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Born 1981 in Seoul, South Korea, lives and works in New York City.

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Seung-Min Lee

Born 1981. Seoul, South Korea

Lives and works in New York


2012       MFA in Combined Media, Hunter College, NY

2003       AB History of Art and Architecture cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Exhibitions and Performances

2023     Local Objects, International Objects, Brooklyn, NY 

2022    This is the time. This is the record of the time. Pt. 3, group exhibition, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

2022      ill-suited, 2 person exhibition with Michael Smith, Essex Flowers, NY 

2022       Audience/Camera/Performance, group exhibition, The Gallery at Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2021      LIGHT WHITE, International Waters, Brooklyn, NY 

2020     TedTalks iChicken, “MoMA Downtown”, New York, NY 

2020     Freeport: Kim Jong Un Liberation Art, performance,  Hauser and Wirth, New York, NY

2019       The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging, MOCA  Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY

2019     Kim Jong Un: Spring Awakening on the Pacific Rim, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, CA

2019     Popular Revolt, iRAPE : Ted Kavanaugh SoulCycle Instructor, NYU Skirball Center, New York, NY 

2018     Intolerable Whiteness, performance, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2018     On Whiteness, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2018     Kim Jong Un presents Global World Karaoke Championships: Millennial Survivor with Spencer Sweeney, Kembra Pfahler, and Urs Fischer, Performance Program, NADA NY, New York, NY

2018     #themalso?, Performance Space New York, New York, NY

2018     Kim Jong Un presents Global World Karaoke Championships: Impending Nuclear Annihilation, Honeys, Brooklyn, NY

2017     Full Disclosure: A History of Personal Racial Macro and Microaggressions, Highline, New York, NY

2017     Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to Internally Smash the Patriarchy, Racism, Ageism, Classism, & Bad Manners to Win Friends, $etc. Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017     Workout Prototype for an anti-racist, classist, misogynist, Woke New World, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY

2016     Informed Consent Dual Agency Open House Karaoke, More Art, New York, NY

2016     Price of Admission: Let’s Not Gentrify Chinatown, But Say We Did?, Essex Flowers, New York, NY 

2015     Memory Palace, Alisa Baremboym and Seung-Min Lee, Luxembourg and Dayan, New York

2015       Women, Inc. Artists Space, New York  

2015       On Discipline, Regina Rex, New York (curated by Carmen Winant)

2015       End Of The Night Café II, Kim Jong Un Hacks Chipotle, David Lewis Gallery, New York (curated by Charles Mayton and Lucas Knipscher) 

2015       Sing’s Millennium Mart, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn 

2014       Don’t Forget To Make A left Turn At Albuquerque, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY

 2013      TedTalks iTurkey, SVA Theatre, New York 

2013        CKTV, 2012, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY 

2012       CKTV, 2012, Brooklyn Pavilion, Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, China



2021     Peter Brock, Seung-Min Lee’s “LIGHT WHITE”, e-flux ART AGENDA, March 24, 2021

2019       Seung-Min Lee, Consumer Reports, ArtNews

2018       Andrea K Scott, Goings On About Town, On Whiteness, The New Yorker, August 3-17, 2018

2018       Ryan Wong, How To Talk About Whiteness, Hyperallergic 

2018       The Editors of Art News, 9 Art Events In NYC To Attend This Weekend, ARTNEWS 

2018       Sarah Wang, Karaoke with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, VIDA 

2018       Nadja Sayej, Art imitating life: How this year's Armory Show got political, The Guardian, March 13,    2018, Art and Design. 

2015       Elizabeth Patterson, Alisa Baremboym and Seung-Min Lee's Memory Palace, Visionaire World  

2015       Martha Schwendener,  “Art in Review: Sing’s Millennium Mart,” New York Times, January 30th, 2015. C30  

2015       Cecilia Salama,  “What Does the Corner Deli of The Future Look Like?,” Opening Ceremony Blog 2014       Kevin McGarry, “Seung-Min Lee: In Profile,” 

2012       Dis Magazine, “Discover: Sing Le No More,”,

2005      "Seung-Min Lee," Interview Magazine, October, 2005


2022        Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

2019       Ford Foundation Center For Social Justice Collection 

2019      Foundation For Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

2018        Robert Blackburn Workshop Publication and Performance Commission

2014-5    Franklin Furnace Fund Award Recipient, New York, NY

2003       Harvard-Radcliffe College Arts Fellowship, Cambridge, MA

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