Dr. Yiyun Kang is an artist, researcher, and visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art (London) who explores the intersection of art, technology, and experience. She received her BFA from Seoul National University’s Painting department, her MFA from UCLA’s Design & Media Arts department, and her PhD from the Royal College of Art. Kang is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK. 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, London), 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 was awarded the Red Dot Award 2018 in Communication Design. Kang is recently featured in Bloomberg’s ‘Art+Technology’ series sponsored by Hyundai Motor group.
As a researcher, her academic writings 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 (Vancouver) and NEXUS Pavilion, organized by La Biennale di Venezia and European Commission. Kang continuously gives artist talks in the corporates and institutions, such as Foster+Partners, PLP Architects and Alison Brooks Architects.