In Conversation: Cecilia Kim & Betsy Johnson

Friday / December 9 / 6pm-7pm

Join artist Cecilia Kim and curator Betsy Johnson in person at the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington for a conversation about Far From Home, Kim’s two-channel video installation currently on view at the Museum. This program takes place in conjunction with Assembly 2022: Time & Attention, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington’s national biennial, on view through December 18, 2022.

This program is free. Registration is not required.

About the participants

Cecilia Kim is a video artist and educator living and working in the Washington, DC metro area. Born in South Korea, Kim has also lived in Australia, England, and Singapore. Kim was awarded the 19th annual Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions including Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC), The Immigrant Artist Biennial (New York, NY & virtual), 6th Louisiana Biennial (Ruston, LA), 0 GALLERY (Seoul, Korea), Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA), The Anderson Gallery (Richmond, VA), Hume Gallery (Chicago, IL); and film festivals including YouFilmFest at the Kennedy Center and NoFlash Video Show.

Kim has been a resident artist at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, VisArts Bresler Residency, and Busan International OpenArts Residence in Korea. She is currently a 2021-23 Hamiltonian Artists Fellow. Kim received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Betsy Johnson is an assistant curator responsible for the photography collection at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where she has curated Tony Lewis: Anthology 2014–2016 (2018); The Evidence Room (2019); Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions (2019), Ai Weiwei: Trace, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles (2021); Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory (2021); One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection (2022); Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green), Wrightwood 659, Chicago (2022), and A Window Suddenly Opens: Contemporary Photography in China (2022). She earned her bachelor’s degree in integrative arts (1998) and her master’s degree in art history (2004) from the Pennsylvania State University and is ABD in the department of art history and archaeology at the University of Maryland. She has curated exhibitions across the region for institutions such as the Korean Cultural Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, McLean Project for the Arts, and the University of Maryland Art Gallery.

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