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 Installation View: BienalSUR 2021, MUNTREF, Buenoes Aires, Argentina ©The Bienal SUR 2021 and Kimsooja Studio


Born in 1957 in Daegu, based in New York and Seoul

Invited artist to the Main Venue of the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999

Invited artist to the Main Venue of the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005

Representative artist of the Korean Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015​

Bottari (1990s - ongoing)

Kimsooja's best-known work Bottari series typically consists of traditional Korean cloth bundles used to wrap goods in preparation for transport by hand. Inspired by her childhood experiences of sewing with her mother, the series has been introduced to the international art scene in various forms and encompasses sensitive social, political, and cultural issues such as nomadism, immigration and femininity. Recently, it has evolved into a giant five Korean traditional symbolic colors container work, achromatic bundles in black and white or bundles wrapped in linen.

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