Yunchul Kim

Yunchul Kim

Collide Award 2016

South Korean Yunchul Kim's work focuses on research towards new materiality, the artistic potential of fluid dynamics and metamaterials (photonic crystals) and especially on the context of magnetohydrodynamics. His works have been shown internationally including ZKM, Germany; Ars Electronica, Austria; International Triennial of New media art, China; VIDA 15.0, Spain; Transmediale, Germany; ISEA, Germany; and New York Digital Salon, amongst others. 

In 2016, Kim was awarded the Collide Award, Arts at CERN's flagship residency programme, and completed a dual residency between CERN and FACT Liverpool for development of his project Cascade. Cascade, 2018 explores matter by capturing the pattern of muons: i.e. electrically charged subatomic particles. Highlighting the patterns of movements and reactions from invisible particle collisions in physical reality, Kim explores fluidity as a means of investigating inside materials, and the particular condition of matter. 

Cascade has been exhibited in Broken Symmetries, an international touring exhibition at FACT, Liverpool (2018); CCCB, Barcelona (2018); iMAL, Brussels (2020); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2020); Kumu, Tallinn (2020-2021); Le Lieu Unique, Nantes (2021).

His installation Chroma VII was commissioned by Arts at CERN for the exhibition Exploring the Unknown at the CERN Science Gateway.

Yunchul Kim, Chroma VII (2023). Installation view Exploring the Unknown, CERN Science Gateway (2023). Photo: Marina Cavazza.
Chroma VII
Yunchul Kim
Yunchul Kim, Cascade at Kumu
Yunchul Kim