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Kyungrim Lim Jang (장경림, *1992, Seoul, South Korea) is an artist who lives and works in the Western Asian city of Vienna. 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 co-teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Write me at: liimjang [at] gmail [dot] com



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

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


2019 – 2022                  University of Arts in Belgrade MA in Cultural Policy and Management

                                    (left unfinished and did not graduate), 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

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, as part of the 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 Exhibition “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    "Pussy hair only grows stronger as we mow!" 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, ARKABARKA Floating Hostel & Apartments, 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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