Won Ju Lim’s work examines the dialogue between real and imaginary space as they relate to fantasy, memory, and longing. The formal and conceptual practice of her multimedia work draws from sources including Baroque architecture, fantasy and science fiction films, the urban landscape, and the domestic space. She is the recipient of numerous grants including the Creative Capacity Fund (2014), Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Fellowship (2013), Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fellowship (funded by the Rockefeller Foundation) (2007), Korea Arts Foundation for Visual Arts Grant (2005), and California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship (2004). Lim’s work has been exhibited widely in United States and internationally, including the St. Louis Art Museum (2014); Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2013); Kunsthalle Detroit (2011); Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (2011 and 2002); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2009 and 2001); Museum of Art, Seoul (2009); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2008); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2008); DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain (2007 and 2005); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2005); ZKM Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany (2005); Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (2006); Museum Haus Ester, Krefeld, Germany (2004); Museum der Moderne, Salzurg (2004); Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2001); Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (2001); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany (2001); and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2000). Her biennale exhibitions include International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, South Korea (2007); Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries, Fuerteventura, Spain (2006); Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2002); Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2001); and Skulptor Biennale Münsterland, Steinfurt, Germany (2001). Her work is part of the collection of Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation, Geneva; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; KKR Ltd, Sao Paulo; Constellation Partners, Las Vegas; La Coleccion Jumex, Estado de Mexico ; and Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver. Won Ju Lim was born in Gwangju, South Korea, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She has a BS from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA and an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
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