Nancy Y. Kim is an exhibiting artist with Sarah Croft.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
We are working on a daily visual dialogue starting from the paradox of creativity within limitations due to ongoing quarantines in our respective locations, as perceived through the lenses of two US-born women living in Colombia and Italy – outside of our original cultural contexts – and thus pre-conditioned to feelings of confinement as foreigner/immigrant even before the pandemic. Our conversation, through an ongoing exchange of images and objects, serves to connect, encourage, inspire and challenge us as a daily practice relating to art and language.
We’re excited about the exhibition as a dynamic space of creation and dialogue, especially within the curatorial framework of reciprocity, which has inspired us to develop this project further. We have frequently discussed collaborating; this call solidified our ideas, prompting difficult discussions about art, identity, and perceived otherness, that we aim to address visually, showing the process of making in a non-hierarchical manner, including the prompts, distractions, as well as outcomes.
We will present this work as a running dialogue throughout the duration of the show, with daily entries. In the physical gallery, we’ll present two wifi enabled digital picture frames, which we’ll upload remotely everyday, two feeds in conversation. As an online show, we will activate your instagram feed and/or youtube channel. Instagram will run as a feed, youtube as a bi-weekly slideshow of the conversation.
Artist Bio for Nancy Kim
Nancy Y. Kim is an artist based out of Bologna, Italy. She grew up the child of Korean immigrants in Michigan and now finds herself an immigrant in Italy. Her work codifies her experiences of otherness, foreignness, and identity into elements of painting. She graduated with a BA in International Relations from Michigan State University (2003) and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007). She makes an “ottimo” kimchi at home in Bologna, and her soul is on sale for a Detroit Coney dog. She is a Korean Italian “All-American Girl.”
© Nancy Y. Kim