Young Joo Lee is an artist based in Cambridge, MA and Los Angeles. She currently is a College Fellow in Media Practice at Harvard University.

” The cultural and social environment that shifts individuals’ perception of reality has been an interest in my animation, performance and installation works. I was born in South Korea and grew up there until age 11, when I moved with my family to Germany. In Germany I experienced the alienation from my own Korean culture and language that resulted from the assimilation process. These early experiences opened my eyes to my racial, cultural and sexual identities that define who I am as an artist to this day.”

2017 MFA, Sculpture, Yale University – New Haven, CT
2013 Master Student, Film, Academy of Fine Arts Städelschule – Frankfurt a. M., Germany 2009 BFA, Painting, Hong-ik University – Seoul, South Korea

Solo Exhibition
Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea
Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, USA
The Survivors, Basis Projektraum, Frankfurt a. M.
Systematic longing, perfect waiting, Opelvillen Labor, Rüsselsheim, Germany
It, NoMad, Projekt-Display Window, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Into Her, Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)

Selected Group Exhibitions / Screenings
Media Field, Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
What has love got to do with it, Drawing Center, New York, USA
FEMMEBIT, Civic Center Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Amoebas in Bamboo Forest – 6th Amado Exhibition Award (curator: Yu-Bin Kim), Amado Art Space/Lab, Seoul, South Korea

Synthetic Zero: Looking at What we don’t want to look at, curated by Mitsu Hadeishi, Bronx Art Space, NYC
TOTENPASS, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, USA
Through-Line: Drawing & Weaving, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, USA
Video Art Miden, Archaeological Museum of Messenia, Kalamata, Greece
OUTTHERE, curated by Bianca Boragi, Filo Sofi Arts, New York, USA
My name is Pa-Yun, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, USA
Taboo, IAFT 2018, Tokyo, Japan
SPE Media Festival, Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, USA

In a Nutshell, Medrar for Contemporary art, Cairo, Egypt
F(r)act or Fiction, Special commission, New Haven Armory, Artspace New Haven, USA
New Filmmakers film festival, New York, USA
The Sands, Essex Flowers, New York, USA
8th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary art, Cairo, Egypt

Korean American Film Festival, Official Selection, New York, USA
Merry Go Round, Yve Yang Gallery, Boston, USA
2015 Platform Artist-in-Residence Final Exhibition, Incheon Art Platform

Esoterica, Yale school of art, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, USA
Videomixer, Yale school of art, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, USA
오토세이브 AUTOSAVE , 커먼센터 Common Center, Seoul, KR
서로 아무런 관계도 없는 존재들의 비평행적 진화 , 인천아트플랫폼 Incheon Art Platform, Incheon, KR
두개의 방 – two women show with Dooee Jeong, 스페이스 원 Space One, Seoul, KR
Untitled, Galerie Heike Strewlow, Frankfurt a. M., Germany

상태참조 Condition Reference, 교역소 Gyoyokso, Seoul, KR
Fake Hikers, MMCA 창동 레지던시, Seoul, KR
Synthetic Zero Event, Bronx Art Space, New York
IBUG art, Westsächsisches Textilmuseum, Crimmitschau, Germany

Curitiba Biennial for Contemporary Art, Curitiba, Brazil
LIMBO- Performance, GALERIA PROJECTO, Cerveira Biennial, Portugal
Lummerland 2, Kostka Gallery, Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic
In Bewegung, screening, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
Say my name say, Absolventenausstellung, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt, Germany

REFLEXÕES SOBRE O FUTURO, Museum of Contemporary Art of  Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
Lichter Fim Festival / Lichter Art Award, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Lumminale, Collective Video Bohai, Offenbach a. M., Germany
SONiK Fest 5& Synthetic Zero Event, Ran Tea House, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Open Doors, Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Testing Stages, HAU2, Berlin, Germany
Lummerland 1, Toves Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
BEST OF BEST OF BEST OF. Video Group show, Berlin, Stuttgart, Germany
Synthetic Zero Event Film& Performance, Bronx Art Space, NYC, USA

March/June Synthetic Zero Event Film& Performance, Bronx Art Space, NYC, USA
2010 Haarzauber, Elisabethenstr. 11-13, Frankfurt a. M. Germany

Synthetic Zero Event Film & Performance, Synthetic Zero, NYC, USA

Scope, Hongik Arts Univ. Seoul, Korea
Synthetic Zero Event Film & Performance, Synthetic Zero, NYC, USA
Movement, Zero Field, 798 Arts District, Beijing, China

Fellowships and Awards
2018-2020 College Fellow in Media Practice – Harvard University, Theater, Dance and Media, Cambridge, MA
2018-2020 Open Sessions – Drawing Center, New York, USA
2018 Artist grant for Visual Arts – Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
2017 International Artist in Residency Award – Incheon Art Platform
2017 HP Blended Reality Grant – CCAM Yale University
2016 Alice Kimball Traveling Fellowship – Yale University
2015-2018 Fulbright Scholarship: Sculpture and digital media – Fulbright Korea
2014 Hessen Film Funding: Animation – Hessische Filmförderung
2010-2012 DAAD Artist Scholarship – German Academic Exchange Program
2006 Dean’s prize, 1st Annual Arts Competition, Hong-ik Arts University

2017 Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India
2015 인천아트플랫폼 6기 단기 입주작가 Incheon Art Platform, Performing Arts,          Incheon, South Korea
2014 Artist in Residence, Opelvillen Labor, Rüsselsheim
2013 AIR Program, MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 Artist Residency, Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil

Reviews | Publications
2019 WomenCineMakers Biennial, vol. 11, Berlin, Germany
2018 Shangri-La, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, South Korea
2018 Art Forum International – October 2018, Review by Andy Campbell, Los Angeles
2018 Los Angeles Times – July 8, Review by Sharon Mizota
2017 Incheon Cultural Communication, South Korea – November 2017: “Woman and Goddess”,
December 2017: “Old nail inside a Colorful Fairytale”
2015 Before & After, exhibition catalogue, Common Center, Seoul, South Korea 2013 Curitiba Biennial Catalogue, Curitiba, Brazil

Artist TalkS & Workshops
2019 Masterclass, Theater, Dance and Media, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
2019 Mediators, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
2018 Artist talk, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA
2017 Artist talk & workshops, Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, Yale University, USA 2015 Artist talk, RAT school of Art, Seoul, South Korea
2013 Artist Workshop, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
2018/Aug-Current Harvard College Fellow in Media Practice, Theater, Dance and Media, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
2018/Oct Visiting Artist Lecture, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA
2017-18 Visiting Artist talk & workshop, CCAM, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA
2017 Visiting Artist lecture, IICD College of Craft and Design, Jaipur, India
2017 Blended Reality Graduate Fellow workshop, DMCA, Yale University, New Haven
2017 Teaching assistant, Sound art (Prof. Martin Kersels & Brian Kane), Yale University
2015 Black sheep Lecture #70, RAT school of art, Seoul, KR
2013 Visiting artist workshop at Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)

Other Projects
2011-2012 Curator/organizer of Projekt Display Window, NoMad, Frankfurter Kunstverein
2011-2012 Technical advisor, Kulturzeit (Escape from Camp14), ZDF