YOUN JUNG KIM
is New-York based artist, telling stories through diverse media such as video, theater, photography and singing. She was selected as honoree of 40 for 40 at American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film Festival 2016.
A independent filmmaker, Kim has recently directed a short film "The Opposite of a Fairy Tale," which was previewed as an official selection of 2016 Asian American International Film Festival in NY. She also has had great luck of collaborating as a co-director and editor on "Cooking with Granny,” a web-series featured on NBC News, Daily News, Huffington Post and more. Especially, Lumen’s episode that Kim edited was premiered at Women of the World Festival at historic Apollo theater. Kim coordinated the Film Lab's 2015 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition where she also directed and co-wrote a promotional film, “Look Deeper: Beauty,” which was screened at 2015 Asian American International Film Festival in NY and the Asians on Film Festival in Hollywood, and more.
As a theater artist, she has created original works integrating mixed media. Her directing work, multimedia-music-martial arts ballet “The Sweet Science Suite: A Scientific Soul Music Honoring of Muhammad Ali” was seen by the public at 2013 BAM Next Wave Festival. Kim has also performed as an actor at various venues in NYC. Theater credits include Ensemble (Jew vs. Malta, Meta-Phys Ed.) Gertrude (Hamyul:Hamlet/La Mama ETC), Ensemble (Women in Yeats/Crossing Jamaica Avenue), Capulet, Prince (R+J, Paradise Factory theater), Menead (Karaoke Bacchae, Meta-Phys Ed.) and many more.
As a vocalist, she has had the honor to work with Fred Ho, a most acclaimed Asian American composer, musician and activist. She has performed with Ho and his Celestial Green Monster Big Band for “The Sweet Science Suite." She also performed at various venues in NYC including BAMcafe Live, the speakeasy Ginny’s Supper Club/Red Rooster, Spectrum Music, Brooklyn Common, Brecht forum, La MaMa ETC, Know Gallery, among many others. Her recent vocal work was with the Afro Asian Music Ensemble’s North America Tour.
She holds an MFA in theater from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in theater and drama from University of Wisconsin-Madison.