Kyungmin Sophia Son

1988.  South Korea

lives and works in London

2015 - 2017 Royal College of Art, Master of Arts, Sculpture, London
2010 - 2014 Goldsmiths College of Art, Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, London


2018 Touch me, remind me who I am, SNEHTA Residency, Athens 

2017 Open Studio, Camden Arts Centre, London
2016 Dialogues on the Threshold, The Crypt Gallery, London
2016 The Royal Edinburgh Sculpture Court, Edinburgh
2015 Running up that Building and Driving into the Pool, London
2014 Collyer Bristow Graduate Award and Exhibition 2014, Curate by Lucy Day & Eliza Gluckman, London, Oct-Jan 2015

2014 Goldsmiths Art Show, Degree Show, London
2011 Transplanted, Goldsmiths Extension Degree Show, London


Exchange program, Edinburgh College of Art 2016
Selected Art Slant, Sculpture 2015
Selected Top 50 2014,
Blooom Award, Köln, Germany Selected Collier Bristow Graduate Award and Exhibition 2014

Bloomberg New Contemporary Artist 2014, shortlisted, ICA
Master Class 2013, with Martha Rosler in New York, NYC 

​Kyungmin Sophia Son

 Kyungmin Sophia Son works with various forms of immersive installation, using collage and diagrams of objects to explore discourses around Posthuman conditions and ontologies. Sophia’s interest in the haptic or sensual experience of everyday life informs her choice of materials: objects that are familiar yet estranged or lose their place in time and mutate into a fictional realm. Her work questions human desires and our social relationships, the invisible powers and nerves that influence our perceptions and feelings of being in the world. 

Sophia's interest is in consumer culture and products that mimic aspects of ‘reality' and nature, illusions, and fantasies that represent an imagined or

idealized human future. Science and new technologies have become a crucial aspect of her research, thinking about the relationships and separations between the natural world and the manufactured or machine world. These ideas transform in her installations, where objects and forms become suspended, covered, joined, hung and fitted in gestures that restlessly deconstruct and reconstruct their original status. Humour and irony are also an important aspect of her practice, these ideas are played out through the placement of objects. Sophia’s rigorous observations of the world and collected scenes from everyday experiences inform her understanding and ideas around precarity and new body forms.