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Ann B. Kim

Ann B. Kim is a maker and a teacher. Born in New Jersey, she grew up in Seoul, Los Angeles, and southern Illinois before moving to Northern California for college. She is an associate professor of fine arts at Indiana University East in Richmond. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is currently represented by Muse Gallery and (not) Sheep Gallery, in Columbus, Ohio. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Sarah Lewis Foundation Painting Scholarship, and Indiana University’s New Frontiers Exploratory Travel Fellowship.

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Digging to the Antipode

In 2017, I lived in two antipodal places in Southern Spain and Northern New Zealand, only one hour away from the exact antipodal coordinates for each: Rota, in Cádiz, Spain; and Muriwai Beach, New Zealand. This made them virtually the farthest places from each other I could inhabit— 12,391.34 miles apart. In Spain, I started to make maps that included elements of ancient maps of both Cádiz and New Zealand, superimposed with lines that reference longitude and latitude…