Soni Kum, Illuminating Ghost: Ritual & offering in Performance Art

A presentation in LADA's Study Room by the artist Soni Kum on her current research project Illuminating Ghost.  

Soni Kum is an interdisciplinary artist who was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan as a third generation Korean. After working for activist art projects with North Korean migrants in South Korea for several years, she has recently begun to explore the theme of ritual in her performance/ installation works. 

She is undertaking a residency in the UK including research in the Study Room, and is keen to introduce her work to artists and others interested in her areas of research. 

The event will include an introduction to Soni's practice, followed by a discussion on themes including – diaspora and art, ritual as performance art, art works to heal from past violence, artwork as elixir to heal society and generate peace, spiritual practice as art and religion and art.

This is a free event but reservation is essential, we do hope you can join us.

Further info 

Soni Kum received a M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in the United States in 2005 and Doctor in Fine Arts from Tokyo University of Arts in 2011. Her work has been exhibited at numerous art spaces and film festivals around the world, which include USA, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Philippines, China, Cuba, UK, and Myanmar. She has taught in several universities in South Korea including Yonsei University for 4 years since 2011. Currently she is based in London from April 2016 as part of an artist in residency funded by the Pola Art Foundation, Japan.

Banner image credit:

Soni Kim, ‘Offering: seven boats’, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist

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