Mire Lee


    Mire Lee (b. 1988, Seoul) currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She received both her BFA in Sculpture in 2012 and her MFA in Media Art in 2013 from the Seoul National University College.

    Mire Lee’s works, often eclectically made of industrial materials such as concrete, silicone, steel and clay, oscillate between horror and arousal and see violence as a central component of subjectivity. Low-tech kinetics and works of immobile dominance that are imbued with brutality and sexuality, force the viewer into a position of fetishistic obsession, voyeurism, and boundary violation. With her works, Lee negotiates questions of bodily porosity, acceptability and power, while creating a space that feels simultaneously industrialized and primordial.

    In 2018, Mire Lee participated in the residency program at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. She has recently received the Special Prize of the Future Generation Art Prize 2021, as well as the Pontopreis MMK 2022.

    Selected solo & dual exhibitions: Mire Lee: Black Sun, The New Museum, New York, US (2023); As We Lay Dying, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Hague, The Netherlands (2022); Look, I’m a fountain of filth raving mad with love, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2022); Carriers, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, US (2022); HR Giger & Mire Lee, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (2021); Carriers, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea (2020); among others.

    Selected group exhibitions: Dream Machines, DESTE Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2023); Busan Biennale 2022: We, On the Rising Wave, Busan, South Korea (2022); 58th Carnegie International: Is it morning for you yet?, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US (2022); The 59th Venice Biennale: The Milk of Dreams, Giardini della Biennale and the Arsenale, Venice, Italy (2022); Future Generation Art Prize 2021, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine (2021); Techno, Museion, Museo d’arte Moderna E Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy (2021); Contamination, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany (2021); Breathing through Skin, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2020); (Im)Possible Bodies, Niet Normaal Foundation, Den Bosch, The Netherlands (2020); As time went on, a rumor started, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, Austria (2020); Other. Worldly, Friesmuseum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (2020); The 15th Biennale de Lyon: Where Water Comes Together With Other Water, Lyon, France (2019); Surface Tension, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE (2019); Lubricated Language, AKINCI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2019); The 12th Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Border, Gwangju, South Korea (2018); Double Negative, Arko Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea (2018); Moving/Image, Arko Art Center, Seoul, South Korea (2017); among others.




Please scan the QR code to follow us on WeChat :天线空间ANTENNASPACE