Born 1986 in Seoul (KR)
Working and living in Amsterdam (NL)

As an artist Lee focus on reinterpreting and re-purposing matter found within institutions. This driven research approach continues the suspended sequences of static things while relocating their role. Her artistic practice engages with performative events, film and video installations; to reshapes the complex trajectories of objects and images into sociopolitical systems by shifting the structures of power. When the rendered instruments which are formed as diasporic amnesia, impure, spectral, false fictions are released from the institution, it visualises the para-political structures, preserved power. Their process of performative action with the public potentially allows for the dissolution of predominance, by shaping a way an object is described and circulated.


  1. 2018⁠​–⁠2019

    Artist in Residency at Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

  2. 2019

    Artist in Residency at Goethe Institute, Marseille, FR

Selected Exhibitions

  1. 2021

    In the pause of a gesture there might be an echo, PuntWG, Amsterdam, NL (link)

  2. 2021

    Domestic Concerns, Matjoe Raum für Kunst, Köln, DE (link)

  3. 2021

    Unquiet Objects, Oregon Center for Contemporary Art, Portland, USA (link)

  4. 2020

    2020, Rozenstraat - a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam, NL (link)

  5. 2020

    To Pluto and back, Unlocked/Reconnected, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL (link)

  6. 2020

    The plot flipped the eternality, Art Oost, Amsterdam (link)

  7. 2020

    The Unknown Artist, Center for Contemporary Art and Culture (PNCA), Portland, USA (link)

  8. 2019

    Elsewheres Within Here, Framer Framed, Amsterdam (link)

  9. 2019

    La Grande Transformation, Goethe Institute, Marseille, FR (link)

  10. 2019

    Landscape with Bear, de Appel, Amsterdam, NL (link)

  11. 2019

    Open studios, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL (link)

  12. 2019

    Design im Kunstverein, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, DE

  13. 2018

    Inside out, forecast, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, DE (link)

  14. 2018

    Contextile, Bienale de arte textil contempornea, Guimares, PT (link)

  15. 2017

    Studio ZZM, Zuiderseemuseum, Einkuizen, NL

  16. 2016

    Dream Factory, Vertical Gallery, Plug in City, Eindhoven, NL (link)

  17. 2014

    Das unangreifbare war noch nie so meins, Galerie stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, DE (link)

Events, Workshops, Presentations

  1. 2021⁠​–⁠ongoing

    The Whole Life Congress Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, DE (link)

  2. 2021

    When Site Lost the Plot: Siteless Specificity, MA Fine Arts, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, KR

  3. 2021

    The lives of objects: from domesticity to resource extraction, MA GEO-Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL

  4. 2021

    Parasite dinner, fanfare, M4gastatelier, Amsterdam, NL (link)

  5. 2020

    An Improvisation (to Contemplate), Rozenstraat - a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam, NL (link)

  6. 2020

    Online Panel: Prevention is Better than Hate, Framer Framed, NL (link)

  7. 2020

    In the pause of a gesture there might be an echo, Suns & Stars, Collective Domain in Cultural Memory, online, NL (link)

  8. 2019

    Tropical, Objects, Turns, New alphabet school, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, DE/NL (link)

  9. 2019

    Artist at m4 gastatelier, m4 gastatelier, Amsterdam, NL (link)

  10. 2019

    Granny’s Ghost Stories, Lumière, Maastricht, NL (link)

  11. 2019

    (UN-)LEARNING PLACE, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, DE (link)

  12. 2019

    THEA SEGALL.(Un)edited_ , Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL (link)

  13. 2019

    Tales of the Haunting victims, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL (link)

  14. 2019

    Something or other, School of Design, London College of Communication, UAL: London, UK (link)

  15. 2018

    Magical Riso 2018: Monumental Riso, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL (link)

  16. 2018

    The creative blur Symposium, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG), Hamburg, DE (link)

  17. 2018

    Fantastic Forgeries, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL

  18. 2018

    Performance Making and the Archive Conference, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, IN (link)

Text, essay

  1. 2020

    The Untouchables, CDCM-Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (read here)

  2. 2019

    La grande transformation, Heritage Contact Zone (read here)

  3. 2019

    Landscape With Bear, de Appel, Amsterdam (read here)

  4. 2019

    Post Ghost Bust, Charles Nyples Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (read here)

  5. 2019

    From Pluto to Pyongyang and Back, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (read here)

Reviews, publicity

  1. 2020

    Unknowing culture by Lucy cotter, Persistent Traces from Heritage to Come by Suns and Stars, (read here)

  2. 2021

    Objecthood: a conversation with lucy cotter by Jess Nickel (read here)


  1. 2016⁠​–⁠2017

    Master of Contextual Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven

  2. 2014⁠​–⁠2015

    Diploma of Fine Arts, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Stuttgart (incomplete)

  3. 2008⁠​–⁠2012

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul