Aram Lee

Aram Lee was born 1986 in Seoul and lives and works in Amsterdam. As an artist Lee focus on reinterpreting and re-purposing matter found within institutions. This driven research approach continues the suspended sequences of static things while relocating their role. Her artistic practice engages with performative events, film and video installations; to reshapes the complex trajectories of objects and images into sociopolitical systems by shifting the structures of power. When the rendered instruments which are formed as diasporic amnesia, impure, spectral, false fictions are released from the institution, it visualises the para-political structures, preserved power. Their process of performative action with the public potentially allows for the dissolution of predominance, by shaping a way an object is described and circulated.

Artist in Residency at Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL 2018-2019
Artist in Residency at Petirama at La friche, Goethe Institute, Marseille, FR 2019

In the pause of a gesture there might be an echo, Amsterdam,  PuntWG, 3.9- 3.9. 2021
Parasite dinner, Fanfare/WSLTP, Amsterdam, 13.3/8.5.2021 
Domestic Concerns, Matjoe Raum für Kunst, Köln, 29.4-14.5,2021
Unquiet Objects, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, 12.3-2.5.2021
Art Oost, Amsterdam, 9-11.10.2020
2020, ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam, 26.9.2020
To Pluto and back, Unlocked/Reconnected, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 2.6-16.8.2020
In the pause of a gesture there might be an echo, Suns and Stars, Punt WG, Amsterdam, 1.5-3.5.2020
The Unknown Artist, Center for Contemporary Art and Culture (PNCA), Portland, 5.3-14.4 2020
Elsewheres Within Here, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 27.9.2019-7.1.2020
Post Ghost Bust, m4gastatelier, Amsterdam, 31.10.2019
La Grande Transformation, Manifesta 12, Petirama, La friche la belle de Mai, Marseille, 31.5-8.6.2019
Landscape with Bear, de Appel, Amsterdam, 3.5-1.6.2019
OPEN STUDIOS Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 14.3-16.3.2019
Design im Kunstverein, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, 14.1-20.1.2019
Inside out, forecast, Haus der Kulturen der Welt(HKW), Berlin, 7.5-22.5 2018
Contextile, Bienal de arte textil contempornea, Guimares, 19.9-20.10.2018
Ein und zwanzig, German Design council, Tortona, Milano, 14.4-22.4.2018
Project Studio ZZM, Zuiderseemuseum, Einkuizen, 1.4-29.6.2017
Dream Factory, Vertical Gallery Plug in City, Eindhoven, 22.10-30.10.2016
Zollamt, Zollamt studios in Offenbach, 20.8-1.9.2014
Kappus soap factory, Kappus soap factory, Offenbach, 18.7-20.7.2014
Das unangreifbare war noch nie so meins, Galerie stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, 17.2-16.4.2014

Workshop, Event
The Whole Life: An Archive Project, Haus Der Kulturen welt(HKW), Berlin, 10.2021 - 3.2022 (Upcoming)
Online Panel: Prevention is Better than Hate, Framer Framed, 25.6.2020
In the pause of a gesture there might be an echo, symposium, Suns & Stars, Collective Domain in Cultural Memory(CDCM), 2020
Tropical, Objects, Turns, New alphabet school, Haus der Kulturen Welt (HKW), Berlin, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 19.10-14.12.2019
Artist at M4 Gastatelier, M4 Gastatelier, Amsterdam, 1.7.-31.10.2019
Post Ghost Bust, Lumier, Jan van Eyck academie, Maastricht, 29.1-5.2.2019
(UN-)LEARNING PLACE, Haus der Kulturen Welt(HKW), Berlin, 9.1-13.1.2019
THEA SEGALL.(Un)edited_ , Witte de With/Jan van Eyck, Rotterdam/Maastricht
Tales of the Haunting victims, Symposium, Jan van Eyck academie, Maastricht, 9.9.2019
Something or other,  Symposium, School of Design, London College of Communication, UAL: London, 1.2.2019
Magical Riso 2018: Monumental Riso, 16-18.11.2018
The creative blur: Between design practice and design in the Museum, Symposium, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG), Hamburg, 18-19.10.2018
Fantastic Forgeries, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, 2018
Performance Making and the Archive, Symposium, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, 16.3.2018
Design, Archives and genealogy round table, Dutch design week, Design academy eindhoven, Eindhoven
OnsBank, Presentation, Het Institute, Amsterdam

Publication (book)
The Untouchables, CDCM-Collective Domain of Cultural Memory, 2020
Landscape with bear, de Appel, Amsterdam, 2019
Post Ghost Bust, Charles Nyples Lab, Jan van Eyck, Maastricht, 2019
From Pluto to Pyeongyang and back, Jan van Eyck, Maastricht, 2019

Master of Contextual Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven 2016-2017
Diplom of Fine Arts, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Stuttgart (Incomplete) 2014-2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Korea National University of arts, Seoul 2008-2012