"I’m Making A Boy Band (IMMABB)” began as a creative collective in 2014 at Bora Kim’s studio at Columbia University in Harlem, New York. With Karin Kuroda and Samantha Y. Shao, Kim decided to make a non Korean K-pop boy band “EXP EDITION" in order to discuss the issues of post-colonialism and identity politics surrounding the transnational circulation of K-pop.
EXP EDITION had been performing in various art and non-art venues around New York, such as The High Line, MoMA and Queens Museum, and in 2016, relocated to Seoul, Korea when Kim founded IMMABB Entertainment, under which EXP EDITION's new single album will be released in the Spring of 2017. Though IMMABB is based in Seoul, it continues to collaborate with cultural producers internationally.
Kim serves as the CEO, Kuroda as the creative director and Ben Hostetler as the music producer of IMMABB Co., Ltd.
IMMABB hopes to have fresh and productive conversations on national identity, hybridity and what “otherness” means in Korean society with the people who encounter EXP EDITION (Šime, Frankie, Hunter and Koki) and their music.