Sun Mi Kim

  • Sun Mi Kim
  • Sun Mi Kim
  • Sun Mi Kim

The parallel life

I see men and women around me and I am interested in the relations that is established or not between them. I'm always particularly surprised by the fact that men and women seem to exist in parallel to each other rather than at a same space-time. It is in this spirit that I want to show that there are still links between them, despite the seemingly lack of relationship.

Conducting thread

Quite naturally, through this idea I was interested in the implementation of thread in my artistic research. In one hand, a thread suggests obviously the concept of link. At the other hand, it allows an artwork construction that symbolize the underlying structure of relations between humans. The thread seems to be the ideal medium for projecting my work, usually in two or three dimensions to two dimensions and a half space. The threads can have a positive or negative consonant. Some threads can get closer, to move apart or to get separated.

Meeting point

The idea of ​​coexistence and the usage of threads got in reality at "meeting point". Geographical meeting points like the bus shelter, phone booth or metro pier where these places become privileged for our society in miniature. A temporary meeting point when our civilizations, societies and lifestyles structure our interpersonal invisible relations. I see that at these meeting points men and women are waiting without expecting. The apparent harmony of the urban landscape and life in society masks the disparity of social ties. In my work, I want to stage these blind coexistence of places to become conscious moments of sharing.


The first human existence is the body. We often find ourselves with others in the same space-time involuntarily, as we live in the same society at the same time. However we are not aware of the moments of encounter. Bodies are present, but the spirits are absent. People pass over each other every day with small physical distance between them. It seems that we exist in parallel to one another. We hope that these moments of encounter become a sharing awareness. And that the body takes the dimension of "mind-body". That is to say the body as a place of morality.

On the heartstrings ...

A photo of a subway station with two men seated at both ends and a row of empty seats between them. They ignore each other and aware of the presence of the other. I create a tension between these two characters . The photo is bent by parallel elastic at the points of both poles. We can twist and move the artwork and when the people get closer the tension subsides. At the background is the tiles of Parisian metro, which remind us of school notebooks with both emotional and learning memories. In my project, I try to the suggest a possibility of creating a changes with elastics and portraying virtual links. It is a simple and elegant idea that causes reflection on the most universal about our daily lives.


Visual artist, born in Séoul.
Lives and work in France since 2000
Studio: "La Fonderie" in Fontenay-sous-Bois

Sun Mi began to paint the walls around her as soon as she could walk! When she was 19 years old, she developed a fresque painting technique related to the mural on the wall that she uses in her work. After a first solo exhibition in Seoul, she moved to Paris in 2000 to confront her work on links and threads sur les liens et les fils to European Culture. She met Philippe Delaunay through "Assises cent une chaises-oeuvres" exhibition

She participated at several group and solo exhibitions in France and worldwide.


  • 2006 Master 2 d’arts plastiques, Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, France.
  • 2002 Arts plastiques option gravure, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Versailles, France.
  • 1999 Maîtrise des Beaux-Arts (4 ans), Université de Hyup-Sung, Corée du Sud.

Solo exhibition

  • 2000 « Je sais que je ne sais pas », Galerie Gerimsi, Corée du Sud.

Selected group exhibition


  • « L’art de l’infini » Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris, France.
  •  Foire Art Palm Beach 2014, Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Palm Beach, USA.
  • « Galerie Lélia Mordoch Second space 2014 », Lélia Mordoch Gallery, USA.


  • Foire Art Elysées 2013, Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris, France.
  • « Artcité 13 : Visions », Halle Roublot, Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.
  • « 30ème anniversaire de l’AJAC », Cité des Arts, Paris, France.
  •  « Un dimanche après-midi rue de Seine », Galerie Olivier Novellet, Paris, France.
  • « Résonances », Galerie Lélia  Mordoch, Paris, France.
  • « Il est midi à l’heure de maintenant », Collection Philippe Delaunay,
    • Chapitre 1 : Galerie Françoise Besson, Lyon /
    • Chapitre 2 : Galerie Next Level, Paris, France.


  • « Géométries », Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris, France.
  • Foire Art Elysées 2012, Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris, France.


  • « Emergents 42 », L’association A vol d’oiseau du cercle, Paris, France.
  • « Être entre les deux », performance, Fêtes de Saint-Denis, France.
  • « Journées européennes du Patrimoine », La Fonderie, Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.
  • « Il y a un an déjà », Galerie 1161, Paris, France.
  • « Atelier d’artistes : entrez c’est ouvert », Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.
  • « 4 édition de la Fonderie », La Fonderie, Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.
  • Ventes aux enchères Jeune création contemporaine, à l’Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France.


  • « Alice au Pays des Merveilles », Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris, France.
  • L’association A vol d’oiseau du cercle, Paris, France.
  • Foire Art Elysées 2010, Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris, France.
  • « Artcité 10 : Sens », Hôtel de ville de Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.
  • « Le voyage intérieur », Resto Olive et Galerie Mille Plateaux, Paris, France.


  • « Oeuvres photographiques / Dans la peinture »,
  • BNP Paribas agences Bérault et Midi,      Vincennes, France.
  • « A chacun son mur », le Lavoir, Paris, France.
  • « Artcité 09 : Fragments », Hôtel de ville de Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.
  • « 101 Assises sedute in Opera », Musée Arts contemporains, Acri, Italie.


  • « 2ème Anniversaire de la Fonderie », La Fonderie, Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.
  • « Korea in Paris », Galerie Dorothy's, Paris, France.
  • « Aliens », Open Center, New-York, USA.
  • « Tourbillon/In 25 Out », Galerie Taibout, Paris, France.
  • « Assises cent une chaises-oeuvres », L’association A vol d’oiseau du cercle, Le Ministère de la Culture de France, Paris, France.
  • « Artcité 08 : Parcours », Hôtel de ville de Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.