Attila Kim


Attila Kim is an architect with extensive experience in architectural design, exhibition architecture, cultural event design and restoration, being nominated three times for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award (2009, 2011, 2017) and for the Iacov Chernikhov contemporary architecture award. Attila Kim's professional performance was also recognized by multiple national awards at the National Architecture Biennale and Transylvania Architecture Biennale (11 awards and 13 nominations), and international awards. In 2016 Attila Kim received the Arts and Society Leadership Award from Aspen Institute for his significant contribution to the enrichment of Romanian culture, promoting Romania abroad and for his support to the overall development of the country’s cultural patrimony.

Key art exhibitions designed by Attila Kim include Adrian Ghenie: Darwin's Room at La Biennale di Venezia; Mircea Cantor: Q.E.D., Deimantas Narkevicius: Cupboard and a Song, Geta Brătescu: The Artist's Studio, SubReal Retrospective, at the National Contemporary Art Museum in Bucharest, European Travellers: Art from Cluj Today at Kunsthalle Budapest, Transformation. Romanian Sculpture 25 Years After the Revolution at Beelden Ann Zee Museum in The Hague, Between the Lines and Gheorghe Ilea: The Relocation Story for Plan B Gallery in Cluj. Attila Kim is the architect of all editions of the Romanian Design Week, and the author of a series of design exhibitions showcasing Romanian talents at the Stockholm Design Week, Vienna Design Week, London Fashion Week and London Architecture Festival.

Attila Kim is the Commissioner of Romania at the Biennale di Venezia since 2016.