MARC LEE

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MARC LEE

Over the last two decades, Marc Lee has become known for immersive, network-oriented and interactive installations experimenting with information and communication technologies.

BIOGRAPHY

This often manifests itself through art projects that result in the production of apps and interactive installations — media art, internet art, augmented reality (AR) art, virtual reality (VR) art and mobile art — that enable gallery-goers to create the immediate content of the work by using the artist’s apps directly on smartphones or tablets.  Lee’s commitment to the latest technology as a medium for his art is evident through his partnering with hubs of specialist technology expertise, such as Intelligent Sensor-Actuator-Systems Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology or the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe.

Lee was born in 1969 in Switzerland, and received his BFA from Basel University of Art and Design (FHNW), Switzerland, “Installation” Department, and his MFA from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Switzerland, “New Media” Department. He lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. 

He lectures, teaches, and holds workshops about art and software art in many schools including the China Academy of Art (CAA) Hangzhou, Strelka Moscow, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Seoul and ZHdK Zurich. Marc Lee he has won many prizes and honorary mentions at international festivals, including “Interaction” and “Software” Awards at Transmediale Berlin and the Social Media Art Award at Phaenomenale Wolfsburg.

Lee’s works and projects have been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide: Forum Schlossplatz, Aarau, Switzerland (2021); Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany (2021); CO Foundation, Berlin, Germany (2021); Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany (2021, 2007, 2002); HeK, Basel, Switzerland (2021, 2015); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2021); Stadtmuseum, Aarau, Switzerland (2020); Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea (2020, 2009, 2008, 2006); UNArt Center, Shanghai, China (2019); Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (2019, 2003); ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY, London, UK (2019); ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2017-2004); Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, South Korea (2016); Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland (2016); The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea (2013); Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2009); MoMA, Shanghai, China (2009, 2008); Media Art Biennale, Seoul, South Korea (2009, 2008); Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (2008); CeC, Delhi, India (2006); Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany (2004), ICC, Tokyo, Japan (2003, 2002); Read_Me Festival, Moscow, Russia (2002); and The New Museum, New York, US (2002).

Work by the artist is represented in permanent collections, including the Swiss Confederation Federal Art Collection, Bern; HeK, Basel; Fotomuseum, Winthertur and the ZKM, Karlsruhe.

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SELECTED WORKS

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10.000 Moving Cites – Same but different, Mobile App
2018
Mobile App as Interface for a Net-Based Installation
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Me, Myself, and I
2018
Mobile App as Interface for an Interactive Installation
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Nonplace
2018
Mobile App
Edition of 10, 1 AP
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10.000 Moving Cites – Same but different, AR (Augmented Reality)
2018 Mobile App, AR Multiplayer Game
Dimensions variable
Edition of 10, 1AP
(MLee001.18)

SELECTED PRESS

Marc Lee is noted in The New York Times The New York Times notes the work of Marc Lee. In his article exploring the role of randomness in art, science and cybersecurity, the author notes: ”His project “Airport Lounge” shows social media posts sent from airport lounges laid on top of satellite images of airports. Lee doesn’t choose which posts end up in the piece. “I just take the newest social media posts.”

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STAY AT HOME

[THE ART HAPPENS HERE]

5 APRIL — 5 JUNE 2020

Jeremy Bailey, Alice Bucknell, Stine Deja, Allan Gardner, Adad Hannah, James Irwin, James Knott, Marc Lee, and Jillian Mayer

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NON-PLACES

26 APRIL – 25 MAY 2019


MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

PAST EXHIBITION IN DRESDEN

MARC LEE in 24TH DRESDEN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

25 AUGUST – 6 SEPTEMBER 2021

MOTORENHALLE, DRESDEN, GERMANY

NOW ON VIEW IN AARAU

MARC LEE in MY HOME IS MY CASTLE

4 SEPTEMBER 2021 – 9 JANUARY 2022

FORUM SCHLOSSPLATZ, AARAU, SWITZERLAND

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CLOSING SOON IN MACAU

MARC LEE in ADVANCE AND RETREAT OF GLOBALIZATION

UNTIL 17 OCTOBER 2021

MACAU INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNIALE, MACAU



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