Young Joo Lee’s recent works incorporate the narrative structures of dreams and mythologies to construct psychological/imaginary worlds, in which personal experiences and social-political issues merge. Her understanding of the world as layers of fabricated stages came when she moved to Germany from South Korea in her adolescence. The alienation of language and culture made her aware that the perception of reality depends on an individual’s background, nationality and gender. In this talk, Young Joo Lee will share selected works that led to her recent practice.
Young Joo Lee is an artist working with animation, video, performance and sculpture. She has been working with narrative structures of myths, folktales and dreams that both incorporate and transcend individual experience of the contemporary society.
Her works have been shown in international exhibitions: Testing Stages, Hau 2 | Berlin, Germany (2011), Lichter Art Award | Frankfurt, Germany (2012), Curitiba International Biennial for the Contemporary Arts | Brazil (2013), Cerveira International Biennial | Portugal (2013), In Bewegung, Kunsthaus Bregenz | Austria (2013), All-day-Breakfast, Krems Kunsthalle | Austria (2013), Opelvillen Labor | Ruesselsheim, Germany (2014), The Survivors, Basis | Frankfurt, Germany (2014), Artist-in-Residence exhibition, Incheon Art Platform | Korea (2015), AUTOSAVE, Common Center | Seoul, Korea (2015), 8th Cairo Video Festival | Cairo, Egypt (2017), New Filmmakers | New York, USA (2017).
She is the recipient of Fulbright scholarship for film and digital media since 2015 at Yale University.