Minouk LIM


1994 Félicitation DNSAP, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
1985-1987 Enrolled, Painting Department, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2022 Fossil of Highnoon, Tinakimgallery, New York, USA
2021 Night Shift, 2021 Title Match Minouk Lim vs. Young Gyu Janng, SeMA Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2020 Mr. Eui Jin Chai and 1,000 Canes, 2014–20, site-specific installation at May 18 Memorial M3 (former Conference Hall of Jeollanam-do Office) at ACC (Asia Culture Center), Commissioned by Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Korea
2019 Curatorial Project Endless Void, Democracy Human Rights Memorial Hall, Seoul, Korea
2018 O Tannenbaum performance project, ASAKUSA space production, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Dear Cinema 3, Minouk Lim, MMCA Film&Video, Seoul, Korea
2017 Mamour_Minouk Lim, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA
2017 PROSPECTIF CINÉMA, Thur 30 Nov 2017/ 8pm, Cinéma 1, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2017 London Korean Film Festival: Lim Minouk, Sun 29 Oct 2017 / 2pm - 4pm, LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, London, UK
2017 New Town Ghost GAGAHOHO, DAAD gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 Lighthouse Keeper_The Times of Joy and Sorrow, Setouchi Triennale, Ogi Island, Japan
2015 Minouk Lim_The Promise of If, PLATEAU Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2015 United Paradox_Minouk Lim solo exhibition, PORTIKUS, Frankfurt, Germany
2015 FireCliff5, Minouk Lim solo exhibition opening performance, PORTIKUS, Frankfurt, Germany
2015 From X to A, Community-Performativity Project, Asia Culture Complex, Gwangju, Korea
2014 Navigation ID, Live streaming the press opening day of Burning Down the House, The 10th Gwangju Biennale curated by Jessica Morgan, Korea
2014 Monument300_Chasing Watermarks, Cine-radio bus project for DMZ Peace Project, Cheorwon, Korea
2013 FireCliff 4_Chicago, IN>TIME Performance Festival, Logan Center for the Art, Chicago, U.S.A
2013 Hyde Park Art Center Residency Program, Chicago, U.S.A
2012 Minouk Lim: Social Interstices-Between Images and Dispositif, iGong, Alternative Visual Culture Factory, Seoul, Korea
2012 Minouk Lim: Heat of Shadows, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, U.S.A
2012 FireCliff 3, Collaboration with Emily Johnson, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, U.S.A
2011 Perspective, Freer/Sakler Gallery_Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C, U.S.A
2011 Liquide Commune_Minouk Lim, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 FireCliff 2, Festival BOM, Baek and Jang Theatre of National Theatre Company of Korea, Seoul (site specific performance)
2010 FireCliff 1, Art is Action=Action is Production, A project for La Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain (site specific performance)
2010 Horn and Tail, Gallery Plant, Seoul, Korea
2009 S.O.S-Adoptive Dissensus, Festival BOM, Seoul, Korea (Theatrical site specific performance)
2008 Jump Cut, ArtSonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2000 Subjective Neighbors, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea (Collaboration with Frederic Michon)
1999 Screen Drugs, Alternative space In the Loop, Seoul, Korea (Collaboration with Frederic Michon)
1997 Minouk Lim-general genius, Gallery La Ferronerie, Paris, France
1997 Minouk Lim-general genius, Gallery Veronique Smagghe, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 The Cumulative Effect, Songwon Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2022 Checkpoint. Border Views From Korea, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2022 Memory, Horim Museum, Seoul, Korea
2022 WALK!, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
2021 Curtain, Para Site, Hongkong
2021 DMZ Portable Keeper, REAL DMZ PROJECT Negotiating Boarders, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg 3D Online Exhibition
2021 Gwangju Biennale GB Commission, Former Armed Forces' Gwangju Hospital, Gwangju, Korea
2020 We Do Not Dream Alone, Asia Society Triennale, NewYork, U.S.A
2020 Born' A Woman, Suwon iPark Museum of Art, Korea
2020 Image Anthropology, Mnemosyne Atlas, BOAN 1942, Seoul, Korea
2020 IAS 2000-2020, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2020 We Never Sleep, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
2020 MaytoDay, May 18 Democritization Movement 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Gwangju Biennale Commission, May 18 Memorial M3 (former Conference Hall of Jeollanam-do Office) at ACC (Asia Culture Center), Korea
2020 Spring of Democracy, ArtSonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2019 DMZ-Negotiating Borders, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, UK
2019 Where Water Comes Together With Other Water, La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
2019 Taming Y/Our Passion, Aichi Triennale, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
2019 THE STREET. Where the world is made,MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Roma, Italia
2019 Tilted Scenes, What do you see? Korean Contemporary Art of MoCA, Navy officer's club, Venice, Italy
2019 The Imperial Ghost in the Neoliberal Machine (Figuring the CIA), e-Flux space, New York, U.S.A
2019 'DMZ, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
2018 Divided We Stand, Busan Biennale,Museum of Contemporary of Art Busan, Korea
2018 ASAKUSA Entertainment, Asakusa space, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Invisible Cities, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Texas, USA
2017 Reenacting history_ Collective Actions and Everyday Gestures, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
2017 The South:An Art of Asking and Listening, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2017 Ghost, Daegu Museum of Fine Arts, Korea
2017 2 or 3 Tigers, Haus der Kulturen der Welt,Berlin, Germany
2016 Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future, The 10th Taipei Biennale curated by Corinne Diserens, Taiwan
2016 The Future is Already Here, It's Just Not Evenly Distributed, The 20th Sydney Biennale curated by Stephanie Rosenthale, Embassy of Disappearance at Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
2015 Political Populism, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
2015 Paradox of place, Seattle Asian Art Museum, U.S.A
2015 Seoul, Vite, Vite!, Renaissance Lille 3000, Tripostal, Lille, France
2015 Real DMZ Project 2015, ArtSonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2015 The Time of Others, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
2014 Burning Down the House, The 10th Gwangju Biennale curated by Jessica Morgan, Korea
2014 The Future is Now, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Roma, Italia
2014 Thoughtful Hands, KIM Geun Tae Memorial exhibition, DDP, Seoul, Korea
2014 Oh My Complex, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
2014 Borders and Border Crossing, Pohang Museum of steel Art, Pohang, Korea
2013 The Shadow of the Future:7 Video Artists from Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Romania
2013 Act of Voicing, Total Museum, Seoul
2013 Corea Campanella, Hotel Amadeus, Venice
2013 Brilliant Collaborators, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2012 Korea Artist Prize, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
2012 Sounds like Work, Kiasma Theater, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Acts of Voicing: On the Poetics and Politics of the Voice Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
2012 Oh, My Complex,Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
2012 Mind the System, Find the Gap, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
2012 Intense Proximity, Paris La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2012 Korean film Festival, The Smithsonian's Museum of Asian Art, Washington D.C
2012 What should I do to live in your life?, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2012 How Physical, Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
2011 Countdown, Culture Station Seoul 284(Former Seoul Station), Korea
2011 Burn What You Cannot Steal, Gallery NOVA, Zagreb, Croatia
2011 City Within the City, ArtSonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2011 Community without Propinquity, MK Gallery, Inheritance Projects, London, UK
2011 Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherland
2011 Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, Indi-Visual, Seoul Cinematheque KOFA, Korea
2011 Hit&Run Project, Myungdong Cafe Mari Front Liberation, Seoul, Korea
2011 Black Sound White Cube, Haus Bethanien Studio1, Berlin, Germany
2011 Places, Issue Section, 13th International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, Artreon,Korea
2011 Featuring Cinema, Gallery Space C, Seoul, Korea
2010 Mouth to Mouth to Mouth’Five Korean Contemporary Artists, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Serbia
2010 Touched, Liverpool Biennial 2010, FACT, Liverpool, U.K.
2010 Platform 2010, Projected Image, Art Hall, ArtSonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2010 Rainbow Asia, Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2010 Perspective Strikes Back, L'appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco
2010 Trust-Media City Seoul 2010, Gyeonghuigung SeMA, Seoul, Korea
2010 The River Project, Cambeltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
2010 Griot Girlz, Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria
2010 Morality-Remembering Humanity, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherland
2010 Random Access, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea
2010 Move on Asia, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
2010 A Different Similarity, Bochum Museum, Bochum, Germany
2009 Perspective Strikes Back, Doosan Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2009 Your Bright Future_12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (November), U.S.A.
2009 Unconquered, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico
2009 Everyday Miracles (Extended), San Francisco Art Institute (September) / REDCAT (November)), Los Angeles, U.S.A.
2009 CREAM, Yokohama International Festival of Arts and Media, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Peppermint Candy-Contemporary Art from Korea, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
2009 Bad guys-Here and Now, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
2009 Text @ Media, Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul, Korea (Performance)
2009 A Different Similarity, Santral Instanbul, Turkey
2009 (Im)migrants With(in), Open Space_Zentrum fur Kunstprojekte, Wien, Austria
2009 Leisure, a disguised labor, Sinn Leffers, Hannover, Germany
2009 Move on Asia_The End of Video Art, Gallery LOOP, Seoul, Korea
2009 Socially Disorganized, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide Film Festival, Australia
2008 7th Gwangju Biennale, Annual Report, “On the road”, Gwangju, Korea
2008 Invisible Cities, Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
2008 Peppermint Candy-Contemporary Art from Korea, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires (MNBA)
2008 Cine Forum 4 : Digital Portfolio - 6 Views, Museum of Art Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2008 Permanent Green, Isola Art Center, Milano, Italy
2007 An Atlas of Event, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
2007 Tina.B_The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech
2007 Anyang Public Art Project 2007, Anyang, Korea
2007 Activating Korea: Tides of Collective Action, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2007 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
2007 Movement, Contingency and Community, Gallery 27 Kaywon School of Art & Design, Korea
2007 City_net Asia2007, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
2007 Peppermint Candy-Contemporary Art from Korea, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile
2007 PILOT:3 Live archive for artists and curators, Venice-Giudecca, Italy
2007 Changwon 2007 Asia Art Festival, Sungsan Art Hall, Changwon, Korea
2007 Something Mr.C can’t have….Korea International Art Fair, KOEX, Seoul, Korea
2007 The 7th Hermès Foundation Missulsang, Seoul, Korea
2006 Somewhere in Time, ArtSonje center, Seoul, Korea
2006 Public Moment, Artist Forum International2006, Seoul, Korea
2006 6th Gwangju Biennale, The Last Chapter, “Trace Route”, Gwangju, Korea
2006 Symptome of Adolescence, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2005 Parellel Life, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
2005 Where is my friend’s home? Kunstlerhaus, Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 Cosmo Cosmetic, Gallery Space*C, Seoul, Korea
2005 Will you love me tomorrow, History of Women Exhibition Hall, Seoul, Korea
2004 Rolling Space, LOST? Container project, ARKO Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2004 This is not a love letter, Flyer project, ARKO Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2004 Seoul New Media Art Festival, Ilju Art house, Seoul, Korea
2003 8 tempo of Seoul, Montevideo Netherland Media Art Center, Amsterdam, Netherland
2001 Lunch time of Necktie forces, POSCO Museum, Seoul, Korea
2000 Super Korea Expo, Tokyo Big site, Japan
2000 Ganggyung-art, history, images, Hanlim Museum, Daejeon, Korea
1999 Photography Look at us, Seoul Metropolitan Museum, Seoul, Korea
1999 Mixer & Juicer, Flow: New Tendencies in Korean Art, The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea
1998 City and Image: Food, Clothing, Shelter, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea


2018 Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva,FL, USA
2016 Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD, Berlin, Germany
2015 Absolut Awards, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Hyde Park Artist Residency, Chicago,USA
2012 Korea Artist Prize, SBS Foundation and MMCA, Korea
2011 Pams Choice, Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea
2010 The 1st Media Art Korea Award, Seoul, Korea
2007 The 7th Hermès Foundation Missulsang, Seoul, Korea
2006 6th Gwangju Biennale Gwangju Bank Prize, Korea
1995 Albert Rocheron Foundation Prize, Paris, France


Night Shift, Catalog of 2021 Title Match Minouk Lim vs. Younggyu Jang at Buk SeMA, Seoul, Korea, 2022
United Paradox, Edited by Fabian Schöneich, Copublished with Portikus, Sternberg Press, 2017
The Promise of If, Catalog of Solo Exhibition at PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2015
SOS-Adoptive Dissensus, Edited by Hong-Hee Kim, Media Art Korea Award, Seoul, Korea, 2010
Jump Cut, Catalog of Solo Exhibition at Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea, 2008
Picket, Non-violence Resistance Manual Project, Chuncheon, Korea, 2006
Vacuum Channel, Experimental Exchange Project, Chuncheon, Korea, 2005
Pidgin Bus Tour-Garibongdong, Alternative Guide Book, SYFAC Haja Center, Seoul, 2004
Rolling Stock, Gwangju Biennale Cultural Guide Book, Korea, 2000