Jeewi Lee’s work predominantly deals with traces by thematising the past, presence and absence. The trace bears witness to time while also reflecting its history and own production process. In her installations, videos and painting series, the trace exists as residue of past lives, a visual allegory for lived experience, place and memory. The artist carries out intensive research on materials and their properties by transforming or combining them. This leads to her exploring the poetic context of the individual materials.
Works from this artist
Jeewi Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1987. She now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Lee received her MFA in painting from the University of the Arts (Berlin) in 2014 and since 2018 holds an MFA from the postgraduate program Art in Context at the University of the Arts (Berlin).
Her work has been featured in exhibitions at sign and symbols (New York), Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin), Super Super Markt (Berlin), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, OH Gallery (Dakar), Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), Kunstverein in Hamburg, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Villa Romana (Florence) and the Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin).
Gina Fischli, Talisa Lallai, Jeewi Lee, Oliver Osborne, Max Ruf
Friends Space, Berlin
November 24, 2022 – January 22, 2023