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Kibum Kim

Associate Director, MA Art Business, Los Angeles

JD, New York University School of Law; BA, Georgetown University.

Kibum Kim is a lawyer and writer interested in the interactions of art, culture, politics, law, and business. He runs the gallery Skibum MacArthur in Los Angeles, and is Co-Founder and Director of the NEWD Art Show, an artist-centric art fair in New York showcasing artist-run spaces and nonprofits. Kim has worked as an M&A investment banker at Société Générale and as a freelance journalist covering fashion and cultural trends. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, and Hyperallergic. He is a former Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association and served on the board of Momenta Art.

Click here to meet Kibum Kim, Sotheby's Institute of Art Adjunct Faculty and Co-Founder and Director of the NEWD Art Show

Instagram: @kibumk

Kibum Kim
  • Exhibitions


    Curator, Upcoming show by Kang Seung Lee at One and J +1, October 2017

    Curator, "XOXO," by Jesse Mockrin at Galerie Perrotin, Seoul, March 2017

  • Publications


    "The Kitsch Gazes Back: Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst Return," Los Angeles Review of Books, July 2, 2017 (Co-written with Natasha Degen)

    Poetry in Grid and Dots: The Art of Kim Guiline,” Kim Guiline (Seoul: Gallery Hyundai, 2016), 10-13

    The Koreans at the Top of the Art World,” The New Yorker, September 30, 2015 (Co-written with Natasha Degen)

    Could a Long-Forgotten Contract Settle the Artist Resale Royalties Debate?” Hyperallergic, January 5, 2015

    The Art of Fame: The Rise and Rise of Celebrity Culture and the Law,” Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2011
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