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Augsburg’s Dahn Gim Receives McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship

Black, white, and red wordmark reading "McKnight Artist & Culture Bearer Fellowships"Dahn Gim, an assistant professor of art and design at Augsburg University, has been named one of six 2024 McKnight Visual Artist Fellows. Funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the fellowship provides $25,000 in unrestricted support and a variety of professional development opportunities for outstanding mid-career artists in Minnesota. 

Dahn Gim is an artist, curator, and educator who was born in Busan, South Korea and raised in Canada. Her work reflects the dual perspectives of being both an insider and outsider, shaped by the nomadic ebb and flow of perpetual immigrant status. She explores the complexities of hybrid identity, grappling with the friction and fragmentation of assimilation and dislocation. Her artistic practice is deeply informed by self-inquiry during times of dispersion, uncertainty, and rootlessness. 

Professor Gim channels these experiences through various mediums, including video, sculpture, participatory drawings, durational performance, and installation. After completing her MFA in media arts at UCLA in 2015, Gim has exhibited her work at notable venues and art festivals around the world. 

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