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Eana Kim

PhDat The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
New York,
United States
Focus area: Art History

Eana Kim is an art historian based in New York. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her research focuses on intersections between art, technology, and science of the postwar period, particularly in relation to posthumanist theories, quantum physics, and artificial intelligence (AI). Kim's dissertation “Becomings: Life Forms in the Contemporary Works of Pierre Huyghe and Anicka Yi” examines more-than-human agencies and hybrid morphology in living organism-based contemporary art practices.
She has held positions at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and New York University's Grey Art Museum, where she worked on two large-scale exhibitions, Signals: How Video Transformed the World (Spring 2023), and Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962 (Spring 2024). She has taught undergraduate courses at New York University's Department of Art History and Core Curriculum since 2018. Kim is the co-founder of IFA Contemporary Asia, an established research forum at the Institute of Fine Arts dedicated to fostering scholarship in modern and contemporary Asian art. She has co-organized an extensive list of public programs since its foundation. She holds an M.A. from the IFA and a B.A. with highest honors from Hongik University in South Korea.