OLIVIA HYUNSIN KIM works as a choreographer, performer, musician and curator in Berlin, Frankfurt a. M. and Seoul. Her performance Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a musical won the first prize of the art award Amadeu Antonio prize in 2019. She graduated with distinction from the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft Gießen and the HfMDK Frankfurt with a Master's degree in Choreography and Performance. As ddanddarakim she collaborates with various artists. Her MeMe series she came, she saw, she said:meme (part 1), MeMe - I see. Ah! (Part 2) and Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a musical (Part 3) toured internationally and dealt with exoticism in relation to non-white, "other" bodies. In Yellow Banana she takes the audience as an “authentic” banana (outside yellow, inside white) to a jaw-dropping journey across the continent and celebrate the 250 million years anniversary of the Eurasian Plate. Her latest performance installation Say My Name, Say My Name has premiered in September at Sophiensæle and has been shown at the Art Sonje Center Seoul and Gallustheater Frankfurt. Since 2019 she has been curating together with Daniel Brunet and Shlomo Lieberman the EXPO Festival at the English Theater Berlin|IPAC.
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