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Baek-Ki KIM, South Korea

Born in 1966, lives and works in Berlin

Beakki Kim majored in ceramics at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. However, since the beginning of 1990 he has performed more than 800 times in South Korea, China, Japan, Australia, London, Berlin, Estonia, Finland, and many other countries.

In 2000 he established KoPAS (Korea Performance Art Sprit) founding a progressive art group with artists from various fields like dance, media, art, music, theater permitting an experimental cross-disciplinary genre and facilitating an expansion intto the field of performance art. Beakki Kim was art Director at KEAF (Korea Exprimental Art Festival 2002-2012) which saw artists from more than 15 countries participating . He was also art director at SIPF (Seoul International performance Festival 2007-2010), and UPAF (Ulsan performance Art Festival 2008-2009). Between 2001 to 2009 he organised 60 [House Art parties ] in Korea, and as art director was responsible for both the development and spreading of performance art to wider audiences. In addition, he is the author of nine performance art-related books and has made two DVDs. He has been working in Berlin since 2013.

His performances draw on objects, colours, music and images of the oriental philosophy “ jeong.jung.dong” (Stillness, Centre, Movement) . “Jeong.jung.dong” teaches static tranquility amid a moving world. A Tranquil state that accepts change as endemic to the natural world. The idea of this 'stillness in motion' is to keep the mind centered throughout motion, to keep the mind in the gap between thoughts, not to agitate the mind with thinking but to remain in the perpetual Now, a pure present that dispels our instinctive fear of dynamic world changes.

Through the world of jeong.jung.dong (Stillness, Centre, Movement) Beakki Kim has been a struggling artist walking the tightrope between ideals and reality. Often autobiographical, often inside the story of pain.

Profile

Profile

-1994-2013   Public performance, directing, planning, 810 appearances

-2000       Established KoPAS (Korea Performance Art Spirit)

-2002~2012  Artistic director, hosting / supervision of Korea Experimental Arts Festival 11 times

-2007~2010  Artistic director, hosted Seoul International Performance Festival

-2007~2011  Consigned management of Gallery Art Station (Consigned by City of Seoul)

-2007~2008  Artistic director, hosted Ulsan Performance Art Festival

-2002~2008  Hosted House Art Party about 60 times

-2009~2011  Hosted awards ceremony of Hongdae Front Arts and Culture Award

-2006        Planning and directing of Paik Nam-jun Commemorate Performance 

-2008        Gosford Art Flux Forum Public Space Project 2008 (Australia)

-2009        Hosted Han River Butterfly Canola Flower Experience

-2010        Hosted Han River Four Seasons Festival

-2011        Set up 『Hongdae Front Arts and Culture Conference』, First representative

-2011        Hosted Hong Street Art Market in August, September, and October, 6 times

-2011        International Performance Art Festival- Hunger (Berlin, Germany)

-2011        Directed 50th anniversary special event of Korea Cultural Heritage Administration

-2011         Art director, hosted event of 1st Jinju Modern Art Festival

-2012        Hosted “Good day for going to the market”, Goyang city Traditional Market Vitalization Project, 30 times

-2011~2013. 02 Operated Multipurpose Art Hall Creative I (Planning of exhibition, performance, mentoring program)  

 

[Published academic materials]

2002~2012   Published 8 books or magazines related to Performance Art

2005         Korea’s Performance Art 1967-2005. Burning spirit with insane gesture.

2002         30 years of Korea Performance.

2006         How to view experimental arts.

2008         40 years and 40 people of Korea Performance Art.

2009         Hongdae Front, the mecca of world experimental arts.

2011        The World Performance Art Video Archive / World Performance Art Media Production business.

2011        Multi-layered view of Performance Art.

2012        Performance Art Platform in Seoul.

 

Now

Experimental Artist (Performance Art), Performance director

President of Korea Experimental Art Spirit (KoPAS)

Art director of 2002~2012 Korea Experimental Arts Festival

Art director of 2007~2010 Seoul International Performance Festival

Art director of 2008~2010 Haslla Improvise Art Festival

Planning committee member of 2008 Hi-Seoul Festival

Committee member of 2009-2012 Chuncheon Mime Festival

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Baek-Ki KIM. Untitled. 2012. © Baek-Ki KIM

river-1Baek-Ki KIM. The River. 2012. © Baek-Ki KIM





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Wathiq AL-AMERI, Iraq/Switzerland


Ali AL-FATLAWI, Iraq/Switzerland


Marguerite BOBEY, France


Nadia CAPITAINE, France


Saskia EDENS, Switzerland


Regina FRANK, Germany


Michel GIROUD, France


Katri KAINULAINEN, Finland


Anna KALWAJTYS, Poland


Baek-Ki KIM, South Korea


Istvan KOVACS, Hungary


Echo MORGAN, China/Royaume-Uni


Nigel ROLFE, Ireland


Niki STAMPE-ÖDMAN, Sweden


Liping TING, Taiwan


Dominic THORPE, Ireland


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