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EUNMI MIMI KIM

(b. 1988, KR)

Korea, London based 

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I define myself as an experimental-media-practitioner in a contemporary art context. I work at the intersections of visual arts performance, research, digitally-mediated experimentation, installation and sound art. I explore contemplative, technical and theoretical practice but above all things, my work usually research-driven under conceptually-led approaches especially sensorial study including sensory perception, experience and its corresponding communication under my own scientific & medical interest yet emancipatory possibilities of its embodiment in an artistic way. What I’m particularly intrigued by is biology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology and prosthetic art. I’ve been trying to reflect my scientific and medical interests into my own form of art through various medium.

 

 

To specify this, my interests during my master period at the Royal College of Art were focused on embodied cognition, neural activity and sensory deprivation based on my physical and mental feature and personality-wise: Since I have hormone/stress-related disease called hyperthyroidism, hypersensitivity and meticulousness, I am easily be pushed into sensory overload. Based on this, I dig on transcendental consciousness and therapeutic experience. For instance, < Me-Time (4.0) > series are self-experiments, it aims to align my mind and body back into balance by reducing sensory stimuli through eccentric methods of sensory deprivation and isolation.

 

 

Under my hypersensitivity and the avalanche of runaway thoughts, I often encounter an ineffable cognition, perception, sense, thought and feeling in variable moments that are sometimes too elusive to define because not merely the volatility of associative feelings; but also the confined manifestation. Not all things can be decoded by the linguistic and semantic way: yet-to-be-verbalised/defined-senses. I’m eager for articulating who I am, what I think, ultimately, my sensory world by my own artistic language.

 

 

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Education

 

2016 - 2018    Royal College of Art, London, UK — MA Information Experience Design, Experimental Design Pathway

2008 - 2013    Hanyang University, South Korea — BA Fine Arts, Multimedia and Interactive Design

 

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Exhibition

2020

< ARS ELECTRONICA Festival 2020 > Ars Electronica X .ART Gallery,  .art Domains (UK) Global Gallery Section, Online exhibition, Selected Artist.

< Future Now Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2020 - 100 Contemporary Artist Edition.

 

2019

< Side Sleepers: 모로눕는 > Itta Space, Incheon, Korea 

< Sunny Art Prize 2019 Exhibition > Sunny Art Centre, London, UK

< WAYS TO EXPERIENCE > 2019 KCCUK Open Call — KCCUK (Korean Cultural Centre UK)

< Insatiable Mind > SIAF (Salisbury International Arts Festival) — Wiltshire Creative, Salisbury Arts Centre, UK

< STRANGER THAN FICTION > Curated by LoosenArt, Millepiani Space, Rome, Italy 

< THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON > 4482, Oxo Tower Wharf, London

< Interior Futures > a multi-volume book project edited by Graeme BrookerHarriet Harriss & Kevin Walker  published by Crucible Press, Royal College of Art, London, UK

 < YICCA 2018 >International Contest of Contemporary Art, Prsten Gallery, HDLU museum, Croatian Association of Fine Artists, Zagreb, Croatia

< Open / No Theme >  Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s competition and exhibition, Photography & Digital art.                                         

2018     

< Hey, Siri, What am I doing? > Safe House 1, London supported by The Korean Women’s International Network UK

< RCA MA Final Show > West Work, London

< RCA Work-In-Progress Show > RCA Garden House, London 

< Mundane Mantra > ‘First Thursdays’  Organised by White Chapel Gallery, St. John Church, Bethnal Green, London

2017   

< Operating Manual For Living in the Worst Case Scenario > Cabinet, New York, USA

2016

< Thinking Through Sound, Chill*matic Moment >Design Museum, London 

2014

< VoyageTypography > Chiangmai, Thailand

2012

< DESIGN COMPLEXICON > Invited International Exhibition, Danwon Art Gallery, Korea.

< Design END & BEGIN > International Invitation Exhibition. KDDA (Korea Digital Artist Association),  Hosted by Korea Society of Digital Industry, Haenam Culture & Art Centre, Korea.

< Triangle > Hanyang University BA Fine Arts Degree Show — Digital Pavilion, Seoul, Korea

 

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Media Recognition

 

2021

15th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE, Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art) Artists in the Spotlight, Selected Artist.

2020

Künstler, Künstlerin,  Berlin-based art organisation, Selected Artist 

ARTUPON,  Istanbul-based online art platform, Staff Choice Selected Artist. 

bluebee Magazine,  Volume 5 - Hyacinth, Selected Artist.

ARTJOBS,  Artist of the month (MARCH) Selected Artist, Monthly competition for the on-line platform

Aesthetica Magazine,  Anthology: Future Now Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 - 100 Contemporary Artist Edition.

2019

London Korean Link  <Ways to Experience > introduced as the outcome of the annual open call

Salisbury Life Magazine  < Insatiable Mind > PV event published.

Elephant Magazine,  Image of the Day, got featured via the website, Instagram, Facebook. 

London Live TV Channel,  <THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON> featured as a 'Voices of Contemporary UK-based Artists from Korea'

Art Rabbit  <THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON> introduced as a Voices of Contemporary UK-based Artists from Korea

Create! Magazine,  WINTER 2019 International Print issue - Curated section, Selected Artist.

2018 

London Korean Link — <Hey, Siri, What am I doing?> selected TOP3 of Korean artist exhibitions of 2018 

Murze Magazine — Minimalist Project, Featuring artwork with the interview, Selected Artist 

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Award | Funding

 

2020

[ S P A C E ] Studio - Advice Bureau Grant

Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artist. Long-list

 

2019

Sunny Art Prize 2019 sponsored by Art Council England, III Prize Winner

KCCUK Open Call 2019 Finalist

4482 Award with Itta Space Award Winner

Insatiable Mind SIAF (Salisbury International Arts Festival), WILTSHIRE CREATIVE 2019, Finalist

International group exhibition Stranger than Fiction curated by LoosenArt, Finalist

13th edition of Art Prize Laguna 2019 First Selection - Performance

13th edition of Art Prize Laguna 2019 First Selection - Video art

Nominated for the Soohoh Award and the 4482 Award with Itta Space Award.

2018 

YICCA (International Contest of Contemporary Art) Finalist

2017

CHS (Critical History Studies) MA Dissertation @ Royal College of Art awarded as a Distinction  

2016

USA, RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), MFA Fellowship & Assistantship

USA, NYU TISCH(Tisch School of the Arts Interactive Telecommunications, New York University  MA Scholarship

 

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Relevant Experience

 

2019 

Performance  Inward <—> Outward: Contemplation Chamber,  Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), London

CICA New Media Art Conference (NMAC) 2019,  Exhibitor & Presenter - Finalist but refuse to participate.

Artist Talk <K-ART NOW> Oxo Tower Wharf, London

 

2018

Artist Talk <Who am I> Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), London

Performance <Inward <—> Outward: Contemplation Chamber>  Regents Canal, London

Performance <Inward <—> Outward: Contemplation Chamber>  Piccadilly Circus, London

 

2013

Volunteer — Mother Teresa House, India

2011

Junior Designer — Tag-It Magazine Company, Korea

2010

A Vice representative  — Hanyang University, Korea

2009

Multimedia Design Group — Hanyang University, Korea

2008 - 2010 | 

Student Union — Hanyang University, Korea