Kibum Kim

Kibum Kim is a lawyer and writer interested in the interactions of art, culture, politics, law, and business. He is a full-time adjunct faculty member supporting Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Business & Management of the Arts, where he teaches Legal Foundations for Creative Industries and Art Market Dynamics.

Kim is a partner in the gallery Commonwealth and Council, located in Koreatown, Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles Review of Books, New Yorker, the “Sunday Styles” section of The New York Times, Salon, Foreign Policy, and Hyperallergic.

Kim currently serves as a sector expert for the selection committee of the Art Basel Miami Beach fair and 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.


Art Market Dynamics
Art Fairs & Selling Exhibitions
Comparative Art Markets
Contemporary Art Markets
Startup Studio