Michael Lee 李鴻輝 (b. 1972)

Michael Lee is an artist, curator and publisher based in Berlin and Singapore. He researches urban memory and fiction, especially the contexts and implications of loss. He transforms his observations into objects, diagrams, situations, curations or texts. He has staged solo exhibitions at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Hanart TZ Gallery (Hong Kong), Baba House (Singapore) and Alliance Francaise de Singapour (Singapore). His group exhibition participations include The 3rd Kuandu Biennale 2012, The 2nd Asia Triennial Manchester 2011, The 3rd Singapore Biennale 2011, The 8th Shanghai Biennale 2010, The 4th & 3rd Guangzhou Triennial 2011 & 2008, The 2005 World Exposition (Singapore Pavilion) and International Film & Video Association Film Award & Festival 1997 (co-winner, Experimental category). His curatorial projects include Between, Beside, Beyond: Daniel Libeskind’s Reflections and Key Works 1989-2014 (Singapore Art Museum, 2007), and his editorial projects include the series Corridors: Notes on the Contemporary (published by Studio Bibliothèque with various others, 2013-); Who Cares: 16 Essays on Curating in Asia (co-edited with Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya, published by Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, 2010), and Preoccupations: Things Artists Do Anyway (co-edited with Cornelia Erdmann, published by laiyan projects and Studio Bibliothèque, Hong Kong, 2008). His accolades include the APBF Signature Art Prize 2011 (People’s Choice Award), conferred by the Singapore Art Museum, and the Young Artist Award (Visual Arts) 2005, conferred by the National Arts Council, Singapore. He received his Master and Bachelor of Communication Studies from Nanyang Technological University in 2001 and 1997 respectively.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 | “Installation in Progress”, Curve @ Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2018 | “Creatif Compleks”, Vitrine, Centre for Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore
  • 2014 | “Machine For (Living) Dying In”, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore 2014 | Moving Forest – Artist in Residency Project, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
  • 2013 | “Michael Lee: Some Detours”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 | “M-trospective: Michael Lee’s First Decade 2001-2011”, Studio Bibliothèque, Singapore
  • 2012 | “Revision Exercise 002”, Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 
  • 2011 | “Michael Lee”, Chan Hampe Galleries booth, Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • 2010 | “Lost City and Other Stories”, Hanart Square and Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2008 | “A Psychotaxonomy of Home”, Baba House, Singapore
  • 2004 | “When a Body Meets a Building”, Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Singapore

 Selected Group Exhibitions 

  • 2019-2020 | “Suddenly Becoming Visible”, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore
  • 2019 | “ONLY CONNECT: Osaka”, Creative Center Osaka, Osaka, Japan
  • 2019 | “Bridges of Time”: i Light 2019 Bicentennial Edition, Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore 
  • 2018 | “Placing Home: Woodlands”, Woodlands Stadium, Singapore
  • 2018 | “Glossary of Common Terms”, Baba House, Singapore
  • 2018 |”Two Houses: Politics and Histories in the Contemporary Art Collections of John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang”, ICA, Singapore
  • 2018 |”Eden”, ZARCH Gallery, Singapore 
  • 2017 | “Building Agency: Archifest 2017”, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
  • 2017 | “Building Agency: Archifest 2017”, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
  • 2017 | “[Title To Be Confirmed]”, Kunstraum Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2017 | “Listening to Architecture”, National Gallery, Singapore
  • 2017 | “Radio Malaya: Abridged Conservations About Art”, NUS Museum, Singapore 
  • 2016 | “Unlimited Space: Re-imagination of Everyday Life”, starprojects, Hong Kong
  • 2015 | “Mind the Gap: Mapping the Other”, National Library Board Building, Singapore
  • 2014 | “Once Upon This Island”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 
  • 2014 | “The Part in The Story Where a Part Becomes a Part of Something Else”, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2014 | “[The Machine] Contemplating the Body”, Singapore General Hospital Museum, Singapore
  • 2014 | “The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale”, OCAT Shenzhen, China
  • 2014 | “Thinking of Landscape: Collection of Yeap Lam Yang”, ICA, Singapore 
  • 2013 | “Between Here and Nanyang: Marco Hsu’s Brief History of Malayan Art”, NUS Museum, Singapore
  • 2013 | “Tokyo Art Meeting (IV): Bunny Smash, Design to Touch the World”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2013 | “Resort”, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2012 | “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: The Paradox of Choice in a Time of Anxiety”, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
  • 2012 | “Safe Place In The Future II”, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2012 | “The 3rd Kuandu Biennale”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011 | “The 2nd Signature Art Prize Finalists Exhibition”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2011 | “Utopias: Michael Lee and Bob Matthews”, National Museum, Singapore
  • 2011 | “The 2nd Chungking Youth Art Biennale”, Chungking Art Museum and Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts, Chungking, China
  • 2011 | “The 3rd Singapore Biennale”, Old Kallang Airport, Singapore 
  • 2010 | “The 8th Shanghai Biennale”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2010 | “Cheong Soo Pieng: Shock of the New”, The National Art Gallery, Singapore @ Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2010 | “At the Crossroad”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan 
  • 2009 | “Whose Exhibition is This?”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (with Tang Ling Nah)
  • 2009 | “Curating Lab: 100 Objects (Remixed)”, HT Contemporary Space, Singapore
  • 2008 | “A-Z, 26 Locations to Put Everything”, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
  • 2008 | “The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial (Independent Projects section)”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • 2008 | “-bok”, 1aspace, Hong Kong 
  • 2007 | “Building Conversations: Michael Lee & Nadia Bhamadhaj”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2007 | “city_NET Asia (Singapore Pavillion)”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2007 | “Focus Automatically”, Museum of Suzhou Art & Technology Institute, Suzhou, China
  • 2006 | “Beneath the Pavement: Discovering the City”, S’pore Art Museum, Singapore 
  • 2005 | “Asian Traffic (Singapore pavilion)”, Jendela, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
  • 2005 | “The 2005 World Exposition (Singapore pavilion)”, Aichi, Japan
  • 2004 | “SENI Singapore: Art and the Contemporary”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2004 | “VIDEO AS URBAN CONDITION videoPOOL”, Vargas Organisation, London
  • 2004 | “Reconstruction of a City”, St. James Power Station, Singapore
  • 2003 | “Sensitive Parts”, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore
  • 2001 | “Nokia Singapore Art 2001 (Curated section)”, S’pore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2001 | “Deriving Spaces”, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore

Awards

  • 2011 | APBF Signature Art Prize (People’s Choice Award), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2005 | Young Artist Award (Visual Arts), National Arts Council, Singapore 
  • 1997 | 1st Prize (Experimental), United Film & Video Association Student Film & Video Competition, PHL, USA (co-awarded with William Phuan & Tan Chee Tat)
  • 1996 | Distinction, United Television Outstanding Video, Singapore (co-awarded with Chong Siew Hong) 
  • 1995 | 3rd Prize, All-School Students’ Video Competition, NTU, Singapore 
  • 1988 | 1st Prize, Chinese Calligraphy Competition, Gan Eng Seng School, Singapore

Selected Public Collections

  • Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • National Gallery Singapore
  • National University of Singapore Museum
  • Singapore Art Museum

For the full list of exhibitions, awards and and public collections, please contact the gallery at enquiry@ipreciation.com

   

 

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