LEE KAI CHUNG
Lee performs research on historical events, political systems, and ideology. His work addresses the lack of proper governance over the records and pending legislation for Archives Law. Through performance, documentation, and installation, Lee considers the individual gesture as a form of political and artistic transgression, which resonates with existing narratives of history.
Lee’s ongoing research project “Archive of the People” addresses the political standing of documents and archives in the social setting. In 2016, Lee established collective “Archive of the People”, which serves as an extension of his personal research to collaborative projects, education and publications.
Lee received The Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2017 from Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2018, and WMA Commission Award from WYNG Foundation in 2018 respectively.
Recent exhibitions and projects include “Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018”, “12th Shanghai Biennale: Proregress – Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence” and “Artist Making Movement - Asian Art Biennial 2015”.