Knuka Knayu K
Knuka Knayu
Nuka Nayu
Nayu Kim

Based in London

Educations
2018 - 2020 Royal College of Art, London (MA Sculpture)
2010 - 2014 Goldsmiths University of London, London (BA Fine Art (Hons) (Extension Degree))

Solo Exhibition
2016 ‘RAID 2', LARA, Unit 28, Penarth Centre, London

Group Exhibitions
(Upcoming) 2021 ‘After Dark’, Sworders, London
(Upcoming) 2021 ‘Chang/ce’ commission, BAGRI Foundation
(Upcoming) 2021 ‘SPACE LAPSE: RCA SCULPTURE 2020’, The Royal Society of Sculptors, London
(Upcoming) 2021 'Old Friends, New Friends', Collective Ending, London
(Upcoming) 2021 ‘SPUR CORE PLAYER; Public presentation, online,  SPUR WORLD  
2021 ‘Part of the Community’, Student Union website, Royal College of Art
2021 ‘Ephemeral vs Ethereal’, Online, The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
2020 ‘RCA Fundraiser Livestream for Beirut’, online, Royal College of Art

2020 ‘AOS’, Arebyte Gallery (online), London
2020 ‘Mushrooms in the dark’, 33 E Dulwich Grove, London
2020 ‘Sanitasia Gala’, Stockholm Fringe Festival (online), Stockholm
2020 ‘a fish you have already caught’, created by Ed Compson, Battersea park, London
2020 ‘RCA2020’, Royal College of Art, London
2019 ‘Gut Magazine issue 5 launch night’, LN-CC, London
2019 'The Oscar Wilde Temple Artists’ Group Performance Night', Studio Voltaire, London
2019 'Everything you need to know about Sculpture', Orozco Garden, South London Gallery, London
2019 'Sculpture Zoo Keepers', Hackney Gallery, Stevens Building, Royal College of Art, London
2019 'Working-in-Progress Show', 3rd Floor, Darwin Building, Royal College of Art
2015 ‘MONO’, Courtyard Theatre, London
2014 'Goldsmiths BA Fine Art Degree Show', Goldsmiths, University of London, London
2014 'The Two Sevens Clash', DIG, London
2014 'Women's Day', DIG, London
2014 'To Fly To Serve', HFBK Hamburg, Hamburg
2013 ‘Reflection of Society on Contemporary art’ at Telecom ParisTech, Engineering School in Paris, Paris
2013 'S.I.R', Red Gallery, London
2011 'T R A N S P L A N T E D', Goldsmiths, University of London, London

Performances
2020 ‘RCA Fundraiser Livestream for Beirut’ (online), Royal College of Art
2020 ‘HOW TO SANITISE YOURSELF: It is all coming back to me now’, Stockholm Fringe Festival (online), Stockholm
2020 ‘I am telling you I am not going’, Stockholm Fringe Festival (online), Stockholm
2020 ‘THICKY, THO, I, XING HOR BOOK OF PerMUTATION’, ARC magazine: Dirty issue, Montez Radio Press (online), New York
2020 ‘HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BODY’, ARC magazine: Dirty issue launch event ‘NSFW’, Royal College of art(online),  London
2020  ‘Who am I, you ask’,  Love magazine (online),  London
2019 'St. Gustav'f', Darwin Building, Royal College of Art, London
2019 ‘My Fist-O’fellas’, LN-CC, London
2019 ‘A Great Atmosphere on a Whimp by Knuka’,  Darwin Building, Royal College of Art, London
2019 'Kybalion', The Oscar Wilde Temple, Studio Voltaire, London
2019 'The Folly Grail', Darwin Building, Royal College of Art, London
2019 'The White Goddess', Darwin Building, Royal College of Art, London
2018 ' ‘Lost Girls: Thank You for Coming', Darwin Building, Royal College of Art, London
2016 ‘Sound of Rupture’, LARA, Unit 28, Penarth Centre, London
2015 ‘Finale’, MONO, Courtyard Theatre, London
2014 ‘Silent Disco Night ’, Goldsmiths, London
2014 ‘Meet Anne Young’, Goldsmiths, London
2014 ‘I Met A Woman’, Goldsmiths, London
2014 ‘What Time Is It?’, Gasworks Gallery, London
2014 ‘Pass This On’, DIG, London
2014 ‘Women’s Day’, DIG, London
2014 ‘I Follow You’. HFBK, Hamburg
2013 ‘Can We Sit Down?’, Goldsmiths, London
2013 ‘Dance with me’, Goldsmiths, London
2013 ‘The Meeting’, Red Gallery, London
2013 ‘Plinths’, Red Gallery, London
2013 ‘Comedy Night’, Goldsmiths, London
2013 ‘There Is A Man’, Goldsmiths, London
2013  ‘Pink Lady’, Outside of numbers of houses in London
2012 ‘I Need To Take This Phone Call’, Goldsmiths, London
2012 ‘Are You Surprised?’, Goldsmiths, Goldsmiths, London
2011 ‘You See What You Want To See’, Goldsmiths, London

Awards/Residencies
2021 Chang/ce Commission Open Call; Winner, BAGRI Foundation
2021 SPACE Artist Awards 2021; Shortlisted, SPACE studios
2021 January Resident: 1 month Residency, Queercircle
2020 British Fashion Council: NEW WAVE: 1st round nominee 
2020 SLG Postgraduate Residency 2020-2021; Shortlisted, South London Gallery
2020 Sanitasia Gala; Winner, Stockholm Fringe Festival
2020 SPUR: Virtual 6 months Residency; CORE member, Chaos Magic Space 
2020 Harlow Art Trust: Sculpture Town Artist in Residence; Shortlisted
2020 Edinburgh College of Art Exchange, Royal College of Art 
2016 Residency: RAID,  LARA, Unit 28, Penarth Centre, London
2014 HFBK Hamburg Exchange, Goldsmiths College, University of London
2013 Master Class: Martha Rosler, New York; a programme ran by Goldsmiths College, University of London

Experiences
2020 Jan - Mar: working as a Studio Assistant for Jonathan Baldock
-Helping out creating work, i.e. cutting textile work, and retouching the clay
-Sorting out deliveries and organising the calendar
-General day-to-day keeping standard in the studio
2020 Camberwell: one-day performance workshop
2018-2020 UCA: Farnham one-day teaching experience per academic year
2020 Westminster: one-day tutorials to student, one-day drawing workshop
2016 - 2018: Private Art Tutor to age group between 5 - 17
-Provide one-to-one teaching experience in the areas of art and creativity
-Creating curriculums for individual and a group of students
-Holding subject matter knowledge and techniques that are required in the area of art

Publications
SPUR World publication
https://spur.world/new
https://spur.world/portal/rhm
Royal College of Art Student Union Feb-March
https://www.rcasu.org.uk/union/co-presidents/co-presidentsprojects/lgbtqhistorymonth/
January resident, 2021 at QUEERCIRCLE 
http://www.queercircle.org/artist/nuka-nayu/
http://www.queercircle.org/inspiration-nuka-nayu/
http://www.queercircle.org/in-conversation-with-nuka-nayu/
http://www.queercircle.org/nuka-nayu-in-conversation-with-ian-j-brown/
http://www.queercircle.org/nuka-nayu-in-conversation-with-sam-cottington/
http://www.queercircle.org/nuka-nayu-in-conversation-with-alejandro-villa-duran/
AOS arebyte Gallery on 20th Sept - 4th Oct https://aos.arebyte.com/contents/nuka-nayu-sleepawake-chaoskampf/
Creatives4SystemicChange (online), 28th June 2020 - 4th July https://www.creatives4systemicchange.com/contact
ARC magazine (online),  ‘Careless limbs’ featured in ‘ARC Magazine: Dirty Issue,  featured in week 9 31st July 2020 https://arcmagazine.org/pieces/internal/careless-limbs/
Made in bed, 16th July 2020,  https://www.madeinbed.co.uk/reviews/i-was-invited-to-the-royal-college-of-art-online-degree-show-private-viewing-with-mixed-emotions
Aqnb, MONO, on oct 28 2015 https://www.aqnb.com/2015/10/28/mono-the-courtyard-oct-28/

Contact
instagram @knayuk
knukaknayuk@outlook.com
nayu.kim@network.rca.ac.uk