Miru Kim

2014 The Camel’s Way, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
2013 The Camel’s Way, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2012 The Pig That Therefore I Am, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
2012 The Pig That Therefore I Am, DOOSAN Gallery New York, New York, NY.
2010 Naked City Spleen: Istanbul, SODA Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2009 Miru Kim: Naked City Spleen, Gallery HYUNDAI Gangnam, Seoul, Korea (catalogue essay by Richard Vine, Art In America).
Naked City Spleen and Blind Door, The Cell Theatre, New York, NY.
2008 Naked City Spleen, Gestarc Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Miru Kim is a New York-based artist and explorer. Her first series, “Naked City Spleen” is based on her exploration of urban ruins such as abandoned subway stations, tunnels, sewers, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and shipyards. Her next series, “The Pig That Therefore I am” juxtaposes her skin against the pig’s skin in industrial hog farms to explore the changing relationship between humans and animals. Her latest series, “The Camel’s Way” has followed her journey to deserts around the world, including the Arabian Desert, the Sahara in Mali, Morocco, and Egypt, the Thar in India, and the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, where she lived with desert nomads, slept in caves, and photographed herself with camels.

Miru’s work has been highlighted by countless international publications and online media, and is now in public collections including National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, Hanmi Photography Museum, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Borusan Contemporary Turkey, Addison Gallery of American Art. Currently she is working on a book about her two-year long adventure in the Arabian Desert, based on her blog, callmenoora.com.

2006 M.F.A, Painting, Pratt Institute, New York, NY.
2003 B.A, French and Romance Philology, Columbia University, New York, NY.
Lives and works in New York