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Dr Yiyun Kang


  • Yiyun Kang
  • Area

    School of Communication


    Visiting Lecturer

  • Dr Yiyun Kang is Visiting Lecturer in IED specialising in projected moving-image works.

    Kang is an artist and researcher who explores the intersection of art, technology, and experience. Her practice and research that investigate the novel forms of projected moving-image installation work attempt to explore the symbiotic relationship between hybrid moving-image, spatial narrative, and space that goes beyond the conventional screen. Rather than focusing on the making of objects, her work generates immersive environments through spatial projection mapping installations.

  • Biography

  • Yiyun Kang received her BFA from Seoul National University’s Painting department, her MFA from UCLA’s Design & Media Arts department, and her PhD from the Information Experience Design, School of Communication at the Royal College of Art. Kang has an international career in new media art practices and is recognized for her projection mapping installations. Her works have been exhibited in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), the Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Seoul Museum of Art. She has participated in several residency programmes, including at the V&A and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

    Kang’s site-specific installation at the V&A, sponsored by Samsung has been acquired by the museum in 2017, and her large-scale projection installation work commissioned by Italian Fashion House, Max Mara has awarded the Red Dot Award 2018 in Communication Design. Kang is recently featured in Bloomberg media group’s ‘Art+Technology’ series sponsored by Hyundai Motor group.

    As a researcher, her academic writings that examine the novel characters of digital projected moving-image artworks have been published in the Leonardo Journal (MIT Press) and Practices of Projections, published by Oxford University Press (2019). She participated in several conferences and symposiums including SIGGRAPH 2018 and NEXUS Pavilion, organized by La Biennale di Venezia and European Commission, and continuously gives artist talks in the corporates and institutions, such as Foster+Partners. 

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