Dew Kim

born 1985, Seoul, Korea

Dew Kim (aka HornyHoneydew) creates fictional stories by collecting languages and images that proliferate on the Internet and flourish in queer subcultures. Through assemblages of physical and nonphysical objects like moving image and sound, Kim imagines new worlds and environments.  Recently, Dew Kim has produced sci-fi works that link posthuman concepts with queer ontology, religion, and mysticism. He transforms his body into an object in order to visualize and describe what it means to be queer.

Dew has had solo exhibitions at Archive Bomm, Seoul, and Art Space Grove, Seoul. Also, he exhibited work at The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, Camden Arts Centre, London, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, and Grey Projects, Singapore. He graduated from Royal College of Art, MA Sculpture (2016), and completed the residency programme at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2015) and PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig (2017). He is currently working at TEMI Artist Residency, Daejeon.


2016 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Distinction)
2013 BFA Metalsmithing and Jewelry, College of Art and Design, Konkuk University, Chungju, Korea


2020 (upcoming) Dear Fear (tentative titled), Out-Sight, Seoul, Korea
2019 Fire and Faggot, Artist Residency TEMI, Daejeon, Korea
2018 Purple Kiss 💜, Archive Bomm, Seoul, Korea
2018 Succulent Humans, Art Space Grove, Seoul, Korea

2020 (upcoming) Common Sensation (tentative titled), d/p, Seoul, Korea
2020 (upcoming) Asia Project (as yet untitled), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul, Korea
2020 (upcoming) New Normal, Old House, Seoul, Korea 
2019 The Art of Relief, 5%, Seoul, Korea
2019 Gender Hierarchy: Recycling its Errors, Space One, Seoul, Korea

2019 PERFORM 2019 LinkIn-out, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul & Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea
2019 Can-Can Boys, artbn, Seoul, Korea
2018 Very High Surfaces, HIGHTIDE, Fukuoka, Japan
2018 Gender Hierarchy, Grey Projects, Singapore, Singapore
2018 Beyond the Moon, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
2018 Starring, Laser, Seoul, Korea
2017 Uns Gefällt Alles, Galerie Bipolar, Leipzig, Germany
2017 A Pond Skater (2 person show with Se Hee Kang), Art Space Ttang Sok, Seoul, Korea
2016 SWEAT, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
2016 Line of Beauty, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK
2016 Two Seeds of Early Spring (2 person show with Jinhee Park), Hockey Gallery, London, UK
2015 Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, London, UK & Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2015 RCA@ECA, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
2014 SKIN/CELLS, Rose Lipman Building, London, UK
2012 Electronic Magic Supersonic Bionic Energy (Gallery Limited), Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Screenings / Performances

2020 (upcoming) Dionysia (tentative titled), Osisun, Seoul, Korea
2018 My First Date (Obviously Video #8), Eulji Space, Seoul, Korea

2019 Diastèma, Viafarini-in-residence, Milan, Italy
2019 Project Space Festival Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
2019 Otrxs Cuerpos (Ciclo Cuerpos), Club Cultural Matienzo, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
2019 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, US
2017 Post-Cyber Feminist International, ICA, London, UK ︎
2017 PSi#23 "OverFlow", Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
2016 Cuerpos Proliferados (Ciclo Cuerpos), Club Cultural Matienzo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016 Buenos Aires Biennial of the Moving Image (BIM), Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016 ASTERISCO (Festival Internacional de cine LGBTIQ), Casa Brandon, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016 Sticky, The Nines Peckham, London, UK
2016 Death & Romance, Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi, Italy

Projects / Events 

2019 Seoul Pride Fair, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea
2019 Can-Can Boys Talk, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(MMCA), Seoul, Korea
2018 al_Dew Kim_HIGHTIDE, HIGHTIDE, Fukuoka, Japan
2018 MASKA X DEW KIM 'Dreamer to reality', MASKA, Seoul, Korea
2015 Offprint London, Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London, UK
2013 Bushwick Open Studio Art Festival, Space 776, New York, US
2013 The Black Party, Saint At Large, New York, US
2011 Dazed X Grolsch Art Collaboration, Dazed & Confused Korea, Seoul, Korea
2011 Sex Party in Shortbus (Design & Art Fair 2011), Hangaram Design Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

Grants / Awards

2018 The First Art Creation Support, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, Korea 2017 CICA Young Korean Artists, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea - related show ‘Where Does This Wood In My Hand Come From?’
2016 Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards, Winter Pride, London, UK
2015 The Overseas Bursary, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2013 Korea Eyewear Design Competition, KOISC, Daegu, Korea
2011 Young Artist Awards "New B" (Design & Art Fair 2011), Design Jungle, Seoul, Korea


2019 Artist Residency TEMI, Daejeon, Korea (January-December)
2018 Studio AAST, Seoul, Korea (February-December)
2017 Art Space O, Seoul, Korea (December) - related project ‘武陵🍑源/The Peach Blossom Land’
2017 PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig, Germany (June-September)
2016 Pinea-Linea de Costa, Rota, Spain (October) - related project ‘31 Flavours’ 2016 Death & Romance (A workshop with Franko B), Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi, Italy (August-September) - related project ‘My Little God’
2015 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (April-July) - with support of Royal College of Art

Press / Publications

2019 ‘Fire and Faggot’, Catalogue - with support of Daejeon Culture and Arts Foundation (November) 2019 ‘Endeavorers for Cruising (An Exhibition ‘Can-Can Boys’) by Jiyoon Yang’, Review, Public Art No.155 (August) ︎
2019 ‘Can-Can Boys’, Catalogue, Self-publishing (July)
2019 'Interview with Dew Kim', DE:FORMAL Gallery (February) ︎
2018 'The Gap between Creators-Consumers', Interview, Magazine Cling Issue.1 (December)
2018 'Poly Voices', Interview, Magazine Lungs Project Issue.3 (October)
2018 ‘Purple Kiss 💜’, Catalogue - with support of Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (October)
2018 'CICA Art Now 2018', Catalogue, CICA Museum (August)
2018 'Dark Side of the Moon', Article, taz.die tageszeitung (April) 2018 'Green/Gonzalez & The Church of Expanded Telepathy', Interview, Art Berlin (February) ︎ 2017 'Ungender, deprogram, urinate: improve your life with post-cyber international feminism!', Article, The Guardian (November) ︎ 2017 'How can feminist & queer practices impact future technology?', Article, Dazed Digital (November) ︎
2016 'Sticky', Interview, SYRUP Magazine, Vol.1 (November) 2016 'Death & Romance (A workshop with Franko B)', Catalogue, Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary (October) ︎ 2016 Two Seeds of Early Spring (Inteviewed by Gerardo Chavez-Maza)’, Interview (February) ︎ 2015 'DIONYSIA: The True Story of My Relationship with My Body', Distinction Awarded Dissertation, Royal College of Art (October) ︎
2012 'ㅆㅂ', Interview, D.NOMADE Magazine Vol.11 (September)
2011 'Dazed x Grolsch Art Collaboration', Dazed & Confused Korea Vol.38 (June)