EUNMI MIMI KIM
(b. 1988, KR)
Korea, London based
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 ㅡespecially 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.
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
< Who Am I > Online Residency Preview, ARTHUB VR Gallery, Selected Artist.
< The Dreamers > The Holy Art, Hackney Downs Studio, Online virtual exhibition, Selected Artist.
< 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.
< 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
< 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.
< 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
< Operating Manual For Living in the Worst Case Scenario > Cabinet, New York, USA
< Thinking Through Sound, Chill*matic Moment >Design Museum, London
< VoyageTypography > Chiangmai, Thailand
< 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
Opening Magzine, Crowd-Funded Publication, UK-based Korean artist’s contemporary art scene, Interview 2nd April edition.
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.
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.
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
Award | Funding
Art and Technology Creative Vitalisation Project, Korean Culture and Arts Council, Government Subsidy
Korea Artist Welfare Foundation, Creative Grant
15th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE, Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art) Artists in the Spotlight, Selected Artist.
[ S P A C E ] Studio - Advice Bureau Grant
Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artist. Long-list
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.
YICCA (International Contest of Contemporary Art) Finalist
CHS (Critical History Studies) MA Dissertation @ Royal College of Art awarded as a Distinction
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
2021 - 2022 | ARTHUB, A-year-long Online Residency Programme, Selected Artist.
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
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
Volunteer — Mother Teresa House, India
Junior Designer — Tag-It Magazine Company, Korea
A Vice representative — Hanyang University, Korea
Multimedia Design Group — Hanyang University, Korea
2008 - 2010 |
Student Union — Hanyang University, Korea