Lina Kim

Lina Kim

São Paulo, 1965. Lives and works in Berlin.

Lina Kim is graduate by FAAP (Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation) in São Paulo – Brazil and at Arts Students League in New York. The artist had participated at Sao Paulo’s Biennale, Kwangju and Havana with installations. In shows such as: Urban Realities, Martin Groupius Bau (Berlin 2005), Lugar Nenhum, Instituto Moreira Sales (Rio de Janeiro 2013), Fototrier Stadtmuseum Simeonestift (Trier 2010), At Home  the Columns Gallery (Seoul, 2014). She works with site specific, drawings, photography and videos.

About Rooms by Jong Ha from PLATOON Gallery in Seoul

When I first saw her photos I felt somehow shocked…out of breath. Surrounding us were pictures of a series of empty rooms, all of them had a window through which one could see a natural landscape.

I think her eyes can capture something different, something concealed behind the scenes, a feeling of absence, of vanished human activity; a place where nature seems to be glimpsing at us from the outside, leaving one with the impression of being imprisoned in a dilapidated building, cut out from our own perceptions, in a still shot of time where nature steps back, observing how we consume ourselves and vanish in decay.