Born in Seoul, Korea. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
Our Only Guide Is Our Homesickness, Skid Row History Museum and Archive, Los Angeles, CA
HOME: Life in Transition, Exhale Unlimited, Los Angeles, CA
Home Is Where the Heart Is: Living in the Streets of Los Angeles, LSH Collaboration Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
IN-BETWEEN, Korean Cultural Centre India, New Delhi, India
24 Hour Project, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki, Finland
El poder revolucionario de la risa de la mujer / The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Laughter, Blue Dot, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
In Between, The Ven, Los Angeles, CA (collaboration with Shannon Dill)Drive Time, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
You Are Here, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California at Riverside, CA (solo)
You Are Here: Contemplating LA in Motion, Upstairs at the Market, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Performances + Interactive Events
Ktown Is My Town: 24 Hour Project, various locations, Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA
30 Sentences, various locations, Los Angeles, CA
K-Town Is My Town: A Neighborhood Observed, various locations, Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA
2012 – 13
Periodic Table, artist’s home, Los Angeles, CA
Artists & Designers Today, Grossmont College, San Diego (discussion)
LA River X, Frogtown Art Walk, Los Angeles (video presentation)
IN-BETWEEN, Korean Cultural Centre, New Delhi, India (lecture)
Urban Plunge, Biola University, Los Angeles (Koreatown walking tour)
Mental Health & Wellbeing Grant, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, California Mental Health Services Authority
2017 Popli, Bhumika. “Welcome the new wave: International group of artists takes Delhi by storm.” Sunday Guardian Live, September 9.
2017 Kim, Helen H. “K-Town Is My Town.” About Turn Project.
2015 Larkin, Eric. “The Auctioneer by Joan Samson & the art of Helen H Kim.” DWARF + giant, October 26.
2015 Speakman, Georgii. “Helen Kim: Creator of #ktownismytown – a neighborhood observed.” The People Series, May 15.