Cecilia Kim is a video artist currently living and working in Richmond, VA. She is an MFA candidate in Photo+Film at the Virginia Commonwealth University and received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Korea, England, Australia, and Singapore.
Kim’s video installation work deals with spaces of otherness. Her practice involves intimate relationships with friends and family, and exchange for gestures of vulnerable honesty. Non-linear narratives repeat, overlap, and circulate. Kim investigates structures of belonging, particularly of her home country Korea, as she reclaims the Korean origins beneath layers of her transnational, nomadic life. Language is a significant part of the work through written and spoken text. Kim examines the failures of language, contemplating what is lost through translation.