DOIS, 2018 Montréal DOIS (Two in Portuguese) is Fernando Belote and kimura*lemoine, both artists, immigrants, based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. They met at the articule in 2015, under the event: “playing with food” organized by the artist/curator Priya Jain. Since then, we found similarities within each other’s work and concerns, and decided to open a channel for which these similarities could manifest themselves as a third entity.
Grey_Noize, 2017 Montreal Grey_Noise attempts to explore embodied modes of disruption that – even momentarily – work to destabilize normative ways of knowing through affective shifts that could be understood as micro-political gestures. Forrest and kimura-lemoine both have long histories with artist-run centres and DIY feminist queer culture. Artist-run-centres are not perfect – but they tend to be queer friendly feminist spaces that work with anti-capitalist and anti-racist principles.
kimurakami, 2016 Berlin KIMURAKAMI (木村카미) is a duo formed with artists : Camille Käse / Kimura Byol.a multimedia collective working through a crosscultural and transgenerational perspective, KIMURAKAMI deals with the complexity of life narratives, the exposure of social stereotypes and oppressions, and the experience of queer desire. KIMURAKAMI met on the same day as kimchi-roger the tiger found a new home in montreal’s little saigon. KIMURAKAMI is working now on a new collaborative project.
Orientity, 2004 Orientity is a coined word for this art group. It was created from the word “Orient” and “Identity”, because it is the theme. This group introduces works of artists who have Korean ancestors and are active artists around the world. Founding members are Oh Haji/Natsu Okamura, Cho Mihee/Nathalie Lemoine, Adel KSK Gouillon, Raymond Hahn, Jane Jin Kaisen Guest artists :Naomi K. Long, Jemma Han.
OKAYBOOK, 2001-2008 from a disappointed experience of being rejected as a korean adoptees from a korean-american art show, the artist Kate Hers (onegook project) initiated this guidebook project with Cho Mihee (star kim project)to show the KOrean society we are also part of the large Korean diaspora experience. The first book was published in july 2001 in Korea. Later Cho Mihee continued alone to publish 5 more volumes.
KimLeePark, 1998-1999 The three more popular family name as adoptees from Korea to the West have 'made' name. We, Kate Hers, Cho Mihee and Hwalan Lee, with action performance raised awareness to get the F4 visa for adult adoptees wanting to stay longer than a period of 3 months (as tourist visa). ot being a tourist on our own native land, we created events to gather signatures to pass the bill where 'overseas' adoptees could be included in the 'diasporic' low. In dec. 1999 korean overseas adoptees could apply for this visa.
Han Diaspora, 1997-1999 S/Korea Forming a group called Han Diaspora this September, Korean American Sohn Heejoo not about finding a may to tell these stories through art. The result is a mixed media art performance titled “Space for Shadows” that bringing together four young artists and performers. Cho Mihee/nathalie lemoine and Leah Sieck are overseas adoptees.
KameleonZ, 1996-1997 A group of 11 artists from the Korean diaspora (US/Europe) Visual, performer and musician artists untied in their motherland to bring an awareness of their experience overseas in diversity of perspectives and mediums. Founder members are Cho Mihee, Jisun Sjogren, Vincent Sung, Hyuna Park, Bo Hwang, Lee Sang-Eun (Leetzch), Ines Cho,