Dawoon Kim (b. 1994) is a South Korean artist based in London, working across photography, installation and video. Kim’s work primarily addresses themes of cultural identities, representation, spectacle and desire with frequent references to pop culture, technology and the digital age. By blurring the limits between authenticity and commodification, fiction and reality in a humourously dark manner, she attempts to reveal the underlying absurdities of contemporary society. 


b. 1994, Seoul, KR

Lives and works in London, UK


2019 M.A. Photography, Royal College of Art, London

2016 B.F.A. Media arts, Seoul Institute of the Arts, Korea

Selected Exhibitions

2022 The London Open 2022, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (Upcoming)

2021 Playful Futures, Valletta Contemporary, Valletta, MT

2021 Performing Dawns, Hoxton gallery, London, UK

2019 Why do it together when you can do it alone?, Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK

2019 RCA Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2019 Offprint London, Tate Modern (Turbine Hall), London, UK

2019 RAW: Research As Work, Hockney Gallery, London, UK

2018 Voices of Korean Contemporary Artists, Bargehouse in Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK

2018 Offprint London, Tate Modern (Turbine Hall), London, UK

2018 Showpiece, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, DK

2018 WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2016 KIMDAEMON, Hello Museum, Seoul, KR

2015 Self, 4tk004 in Sewoon Arcade, Seoul, KR


2022 The London Open, Selected

2021 Belfast Photo Festival, Shortlisted

2019 New Photography Prize, Winner

2019 Pic.London:After School Collective Strategies, Selected


2021 Opening, Issue 1

2019 Source, Issue 99

2018 Is This It?, Issue 5

Online Features

Vogue Italia - A selection from the RCA Graduate Show

Source - MA/MFA Selection by Caroline Hunter (Picture Editor, Guardian Weekend)

Opening - Opening with Dawoon Kim

Der Greif - Guest Room: Selection by Mirjam Kooiman

Whitechapel gallery - 46 artists announced for The London Open 2022

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