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kimura byol-nathalie lemoine (키무라 별 – 나타리 르뫈  – 木村 ビヨル – ナタリー レムワンー) is a conceptual multimedia feminist artist who works on identities (diaspora, ethnicity, colorism, post-colonialism, immigration, gender), and expresses it with calligraphy, paintings, digital images, poems, videos and collaborations. kimura*lemoine’s work has been exhibited, screened, published and supported nationally and internationally. as curator, has developed projects that give voice and visibility to minorities.

kimura*lemoine, as a Korean-born adoptee, is co-founder of Euro-Korean League (1991, Belgium), EKL-Korea Branch (1994, S/Korea), K.O.A (Korean Overseas Adoptee, 1996, Korea), KameleonZ (1996-1996, S/Korea), KimLeePark (1998, S/Korea) G.O.A’L (1998, S/Korea), O.K.A.Y.-Books (2001-2008, S/Korea-Canada), Orientity (2004-2007, worldwide), N.O.K.I.A.A. (Network of Korean International Adoptee Artists, 2010), A.Q.A (Asians/Autochtones/Afro-descendants Queer Adoptees, 2015), and zer latest contributions to the inter-racial adoptee community is the website A.C.A (adoptees cultural archives, 2015)  to document the history of adoptee’s culture through media and arts, and K.A.R.M.A (2018, Korea).

As an artist, kimura*lemoine received grants from  Montreal Arts Interculturels,  ‘Regard sur Montréal‘ (CAM, NFB, ACIC), and Prize PowerHouse from Gallery La Centrale  a 2018 CALQ Grant for zer writing essay project ’88 etc. In 2020, kimura*lemoine completed Adoption 30 years after (with ACIC-ONF/NFB), exhibited at Dazibao (Jan.-Mar., 2020, Montreal) and coordinate ‘ConnexiOnze‘ project with the support of CCA. The book 88 etc (Je me souviens) sortira en novembre 2020. 

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kimura byol-nathalie lemoine (키무라 별 – 나타리 르뫈  –  木村 ビヨル – ナタリー レムワンー) est un.e artiste conceptuel.le féministe en multimédia principalement la vidéo, calligraphie pop art, écriture et des collaborations qui de par son vécu, questionne indéniablement la binarité du genre, la perception des identités des genres, raciale, la linguistique dans la « perte » volontaire ou involontaire par traduction et les corps comme objet commercial. En donnant une voix et une visibilité aux minorités, l’archivage des récits est une façon de redonner la crédibilité d’une mémoire non-eurocentrique sur les identités.

kimura*lemoine est co-fondeur.e des groupes et associations : Euro-Korean League (1991, Belgique), EKL-Korea Branch (1994, S/Korea), K.O.A (Korean Overseas Adoptee, 1996, Corée), KameleonZ (1996-1996, Corée), KimLeePark (1998, S/Korea) G.O.A’L (1998, Corée), O.K.A.Y.-Books (2001-2008, S/Korea-Canada), Orientity (2004-2007, int’l), N.O.K.I.A.A. (Network of Korean International Adoptee Artists, 2010 ), Adopté.e.s Queer Asiatiques/Autochtones/Afro-descendants (A.Q.A, 2015),  et ses dernières contributions à la communauté des adopté.e.s inter-raciaux est le site A.C.A (adoptees cultural archives, 2015)  pour documenter l’histoire de la culture de ces adopté.e.s., et K.A.R.M.A (2018, Corée). 

En tant qu’artiste, kimura-lemoine a reçu le soutien du M.A.I (2015-2016),   de Regard sur Montréal  (CALQ, ACIC/ONF, 2017) du CALQ (Project ’88 etc, 2019) et CAC (ConnexiOnze, 2020). En 2020, kimura*lemoine finalise Adoption 30 ans après (ACIC/ONF, 2020) et a exposé à Dazibao (Montréal, Mars  2020), expose en groupe  à la galerie Bradley Ertaskiran (juillet-août 2020) et coordonne le projet collaboratif  ‘ConnexiOnze‘ (micro-bourse CAC).  Son livre 88 etc… (Je me souviens) sortira en novembre 2020. 

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키무라 별-나탈리 르무안의 작품은 영화관에서 축제, 갤러리에서 대체 예술 공간에 이르기까지 다양한 맥락에서 국내외에서 전시, 상영, 출판 및 지원되고 있습니다. Zer첫 번째 영화 입양은 “유럽에서 젊은 오늘”경쟁 (1988)을 수상을 받았습니다. Ze는 MAI의 멘토링 프로그램(2014-2015), 라 센트럴의 파워하우스 상(2016)의 수상자였으며, 2017년에는 몬트리올 영화 레지던시(ONF, SODEC, Conseil des Arts de Montréal)를 수상했습니다. 1988년에, ze는 55% 한국인이라는 수필을 발표했으며 (김영 출판사), 또 그의 <88% 등등>이라는 수필을 한국에 있는 불란서 출판사 (Les Ateliers des Cahiers)가 출판할예정입니다. 이 출판사는 한국인 작가들의 글에 초점을 둡니다. Ze는 미디어와 예술을 통해 입양인의 문화 역사를 기록하는 ACA (입양인 문화 기록 보관소)를 설립하고 계속 일하고 있습니다. 

*Ze/zer는 성 중립적이거나 성별이 모호한 대명사이며 아티스트가 선호하는 대명사입니다.


kimura*lemoine recognized as a new immigrant, living and working on the unceded territory of Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal
kimura*lemoine reconnait vivre et travailler sur le territoire non cédé de Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.
나는 새로운 카나다의 이민자로, 땅이 Kanien’keha의 국가간의 교류를 햇던 전통적인 무속 영토의 일부라는 것을 새롭게 인식하고있다.

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