(Pics) Bibimbop: Unexpected Transformations

(Pics) Bibimbop: Unexpected Transformations

The Bibimbop: Unexpected Transformation exhibition featured twelve Korean artists currently based in the United States, working in various forms such as illustration, industrial design, graphic design, and fashion design.

Joohong Yoo
  • 11 february 2010

Bibimbop is a traditional Korean dish that is appreciated around the world, served in a bowl of various sautéed and seasoned vegetables, mixed with rice, and topped with a distinct spicy sauce. The different flavors of individual ingredients, when complemented with the strong binding taste of the sauce, are transformed into a dish that is greater than the sum of its parts.


The recent Bibimbop: Unexpected Transformation exhibition featured twelve Korean artists currently based in the United States, working in various forms such as illustration, industrial design, graphic design, and fashion design. Living far from one’s cultural roots is the common denominator of these individuals — each work demonstrates the artist’s unique point of view formed through the process of redefining themselves in a new environment.

Curator Dongyun Lee explains the exhibition:

A message from this exhibition is that personal transformations enable the artists to navigate the virtual and physical space more freely and consciously. Mixing these distinctive ingredients of varied artistic views and topping them with an intense process of self-rediscovery resulted in an original exhibition to be held in February called “Bibimbop—Unexpected Transformations.”



You Byun‘s work is a ritual that recollects and records her memories and emotions. She places her characters in lush environments that hopefully spreads joy through the world.


Hyunyoo Cho‘s experiences inspired her to create hand-sculpted illustrations using polymer clay and other materials around her. Through her works, she hopes to share a playful sense of humor.


Yeju Choi‘s work explores relationships between graphic design and viewers in this three-, or four-dimenional world, especially shifting the focus from what we see to how we see things.


Keywon Chung‘s recent projects include a haptic social network, a disposable memory device concept, trasparency-adjustable materials for energy saving, and personal fabrication machines.


Sohin Hwang‘s works involves the relation between the idea of science/technology and human, and she usually designs props and counter-machines that would create performativity with the user.


Jaekyung Jung has been focusing on developing the potential artistic language and form to reveal the relationship between the modern myth and power structure.


E Roon Kang‘s work mainly focuses on analyzing complex systems and showcasing consequential pointlessness of a pursuit of efficiency.


Bosung Kim‘s works involve in hardware and software integration, poetic interaction, kinetics, inventing lighting system, and designing new possible scenario in the bio-tech world.


Sang Hoon Kim‘s the Phenomena Room Divider has been displayed at the Javits Convention Center, New York. He was selected and invited to be a part of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Studio in May 2009.


Dongyun Lee‘s illustrations has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and advertising, such as, GQ, Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, Wired, Utne Reader, The progressive, Time out, and etc.


Min Lee‘s independent label, eLLeven, comes at a justifiably cautious time for the fashion industry and received numerous attention including Gen art style award 2009 as a finalist, City magazine and Dossir journal.


Junggi Sung has worked as an industrial designer for IDEO, Boston and LG Electronics, Seoul. He has won numerous awards, and exhibited in Asia, Europe and America.


Lyft Gives Free Rides To Those Who Have Had Too Much To Drink

Culture Today

Brand Engagement At The Gates Of The World’s Largest Open-Air Gallery

Tiger Beer and a neighborhood-minded nonprofit celebrate and promote New York's creative spirit by beautifying 100 security gates

Automotive Today

Bike-Share Program Helps Students Save Money And Get To Class On Time

Zipcar and Zagster are creating sponsored programs across 500 U.S. college campuses


Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Technology Today

How Technology Can Save The World By Saving Time

PSFK attends the Social Good Summit 2016 to see how new tech is changing the world for the better

Advertising Today

Lancôme’s Newest Campaign Stars A Domestic Abuse Survivor

Rosie Batty is the new face of the Love Your Age series, and is using the platform to bring awareness to a prevalent and deadly problem

Related Expert

Jay Sidhu

Mobile Banking

Travel Today

Marriott’s Gravity Room Installation Gives Travelers A New Perspective

The luxury hotel chain's #MGravityRoom invites visitors to snap and share pictures of its inverted set up

Fitness / Sport Today

Shoe-Worn Device Helps Kids Perfect Their Soccer Kick

A new wearable helps youth players improve their placement skills and technique

Gaming Today

Architecture Firm Turns Their Digital Portfolio Into An 8-Bit Game

Bjarke Ingels Group is exploring the possibilities of user interactivity in web design


Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry

PSFK Op-Ed Yesterday

Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

Interaction Designer and Audio-visual Technologist at ESI Design illustrates the value in creating environments filled with surprise and delight

PSFK Labs Today

Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

Syndicated Yesterday

Banned Books Week Urges People To Seek Out Controversial Works

Joining the annual celebration of the right to read, US author Jessica Herthel called for 'more information, more voices' to protect diversity

Augmented & Virtual Reality Yesterday

Outdoor Camp Presented In 360° VR By X Games Gold Medalist

The video features campers riding BMX trails, zip lining through the woods, and performing big-air jumps

Travel Yesterday

Boeing Wants Passengers To Control Their In-Flight Experience Through Their Phones

The airline manufacturer is embracing automation through a new generation of mobile travel apps

Augmented / Virtual Reality Yesterday

VR Surgery Videos Offer Interactive Medical Education

Dutch startup MDLinking hopes to globalize communication between students and medical care professionals with virtual reality content

Culture Yesterday

Use Twitter To Learn A New Language

tDict is an app that uses the social media platform to help you search for words in local dialects


Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders

Mobile Yesterday

This Startup Wants To Digitize The Loose Coins In Your Pocket

CoinOut is a new app that lets you save your extra change from cash transactions as electronic funds

Advertising Yesterday

McDonald’s Is Accepting Trash As Currency In Exchange For Burgers

An initiative in Stockholm is trying to keep streets clean while satisfying hunger

Culture Yesterday

Google Is Using Virtual Paper Airplanes To Bring People Closer Together

The tech giant released an app that lets people throw their good wishes out into the world on the International Day of Peace

No search results found.