– ソーシャリー・エンゲイジド・アート
琴仙姫の「朝露」プロジェクトについて  東京藝術大学 シンポジウム







We are organizing a symposium in Tokyo University of Arts on June 22nd; Regarding Socially Engaged Art Project ,
“Morning Dew” by Soni Kum
In this event, the artists, curators, and scholars are going to give presentations and have discussions for the art project “Morning Dew”, which will be realized through the support from Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation Socially Engaged Art Support Grant, starting from this year.



– Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation Socially Engaged Art Support Grant 2019


I’m pleased to announce that I received Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation Socially Engaged Art Support Grant this year; The joint project between the artist and North Korea defectors in Japan — “Morning Dew”.
thank you very much for all of my friends who supported me during these years.






-“Art and Post-colonial East Asia vol 2.” on February 16th 2019 at Kyoto Academia Forum in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan

アーティストとキュレイターの発表とクロストーク・イベント vol 2. を開催します。




Coordinated by 濱 治佳 (Haruka Hama), Rebecca Jennison, 琴 仙姫 (Soni Kum)


2019年 2月 16日(Sat)

■ 協力:
– 京都精華大学
– 科研(挑戦〔開拓〕)「越境する画家越境する作品世界―  富山妙子の軌跡と芸術をめぐる歴史社会学的研究」(代表:真鍋祐子)
– 多摩美術大学美術館





– “Art and Post-colonial East Asia”  on July 28th 2018 at Art Center Ongoing (cafe 1F) in Tokyo Japan.

Presentation, Screening, and Cross-talk event.


The gust artists and curator includes Hiroki Yamamoto, Cho Sunhe, Hama Haruka.


Ongoing Cafe(Art Center Ongoing 1F)
〒180-0002 東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺東町1-8-7
Tel/Fax : 0422-26-8454 e-mail :
7月 28日(Sat)2018

Facebook event page





– Group exhibition in Der Meinblau in Berlin from June 10th to July 2nd. (opening on June 9th with performance)

Der Meinblau,
vertreten durch Bernhard Draz Christinenstr. 18/ 19
10119 Berlin, Deutschland



– Artist Talk and Presentation at LADA (Live Art Development Agency), London, UK on September 5th from 7PM to 9PM

Soni Kum, Illuminating Ghost: Ritual & offering in Performance Art



– Still Hear the Wound by Chonghwa Lee is finally translated in English by Rebecca Jennison and Brett de Bary and Published through Cornell University East Asia Series, University of Hawai Press

My video work “Still Hear the Wound” and interview with the artists are enclosed with DVD along with wonderful essays by Rebecca Jennison, Yasuko Ikeuchi, and Brett de Bary.



-15 – 22 June 2015

Performing Memory: Soni Kum & Yoshiko Shimada

Opens 15 June, 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Platform Gallery
Kingston University, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Grange Road, KT1 2QJ

This exhibition forms part of Eliza Tan’s research project ‘Yoshiko Shimada: Art, Feminism and the Politics of Memory in Japan after 1989’, and will be shown together with a range of related materials and documents.


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-from march 2016

I will be in London for about 1 year doing research at Live Art Development Agency, grant awarded by Pola Foundation.

• Pola Foundation

• Live Art Development Agency


– September 2014

participating in Pusan Biennale 2014, South Korea



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– July 13th 2014

performance event in Gallery Brocken, Tokyo, Japan

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– June 19th to August 4th

Artist in Residency in Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia


– 2013年 1月 26日



Essay “Flower of Potato; Regarding Project with North Korean Migrants” in book “Representation of Woman in Asia; Colonialism, War, Woman, Representation”

Seikyusha Publisher, Tokyo, Japan