There are aspects of memories that we choose to remember, imagining small details that weren’t actually there, or bits that never really occurred, and perhaps now we rely too much on photography to help us make these moments more clear. (more…)
Oan Kim co-founded Agence MYOP in 2005.
He studied art at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and musical writing at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris.
Over the years his photographic work has developed an approach of the medium that is not strictly documentary, nor purely conceptual or pictorialist, but which is informed by all of the above, re-questioning the balance of these elements with each new series he produces.
He has had more than a dozen gallery and museum solo exhibitions since 2000 in Paris, New York,Los Angeles, Séoul, and Macao, and has taken part in many group shows around the world.
In 2009, he published Je suis le chien Pitié by Actes Sud in collaboration with French author, Laurent Gaudé.
He has received several grants or commissions from CNAP, FIACRE, SCAM, and Macao Museum of Art.
He received the award for Photography from l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the Artist of Tomorrow Prize from the Sungkok museum, and the prize of the Nuits Photographiques.
Oan Kim also pursues a musical career as singer/songwriter with band Chinese Army, for which he has directed a few music videos.
He is currently a professor of photography in the art and design university, Paris College of Art.