Kim’s art practice generally responds to disappearances of different sorts and makes restorative gestures. This has ranged from mixed media works commemorating people forcibly ‘disappeared’ during oppressive political regimes to largescale paintings about scorned urban space, visualising statistics of vulnerable species, sculpting and performing a San instrument of communication from archival documentation into a sound art installation, and exploring financial crisis through word play. She works from a studio in Salt River, located in the backyard of a team of set builders.
Kim has held two solo exhibitions since graduating from UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art, degree awarded with distinction in Discourse of Art, and majoring in Sculpture. She participates annually on group exhibitions - in September 2017, she exhibits a time lapse film made in collaboration with Daleen Nel Hall that depicts a defunct beehive burning to ashes, and a series of ash drawings. Kim also engages other artists through curating (see Exhibitions) and running an ad-hoc offspace, guerilla gallery.
The albums below are entry points into particular bodies of past work. Click on individual images for fuller explanations of each.
TV interview - Northern Visions ‘In Focus’ programme