Hansol Kim is an artist born in Seoul, South Korea in 1988, and is currently based in Eindhoven. He studied craft at the University of Brighton between 2014 and 2017, and finalised his masters at Design Academy in Eindhoven in Contextual Design.

Kim’s relentless fascination is focussed on clothing, which he collects and often finds as origins for exploration in his projects. His intrigue has led him to investigate the role of clothes within societal, political and cultural issues, as well as their form, as he uses shapes, aesthetics, movements, languages and his personal fascination of clothing as a medium and trigger of his works. His key aim is to try to achieve new relationships between humans, clothing and spaces.

Projects that Kim has made explore the intersection of different object categories, as he creates literal extensions of bodies and identities. His methods result in formations that mimic material and analogue possibilities of what is commonly experienced with solely virtual reality. His approach complicates and simplifies the experience and relationship to the objects simultaneously, as the final objects resemble something that has been turned inside out, making evident the disruptive complication of the in-betweenness.

Kim sustains his work process by engaging with projects that are open-ended and unfamiliar. This allows his work methods to develop in space as something dynamic and adaptive, while he continuously reflects and questions himself and his surroundings.

Education

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

2021 Jul.
Objectlogic Chain, Monoha, Seoul, KR
2021 May
Wear Wore Worn, The Reference, Seoul, KR (Duo exhibition)
2020 Dec.
Anatomies in Limbo, Het Nieuwe Instituut,Rotterdam, NL
2017 Aug.
I SOL U , STUDIO AAST, Seoul, KR

Group Exhibition

2020 Oct.
...,might delete later, Microlab, Eindhoven, NL
2020 Oct.
HOMEomorphism, Virtual, Eindhoven, NL
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