Kim’s art practice generally responds to disappearances of different sorts and makes restorative gestures. She has held two solo exhibitions in Johannesburg, participates annually on group shows, and engages other artists on curatorial projects including guerilla gallery, a nomadic platform for experimental practice. She holds a BA(FA) from UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art, degree awarded with Distinction in Discourse of Art (Sculpture Major), and a PhD (UCT) that explores contemporary art as a vector of value.
The albums below are entry points into particular bodies of work. This ranges from mixed media works commemorating people forcibly ‘disappeared’ during oppressive political regimes (‘Appendix’, from South Africa’s Truth Commission final report, and ‘Indice’ from Brazil’s Truth Commission final report) to largescale paintings about scorned urban space (‘Shapeshifters’), visualising statistics of vulnerable species (‘Red List’ series), sculpting and performing a San instrument of communication from archival documentation into a sound art installation (‘Honey Hunters’) and exploring financial crisis through word play (‘Mother of all Firewalls’).
New work underway plays with future cities and the anthropocene. A series of paintings takes photographs of discarded objects at a site of trauma and revalues them as bodies of evidence.
For a portfolio of current and available work, click here.
*TV interview by Northern Visions on the occasion of delivering a keynote address to an art symposium on performance art, Being in Public, at Belfast School of Art: ‘In Focus’ programme