1981 born in seoul, south korea

2005- lives and works in berlin and seoul

1992-1993 stay in venice, italy
1998-1999 stay in milan, italy
2001-2005 korea national university of arts, seoul
bachelor of arts (art theory and visual art)
2005-2010 study at the university of arts, berlin
(experimental media)
2007 NICA exchange grant at cooper union, new york
2009 abschluss mit besonderem künstlerischen erfolg
2010 meisterschülerabschluss

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Sylbee Kim has divided her life between Berlin and Seoul since 2005. Her work addresses concerns about daily political and social issues, and her video installations experiment with digital production processes, light, and sound. The artist is also committed to creating display structures to produce a parallel reality that proposes different possibilities of audio-visual languages.

Kim held solo exhibitions at Mélange, Cologne; Nevan Contempo, Prague; Hapjungjigu, Insa Art Space and Project Space Sarubia, Seoul and participated in group exhibitions held at Gwanju Biennale, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, Arko Museum, Mediacity Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Kunstverein Göttingen and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein among others. Kim is awardee of stipends granted by Stiftung Kunstfonds Germany, Sindoh Artist Support Program, Art Council Korea, Berlin Senate, etc. and was resident artist at Gasworks, London. Kim is the first Asian board member of bbk berlin–The Professional Association of Visual Artists Berlin. 


김실비(金實緋)는 2005년부터 베를린과 서울을 오가며 활동한다. 그의 작업은 일상 속 정치, 사회 문제를 고민하며, 디지털 제작 과정, 빛, 소리 등을 재료로 다양한 시청각 언어가 현실로 확장된 영상 구조를 실험한다.

쾰른 멜랑주, 합정지구, 프라하 네반 콘템포, 인사미술공간, 프로젝트 스페이스 사루비아 등에서 개인전을 열었고, 광주비엔날레, 국립현대미술관, 아르코미술관, 미디어시티 서울, 서울시립미술관, 쿤스트페어라인 괴팅엔, 베를린 신 쿤스트페어라인 등지의 단체전에 참여하였다. 독일연방문화재단, 가헌신도재단, 한국문화예술위원회, 베를린 시의회 등의 지원에 선정되었고 런던 가스웍스 레지던시에 참여하였다. 베를린 미술창작자 협회 위원에 아시아인 최초로 선출되었다.



selected solo exhibitions

2020 catacombs of love, mélange, cologne
2018 cradle of regrets, hapjungjigu, seoul
2018 garden of regrets, sindoh art space, seoul
2017 the red liquid and narcissus, nevan contempo, prague
2015 misread gods, insa art space-art council korea, seoul
2013 slanted conical behavior, space o'new wall, seoul
2012 a holiday love, project space sarubia, seoul

selected group exhibitions

2022 abyss, hall 1, seoul
watch and chill 2.0: streaming senses, national museum of modern and contemporary art, seoul; sharjah art foundation; arkdes stockholm
2022 the raw, incheon art space, incheon
2022 integral historia, space afroasia, dongducheon
2021 sunset valley village, artsonje center, seoul
2021 garage sale, very, berlin
2021 sustainable museum: art and environment. museum of contemporary art busan
2021 minds rising, spirits tuning, gwangju biennale, gwangju
2021 chernobyl papers chapter II, newscenario.net
2020 diplopia, arko art center, seoul
2019 neither black/red/yellow nor woman, times art center, berlin
2019 for better or worse, kunstverein göttingen
2019 vertiginous data, national museum of modern and contemporary art, seoul
2018 female future / future female, hole of fame, dresden
2018 video portrait, ovni festival, la malmaison nice boutique hôtel, nice
2018 survive!–gallery weekend: raum ohne raum, nonberlin-kunstpunkt, berlin
2018 monstrous moonshine: hello!artist–collateral exhibition gwangju biennale, naver partner square, gwangju, 2018
2018 exhibition of exhibition of exhibition, cecil theater, seoul
2018 monkeys gaze at soldiers in the basement waiting for noé, available light–doc, paris
2017 video portrait, total museum, seoul
2017 whitney houston biennial, chashama, new york
2017 city and the people: from sema collection, sema buk-seoul museum or art
2016 the scrap, seoul
2016 media wifi service, temporary space, dongducheon
2016 neriri kiruru harara, sema biennale mediacity seoul, seoul museum of art
2016 sos: nobody was in pain, dongduk women's university curatorial studies, space xx, seoul
2016 save our souls: art for a time of urgencies, the 9th ewha international media art presentation, ewha women's university, seoul
2014 the manual: parts and labour, culture factory osan, osan

2014 sema blue: malfunction library, seoul museum of art, eoul
2014 give us the future, neuer berliner kunstverein, berlin
2014 when the future ended, hite collection, seoul
2013 emerging artists: round-up, seoul museum of art, seoul
2013 pre-biennale program 04: postcards, serial postcard release for mediacity seoul 2014
2013 100 ideas on tomorrow's island, art base momoshima
, onomichi
2013 guts and cooperation, hong x kim, seoul

2012 unfinished journey, cais gallery, seoul
playtime, culture station seoul 284, seoul
2012 end vehicles: sketches for later works, ferro strouse gallery, new york
2012 images and text: ut pictura poesis, one and j. gallery, seoul
2012 real dmz, woljeongri station, cherwon
2012 above your head, below their feet, NeMaf: seoul international media festival, seoul
2011 temporary re-visionists, space o’new wall, seoul
2011 byob bonn, abteilung kunstgeschichte, bonn univ., bonn
2011 free rider, experimenta, hong kong

2011 metrospective 1.0, future gallery and programm e.v., berlin
2010 the end is just the beginning, mmx, berlin
2009 videokemp, prague
2008 .bhc project iv, .bhc kollektiv, berlin
2008 gender*d*rama, 5th lange nacht der gender studies, statthaus böcklerpark, berlin

2008 liebe usw., tmp. deluxe, temporary space for art and media, berlin
2007 coober nnion, cooper union, new york
2007 kontakt, projekt hartmut, und#2, karlsruhe
2004 jiff-mind, jeonju intl film festival, jeonju


2014 spectral rite, multi-arts project II, national museum of modern and contemporary art, seoul
2012 art allows me the freedom to choose poverty, playtime, culture station seoul 284, seoul
2011 art allows me the freedom to choose poverty, 39 art day, aaa, hong kong
2008 time machine (w/ 3united), raum kalk, cologne
2007 alps revolution (w/ 3united), galerie gabis heimsuchung, berlin
2006 paper museum (w/ matthew lutz-kinoy), gay museum, berlin
2006 die deutschen mögen die elefanten, wie die thailänder die pinguine (w/ 3united), rundgang udk, berlin


2021 spy on me #3, hau berlin
2020 i wanted to tell you..., ashley, berlin
2018 vortex, driveway 327, venice, california
2018 video portrait, OVNi Festival, la malmaison hôtel, nice
2018 open studio, gasworks, london
2018 video screenings, decad, berlin
2017 asian film and video art forum, national museum of modern and contemporary art, seoul
2014 when the future ended, artsonje center, seoul
2012 berliner, goethe-institut, new york
2011 global house, kunsthalle gwangju, gwangju, korea

2011 greener on the other side: berlin-chongqing video festival, organhaus chongqing,
2009 ortsbegehungen, prater, berlin
2007 klasse, volksbühne, berlin

prizes and grants

2022 neustart kultur, stiftung kunstfonds, germany
2020 neustart kultur, stiftung kunstfonds, germany
2017 awardee, sindoh artist support program, seoul
2015 arko young art frontier, art council korea, seoul
2013 project stipend visual art, berlin senate, berlin
2013 emerging artist grant, seoul museum of art, seoul
2013 project funding for cultural exchange, art council korea, seoul
2009 lili-der udk gestalterinnenpreis, udk, berlin
2007 NICA exchange grant at cooper union, new york


2018 gasworks, london
2017 meet factory, prague
2012 seoul art space – hongeun, seoul
2011 expermenta, hong kong


2023 kadist collection, san francisco
2021 gwangju biennale foundation
2019 national museum of modern and contemporary art, korea
2014 seoul museum of art


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