Marianne M. Kim is a Korean American artist and educator working in performance, public art, and multimedia installation. She received her MFA from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures with a focus on choreography and technology in 2004. She received her BS in Theatre from Northwestern University in 1993. Known for her work in Japanese Butoh and highly visual multimedia performance works, she has been produced throughout the United States and abroad. Her most recent work has been presented at The Singapore Arts Festival, Harlem Stage, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival in Hong Kong, Zendai MoMA in Shanghai, The Total Museum in Seoul, and Fundacion Ludwig de Cuba. As a part of the ongoing collaboration Disorientalism, she has exhibited work at the de la Cruz collection in Miami, The Wassiac Project, Pacific Northwest College of Arts, Poznan Biennial in Poland, and The 13th Performance Studies International Conference. In 2009, she toured dance theatre project Saudade nationally as a company member of David Rousseve/Reality.
Independently, Marianne has directed theatre for Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and the ARGE Kultur House in Austria. Marianne has presented her video work at festivals, galleries, and performance spaces in Portugal, Atlanta, New York City, Anchorage, Toronto, Salzburg, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ontario, Cluj-Napoca and throughout the Midwest. During her time in Los Angeles (2000-2004), Marianne presented work at LACMA, REDCAT, Crazy Space Gallery, Highways Performance Space, Japan American Cultural Center, and the Electric Lodge. She has taught classes at the Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Northwestern University, UCLA, University of Illinois at Weselyn, and been on faculty at University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Chicago Lab School, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an assistant professor at Arizona State University’s Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Program in the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies.
In the past Marianne has been a guest artist for Yu Dance Theatre, Grisha Coleman, Simone Forti, Victoria Marks, Joe Goode, Johannes Birringer, Richard Maxwell, Deborah Hay, and Katsura Kan. She is a recipient of artist fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Jacob K. Javits Foundation, and several grants from the Scottsdale Public Art Program, Meet the Composer, Chicago Artists Assistance Grants, Durfee Foundation, NEA/Dance USA, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts to create new work. In 2010 David Rousseve/Reality’s Saudade received two Lester Horton Awards for choreography and performance. She received Chicago’s Ruth Page Award for Choreography and Performance in 1999 and was nominated for a 2002 Lester Horton Award for her piece Passage.