Shon Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and majored in Fine Art at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds an MFA of Experimental Animation at CalArts. Shon is based in LA and has been working on Still & Moving image and on the organic relationship between both.
Shon has presented his works at museums and festivals worldwide; MoMA, REDCAT, The Hammer Museum, Modern and Contemporary Art Centre in Hungary, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Chile, IFC Center in NYC, Seoul Museum of Art, Daegu Art Museum, OCI Museum, VIDEOFORMES, ANIMA MUNDI, FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM SUR L’ART, International Film Festival ART FILM, Odense Film Festival, etc. He has received awards and grants at New Jersey International Film Festival(Best Experimental Film & Video), Asolo Art Film Festival (The Best Video Art & Computer Art Film), San Diego Asian Film Festival (Best Experimental Film), Experimental Film & Video Festival In Seoul (Fuji Film Eterna Award), World-wide HIV/AIDS Art Award (Grand Prize), International DS Video Art (Excellence Award), Busan Video Festival (Excellence Award), The First and the Last Intl’ Experimental Film Festival (Special flEXiff Award), Internationales filmfest Braunschweig (Leo Award), Encounter Short Film Festival (Animate Award), Arko Video Archive, Kodak Grant, etc.
While in residency at AiR 351, Shon Kim will work on new Still & Moving image, in collaboration with local artists and context.