Hansol Kim explores fashion and clothing with an unwavering passion and obsession and delves into the multifaceted roles and formal possibilities of attire from the social, political, economic and cultural aspects.

In experiments with the form of clothes, He captures the systemic circulation of contemporary trends through practices of deconstructing and reconstructing clothing as his sculptural grammar. His artistic approach, the potential for garments to transcend their protective quality for the human body, takes clothes to be independent creatures which adopt strategies of natural organisms such as symbiosis, parasitism and mimicry, among others. Thus, he decontextualises his speculative sculpting of clothing and its inherent value with varied craft-based techniques.

Kim explores the concept of multidimensionality in garments through hybridised sartorial elements. He draws inspiration from a wide range of contemporary political, social, and economic phenomena, distilling them into numerical or 2-dimensional interpretations such as charts and survey results, and incorporating these into his 3-dimensional sculptures. His research manifests both overtly and subtly within the artwork, demanding a nuanced interconnection. By employing this approach, his works acquire multidisciplinary significance, prompting a reevaluation of the relationship between garments and the newly conceived societal landscape.

He has presented his work at such solo exhibitions Like a Cloth to a Frame (Sothu, Zurich, 2022), Anatomies in Limbo (Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 2020), along with group shows such as What Things Dream About (The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2024), Interlude (Lewisham Arthouse, London, 2023), The Purloined Letter (ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul, 2023) and others.
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Education

Slade School of Fine Art
MFA in Sculpture
September 2022 - June 2024

Design Academy Eindhoven
Master’s degree in Contextual Design
September 2017 - June 2019

University of Brighton
Bachelor’s degree in 3D Design & Craft
September 2014 – June 2017

Solo Exhibition

2022 Mar.
like a cloth to a frame, Sothu, Zurich, CH
2021 Sep.
Anatomies in Limbo, NDSM, Amsterdam, NL
2021 Jul.
Objectlogic Chain, Monoha, Seoul, KR
2021 May
Wear Wore Worn, The Reference, Seoul, KR (Two Person Exhibition)
2020 Dec.
Anatomies in Limbo, Het Nieuwe Instituut,Rotterdam, NL

Group Exhibition

2024 Jun.
Slade School of Fine Art Degree Show, London, UK
2024 May
What Things Dream About,  MMCA (National Museun of Modern and Contemporary Art) Seoul, Seoul, KR
2024 Jan.
Interlude, Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK
2023 Nov.
The Purloined Letter, ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2022 Jun.
Fashion exhibition, MMCA Residency Changdong , Seoul, KR
2021 Dec.
Triple Rings;, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, KR
2020 Sep.
BBA Artist Prize 2020, BBA gallery, Berlin, GER
2019 Dec.
Alert Objects, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, LT
2019 Dec.
100% À VILLETTE MAKERZ, Paris, FR
2019 Oct.
Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation show, Eindhoven, NL
2018 Oct.
Totally Tactility, De Bank, Eindhoven, NL
2018 Sep.
Overturning Othering, De Elektriciteitsfabriek, The Hague, NL
2018 Aug.
Looms & Battles, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR
2017 Jun.
University of Brighton Faculty of Art Degree Show2017, Brighton, UK

Project

2023 Aug.
Unique, Universal and Unity, Hermes Liat Towers in Singapore, SG