Heeseon Kim

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Major project:

The River

A core idea of this animated film is to depict endearing characters who have become victims of circumstance, and how these types of figures are engaged with a tragic affair.

The motivation to tell this story came from interviews which revealed the history of violence in a small town around the border of aDMZ - Demilitarised Zone - between South/North Korea, s situation which begun in the 1950s but has lasted until today.


  • I'm mainly a storyteller. Extending narrative in many different forms, such as screen media and image language, forms the core of my practice. It also draws on an interest in how narrative form engages an audience through image based interaction.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Illustration & Animation, Kingston University, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Butterfly Lover: United Through Dimension, Royal College of Music, London, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; BUILD SHOW, White Rabbit Gallery, London, 2013
  • Conferences

  • Inside-Out Workshop Symposium, Beihang University, Beijing, 2014
  • Awards

  • Phil Davies Elf Factory Award
  • Sponsors

  • Phil Davies
Royal College of Art Royal College
of Art Graduate

25 June –
5 July 2015

Royal College
of Art Graduate