Résumé | KIM OKURA

Kim Okura (born 1973 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria) is a painter, graphic artist, sculptor and object artist.

Okura’s artistic position reveals itself in her extensive and multi-layered work, which moves through a variety of approaches and forms and asserts the radical claim of pulsing through individual stagings of single works or cycles of work, rather than bowing to a contemporary decree of submitting work in a linear manner. Her artistic work includes drawings, paintings, graphics, canvas and paper works, objects, sculptures, conceptual art, installations, and texts and poetry.

Kim Okura 2018
Kim Okura, Vienna 2018

The world of consciousness and thoughts and their interaction with the outside world

It’s the internal processes that interest Kim Okura. The practice of successive hunting down and observing. Also recognizing and acknowledging problem areas within as a segue-way to a continuous change process, which, when complete, will present itself to the outside world as a universal victory. Like the principle in the Kybalion “As above, so below; as within, so without,” Okura’s works are a persistent narrative search for the ideal solution to create a better, more humane, and more understanding world.

Kim Okura’s cycles of works often go through a polymorphic parkour of materials as she continues to penetrate deeper into her subject: from sketches to pencil, ink and charcoal drawings, from often complex preliminary studies painted with acrylic on Japanese paper to the ever-larger canvas works in oil. Sculptural chance acquaintances, as Okura calls her “Reborn Objects,” complete each cycle and add a third dimension.

The material itself is not important to Okura, but instead expression, beauty, quality, and a multifaceted representation of the core idea.

Kim Okura
Kim Okura at her studio in Vienna, winter 2016
Big Grey 230x155 Kim Okura
Big Grey 230×155 Kim Okura

_______Exhibitions & Shows | Exhibitions

CURRENT:

E X T E N D E D online exhibition  “Three Toasts and Some Potatoes” / a Hommage and a Katharsis … extened till March 31, 2021 visit now

SOON:

February 2021 “Faces of the Universe – Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis”
p o s t p o n e d to 2021 August 26 at 6 p.m.
BV 1050, Schönbrunnerstrasse 54, 1050 Vienna AUT | Group Exhibition

Kuratorinnenführung: 15 – 17.30 Uhr im 30-Minuten-Slot (mit beschränkter Teilnehmerzahl und Anmeldung)

Kuratorinnen: Eva Wais (Verein Kunstschaffen) und
Gabriele Baumgartner, more Info >>>

PAST:

2021
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE Performance SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – STREET CHAIRING ZWEI
20.1.2021 10:26 Uhr Location: Wiedner Hauptstraße approx. vor Reemotion Hairdesign (one day img2)

2021
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE Performance SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – STREET CHAIRING
20.1.2021 10:21 Uhr Location: Wiedner Hauptstraße approx. vor Reemotion Hairdesign (one day img1)

2021
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE Performance SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – BANK CHAIRING
20.1.2021 9:34 Uhr Location: Reinprechtsdorferstraße in front of a bank (commercial bank).

2021
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE Performance SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – SCHLEPPING A REBORN
15.1.2021 10:02 Uhr Location: Julius-Popp-Hof Arkaden, Margaretengürtel 76-80

2021
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE Performance SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – U-BAHN CHAIRING
8.1.2021 17:32 Uhr Location: U-Bahn Kardinal-Nagel-Plz OR Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 1030 not sure anymore

2021
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE Performance SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – SCHLEPPING WERK X
7.1.2021 15:48 Uhr Location: vor EUROSPAR Wiedner Hauptstraße

2020
“Three Toasts and Some Potatoes” / Hommage Hauser & Wirth, Martin Creed and his Online Exhibition: “Martin Creed Three Toasts and Some Broccoli” / started on August 11th, 2020 NOW via the new light bright KIM OKURA online gallery from Dec 5th, 2020 – Jan 5th, 2021 | worldwide | Solo Exhibition

2020:
„ART FOR CHILDREN 2020 VIENNA ONLINE AUCTION“ 17.11.2020 via YouTube for the benefit of „KINDERHOSPIZ NETZ“ and „E.MOTION LICHTBLICKHOF – pickup location is same as preview location (Galerie Jonathan Seiffert, Schulgasse 40, Vienna 1180) | Group Exhibition

// canceled due to Corona lockdown: ALBERTINA Wien, Kunst-Auktion “Art for Children” … for the benefit of „KINDERHOSPIZ NETZ“ and „E.MOTION LICHTBLICKHOF, Vienna AUT | Silent Auction | Group Exhibition | the artwork previews still take place in the Galerie Jonathan Seiffert / Schulgasse 40, Vienna

Preview from 9th November till 16. November 2020 at GALERIE JONATHAN SEIFFERT, Schulgasse 40, Vienna 1180 Aftersales: will take place at GALERIE JONATHAN SEIFFERT till 15.12.2020

2020
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE Performance SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – PLANT WALKING
6. September 2020 16:34 Uhr Location: Matzleinsdorferplatz, exit street corner: Margaretengürtel / Wiedner Hauptstraße, Vienna

2019
ALBERTINA Vienna, art auction “Art for Children” / for the benefit of AUDIAMUS and Africa Amini Alama, Vienna AUT | Silent Auction | Group Exhibition

2019
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE Performance SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – THE STREETS OF VIENNA ARE MY STUDIO
23.9.2019 Location: My Outdoor Studio, Einfahrt, WH 150

2019
SHOWROOM 51 “Part Of The Art” Host: Udo Hohenberger, Location: Showroom 51, Pfeilgasse 51, 1080 Vienna AUT | Group Exhibition

2018-2019
IKO ART_SPACE – OKTOPUSSY @ Erhängung – curated by Ema Kaiser-Brandstätter and David Hassbach, Vienna AUT | Group Exhibition

2018
GALLERY OF GOLDBACHCENTERS, Zürich Charity Art Auction “Art for Children” / Stiftung Wunderlampe, Zurich CHE | Group Exhibition

2018
5th OPEN HOUSE @ VCA Vienna City Apartments™ ” with Großb(W)ildhäute TROPHÄEN SHOW, 1010 Vienna AUT | Group Exhibition

2018
GALERIE LISA KANDLHOFER Benefiz Art Charity “Art for Children” in favor of the hospice Sterntalerhof #silentauction Group Exhibition

2017
4th OPEN HOUSE | Solo Großb(W)ildhäute TROPHÄEN | VCA Vienna City Apartments™ | Schottenring 33, 1010 Wien | Vienna AUT | Collaboration

2017
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE Performance SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – TROPHAEEN SCHLEPPING
20.11.2017 16:18 Uhr Location is: 1010 Schottenring, Nebenfahrbahn

2017
KIM OKURA ZEIGT: TROPHÄEN | FEUERKULTUR Vienna // DESIGN DISTRICT DAYS –31.Oct. | Collaboration with Moi Moi | Vienna AUT | Solo Exhibition

2017
AD HOC EDITION | Live Radierung | PARALLEL Vienna 2017 19.–24.Sept. Druckwerkstatt “UNDER PRESSURE” Mag. Art. Kalina Strzalkowski // ZEIN

2017
1O1 BABE | Sculpture Show | Int. Phantastenmuseum Vienna | Group | Museum

2017
CLOSING HALBGASSE | Kim Okura : Miete – Strom – Gas – Essen – Pickerl – VISA  | Fuenf vor Zwoelf , Vienna, AUT  | Group Exhibition

2017
KIM OKURA ‘INSPECTIO’ | selected works 2010–2017 | Xcom, Vienna, AUT | Solo Exhibition

2017
PorNtrait – Vom Portrait zum PorNtrait | Fuenf vor Zwoelf, Vienna, AUT  | Group Exhibition

2017
PROJEKT WIENLIEBE (1. Performance of this Project 29.9.2017 14:35 Uhr) SCHLEPPING & CHAIRING CORAM PUBLICO – POR N TRAIT HOLZ SCHLEPPING Location is: 1050 Wiedner Hauptstraße Höhe ehem. Videothek

2016
RESILIENZEN Galerie Palais Palffy EG, Vienna, AUT | Solo Exhibition

2016
1O1 BABE Show Tour | Prof. Ernst Bruzek | Phantastenmuseum Wien AUT | Group Exhibition

2016
Lange Nacht der Museen, Die Götter kehren zurück | Palais Palffy | 1O1 BABE | Vienna AUT | Group Exhibition

2016
LUXURY WAR | atelier-galerie Fuenf vor Zwoelf (former HALB7) Vienna | Group Exhibition

2016
unknown unknowns | GPA djp, BFI Wien, AUT | Solo Exhibition

2016
KLEINE WERKSCHAU | Ina GOLUB Art & Design Space, Vienna | Exhibition | Happening | Collaboration

2015
INNENLEBEN | Vinothek Rochus, 1030 Vienna | Solo Exhibition

2014
Jewelry ART @ MONDSCHEINNACHT | Falkensteiner Hotel Vienna Margareten AUT | Group Exhibition

_______Awards | Preise | Auszeichnungen

2020
EXCELLENT CITIZEN __ PLATINUM __ MEMBERSHIP AWARDS 2020
EXCELLENT CITIZEN __ GOLD __ MEMBERSHIP AWARDS 2020

2016
Art Prize 2016 | Platin Duc award winner| Duc de Richelieu | Category Fine Arts | Odessa UKR

2014
Loctite Competition | Finalist | HTC Fashion Check-in, Le Méridien | Vienna AUT

2010
BOSS Orange | Finalist | Design Contest | International

_______Media | Publikationen

2020
Auction catalogue „Art for Children“ Wien (78 Seiten) for the benefit of KINDERHOSPIZ NETZ & e.motion LICHTBLICKHOF | page 44 + 45: ___ GODFATHER, 2020 & GOD MOTHER, 2020 | | we help you c/o Marcel-Michael Prager

2019
Auction catalogue „Art for Children“ Wien (91 Seiten) for the benefit of AUDIAMUS & Africa Amini Alama | page 51: ___100% Bio Versuchskanienchen No: 34 | | we help you c/o Marcel-Michael Prager

2018
Magazin CD Cercle Diplomatique, Since 1971: The Leading Austrian Magazine, Spring 2018 Nr.: March – May | Kim Okura in front of her “Big Red, 2017” Photographer Morgenbesser

2018
Auction catalogue „Art for Children“ Wien (79 Seiten) for the benefit of Sterntalerhofes | page 14: ___FROSCH 1, Das Lustgartenexperiment | | we help you c/o Marcel-Michael Prager

2017
Auction catalogue „Art for Children“ Wien (59 Seiten) for the benefit of Geben für Leben | page 14: ___HASE 01 | | we help you c/o Marcel-Michael Prager

2017
ÜBER DAS FARBIGE UNIVERSUM DES HERRN CHRISTIAN A. DOPPLER | EINE HOMMAGE AN DEN WELTBERÜHMTEN SALZBURGER NATURWISSENSCHAFTLER UND „VATER DER LUFTFAHRT“ | Jubiläumsausgabe 2017 | Editio princeps | catalogue | print: RC1050VIE | self-publishing

2016
LUXURY WAR | booklet | Ausstellungskatalog (15. September) 24 S. Andrew Stix, Kim Okura, Filius de Lacroix, Christina Noélle, Alf Poier, Robert Gabris, gabarage upcycling-design, Markus C. Ender, Sophie Angerer, Roxanne Hoerling | ehem. Halbgasse 7, 1070 Vienna | Hrsg.: FUENF VOR ZWOELF

2015
edition ananas | Volupia – ST black | Beitrag, bildende Kunst | Hrsg.: Mag.ᵃ Andrea Pierus

2011
Zeixs | T-Shirt Design Buch 2 | Design RAKA RAKA…| Hrsg.: Feierabend Unique Books ISBN 978-3-939998-73-0

2010
OE4 Magazin | KIM OKURA Art on Shirts | Ausg. 41 Sept. | Hrsg.: Newbreeze Publishing

_______Public and Private Collections selection

Collection Valenta, AUT
Collection GPA djp Wien, AUT
Collection Sänger Castro, AUT
Collection Wolf, AUT
Collection Chavanne, AUT & ITALY
Collection Rothauer, AUT
Collection Erb, AUT
Collection Gregorczyk, AUT
Collection Phantastenmuseum Wien, AUT

_______ Projects | Collaborations | Milestones | CV selection

2021
Celebrating the first International Joytrophy Day (January 31) Joyful Joytrophy Day 2021!
Internationaler Tag der Freudentrophäe, Feiertag, Internationaler Feiertag, 31. Januar

2020
Excellent citizen and Corona survivor 2020
+ curated my first online exhibition (solo, Three Toasts and Some Potatoes” hommage & katharsis)

2019
Milestone “The Red Thread Has Been Found” finaly°!

2018
kleeee.ArtTalk, Gloriette, Vienna
issue “Digital Art” /// art talk with contemporary artists, with curator: Barbara Steffen @ Pop Art Imperial at Schloss Schönbrunn, Kunst trifft Clubbing auf der Gloriette 1309 | AUT

2017
Enjoy Kim Okura’s great paintings of the cycle TROPHÄEN while staying at VCA Vienna City Apartments™. The new ART SUITE KIM OKURA is now available for rent | Schottenring 33, 1010 Vienna | AUT

2017
we help you | ART FOR CHILDREN | Benefiz-Kunstauktion zugunsten von “Geben für Leben” | Gartenpalais Schönborn, Vienna AUT

2017
Wine Label | Rat with Handbag | Vinothek Rochus, Rochusmarkt Vienna | Limited Edition

2017
Critical contemplation at privatim #ARTrootcamp | Italy

2017
Donation for ‘Helping Hands for Kids’ | Buddha Red

2016
Donation ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ for Global Family – Charity Resort | series of 10 Artworks

2016
Wine Labels | Contemplor.wine & Weingut Tinhof | 2 Artworks for limitierte wine editions

2016
The time has come … (early in January) | more than commitment | the normative power of the factual

2012 – 2015
Jewelry Art, inlay designs | with unique ID number | KIM OKURA – ATELIER Vienna

2012
‘NO French Kissing In The UK’ | picture cycle | study tour, London | UK

2012 | closed site & shop 04-2018
Wikitschi.com | Art for Kids | Online-Shop, Kunst auf Kinder Kleidung | Kiddie, Kiddie … Wikitschi

2011
Constanze Hill | Hill’s Angels | Kronehit | Mädchentraum

2011 – 2013
TAV | conception, implementation, nursing | study project

2010
Charity graphic design for Braintribe.org Project: Interkulturelles Lernen für Kinder

2010
‘Kunst im Anzug’ | KIM OKURA inner lining ‘GLADIATOR’ for BusinessPunks, Limited Edition 2010

2008
Moulin Rouge Wien | KIM OKURA 1st Streetwear Foto-Shooting | Christian Mikes

2008
Art on Shirts | a lot of Illustrator, Photoshop | until 2013 | KIM OKURA T-Shirts und Streetwear

2004
‘… And Now Van Gogh’ | study trip, Amsterdam | NLD

2002
Started as an independent trade representative with an US sales company (till Jan, 2008)

2000
‘Who Am I – And Ifso, How Many?’ | inspired by Richard David Precht | study tour, India | IND

1994
‘Thx God I Survived’ | electronic movement | start of the 1994–2007 VIP ticket collection

1993
Welcome back to Vienna | AUT

1993
‘NO French Kissing In The USA’ | panorama picture cycle | San Francisco, CA | USA

1993
‘Dream Big’ | quitted job, cancelled flat-sharing community, prepared to migrate to US

1992
Saleswoman at a fashion boutique | approximately one year

1992
Dressmaker at a theatrical costumes tailoring | approximately one day

1992
Graduate with honors at the HBLA for fashion and clothing technology, Villach | AUT
Welcome to Vienna | AUT

1991
‘Bridges Are Metaphors’ | study tour Prague | CZE

1991
Internship, Remagen + study tour, Berlin | GER

1988-1990
Sewing and designing for family and friends | first commissioned works

80’s
Mural project ‘Revolution In Their Own Four Walls’ approximately 2.5×0.9m | circa end of 80’s | Carinthia | AUT

Primary school, Köstenberg | secondary school, Velden am WS | polytechnic, Villach | AUT

1973
Born, Klagenfurt | AUT