Thoms Kong lives in Chicago, where he and his wife manage Kim’s Corner Food, a convenience store located in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Working in collage and assemblage, Kong’s prolific production occurs entirely at Kim’s Corner Food during business hours: 7AM to 7PM, seven days a week. The store features an evolving installation of Kong’s work, produced over the past decade with found objects and surplus materials from the store’s operations. Kong received a degree in English Literature from Sogang University in 1972, and has lived in the Chicago area since 1977. Since 2015 his work has been exhibited in nonprofit and artist-run spaces, galleries and art book fairs in the United States and internationally. He was recently included in the triennial Counterpublic 2019 (St. Louis), and has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Roman Susan (Chicago), Coco Sunday (Tampa), Utrecht (Tokyo), 062 Gallery (Chicago), and TCB Art Inc (Melbourne). Recent group exhibitions include Kelly Kaczynski, Thomas Kong, Patric McCoy, and John Neff at Delmes & Zander (Cologne) and Memory Palace at Circle Contemporary (Chicago).

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