Kijong Zin received critical attention through his use of labor intensive, hands-on works and media as a way of narrating contemporary social issues in a whimsical manner. Actively sprouting his career since 2004, the artist has earned recognition through his experimental works that deal with the gap between the perception and reality of society and perceptive error that leads to the failed judgement of reality.
In 2006, the artist was selected as the youngest artist to participate in the 'Young Korean Artists 2006' group exhibition held at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea and in the following year, he gained international attention as he was selected by the Art Omi Artist Residency program in New York. After participating in the group exhibition at ZKM, Germany in 2007, Zin started participate in significant international biennales such as Seoul International Media Art Biennale and Nanjing Triennial in 2008. Starting with the 2009 Biennale Cuvee of Linz, Austria, he began to show his works in America and Europe. He has shown at many major institutions and biennials including Santralistanbul, Turkey in 2009, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany in 2010, MMCA, Korea in 2012, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea in 2013 and National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI), Italy in 2014. Zin’s works are included in the collection MMCA, Korea, Daejeon Museum of Art, and Daegu Art Museum.