Carole Kim is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on media installation and video for live performance. She has experimented extensively with the moving image to physicalize the medium and render it malleable in real time. She pursues an ongoing interest in creating environments in which live and mediated presence co-exist rather than compete.  Through the use of translucent projection surfaces, Kim is intrigued by the insertion of actual space between the layers of projected image—compositing with the eye through physical space and discovering how the physical properties of projected light/image and different materials create a spatial optical phenomenology all their own. This three-dimensional compositing allows for space that the viewer and/or performer can inhabit and navigate between. Kim seeks an integration of media where moving image, sound, dance and architecture are on equal planes engaging in a dynamic, reciprocating and mutually supportive dialogue. Her work floats between disciplines, manifesting in different contexts including experimental music, theater, dance and art.


Her work has been supported by the Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Cultural Innovation, City of Los Angeles, Pasadena Arts Council, Durfee Foundation, REDCAT, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), The Getty Center, The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS), Newtown, Turbulence.org, CalArts, and The Center for Experiments in Art, Information, and Technology. She was selected as a recipient of a 2013 COLA Fellowship, 2014 CCI Investing in Artists Grant, 2015 Metabolic Studio Chora Council Grant, 2015 CHIME Grant, and a 2019 Artist Residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts.  She is currently a year-long resident at Descanso Gardens  and will be presenting a culminating exhibition and site-specific performances from July 14 - October 27, 2019.


MFA CalArts (Integrated Media/Film/Video)

MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art (Printmaking)

BA Brown University (Studio Art)


I am grateful for an ever-expanding network of collaborators from every discipline who embrace experimentation and are sensitive to the entirety of an experience within an environment.  For the pieces that I direct, I strive to establish a carefully considered framework , conceptually and structurally, that will allow for the space and freedom for my collaborators to fully insert themselves and do what they do best.  I try to strike that balance where there's enough direction for a piece to hold its shape but open-ended enough to encourage the maximum amount of exploration and unpredictable discovery.


PLEASE NOTE:  This list continues to grow with each project  and may not always be complete or up-to-date.


Yogos Adamis

Scott Amendola

Bob Bellerue

Joe Berardi

Carla Bozulich

Ellen Burr

Archie Carey

Leticia Castaneda

Scott Cazan

Paul Chavez

Alex Cline

Nels Cline

Dan Clucas

Phil Curtis

Michael Dessen

Aaron Drake

Mark Dresser

Carmina Escobar

Harris Eisenstadt

Vinny Golia

Tony Green

Emily Hay

Robert Hilton

Motoko Honda

Lewis Keller

Paul Kikuchi

Kadet Kuhne

Catherine Lamb

Dohee Lee

John Lindberg

Makoto Taiko Ensemble

Toshi Nakamura

Odeya Nini

Albert Ortega

Scot Ray

Vicki Ray

Hahn Rowe

Steve Roden

Sara Schoenbeck

Breeze Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

GE Stinson

Mark Trayle

Kira Vollman

Theresa Wong

Pamela Z


Amy Dore

Liz Hoefner

Shuriu Lo

Sarah Leddy

Maggie Lee

Nguyen Nguyen

Stephanie Nugent


Post Natyam Collective

Paula Present

Shel Wagner Rasch

Deborah Rosen

Michael Sakamoto

Cheryl Banks Smith

Morleigh Steinberg

Roxanne Steinberg



Mirabelle Ang

Rebecca Baron

Beth Bird

Brenda Bynum

Maile Colbert

Jesse Gilbert

Alicia Gorecki

James Griffith

Kio Griffith

Moses Hacmon

Adele Horn

Lyn Horton

Bo Sul Kim

Cathy Lightfoot

Eve Luckring

Kaoru Mansour

Christine Marie

Pablo Molina

Apolonia Panagopoulos

Astra Price

TLAXCALA Artist Collective, Mexico

Lisa Tchakmakian


Adam Rosenkranz

Douglas Kearney

Mady Schutzman