Mona Young-eun KIM, lives and works in Montpellier, France

I seek to realize works which wake up our unconscious and make us dream. I often use virtual reality to reproduce the surrounding space in a realistic or surreal way. My work concerns the understanding of signs and visual information as well as their possible evolution in the future. The signs that I put in place are not always visible, however. This ambiguity thus creates a poetic and humorous space which leaves a certain freedom to the spectator. My participative pieces tackle the concept of social connectivity, offering the public the freedom to reinterpret and appropriate them.

SOLO EXHIBITION

2019

« Too much and not enough » VR box, Casino - Forum d'art Contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg - September/December

2018

Inauguration of « Melon », Les Halles Laissac Market, Montpellier, France - Permanante installation

GROUP EXHIBITION

2019

« Touch-and-go » Galeri BU, Istanbul, Turkey - September

« Grasping Water » S.a.L.E Docks, Venice, Italy - May

2018

« 30° Winter » 2 works exhibited, Espace Publique et former Silk shop Fort Kochi, India - December

« Kimcheese » 5 works exhibited, Empty high street unit, Montpellier, France - October

« Kermesse » Temporary site-specific installation with Pauline BERMAN, La Panacée, Montpellier, France - August

« Chambre avec vues » Temporary site-specific installation, La Panacée, Montpellier, France - May

« Journée Snark » Video projection, La Panacée, Montpellier, France - February

« Star gate » Installation of snow + Video call performance, Toulouse-Montpellier-Aix-en-Provence, France - January

 

2017

« Rendez-vous » With Collectif ON, 6 works exhibited, Espace Saint-Ravy, Montpellier, France - December 2017/January 2018

« Elsewhere/Ailleurs » Installation, Gallery PCA, Plymouth, Angleterre - April

« Nuit américaine ? » Neon sign installation, Gallery ESBAMA, Montpellier, France - February

« Intérims » Video installation in WYSINWYG #4, La Panacée, Montpellier, France - January/April

 

2016

« MP second race » Temporary site-specific installation, Galerie ESBAMA, Montpellier, France - November

« Buzz 07 » Video installation, Galerie Aperto, Montpellier, France - February

« Speakeasy » Presentation performance, Chantiers Boite Noire, Montpellier, France - January

 

2015

« Parti pris » Installation sculpture, Château de Lavérune, France - April

 

2014

« Pieds nus sur le marbre » Installation, studio apartment, Montpellier, France - December

 

2012

« film festival Dongguk » Film projection Escape (25’), Magabox Cinema, Seoul, South Korea - February

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019

Conférencière « Talk Saison 6 », La Panacée, Montpellier

Artist assistant for Simon FUJIWARA, Istanbul Biennale, Turkey - August/September

Artist assistant for Marco GODINHO, Venice Art Biennale, Venezia, Italy - May

2018

Artist assistant for Kausik MUKHOPADHYAY, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India - December

Conférencière, Lycée général et technologique Jean Monnet, Montpellier

Workshop, « Monstre sur les murs », La Panacée, Montpellier, France - October

Korean language teacher, Korean school, Montpellier - December/April

2017

Assistant teacher of Collagraphy, School The Red House, Plymouth, UK - March

2015

Internship for hanging and Mediation with gallery AL-MA, Château de Castries, France - November/December

2013

Philosophy and Korean language teacher for Suneung, MegaStudy, Seoul - 2010/2013

2011

Assistant director for film The Abortion by Hyunsuk SIM, Seoul, South Korea - January/May

RESIDENCY

2019

Saison 6 Dispositif post-diplôme de résidences Internationales, created by Mo.Co. - November 2018/november 2019

 

2019

Artist-in-residence programs, Le Centquatre, Paris, France - March

Prix / Public Art project

2019

Chosen artist for Numériscope project by the Société du Grand Paris et le Centquatre Paris - January

 

2017

Winner of a competition for a large scale art project in Les Halles Laissac Market in Montpellier, France - Jun

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2019

« Si la nuit était claire » Curator, Espace Saint-Ravy, Montpellier, France - October/November

2018

« Kimcheese » Artist-curator, Empty high street unit, Montpellier, France - October/November

« Mi Re Do » Co-curators with Alyss Fleury, Baptiste Aimé et Lisa Imhoff, Gallery EsBa-MoCo, Montpellier, France - February 

2017

« Rendez-vous » Artist-curator with Collectif ON, Espace Saint-Ravy, Montpellier, France - December 

EDUCATION

2018

DNSEP - Master’s degree in Art - with first-class honours - École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier, France

2017

ERASMUS for one semester - Plymouth College of Art, Royaume Uni - February-June 

2016

DNA - Bachelor’s degree in Art - with first-class honours - École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier, France

2012

Bachelor’s degree in Cinema et Audio-visual - Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea

Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy - Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea