OAN KIM (born in 1974) is a photographer and video artist born and raised in France. He studied visual arts at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and music composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
Over the years his photography work has developed an approach of the medium that is not strictly documentary, nor conceptual, narrative or pictorialist, but it is informed by all of the above, re-questioning the balance of these elements at every new series of work, often addressing in so many ways the ontological strangeness of reality.
He has had near twenty gallery and museum solo exhibitions since 2000 in France, the United States, South Korea and China, and has taken part in many more group shows around the world.
In 2009 he published his first book ‘Je suis le chien Pitié’ (Actes Sud), with a text by Goncourt Award recipient Laurent Gaudé, his second ‘Digital After Love’ (Actes Sud) in 2018