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Kyungmin Sophia Son

MA work


Sensation is where two different materials meet, it emanates from the moment of touching. Sensations emerge from the momentary lapses between objects—lapses where they touch one another—they are triggered by actions that happen in-between. 

The world consists of complex meeting (or touching) points among complex beings. Things are intermingled in a relationship of touchable or untouchable matters such as: the materiality of objects, social structures, systems, movements, organic compositions, or what we call nature (including the weather, raindrops, radio waves, dust, etc.) 


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Sculpture, 2017

  • I am interested in materials which contain mimicry, illusion, attraction and fantasy. I relate these to the social structures and mass-production of late capital. 

    I work with installation, sculpture and familiar objects, within their architectural context.  This creates a dialogue between the space and the object's material and philosophical layers. This enables the audience to enter the shared boundary between interior and exterior; to challenge the status of the objects themselves.

    In my placement of objects, I estrange them from their familiar context. Thus isolating and separating them from their meaning, I am engaged with questioning the historical embodiment of the everyday object, and the effect of this on contemporary lifestyle.

  • Degrees

  • Sculpture, Royal College of Art, 2017; BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College of Art, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • RCA Sculpture: Open Studio, Camden Arts Centre, London 2017; Dialogues on the Threshold, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2016; Running up that Building and Driving in the Pool, London, 2015; Collyer Bristow Graduate Award and Exhibition, London, 2014; Goldsmiths Art Show, Degree Show, London, 2014
  • Awards

  • 1st 2015 ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE WINNER, Sculpture 2015; Top 50 2014, Blooom Award, Cologne, Germany, 2014; Collier Bristow Graduate Award and Exhibition, 2014; Bloomberg New Contemporary Artist 2014, short listed, ICA