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Young Joo Lee is a multimedia artist from South Korea. Her work deals with personal narratives about her experiences of being an immigrant in Europe and the US, a woman, and a cultural nomad. In her recent moving image works, these personal narratives interweave with the current and historical narratives in order to investigate the issues of cultural colonialism, alienation, and assimilation processes.

Young holds an MFA in Sculpture at Yale University and an MFA in Film at Academy of Fine Arts Städelschule Frankfurt. She currently is a Visiting Lecturer in Film and Animation at the Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University. She was a College Fellow in Media Practice at Harvard University (2018-20), a Fulbright Scholar in Film & Digital Media (2015-18) and a recipient of DAAD artist scholarship (2010-12). Her work has been exhibited in national and international institutions and film/video festivals.

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
Wasteland, Open Sessions 16, Drawing Center, New York, USA
BorderLaborBody Film Screening, Drawing Center, New York, USA
Field Notes: Lovers, Teachers and the Consciousness In Between-curated by Chanel Thervil, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, USA
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
B3 Biennial, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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
All-Day Breakfast, Krems Kunsthalle, Austria
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