Shon Kim is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist.
He has presented his works at museums and festivals worldwide such as MoMA, REDCAT, The Hammer Museum, Modern and Contemporary Art Centre in Hungary, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Chile, IFC Center NYC, Torrance Art Museum, Orange County Contemporary Art Center, Mana Contemporary, Chicago Cultural Center, Foundry Art Center, VisArts, Arad Art Museum, South Tipperary Arts Centre, ARTUM, the National Arts Council Singapore, Seoul Museum of Art, Arko Art Center, Asia Cultural Center, Daegu Art Museum, OCI Museum of Art, Coreana Museum, Art Center Nabi, The Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Clermont-Ferrand, Dresden, du Film sur l’Art, ART FILM, Odense, Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema, Ottawa Animation, ANIMA MUNDI, Fantoche Animation, Slamdance, IndieLisboa, VIDEOFORMES, Video Art Miden, Antimatter, IMZ Dancescreen, London Short, London Screen Dance, etc.
He has received awards from Spain Moving Images (Best Experimental), San Francisco Dance Film (Best Art/Experimental), Bucharest Dance Film (Innovation), The Silhouette (Hybrid Jury), EXiS (2005 Fuji Film Eterna & 2018 Korean EXiS), Avanca (Best Video), MARACAY (Best Video Art), New Jersey (Best Experimental), San Diego Asian (Best Experimental), Asolo (Best Video & Computer Art), World-wide HIV/AIDS Art Competition (1st Place), KinoDrome (1st Place), DaMuVi (Best Experimental), Seoul Dance Film (Best Director), Braunschweig (Leo), Encounter (Animate), flEXiff (Special flEXiff), Canada (Royal Reel Winner), Video Art House Madrid (2nd Premio), Busan Video (Excellence), Aggregate Animated Shorts (1st Runner-up), Columbus (Bronze Plaque), IN OUT (2009 & 2018 Honorable Mention), etc.
He is a fellowship recipient of MacDowell, Yaddo, The RiverStone, Djerassi, Pier-2 Art Center, Kodak, etc. He has served as a programmer at Slamdance Film Festival and as a Jury at Cinemasports.
Ph. D. The Candidate in Animation Theory, Chung-Ang University, S. Korea / MFA in Experimental Animation, California Institute of the Arts, USA / BFA Transfer in Fine Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA / BA in Law, Hanyang University, S. Korea