b. 1980, Seoul, Korea. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
YoungEun Kim is a sound artist based in Los Angeles whose work closely examines contemporary auditory culture with the mission of exploring sound as a social, cultural, and political medium.
Kim has been awarded SongEun Art Awards in Korea and Prix Ars Electronica in Austria. Exhibitions of her work have been held at the Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA; Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; Ilmin Museum, Seoul, Korea; Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Gwacheon, Seoul, Korea; Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea; Project Space Sarubia, Seoul, Korea; Liverpool Biennale, UK; CCA, Glasgow, UK; Doosan Gallery, New York, NY; Castello di beseno, Trentino, Italy; Al Hamra Cinema/Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE; Convent de Sant Agusti, Barcelona, Spain; and Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland. Her work is featured in numerous collections including The Sigg Collection, Switzerland; Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; Seoul Artists' Platform, Korea; Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Korea; Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; SongEun Art & Cultural Foundation, Korea; Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Korea; Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, The Netherlands; and Coreana Museum of Art_Space*C, Korea.
She received her BFA from Hongik University and her MFA at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, Korea. Kim also holds a Certificate of Sonology from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands.