aram@leearam.com

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.

Residency
Artist in Residency at Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2018-2019
Artist in Residency at Friche la Belle de Mai, Goethe Institute, Marseille, 2019

Exhibition
Caller, My heart is darker than a Black hair, performance, puntWG, Amsterdam, 1.5-3.5.2020 [upcoming]
The Unknown Artist, Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, Portland, Oregon, 5.3-18.4 2020
Elsewheres Within Here, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 27.9.2019-7.1.2020
La Grande Transformation, 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
Mined, Design academy Eindhoven, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 21.10-29.10.2017 
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
Tropical, Objects, Turns, New alphabet school, Haus der Kulturen Welt (HKW), Berlin, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 19 Oct-14 Dec, 2019
Artist at M4, at M4 Gastatelier, Tetterode, 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_ , Collaborative publication, Jan van Eyck Academie, Witte de With, Rotterdam/Maastricht

Lectures and artist talks
Tales of the Hauntinig victims, Symposium, Jan van Eyck academie, Maastricht, 9.9.2019
Something or other, (Lecturer) Symposium, School of Design, London College of Communication, UAL: London, 1.2.2019
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, (Guest tutor, Lecturer) 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)
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