2018 Season II
BONAM KIM (Korea)
Artist Statement/ BiographySince moving from Seoul, experiences of displacement and Kim's struggle with cultural identity causes her to see things differently. In this unfamiliar space, her sense of self is both threatened and emancipated. She cannot escape the need for psychological dependency, nostalgic desires and memories that seem to guarantee security and comfort. This is where Kim's work starts.
Bonam Kim is a sculptor based in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA and MFA degree from Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea. In 2016, she completed her second MFA in sculpture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She was featured as an emerging artist from DongBangYoGae, Art in Culture magazine in Seoul. Also, she was nominated for the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship. She has participated in the residency program at Trestle Art Space (June - December, 2016) and was awarded the Stutzman Family Foundation Graduate Fellowship for her residency at the Vermont Studio Center (February, 2017). She will be at the Wassaic Project Residency this Summer.