Seoul, b.1983

Kiyoung Kim

Kim Kiyoung’s Vacancy(2017) is a sculpture presenting an irreversible situation in which an action of sharpening deprives a common chair of its original function whereas it still maintains its appearance. The chair in its minimum shape addresses serious questions: whether lack of an industrial product’s function means a denial of its value of existence when its effective value is equivalent to its existential worth: whether the chair’s ideational status which is its conceptual prototype can be preserved in this condition.
Kim was majoring in Sculpture in Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea and received the Doctor’s degree from Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto.

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Kim Kiyoung’s Vacancy(2017) is a sculpture presenting an irreversible situation in which an action of sharpening deprives a common chair of its original function whereas it still maintains its appearance. The chair in its minimum shape addresses serious questions: whether lack of an industrial product’s function means a denial of its value of existence when its effective value is equivalent to its existential worth: whether the chair’s ideational status which is its conceptual prototype can be preserved in this condition.
Kim was majoring in Sculpture in Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea and received the Doctor’s degree from Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto.

Image courtesy of the artist and Chapter II, Image provided by Chapter II

Artworks

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Vacancy, 2017

RELATED CATEGORIES

Figurative Sculpture / Human Existence / Human Figure / Isolation in Society / Japan / Sculpture / Social Relations / South Korea / Value and Utility

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2015

    Doctor’s degree, Sculpture, Art Research Division, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto

  • 2008

    Graduate School, Art Education, College of Education, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea

  • 2005

    BFA, Sculpture, College of Fine Arts, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016

    IN SIDE OUT, Steps Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2015

    Poetic Moment, DOHJIDAI Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

  • 2014

    Graduation Collection of Doctoral degree, A World Of Creation Of Miscellaneous Sense and Rumination, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Presence/Absence, ChapterII, Seoul, Korea

  • 2015

    Three-dimensional modeling exhibition, DOHJIDAI Gallery, JARFO Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

  • Walking Together, MAKII MASARU FINE ARTS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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Education

  • 2015

    Doctor’s degree, Sculpture, Art Research Division, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto

  • 2008

    Graduate School, Art Education, College of Education, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea

  • 2005

    BFA, Sculpture, College of Fine Arts, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016

    IN SIDE OUT, Steps Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2015

    Poetic Moment, DOHJIDAI Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

  • 2014

    Graduation Collection of Doctoral degree, A World Of Creation Of Miscellaneous Sense and Rumination, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto

  • 2010

    karma, is Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • 2009

    A yoke, Kosa Space, Seoul, Korea

  • P.I.V Syndrome, The Cheongju Art Studio, Cheongju, Korea

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Presence/Absence, ChapterII, Seoul, Korea

  • 2015

    Three-dimensional modeling exhibition, DOHJIDAI Gallery, JARFO Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

  • Walking Together, MAKII MASARU FINE ARTS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2014

    A.S.K Open Studio, Kyoto, Japan

  • Interim Projects 2014, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan

  • 2013

    Doctor’s degree Exhibition at Kyoto City University of Arts, @KUA Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

  • 2012

    On The Steps, Steps Gallery, Tokyo, Japan