Curriculum Vitae

Born in Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA


1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts, University of California at Los Angeles

Selected exhibitions

Our Only Guide Is Our Homesickness, Skid Row History Museum and Archive, Los Angeles, CA

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Living in the Streets of Los Angeles, LSH Collaboration Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

IN-BETWEEN, Korean Cultural Centre India, New Delhi, India

24 Hour Project, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki, Finland

El poder revolucionario de la risa de la mujer (The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Laughter), Blue Dot, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

In Between, The Ven, Los Angeles, CA (collaboration with Shannon Dill)
Drive Time, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

You Are Here, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California at Riverside, CA (solo)

You Are Here: Contemplating LA in Motion, Upstairs at the Market, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
beyond text & silence, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

The Great Silence, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

Performances + interactive events

30 Sentences, Los Angeles, CA

K-Town Is My Town, Los Angeles, CA

The 40+ Project, Los Angeles, CA

2012 – 13
Periodic Table, Los Angeles, CA


2018 Mental Health & Wellbeing Grant, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, California Mental Health Services Authority
2001 Jury Award: Grand Prize (in collaboration with Shannon Dill), The Reddish Show, Globe Gallery

Selected media

2017 Popli, Bhumika. “Welcome the new wave: International group of artists takes Delhi by storm.” Sunday Guardian Live, September 9.
2017 Kim, Helen H. “K-Town Is My Town.” About Turn Project.
2015 Larkin, Eric. “The Auctioneer by Joan Samson & the art of Helen H Kim.” DWARF + giant, October 26.
2015 Speakman, Georgii. “Helen Kim: Creator of #ktownismytown – a neighborhood observed.” The People Series, May 15.

online collection

LACMA Photography Department VSCO Collection.

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