Hayoung Kim (b. 1983)

HaYoung Kim (b.1983, Seoul) previously studied painting at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea, before going on to complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools. Since graduating from the Schools in 2011, she has also completed a Doctorate of Fine Art (DFA) at The School of Arts and Digital Industries in London.

Working primarily with painting on polyester canvas and drafting film, often incorporating it into animation and installation, HaYoung is very much interested in modern technology and science, and their effect on the human mind. She finds it fascinating that people are becoming like characterless characters; by losing some part of their humanity and individuality in the high-technology society, they start living in a big game world. The controlling, cold, rational, and “intelligent” logic make them feel like objects, resulting in the creation of vulnerable and fragile feelings.


Born: 1983 in Seoul, South Korea

RA Schools student from 2008 to 2011

Gender: Female

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