Heejoo Gwen Kim

animated filmmaker :: new media artist

Heejoo Kim works as an animated filmmaker and new media arts, currently creating projects focusing on social issues, such as microaggressions, feminism, elder abuse, and human trafficking in experimental narrative film structures. She holds MFA degrees from The School of Art Institute of Chicago (MFA in Film, Video, New Media and Animation) and The University of Illinois at Chicago (New Media Arts) and BFA degrees from The School of Art Institute of Chicago (Art and Technology Studies) and Hongik University (Painting and Drawing).

Her films and installations have been internationally presented at festivals and galleries in Germany, UK, Lebanon, Mexico, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Philippine, India, Latvia, Canada, Korea, Italy, Ecuador, and throughout the United States. Her films have received awards including Best Animation, Best Experimental Film, and Best of Show at several international film festivals. She had been a director, curator, an adjudicator for International Animation + New Media Art festivals, conferences, and shows.

Currently she is teaching at University of Connecticut. She previously taught at The University of Montana in Media Arts, The School of Art Institute of Chicago in Art and Technology Studies, Bowling Green State University in Digital Art, and Columbia College Chicago in Interactive Arts and Media.

Selected Screening / Exhibition / Presentation

2018 Contemporary Venice, Venice, Italy

2018 The Columbus Moving Image Art Review, Columbus, OH, USA

2018 13th Athens Animfest, Athens, Greece

2018 Al-Nahj International Film Festival, Karbala, Iraq

2018 Emerge Film Festival of Maine, Maine, USA

2018 SPE Media Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

2018 Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology Conference, Santa Barbara, California USA

2017 Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2017 Burcharest ShortCut CineFest, Burcharest, Romania

2017 Largo Film Awards, Switzerland

2017 FIFF-Filmstrip International Film Festival, Lasi, Romania

2017 Move Me Productions Belgium - Short Film Festival, Belgium

2017 Roma Cinema DOC, Rome, Italy

2017 FROSTBITE International Indie Fest, Colorado, USA

2017 Feel The Reel International Film Festival, Glasgow, United Kingdom

2017 Los Angeles CineFest, CA, USA

2017 So Limitless and Free Film Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2017 Wollongong Film Festival, Wollongong, Australia

2017 Woodengate Flilm Festival, Baia Mare, Romania

2017 Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2017 eviMus, Saarbrücken, Germany

2016 South London Shorts, London, UK

2016 AGHE Conference, Miami, FL, USA

2016 Yego Show, Illinois, USA

2016 FIVA, Festival Internacional De Videoarte, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2016 Yewon Show, Seoul, Korea

2016 Allucinema Fest, Puebla City, Mexico

2016 Moving Pictures Festival, Kalmthout, Belgium

2016 Better than Art, Cincinnati, OH

2016 FIVA, Festival Internacional De Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 SHORT to the Point, Bucharest, Romania

2016 Festival de Cortometrajes "Jose Francisco Rosado" PACAS, Pedro Muñoz, Spain

2016 IndieWise Virtual Festival, Miami, FL, USA

2016 The Sit & Tell Project, Collingwood Art Center, Toledo, OH, USA

2016 3rd Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival, Rolling Hills Estates, CA, USA

2016 Animation Day in Cannes, France

2016 Filmideo, 11th Annual Film and Video Screenings, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ, USA

2016 Los Angeles CineFest Online, Los Angeles, USA

2016 11th Athens Animfest, Athens, Greece

2016 IT’S LIQUID EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA AND VIDEO ART FESTIVAL, The Underground Cinema, Kent, UK

2016 Artists in Motion, Artists Lovers Extravaganza Conference, The University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas

2016 Barcelona Erotic & Bizarre Art Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2016 SEAMUS (Society of Electro-Acoustic Music US) Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, USA

2015 CSUS Festival of New American Music, Sacramento, CA, USA

2015 International Digital Media Art Exhibition: idea, Johnson City, TN, USA

2015 Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, and Literary Study, Visual Presentation, Montana, USA

2014 Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival in Venice, Italy

2014 The Mountain Computer Music Festival, Montana, USA

2014 USINE UTOPIK Centre de Creation Contemporaine, Normandy, France

2014 BorderBody - Mixing Identities, Almeria, Spain at MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico

2014 BorderBody - Mixing Identities, Palazzo Barone Ferrara,  Bari, Italy

2014 “Collecting Times” Hongik University Film Festival, Seoul, Koreahe previously taught at The University of Montana in Media Arts, The School of Art Institute of Chicago in Art and Technology Studies, Bowling Green State University in Digital Art, and Columbia College Chicago in Interactive Arts and Media.

Awards

2017 “Finalist/Winner” Wollongong Film Festival, Wollongong, Australia

2017 “Finalist/Winner” Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2017 “Best Experimental Award” Woodengate Flilm Festival, Baia Mare, Romania

2015 “Best of the show” award, International Digital Art Association Exhibition, Tennessee, USA

2015 “School of Arts Grant,” Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, USA

2015 “Speed Grant,” Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, USA

2015 “Medici Circle Grant,” Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, USA

2015 “Faculty Development Fund,” Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, USA

2014 “Guest Speaker Activity Funding grants,” Montana Film Office, Montana, USA

2013 The best animation 2010 award nominee, Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2013 “International Activity Funding grants,” The University of Montana, Montana, USA

2011 Belt competition, Media Art selection, Seoul, Korea 

2011 The best experimental 2011 award nominee, Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2010 The best animation 2010 award, Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

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Detailed working progress Project site
unwearablefunctional.wordpress.com
heejoogwenkim.wordpress.com
heejoogwenkimportfolio.wordpress.com
paramnesia09.tumblr.com
 

https://studentworkskim.wordpress.com/


heejoo.gwen.kim@gmail.com

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