Kim Coleman (N. Ireland, 1976) is an artist working with expanded moving-image, stage-lighting, live performance, and photography. The resulting events, installations, and images, consider affective dynamics between bodies, including how love and friendship are navigated in current cultural and technological landscapes. Kim's work is often co-authored, examining communication and how multiple subjectivities are expressed and combine within artworks made by more than one person. Her colour photograms are images made with light in the velvet obscurity of the darkroom, which extend and index their time-based counterparts.
Kim's solo and collaborative works have been staged at Nottingham Contemporary, Tate St.Ives, Palais de Tokyo, Tate Britain, The Tom of Finland Foundation FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, The Showroom, The ICA, Frieze Projects for Frieze London, Serpentine Screen, Minneapolis Film Festival, MS Dockville, Block Universe, Palais de Tokyo, Glasgow International, Jerwood Visual Arts, The Athens Biennale, and Edinburgh Art Festival. She has made commissioned works for Kings Cross, London, and for bands including Django Django.
Kim has taught at numerous art and design institutions including Chelsea College of Art, Reading School of Art, Camberwell School of Art, London College of Fashion, Gray's Aberdeen, Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, and VIA, Aarhus (Denmark).
TEXT TO ACCOMPANY KIM COLEMAN AND JENNY HOGARTH'S STAGED COMMISSION FOR THE COLLECTIVE, EDINBURGH (2010)
Recent, Current, Upcoming
December 2020. TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION, LOS ANGELES (ONLINE). Tom of Finland Festival. Series of C-prints presented at Tom of Finland Foundation's virtual art fair