Partner, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles
Kibum Kim works with Commonwealth and Council, a gallery in Koreatown, Los Angeles founded in 2010. Our program is rooted in our commitment to explore how a community of artists can sustain our co-existence through generosity and hospitality. Commonwealth and Council celebrates our manifold identities and experiences through the shared dialogue of art—championing practices by women, queer, POC, and our ally artists to build counter-histories that reflect our individual and collective realities.
Kim is a lawyer and writer, as well as the former Program Director of Art Business at the Claremont Graduate University. He specializes in art law and art market dynamics. Previously, Kim worked as an M&A investment banker at Société Générale and as a freelance journalist covering fashion and cultural trends. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the "Sunday Styles" section of The New York Times, Salon, Foreign Policy, and Hyperallergic.