000
Stock Exchange II, Art Sonje Center, Seoul

1999
Stock Exchange I, La Maison du Livre d’Artiste Contemporain, Domart en Ponthieu

1996
Station O Time, Interactive multimedia installation, Korean Institute of Industrial Technology, Cheonan, Korea

1991
O Time, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain de Nice, Nice
Soun-Gui Kim, Kunitachi Collage of Music, Tokyo

1989
Passages, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Troyes, France

1988
Soun Gui Kim, Galerie Donguy, Paris

1985
Ten thousand ugly ink dots, Galerie DAAD, Berlin

1983
Bonjour Paik Nam June II, Performance with Paik Nam June, Paris

1982
Bonjour Paik Nam June, Research on Nam June Paik, Interview and film, NY
Chang Tai Tien, Interview and film, Taipei

1978
4’33” and O’,O”,O”’, Centre Culturel de St. Baume, St. Baume, France

1977
Soun Gui Kim, Gallery Kyeon-Ji, Seoul

1975
Soun Gui Kim / Misulje, American Cultural Center, Seoul

1973
Situation plastique III, Manifestation, Festival Octobre à Bordeaux, Bordeaux

1971-73
Situation plastique II, Manifestation, Nice, Marseille, Grasse, Canne sur Mer, Monaco
Situation plastique I, Centre Artistique de Rencontre International, Villa Arson, Nice

1970
Sori, Seoul National University, Seoul

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, MMCA Gwacheon, 30 Years 1986-2016, MMCA, Gwacheon
Memorial Exhibition of Nam June Paik : Nam June Paik ∞ Fluxus, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2015
The Future is now, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille
Asian Film & Video Art Forum, MMCA, Seoul
Artists descendants of Baekje, Buyeo Cultural Center, Buyeo, Korea

2014
Infinite challenge, MMCA, Seoul

2012
Transatlantic Cage, University of Paris 3 & Paris 7, Galerie Colbert, Paris

2010
Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul History Museum, Seoul

2009
Vide&o, ARKO Art Center, Seoul

2008
Platform Seoul, I have nothing to say and I am saying it, Seoul Station, Art Sonje Center, Seoul

2007
Hommage to Paik Nam June: Memories of Wuppertal, MMCA, Gwacheon
When Speeds become form, O-Room gallery, Seoul
Les Peintres de la vie moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2006
Après dAdA, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris

2005
Past in reverse, Kemper Museum of contemporary art, Kansas / Hood Museum, Depauw University, Indiana / New Hamspire at Dartmouth College, NH / Hanover Peeler Art Center, Hanover

2004
Past in reverse, San Diago Art Museum, Contemporary Art in East Asia, San Diego

2003
Soirée nomade / Hommage to John Cage, Contemporary Art center of Cartier Foundation, Paris
Comics in Art, Art in Comics, Museum of EWha Womans University, Seoul

2002
Gwangju Biennale PAUSE, Gwangju, Korea

1999
Anecdote Drawing, Total Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul
Sarajevo 2000, Contemporary Art Museum of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

1998
Korean Contemporary Artists: Poetics of time, Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul
Festival vidéo et cinéma de Lyon, Lyon
Sarajevo 2000, Kunst Stfting Ludwig Wien Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna

1997
La Part des Anges, Galerie d’Art et Essai, University of Rennes II, Rennes

1995
Quality, Quantity, Sensation, MMCA, Gwacheon
Rencontre Internationale de la Photographie, Arles

1994
Locality of Desire: Contemporary Art in an International World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Salon de music, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris
Adlaide Installation, Adlaide, Australia

1993
Fukui International Video Biennale, Fukui, Japan
Hommage à John Cage, Galerie de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Caen
Not Wanting to Say Anything About John, Ecole Régionale d’Art de Rouen, Rouen

1989
John Cage Festival, Exhibition with John Cage, Galerie Graff, Montreal, Canada
Der Güte Ton Zum Schönen Bild, Kunsthaus, Hamburg

1987
Japan 87 International Video Television Festival, Tokyo
Festival Ars Electronica, presented by Daniel Charles, Lintz

1986
Video & Multimedia/Soun-Gui Kim et Ses Invités, Vieille Charité, Marseille

1985
International Biennale Video CD 85, Cankarjev Dom, Yugoslavia

1982
Festival Infermental II, Hamburg

1975
Contemporary art festival, Space 75, National Theater of Meongdong, Seoul
Painting of 6 days, Marseille

1973
DNBA / 36, Institut de l’Environnement, Paris
Signal / Grasse 73, Grasse

1970
1970, Press cetner, Seoul

COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art (MMCA), Gwacheon
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Maison Européenne De La Photographie, Paris
O-Room Gallery, Seoul
Kira BM Films, Paris
FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon
Maeil Co.Ltd, Seoul
Arario Museum, Seoul
Seoul City Museum, Seoul

PUBLICATION

2019
• “Lazy Clouds – Soungui Kim”, Catalog of exhibition, MMCA-Seoul, Seoul
• “Colporteurs – Paria” in catalog of exhibition “Lazy Clouds – Soungui Kim”, MMCA-Seoul, Seoul
• “Can You Forget?” in catalog of exhibition “Lazy Clouds – Soungui Kim”, MMCA-Seoul, Seoul

2018
• “O Time”, Catalog of exhibition, Arario Gallery, Seoul

2016
• “보이니 ? Entends-tu?”, 김순기 詩畵集, Poèmes et Dessins de KIM SOUN GUI, Editions O’NW 오뉴월, Seoul
• “Art est-il le lieu du sens sans signification ?”, in Comparative Approches to Emptiness, Nothingness, and Silence in the East & The West, Institut de philosophie et de culture confucéennes, Université de Sungkyunkwan, Seoul

2015
• “How arrive, Silence, Resistance in the art of Kim Soun Gui : Conversation of Jean-Luc Nancy with Kim Soun Gui”, Comparative Korean Studies, vol. 23 N°2, aug. 2015, The International Association of Comparative Korean Studies, Seoul

2014
• Kim Soun Gui, Art, or listen to the silence : Soun-Gui Kim in conversation with Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy & John Cage, DVD and Book, ed. Jean-Michel Rabaté & Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation & Art Sonje Center & Institut français of Korea, Seoul, 2014

2010
• “As-tu entendu le sirocco?”, Nouvelle Revue d’Esthétique, n° 5, 2010, Paris

2007
• “Silence in Nam June Paik”, Telephonica, Madrid

2006
• “Paradox of Paik Nam June, Was he Taoist?”, Study of Contemporary Art Museum, MMCA, Gwacheon

2004
• “Conversation with Wai-Lim Yip: Contemporary art and Taoism”, Same + different: Art, Artists and Cultural Space in East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego

2003
• Kim Soun Gui, Montagne, c’est la mer / Tchouang-tseu et Wittgenstein, La Main courante, La Souterraine

2000
• “Saveur du bruit”, reply to the text of Jean-Luc Nancy, “Les sens du sens”, Bonjour, Hong Design, Seoul
• “Vide & O”, “Station O Time”, Bonjour, Hong Design, Seoul
• “Liberty of art or tree without quality”, Art review, Seoul

1999
• Kim Soun Gui, Nuages paresseux, La Main Courante, La Souterrain
• “Carnet”, Particolore, n° 1, Marseille
• “A propos de multimedia”, letter to J.L. Nancy, Tympanium, n° 3, Tympanium, NY

1997
• “Station 0 Time”, Bogoseo-Bogoseo, Ahn Graphics, Seoul
• “Vide ou silence”, “A propos de multimedia”, “Emptinesse of Emptiness”, “Station O time”, Monography II, Sock Jon, Les Herbins

1993
• “Œuvre de Kaï”, Catalogue de l’exposition de Kaï, Contemporary Art Museum of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japon
• “The emptinesse of emptiness/ dream of butterfly”, Art and Asia Pacific, vol. 1, n° 4, Sydney

1988
• “La voie(x) du silence, œuvre de Kaï”, catalogue; International Biennale of Painting, Château-Musée de Cagne sur mer, Cagne sur mer
• “John Cage”, Magazine Kanal, n° 37, summer 88, Paris

1986
• “Temps de la vidéo et temps de la performance”, Revue d’Esthétique, Nouvelle Série, n° 10, ed. Private, Toulouse
• “Eclat du vide / Temps et Espace dans l’art japonais”, Travers, n° 38-39, Centre Pompidou, Paris
• “De la route de Cezanne à la route de Silence (œuvres de Kaï )”, catalogue; XX me International Biennale of Painting, Château-Musée de Cagne sur mer, Cagne sur mer

1983
• “Note sur Nam-June Paik / Temps et Vidéo”, Revue d’Esthétique, Nouvelle Série, n° 5, ed. Private, Toulouse

1982
• “Semiological study: painting of Shi-Tao”, Archive of Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taipei

1978
• “Technology of art in East Asia today in East Aisa”, Culture, UNESCO, Paris

1975
• “Kim Soun Gui”, catalogue of exhibition; KIM Soun Gui, American Cultural Center, Seoul

1968
• Translation in french: Taro Okamoto, The Role of Art in Society of Today (pub.ISFA/6, 1966, Tokyo), Midehakbo, Seoul National University Press, Seoul

CRITICS

2020
• Kim Young-Joo, “Kim Soun Gui’s analog, Rediscovering Pinhole Photos”, Monthly Photo, Seoul (PDF)

2019
• Soojung Yi, “About the “Work Meeting the Everyday Together with People, Following the Moments, Using What is Not There””, Catalog of exhibition Lazy Clouds – Soun Gui Kim, MMCA, Seoul
• Hyejin Mun, “Video-O Time-One’s Place”, Catalog of exhibition Lazy Clouds – Soun Gui Kim, MMCA, Seoul
• Kim Hyungsoon, “Kim Soun Gui : Exposition Lazy Clouds, MMCA is dog house ?”, 2019. 8. 30, Seoul (Link)
• Han Song-yi, “A Study on Kim Soun-Gui’s ‘Multi media’”, Hongik University, Master’s thesis, Seoul

2018
• Angela Jeeyoung Chun, “Kim Soun-Gui’s Journery to O”, Catalog of exhibition O Time, Arario Gallery, Seoul

2017
• Jeon, Yusin, “Postwar Korean Art as seen through its Relationship with French Art: A Case Study on Korean Artists in France”, Department of Art History, The Graduate School, Doctorat, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul
• Kim Man Na, “Bonjour, Soun Gui Kim”, Heritage Muine, Seoul, 2017 (PDF)
• Ryu Jung Hwa, “Soun Gui Kim, Do you see? Do you hear?”, Noblesse, n° 18, Seoul, June, 2017 (PDF)

2016
• Wai-Lim YIP, “Kim Soungui and the Daoist Horizon of Great Wu 大無, in Comparative Approches to Emptiness, Nothingness, and Silence in the East & The West, Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul

2014
• 정현, “Conversation with Soun-gui Kim”, Webzine of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, vol 73, May, 2014, Seoul
• Kim Yeon-Hee, “One between Asian philosophy and games of language, Moon, where, under the market, silence”, Sciencetimes, May, 2014, Seoul

2011
• Claude Berniolle, “Air de famille de wittgenstein avec Tchouang-Tseu – Sur une idée de Soun-Gui Kim”, PLAST IR, n° 25, dec., 2011

2008
• “Interview with Kim SounGui: Kim Sun Jung, Oh Mi Kyung, Lim Bo Ram, Park MiYeon”, Stock + Garden, Samuso, Seoul
• “Conversation with Lee Young-Chul”, Artsit talk in Plateform Seoul 2008, Samuso, Seoul

2005
• Wai-Lim Yip, “Soun-Gui Kim and Daoïste Horizon of Great Wu, the Undifferenciated (W) holistic Composition of All Things”, Same + Different: Art, Artists and Cultural Space in East Asia, San Diego Art Museum, San Diego (PDF)

2004
• Kang Te-Hee et Betti-Sue Hertz, catalogue; Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art in East Asia, San Diego Art Museum, San Diego

2002
• “Conversation : Soun-gui Kim with Jacques Derrida and with Jean-luc Nancy”, Wolgan Misool, jul., Seoul

2001
• Claire Nedellec, “Soun-gui Kim”, Art Press, n° 270, jul.-aug., Paris (PDF)
• Kim Aie-Ryong, “Visit of the exhibition:Soun-gui Kim”, Art in Culture, n° 5, Seoul

2000
• Jérôme Sans, “Jeu comme forme de vie : Interview with Soun-gui Kim”, Bonjour, Hong Design, Seoul (PDF)
• Jean –Luc Nancy, “Les sens du sens”, “Stock exchange”, Bonjour, Hong Design, Seoul
• Jean Pierre Cometti, “Modes d’emploi ou l’art sans qualité de Soun-gui Kim”, Bonjour, Hong Design, Seoul
• Song Wan-kyong, “Here, there, everywhere – walk of Soun-gui Kim”, Bonjour, Hong Design, Seoul
• Kim Aie-Ryong, “Search of the artist on the philosophical question of life and death”, Monthly Art, October, Seoul

1999
• Jean-Luc Nancy, “Experiencing Soun-gui”, Tympanum, Tympaum, NY (PDF)
• Jean-Luc Nancy, “Stock exchange”, La Maison du Livre d’artistecontemporain, Domart en Ponthieu
• Jean-Pierre Cometti, “Mode d’emploie ou l’art sans qualité de soun-gui Kim”, Particolore, n° 1, Marseille (PDF)
• Jean Pierre Cometti, “Paradoxes de l’usage”, L’Art sans qualité, Farrago, Paris
• Jeong Gi-Yong, “Kim Soun-gui / Nuages paresseux à travers le temps et l’espace”, Ideal Architecture, Seoul

1998
• Yves Michaud, “Non site of Soun-gui Kim”, catalogue; Sarajévo2000, Kunst Stfting Ludwig Wien Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna (PDF)

1997
• Sangsoo Ahn, “Conversation with Kim Soun-Gui”, Bogoso-Bogoso, An Graphics, Seoul
• Jean-Luc Nancy, “Experience Soun-Gui”, Monographie II, ed. Sock-Jon
• Jean-Pierre Cometti, “Mode d’emploi ou l’art sans qualité de Soun-gui Kim”, Monographie II, Sock-Jon, Les Herbins
• Jean Marc Hutorel, catalogue: Photographie d’une collection 2, La Caisse des Dépôt et de la Consignation, Hazan, Paris

1996
• Sylvie Timbert, “Pas de paysage, mais juste un passage, Soun-gui Kim”, Revue d’Esthétique, Nouvelle Série, n° 2, Paris

1995
• Sylvie Timbert, “Soun-Gui Kim ou les devenirs corps-composite de l’Unique Trait duPinceau”, Doctorat, Philosophy esthetics, l’University of Nice –Sophia Antipolis

1994
• Alison Caroll, catalog Adlaide Installation, Adelaïde
• Yoo Kun-Jun, catalog Adlaide Installation, Adelaïde
• Caroline Turner, “Getting the message”, Art and Australia, vol. 32, n °1
• Catalogue, Prix UNESCO 1993 pour la promotion des arts, pub. UNESCO, Paris

1993
• “Fukui International Vdieo Biennale”, Fukui, Japan
• Aomi Okabé, Revue d’Art, Tokyo
• Jong Jang-Yol, “Soun-Gui Kim”, Weekly Chosun, aug., Seoul
• Yoo Jin-Sang, “Soun-Gui Kim”, Wolgan Misool(Monthly Art), sep., Seoul

1992
• Kim hong-hee, “Soun-gui Kim”, catalogue : The Seoul Fluxus, API, Seoul

1989
• Clio Mitchell, “Instant Myth”, Art International, feb., London
• Anne Coquelin, “Eau-Pierre”, Revue d’Esthétique, Nouvelle série, Printemps 89, Paris
• Dominique Païni, “Soun-gui Kim”, Art Press, N°138, jul.-aug., Paris
• Suzuki Hidénobu et Sylvie Timbert, “Jardin de pierres de Soun-gui Kim”, Music Today, Quartely, ARC, Tokyo

1988
• Daniel Charles, “L’Un et le Multiple”, Monographie I, Sock-Jon, Les Herbins
• Sylvie Timbert, “Eclisse de Temps”, Monographie I, Sock-Jon, Les Herbins
• Charles Dréfus, “Soun-Gui Kim, Poétique de la Multiplicité”, Kanal Magazine, N° 36-37-38, Paris

1987
• Daniel Charles, “An ear alone is not being”(John Cage), Ars Electronica, Festival fürKunst, Technologie und Gesellschaft-Linz, Lintz
• Sylvie Timbert, “Soun-gui Kim, Conte de la tortue du camélion et de dragon”, University of Paris III, Paris

1986
• Daniel Charles, “Soun-gui Kim ou Eclat du temps”, catalogue; Vidéo Multimédia / Soun-Gui Kim et ses Invités, IMEREC, Marseille

1977
• Kim Chi-Sou, “Interview with Kim Soun-Gui”, Journal Seoul, 30 aug., Seoul
• Park Song-Ja, “Question of Time & Space, and language in art: conversation with Kim Soun-Gui”, Space, n° 123, Seoul

1975
• A. R. Moreno, “Temps-Espace”, catalogue of exhibition; Kim Soun-Gui, American Cultural Center, Seoul
• Park Han-Shik, “Space 75, reportage”, Space, n° 101, oct.- nov., Seoul
• Park Yong-Ku, “Space 75”, Journal Chosun, 5 oct., Seoul

1974
• Sylvie Dupuy, “Octobre à Bordeaux”, Art Press, n° 8, dec.-jan., Paris

1973
• Pierre Paret, “Octobre à Bordeaux”, Sud-Ouest, 5 & 8 oct., Bordeaux