Hansol Kim Korean, b. 1988


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.


Born 1988 in Seoul, South Korea

Lives and works in Eindhoven, The Netherlands



2017 – 2019

Master of Arts, Contextual Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2014 – 2017

Bachelor of Arts, 3D Design and Craft, University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom

SELECTED Solo Exhibitions


Aug. ‘ I SOL U ‘, STUDIO AAST, Seoul, KR

SELECTED Group Exhibitions


Alert Objects, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, LIthuania
Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation show’, Dutch Design Week 2019, Eindhoven, Netherlands
100% À VILLETTE MAKERZ, Paris, France

Het Bureau–Totally Tactility, De Bank, Dutch Design Week 2018, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Overturning Othering, De Elektriciteitsfabriek, The Hague, Netherlands
Looms & Battles, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR

New Designers Exhibition, London, United Kingdom
University of Brighton Faculty of Art Degree Show 2017, Brighton, United Kingdom



Shortlisted I BBA Artist Prize