Résumé | KIM OKURA

Kim Okura at her studio in Vienna Jan 2020
Dinosaur is hunting dinosaur with brush and arrow. >>> new #joytrophy ATV 261 “Pregnant Dinosaur, at the Dawn of the Computer Era” ___ Kim Okura at her studio in Vienna Jan 2020

Kim Okura (born 1973 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria) is an Austrian 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 | Ausstellungen
2019
ALBERTINA Vienna, art auction “Art for Children” / for the benefit of AUDIAMUS and Africa Amini Alama, Vienna AUT | Silent Auction | Group Exhibition

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
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

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

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

2017
Auktionskatalog „Art for Children“ Wien (60 Seiten) Zugunsten von 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 | Katalog | Druck: RC1050VIE | Eigenverlag

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 Phantastenmuseum Wien, 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 Valenta, AUT

_______ Projects | Collaborations | Milestones | CV selection

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