Kihwa-Endale (b.1992) is a poet and painter. Using mirrors as a canvas, the reflective surface is a tool for her to play with time, gaze and the bridge between realities. 

Artistic themes include displaced identity, intersectional spirituality, ancient history, modern dystopias, the Internet, Nature, Love, and Liberty*.

*Liberty (n.) - the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life and being.


Exhibited at tm-gallery 10.5.-4.6.2023


looking back at the night sky
painting installation (acrylic, mirror, canvas, salt clay, sound)

When we look at the stars we are looking into the past; its light travels for years, decades or millenia before it enters our sight. This light and our eyes are two mirrors facing each other; an infinite reflection.

Even if there is no memory for my nostalgia, their stories are a part of me.

These works are a way to understand being a partial Korean, a second generation immigrant, a daughter and a sister.

Time, star clusters, elements of korean shamanism, and salt are inspirations for the making of these.

-when the brass bell breaks into the skies

-a mother who made a world in each corner

-i still hear the cicadas singing

-Terminal 1 : Arrival Gate

-suomen maisema ei ole sielun maisema

-held by hand rivers

-i’m here for you in the absence too


Image Credits: 
Artist’s portrait - Patrik Rastenberger
Artwork images - Támara Aalto