about.

Soomi Park is a speculative designer and multimedia artist based in London, United Kingdom and Seoul, South Korea. Currently, she is studying her PhD in the Media and Arts Technology (MAT) programme of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Queen Mary, University of London. She received her first MA in Digital Media Design from International Design school for Advanced Studies (IDAS) Hong-Ik University in Seoul, and completed her second MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. Her work encompasses a wide range of mediums, including interactive installations, speculative objects, films, photography, and wearables. Through her works, she is exploring relationship between the development of emerging technologies and human desires.

recent public engagement

 

exhibition
  • SECRET: NOTHING TO SEE HERE, Science Gallery Dublin. 2015
  • Hypervital – Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, France. 2015
  • Technophilia and the Corrupt Body, London. 2015
  • Design Korea, Seoul. 2014
  • Queen Elizabeth Prize of Engineering, London. 2013
award & honour
  • Global Design Leader, Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP). 2014
  • Artist in Residence, Platoon Kunsthalle Seoul. 2009
  • PRIX Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention (Interactive Art). 2008
media coverage
  • Vogue Paris. 2016
  • The Guardian/ The Observer. 2015
  • Wired UK. 2015; 2014; 2009
  • The Creators Project. 2010
project featuring in art & design books
  • HighlikeBook. 2015
  • Make: Wearable Electronics: Design, Prototype, and wear your own interactive garments. 2014
  • See yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception. 2011
  • Functional Aesthetics. 2010
teaching & talk
  • Goldsmiths, University of London. 2016
  • School of Arts (KASK Conservatorium), Ghent Belgium. 2016
  • Royal College of Art. 2015
  • Copenhagen Institute Interaction Design (CIID), Denmark. 2015
  • Royal Academy of Art, The Hauge, The Netherlands. 2014
Please visit here to see the full CV.