Shinwook Kim is an Artist based in Seoul, London, and Milan. Kim received his doctorate degree in Fine Art at University of East London, an MA in Fine Art Photography at Royal College of Art in the UK, and a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Shinwook Kim is interested in exploring, through detailed observation and collecting things from his surroundings, the effect that place and memory have on humans and their environment. He explores the various invisible stories impacted by specific places and events, and those things that exist but do not show themselves directly. Recently, using ‘placeness’—which gets its meaning from recognition and experience—as a foundation, his interest has moved towards environments, towards people and places separated from their pasts due to migration and movement, disconnection and destruction, and thus that do not have this sense of ‘placeness’.
He has exhibited and been awarded in the UK, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Finland/Sweden, Japan, and South Korea. His works are held in the permanent collection at the Kiyosato Photo Art Museum in Japan, Oriel College, University of Oxford in the UK, GoEun Museum of Photography, KT&G SangSang Madang, Seoul City Hall in South Korea, and many more.
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