My work simultaneously communicates physical gestures of the process of working and thinking about internalized memories. Internalized memories are sensorial and visceral. They come from sensing the construction of socio-political identities of myself and others as well as its fictional realities. I could only properly express this physical realization through motion, body gestures, nuance, and the way my works encounter others. Languages always have limitations and contortions that can easily shortcut body gestures. Existing between the space of certainty and uncertainty, I search for works that activate encountered moments and actualize these nuances by creating and arranging a dialogue within the work. Ceramics and sound are ephemeral material in terms of reading their histories while also having strong tangibility and energy of survival. So, using these mediums, their contexts, and their disciplines is the way of communicating the palpable memory of uncertainty.
Minah Kim is from South Korea where she received her BFA and MFA at Ewha Womans University. She has currently completed her MFA at the Univesrity of Arkansas. Minah showed her pieces internationally and nationally including Asia Contemporary Art show, China, The Clay Studio, PA, District Clay Gallery in D.C., Frankfurt Herbstmesse, Germany, and many others in South Korea including Seoul Art Center, Gimhae Clayarch Museum, Gyeomjae Jungsun Museum as well as completed artist in residence program at Anderson Ranch Art Center and Gimhae Clayarch Museum. She is a recipient of numerous grants and fellowship including NCECA (National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts) Multicultural Fellowship and Artist 360 by MAAA(Mid America Arts Alliance). Minah is a panelist of NWSA (National Women’s Studies Association) and AAPI heritage discussion group of Northwest Arkansas. She was also MASS MoCA resident artist in winter 2021.
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