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Trying not to be a con, and still texting

I speak in English and read and write in Korean

I like sportswear but I am no sportsman

I do not blow-dry my hair...

I miss conversing in English, but I do not miss being caught off guard.

Currently based in soul

Kyungrim Lim Jang (장경림, *1992, Seoul, South Korea)


Living as a foreigner in communities of different scales—ranging from families to societies—shaped her interest in the construction of the home and how the embedded direction of a desire to belong is manifested across contemporary media. She explores how unspoken agreements are maintained and broken through performative speech and silence. She often observes what is happening at the crossroads of borders, identifications, and the narratives that carry these distinctions. What is amplified, deleted, and distorted during the recording/translation process of a narrative and the motives of the programming are also of her keen interest. She is a co-initiator of an artist collective Slug and Saliva, together with Hannah Sakai.

The collective works with written and spoken expressions to materialize the gap between sound and meaning. She lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Write me at: liimjang [at] gmail [dot] com


2020 – 2022                Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy

                                    under the mentorship of Univ. Prof. Dr. Marina Grzinic, Austria

2019 – 2020                University of Arts in Belgrade MA in Cultural Policy and Management

                                    An exchange year, Serbia 

2019                            Joshibi University of Art and Design,

                                    An exchange semester in MA Art Produce, Japan.

2016 – 2020                University of Applied Arts Vienna '20 MA Transarts,

                                    graduated with distinction, Austria.

2011 – 2015                Rhode Island School of Design '15 BFA Illustration, USA



Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

2024    "Mouther Tongue" in 'Living Library of Becomings" at VBKoe, Vienna, Austria

2022    "oranges already contained" in Exhibition "Tratado Material" gallery 12-14, Vienna, Austria

2022    "Crystal Clear" in Exhibition “Unfixing” gallery 12-14, Vienna, Austria

2022    Performance “Spellbound" #18, #19, in Festival "Smashing wor(l)ds," Belvedere 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

2022    Performance "Wannabedr.Jang" on Instagram and in Vienna, Austria

2022    Performance "수상소감" (As all speech are), Anatomisaal, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2022    Performance “Trash-Body,” at TOXIC TEMPLE MESS, Lange Nacht der Forschung, Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL) Vienna, Austria

2022    “Delivery experiment 1", in Exhibition "A shop is A Shop is A Shop" Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2021    Performance "Go away! Go to your friends" in “Thicket of ideas, thicket of times”, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna,   Austria

2021    in “The project and its time” in Wiener Festwochen, Brut Nordwest, Vienna, Austria  

2021    "Crystal Clear" publication donation in Exhibition MUME: “Ling’s Golden Imperial Shop”, Naschmarkt, Vienna, Austria

2021    “Home when you are,” Malmoe gallery page, Vienna, Austria

2021    Fotobiennale Graz, Austria

2021    in Exhibition “Inframisc” Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna, Austria

2021    "Crystal Clear", BRUX Freies Theater Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

2021    in Exhibition “Hair salon” at the Afro-Asiatische Institute, Graz, Austria

2020    Transarts Austellung der Abschlusssarbeiten, Web, Web

2019    Exhibition "Refreshing memory" vernissage performance, Prosvjeta, Preradovićeva 21, Zagreb, Croatia 

2019    Fotogalerie Wien Propeller group exhibition, WUK, Vienna, Austria

2019    in Exhibition "For/against", University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria 

2018    "Camo Cut" in Exhibition "And|or—but, yeah*" Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria

2018    "Camo Cut" in Exhibition "And|or—but, yeah*" University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

2018    Performance “Would you marry me?” in festival "Oskar nimmt Platz" Oscar Kokoschka Platz, Vienna, Austria

2018   " OG Appropriation Vetemann" in Exhibition Wandzeitung, Vienna, Austria

2016    "Treetreffen" in Exhibition “If you don’t pay attention to me, I don’t pay attention to you”, Agora, Berlin, Germany 

2016    in "Fumetto internationals comix–festival Luzern competition exhibition", Switzerland

2015    in Exhibition "향유" , L’espace Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2014    Installation “Synesthetic room”, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

2014    Performance "Asian Tourist" an outcome of the course “Tableau and performativity”, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

Residencies and Fundings

2022    Cathrin Pichler Preis, funded by the city of Vienna and awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

2021    Impulstanz DanceWEB scholarship, co-funded by Arts Council Korea

2020    BRUX Freies Theater Innsbruck VORBRENNER program, funded by Land Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria

2020    CCN-Stipendium der Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, Graz, Austria

2016    AFFECT Residency, Agora collective, Berlin, Germany 

2016    Glasslåven Arts Centre Residency, Gran, Norway 

2015    Addlip+ studio Artist Residency, Seoul, South Korea


2022    Group Exhibition “Porous Projections”

            co-curatorial with Huda Takriti, Afro-Asiatische Institute, Graz, Austria

2020    A.I.R Program “Arkabarka Artist Residency”

            hosted 8 international artists for 1 month, Belgrade, Serbia

2018    Group Exhibition “For/against” University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria 

Teaching Experience

2022    “Analysis of exhibitions, projects and institutions”

              co-teaching with Dr. Andreas Spiegl, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

2020     “Tomorrow Girls Troop Lecture”, on behalf of Tomorrow Girls Troop

              Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in the class of Dr. Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein

2019      “Traveling Visual Culture and Global Solidarity”

              Tokyo University, in the class of Professor Yoshiko Shimada


Academic Publication

 2022    “Not working is working: Performativity of Active Deferral in Necropolitics and Compartmentalization of Time” in Re-Activating Critical Thinking in the Midst of Necropolitical Realities: For Radical Change, Cambridge Scholars publishing.

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