Kheng-li Wee (b. 1971)

Kheng-li Wee works in photography but was trained as a painter with a degree in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania and Master of Fine Art from San Francisco Art Institute, California. Fascinated by memory and dwelling as manifested in architecture and urban spaces, Wee navigates through ancient, narrow, old streets and neighborhoods. By using photography as a process of seeing and recording, Wee seeks to pose philosophical and existential questions regarding the possibilities of seeing beyond the limits of concept and language. His work allows the viewer to glance into the intimate stories and traces of nuances in everyday situations. Wee’s latest works are the LED light-box series which aims to capture the urban neighborhood of Yanaka in Tokyo, Japan. His other two LED light-box series encompass urban neighborhoods of Laweyan in Solo, Indonesia and Cheung Chau in Hong Kong, S.A.R. Wee taught visual arts at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan and is currently travelling in Japan.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • In The Valley Is Silence, 2012, Littleton and Hennessy Asian Art, New York City, USA
  • In The Valley Is Silence (Selected Images), 2010, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
  • Studies Of Daydreams, 2009, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
  • Chinatown Square, 2008, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
  • Istanbul, 2006, Art Forum Gallery, Singapore
  • On The Silk Road, 2005, Art Forum Gallery, Singapore
  • Zen City, 2004, Art Forum Gallery, Singapore
  • Views Of A City, 2002, Art Forum Gallery / MICA Atrium, Singapore
  • Graduate Solo Exhibition, 1992, Swarthmore College, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Vernissage: MFA Graduate Exhibition, 2010, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA
  • (Extra) Ordinary World, 2010, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
  • Cont.MFA, 2009, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
  • The Varied Life Of People Of The Asian City, 2008, Fujifilm Square, Tokyo, Japan
  • Every Sandplay, 2006, Club Family, Tokyo, Japan
  • Popular Pleasures Through Photography, 004, The Substation, Singapore
  • The Month Of Photography, 2002, MICA Atrium, Singapore
  • New Messenger, 2001, Gallery, Evason Hotel, Singapore
  • ICP Graduate Exhibition, 2000, Chelsea Fine Arts Building, New York City, USA

    Images of artworks

 

Nationality

Singapore


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