Mona Kim Projects
Artist | Immersive Experiential Spaces
Mona Kim Projects
Artist | Immersive Experiential Spaces
Based in
Paris, France
About

"In search of Beauty and Soul in things.
A quest for the Sublime, the Poetic, the Experiential.
These have always been at the heart of my work."
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Mona Kim is an internationally-focused Korean-American artist and award-winning creative director. She creates compelling experiential spa

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ces and brand experiences for fashion and beauty, and co-curates and conceives immersive exhibitions for museums and international organizations.

Her work has been featured in The New York Times, WWD (Women’s Wear Daily)The Creative Review, Designboom, and publications by Gestalten and The Art Institute of Chicago.

A storyteller, strategist, experience choreographer, spatial designer, imagemaker, curator, and wordsmith, she is a “transdisciplinarian” who collaborates with eclectic range of people, from curators and scientists to fashion designers and olfactory designers, and forms and directs cross-disciplinary teams on complex multicultural projects.

Mona has been directing projects for global markets ( Asia, Europe, South America, North America ). She has lived and worked in New York, Milan, Barcelona, and is currently based in Paris.
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Her studio Mona Kim Projects, with its unique specialty in the "Experiential", and its transdisciplinary approach, has been creating captivating and high-end projects in:

– Experiential and Sensorial Spaces
– Site-specific Art Installations
– Immersive Museum Exhibitions
– Branding & Advertising
– Editorial Design
– Storytelling
– Curation

Its international projects and clients in the Arts, Science, Socio-culture, and Commerce include Dior Makeup, Coty, Uniqlo, Samsung, Trussardi, Première Vision, World Expo, Museum of Tomorrow, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, European Parliament Brussels, Henry Ford Museum, and Japanese-American Museum

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“From Pixel to Place: From Digital to Physical”
AIRBNB 2018 - 2018
London, United Kingdom

Panelist at London Design Festival event at Barbican Conservatory.

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“Intersection: Physical Spaces + Technology + Experience”
Google Mar. 2017 - Mar. 2017
Paris, France

Guest speaker.

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Winner
AIGA / Design Observer's 50 Books | 50 Covers
2016

Book category

“Creativity”
Entrepreneurs Évolutionnaires 2016 - 2016
Paris, France

Guest speaker

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3rd Prize
D&AD Awards
2014

Brand Experience category, Uniqlo

Honoured
Iakov Chernikov Conceptual Architecture Prize
2012
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Finalist
Design As Reform, Vol. 2
2010
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Art installation "Mirror Mirror"

“Virtual or Real?”
ADG-FAD (Association of Graphic Designers and Art Directors) & Television of Catalonia 2009 - 2009
Barcelona, Spain

Guest speaker at "BROADCAT New Media Conference"

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“Audiovisuals in Exhibitions”
Pompeu Fabra University/Elisava 2009 - 2009
Barcelona, Spain

Guest speaker at Master’s Degree Program.

“Splash: Virtual or Real?”
ArtFutura 2008 - 2008
Barcelona, Spain

Guest speaker at ArtFutura's international digital arts conference.

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Honoured
I.D. Magazine Annual Awards
2005

"Voices" Exhibition

Honoured
SEGD Global Design Awards
2005

"Voices" Exhibition

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Special Mention of the Jury
D&AD Awards
2005

“Voices” Exhibition

Winner
Laus Trophy
2005
Spain

"Voices" Exhibition

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Winner
Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum
2004

"Voices" Exhibition

Winner
Applied Arts Awards Annual
2004

"Vocies" Exhibition

What Can ‘Batman x Spyscape’ Teach Fashion Brands About Immersive Experiences

Fashion brands are more often than not missing the mark with emotional-driven immersive experiences.

But Mona Kim, a design consultant and visual artist for cultural and commercial projects, thinks the fashion crowd is falling flat in that department. Her Paris-based firm Mona Kim Projects handled

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the creative direction of the just-opened immersive exhibition “Batman x Spyscape” in Manhattan. That involved the design, curation, co-production and choreography of its immersive media — sound, light, visuals — and the physical environment. It also required a nearly monthlong stay for the experiential spatial designer, who has since returned to Paris.

Housed in part of the 60,000-square-foot Sir David Adjaye-designed building, Spyscape, as the name suggests, is all about espionage. The new exhibition brings together Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment on behalf of DC and Spyscape to create an app-driven experience that plays out in three acts. Participants embark on an undercover top-secret mission to infiltrate Leviathan, an underground organization that is trying to upend the Super Hero and Super Villain communities.

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Uniqlo Recruits Mona Kim Projects to Create Holiday Windows in New York

Uniqlo Heattech Holiday art installations and brand environment design.

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Expect the (Delightfully) Unexpected

Uniqlo Heattech Holiday art installations and brand environment design.

Mona Kim Debuts Moowon Site to Draw Attention to Dying Craftsmanship

Launch of Moowon Magazine

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Future Experience of Retailing

Interview with Mona Kim on future experience of retailing.

Mona Kim Unveils Uniqlo’s Holiday Windows

Uniqlo Holiday art installations.

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Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design

Uniqlo art installations featured in a design book featuring cutting-edge international works. Publisher: Gestalten

Mona Kim Projects: Uniqlo Window Installations

Uniqlo art installations.

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Out of the Box!: Brand Experience between Pop-Up and Flagship

Uniqlo art installations featured in a design book featuring cutting-edge international works. Publisher: Gestalten

Water for Life

Article on "Water for Life" exhibition.