LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Korea (Republic of)
DATE OF BIRTH
Eunmi Mimi Kim(b. South Korea, 1988) is a UK-based, Korean-born artist. She completed her undergraduate degree at Hanyang University, Korea, a BA Fine Arts, Multimedia & Interactive Design, received her MA Experimental Design at Royal College of Art, London UK. She is an emerging interdisciplinary artist, her work is quite eclectic yet eccentric from design to New Media Art Practice including digitally-mediated performance, installation, video and sound art in relation to the theme of sensory experience. The artist is mainly interested in the sensory perception and its corresponding communication, how we perceive the world around us through the senses based on therapeutic, meditative, neuro-scientific and cognitive-psychological research.
Her work has been internationally shown in exhibitions and relevant occasions, to highlight: at Design Museum, London which has been selected as World TOP 5 museum by Times magazine, at St. John Church, as a part of First Thursdays that is organised by Whitechapel Gallery. ‘Ways to Experience(2019)’ that was sponsored by a government organisation called Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), London, she and one of the artists initiated to gather artists who have the common denominator, selected as a finalist for the annual open call, received production fee and the group exhibition.
Recently, her group exhibition got featured by London Live TV Channel also her own work got featured by Artjobs (Artist of the Month), Elephant (Image of the Day), Create!, Murze magazine and Aesthetica Magazine Art Prize 2020, 100 Contemporary Artist. She’s been a finalist including International Contest of Contemporary Art YICCA(2018), CICA New Media Art Conference (NMAC) (2019), Insatiable Mind SIAF (Salisbury International Arts Festival): WILTSHIRE CREATIVE (2019) and Prize Winner from THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON, 4482 Awards, and III Prize Winner of Sunny Art Prize (2019), received the artist fee, exhibitions and residency programme etc.
One of these, the elephant magazine referred to as: ‘Once, self-care was the new me-time, which was the new pampering, a trio of saccharine terms that can seem hopelessly out of date in a world that’s so strange and terrifying. Maybe the only sane antidote to an insane world is an even less sane one, like this work called , which seems to suggest we escape the world by simply cocooning ourselves up and popping ourselves in a bowl. Me Time(4.0) by Eunmi Mimi Kim is simultaneously compelling, eerie and comforting. She recently showed her work in a group show, The Other Side of The Moon, which presented artworks that merge the familiar with the alien —something this piece does very well indeed.’
Royal College of Art, London, UK — MA Information Experience Design, Experimental Design Pathway 2018
Hanyang University, South Korea — BA Fine Arts, Multimedia and Interactive Design 2013
-AWARD / FUNDING
2020 | Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artist.
2019 | Sunny Art Prize 2019 awarded exhibition, residency and stipend as a Third Prize Winner.
2019 | KCCUK Open Call 2019 awarded exhibition as a Finalist
2019 | 4482 Award with Itta Space Award, awarded exhibition as a Finalist
2019 | Insatiable Mind SIAF (Salisbury International Arts Festival), WILTSHIRE CREATIVE 2019, awarded exhibition and Stipend.
2019 | International group exhibition Stranger than Fiction curated by LoosenArt, awarded exhibition as a Finalist
2019 | 13th edition of Art Prize Laguna 2019 First Selection - Performance
2019 | 13th edition of Art Prize Laguna 2019 First Selection - Video art
2019 | Nominated for the Soohoh Award and the 4482 Award with Itta Space Award.
2018 | YICCA (International Contest of Contemporary Art) awarded exhibition as a Finalist
2018 | Murze Featured by magazine interview, Selected Artist
2017 | CHS (Critical History Studies) MA Dissertation @ Royal College of Art awarded as a Distinction
2016 | USA, RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), MFA
2016 | USA, NYU, MA shortlisted for the Scholarship
-PRESS / MEDIA RECOGNITION
2020 | ARTJOBS — Artist of the month (MARCH): Monthly competition for the on-line platform called ARTJOBS, Selected Artist.
2020 | Aesthetica Magazine — Anthology: Future Now Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 - 100 Contemporary Artist Edition.
2019 | London Korean Link — Exhibition ‘Ways to Experience’ introduced as the outcome of the annual open call for artists
2019 | Salisbury Life Magazine — Exhibition PV event published.
2019 | Elephant Magazine — got featured via website, instagram, facebook as an image of the day
2019 | London Live TV Channel — Exhibition ‘THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON’ Introduced as a Voices of Contemporary UK-based Artists from Korea
2019 | Art Rabbit — Exhibition ‘THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON’ introduced as a Voices of Contemporary UK-based Artists from Korea
2019 | Crate! Magazine got featured WINTER 2019 International Print issue
Juried by Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum - curated section Selected Artist
2018 | London Korean Link as a review of the London Korean Cultural year 2018 Exhibition ‘Hey, Siri, What am I doing?’ — Got Featured, selected TOP3 of Korean artist exhibition of 2018 by Philip
2018 | Murze Magazine — got featured with magazine interview, Selected Artist
2018 | London Korean Link — Exhibition ‘Hey, Siri, What am I doing?’ introduced as young Korean artists based in London
2020 | Future Now: Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2020 - 100 Contemporary Artist Edition
2019 | Sunny Art Prize 2019 — Sunny Art Centre, London, UK
2019 | Side Sleepers: 모로눕는 — Itta Space, Incheon, Korea
2019 | WAYS TO EXPERIENCE 2019 KCCUK Open Call — Government Organisation: KCCUK (Korean Cultural Centre UK)
2019 | Insatiable Mind SIAF (Salisbury International Arts Festival) — Wiltshire Creative, Salisbury Arts Centre, Playhouse, Salisbury, UK
2019 | STRANGER THAN FICTION — Curated by LoosenArt, Millepiani Space, Rome, Italy
2019 | THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON — 4482, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2019 | Interior Futures — a new multi-volume book project edited by Graeme Brooker, Harriet Harriss & Kevin Walker
published by Crucible Press, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2019 | YICCA 2018 — International Contest of Contemporary Art, HDLU museum (Croatian Association of Fine Artists), Zagreb, Croatia
2018 | Open / No Theme — Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s 2018 (5th Annual) art competition - Photography & Digital art.
2018 | Hey, Siri, What am I doing? — Safe House 1, London supported by The Korean Women’s International Network UK(KOWIN)
2018 | RCA MA Final Show — West Work, London
2018 | RCA Work-In-Progress Show — RCA Garden House, London
2018 | 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 Intervention — Design Museum, London
2014 | VoyageTypography — Chiangmai, Thailand
2012 | Design Complexicon International Exhibition — Seoul, Korea
2012 | Design END & BEGIN (International Invitation Exhibition) — KDDA (Korea Digital Artist Association), Seoul, Korea
2012 | Triangle: Hanyang University BA Fine Arts Degree Show — Digital Pavilion, Seoul, Korea
WHO I AM
I am a new media art practitioner, explore digitally-mediated visual and auditory experience.
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