Kibum Kim is a lawyer and writer interested in the interactions of art, culture, politics, law, and business as well as a full-time adjunct faculty member supporting Claremont Graduate University’s programmatic partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the Getty Leadership Institute. He specializes in Art Market Dynamics and Comparative Art Markets.
Kim is a co-founder and director of the NEWD Art Show, an artist-centric art fair in New York showcasing artist-run spaces and nonprofits. 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 Sunday Styles section of The New York Times, Salon, Foreign Policy, and Hyperallergic.
Kim is a former co-chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association, and he serves on the board of Momenta Art.
“Where Some See Fashion, Others See Politics.” New York Times Sunday Styles. February 2007.
“A Facebook for the Few.” New York Times Sunday Styles. September 2007.
“Bronzer Gods.” Salon.com. October 2007.
Art Market Dynamics
Art Fairs & Selling Exhibitions
Comparative Art Markets
Contemporary Art Markets