About Sueo Mizuma
Director Sueo Mizuma opened Mizuma Art Gallery in Tokyo in 1994. Since then the gallery has continuously presented artists from Japan and, increasingly, the surrounding region, whose works possess distinctive sensibilities unaffected by fleeting stylistic trends.
Matching the rapid expansion of Asia’s contemporary art market, Mizuma Art Gallery opened additional spaces in Beijing and in Singapore’s Gillman Barracks in 2008 and 2012 respectively. In 2014 the artist residency space “Rumah Kijang Mizuma” opened in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to support exchanges between local and Japanese artists.
In 2018 he founded a new exhibition space in the Lower East Side of Manhattan New York in collaboration with Kips gallery, a New York based gallery.
The gallery participates actively in international art fairs including Art Basel Hong Kong and the Armory Show, and continues to support and promote a large number of internationally active artists.
About Ken Kim
Ken Kim founded Kips Gallery in 2004, located at East 25th Street in Chelsea Manhattan New York. He was the first executive director of the Korean Art Show New York 2009, which was sponsored by Korean Government, The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Korean Galleries Association Known as KIAF Seoul. He was then director for the Korean Art Show for five consecutive years from 2009 to 2013 in New York City, Hampton NY, and Houston Texas. Also he was the international commissioner for the Busan Art Fair in 2016 and 2017.
In 2016 He curated the special exhibition "Diaspora in Contemporary Art" at the P.M.R.K. to the United Nations. He was the curator of the Asian Artist special exhibition at the Art Asia Miami in 2011, Art Hampton in 2012 and the Houston Fine Art Fair in 2014. He received a letter of appreciation from P.M.R.K. to the United Nation in 2016.
In 2014 he co-founded ARPNY(Artist Residence Program NY) in Long Island City NY with the goal to assist artists in finding affordable work space & exhibition space in New York City. He organized many international artists exhibitions at the ARPNY's Long Island City Art Center.
In 2018 he founded a new exhibition space in the Lower East Side of Manhattan New York in collaboration with Mizuma Arts, a Tokyo and Singapore based gallery.
He is still very much involved in the international artist community of New York, also organizing Asian artist exhibitions outside of the USA.
In 2020, He organized the exhibition "RINASCITA" at the Palazzo Delle Arti Napoli, the City Museum of the Napoli City Italy.