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Zone of Nowhere on the streets of Perth

Zone of Nowhere on the streets of Perth

Zone of Nowhere at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is the first Australian solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed, South Korean-born and New York based multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja. The exhibition runs from 17 February to 25 April.

It extends beyond the walls of PICA throughout the Perth Festival period until 4 March, with Kimsooja’s colourful layered flags appearing on public facades throughout Northbridge and the Perth CBD.

To Breathe – The Flags (2012/2018) expresses a wish for coexistence, for a utopian society in which individuals unite in celebration of their distinctions and common humanity. It originates from the video of the same name that was commissioned for the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Supported by PICA Public Project Partner Wesfarmers Arts.

With special thanks to the Western Australian Museum, State Library of Western Australia, North Metropolitan TAFE, City of Perth and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.




Born in 1957 in Daegu, South Korea, Kimsooja lives and works in New York.

Her work has been widely exhibited internationally, and it has been included five times in the Venice Biennale (1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, and in 2013 when Kimsooja represented Korea) and presented at the Documenta 14 at Fridericianum in Kassel.

Other Biennales where Kimsooja’s work has been presented are the 5th Istanbul Biennale (1997); São Paulo (1998); Sydney (1998); Asia-Pacific Triennale (1999); Yokohama Triennial (2005); Whitney (2002); Gwangju (1995, 2001, 2012); and Busan (2002, 2014). She was honoured with the Ho-Am Prize (2015) and recently with the Asia Society Arts Award in Hong Kong (2017), and The Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) in New York (2017).