Romi Kim is a second-generation Korean Canadian genderfluid interdisciplinary artist living and studying on unceded Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territories. They often work within themes of gender performativity, intergenerational effects of colonialism, memory and emotions. Their video work has screened in England, the UK, Seoul, South Korea and various parts of Canada. They are also known as Skim in drag and are a part of the House of Rice, an all-Asian drag house in Vancouver. Kim has performed in Seoul, South Korea, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and various cities in Canada. They have led various workshops in communities including a “Racialization, Stereotypes and Allyship” workshop at the Caetani Cultural Centre in Vernon, BC and a “Youth Drag” workshop series in Vancouver, BC with Artstarts in schools. Kim has graduated from the University of Victoria in Visual Arts and Gender Studies and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of British Columbia.
Artist Website: romikim.com
Artist Instagram: instagram.com/skimisme