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

  • Machine For Living/Dying In, 2014, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore
  • Michael Lee: Some Detours, 2013, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • M-trospective: Michael Lee’s First Decade 2001-2011, 2012, Studio Bibliothèque, Singapore
  • Revision Exercise 002, 2012, Project Stage by Hanart TZ Gallery @ Art Stage Singapore
  • Michael Lee, 2011, Chan Hampe Galleries @ Art Stage Singapore
  • Lost City and Other Stories, 2010, Hanart Square and Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
  • A Psychotaxonomy of Home, 2008, Baba House, Singapore
  • When a Body Meets a Building, 2004, Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Singapore

 Selected Group Exhibitions 

  • Drawing as Draft, 2015, Dialogic, Singapore
  • VERNACULA_, 2015, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
  • Once Upon This Island, 2014-2015 Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Recital Louder Than Paint, 2014, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
  • The Part in The Story Where a Part Becomes a Part of Something Else, 2014, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Print Lab, 2014, Grey Projects, Singapore
  • The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, 2014, OCAT, Shenzhen, China
  • Thinking of Landscape: Collection of Yeap Lam Yang, 2014, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore
  • Between Here and Nanyang: Marco Hsu’s Brief History of Malayan Art, 2015, NUS Museum, Singapore
  • Tokyo Art Meeting (IV): Bunny Smash, Design to Touch the World, 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • Resort, 2013, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand
  • World in Miniature: Zhang Hong and Michael Lee, 2013, Museum of Asian Art, Berlin, Germany
  • Contemporary Istanbul, 2013, Istanbul Convention Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Artist, the Book and the Crowd, 2013, The Substation, Singapore
  • Fail Again, 2013, Souterrain, Berlin, Germany
  • The Realm in the Mirror, the Vision out of Image, 2013, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China
  • Home Stories, Villa 102 (Former Literaturhaus), 2013, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
  • Encountering the Unknown, 2013, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: The Paradox of Choice in a Time of Anxiety, 2012, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
  • Safe Place In The Future II, 2012, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
  • The 3rd Kuandu Biennale, 2012, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Duchamp in Southeast Asia, 2012, Equator Art Projects, Singapore
  • Strange Faces, 2012, Valentine Willie Fine Arts, Singapore
  • There Can Be No Better World, 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Manila, Philippines
  • Variable Truth, 2012, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
  • What a Wonderful World, 2012, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Signature Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, 2011, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • The 2nd Asia Triennial Manchester, 2011, Chinese Art Center, Manchester
  • The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, 2011, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
  • The 3rd Singapore Biennale, 2011, Old Kallang Airport, Singapore.

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

Selected Public Collections

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




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