Image: InterNation Renaissance – Soyoun South Korea*, *self portrait by Soyoun Kim.

Soyoun Kim

Visual Artist and Independent Curator

As a visual artist and independent curator, Soyoun Kim’s creative practice centres on the notion of identity and humanity in contemporary society. Her work engages with and expands to current issues such as racism, gender discrimination, social inequity and violence through self-performed images that reflect on her own experiences of diverse cultures and crossing borders, as a Korean female immigrant. By facilitating self-portraiture and photographic medium, Soyoun aims to evoke diverse perspectives of cultures and societies in which we inhabit and negate a perception of fixed identities.

Soyoun’s works have been shown in national and international exhibitions and art awards and also through her curatorial projects, including Cadavre Exquis (2015), a collaborative project with the artists of diverse cultural background; Passage to Pusan (2017), which was commissioned by Korean Cultural Centre Sydney; and the solo show, I, there, here (2019) in Melbourne. While she was completing a Master of Arts Management (Distinction) at RMIT University, Soyoun curated the exhibition, Aesthetics of Human Relations (2019) under the RMIT: ART: INTERSECT Curatorial Internship.