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, 2018-2019
Artist in Residency at Petirama at La friche, Goethe Institute, Marseille, FR 2019

Encountered, Matjoe Raum für Kunst, Koeln, 29.4-14.5,2021 (Upcoming)
Unquiet Objects, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, 12.3-2.5.2021(Upcoming)
Art Oost, Amsterdam, 9-11.10.2020
2020, ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam, 26.9.2020
Parasite dinner, M4 Gastaterlier, Tetterode, Amsterdam, 1.9.2020-31.2.2021 
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
Post Ghost Bust, Tetterode, Amsterdam, 31.10.2019
Elsewheres Within Here, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 27.9.2019-7.1.2020
La Grande Transformation, 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
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
Online Panel: Prevention is Better than Hate, Framer Framed & Pan Asian Collective, 19:00-21:00, 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 Oct-14 Dec, 2019
Artist at M4, 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
Tales of the Hauntinig 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
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
Persistent Traces of Heritage to Come, Essey by Lucy cotter, Exit Project Space (North Macedonia), Loose Associations (Croatia), and Suns and Stars (the Netherlands), Creative Europe, 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