Lee Kai Chung

Lee Kai Chung (b.1985, British Hong Kong) is an artist based in Hong Kong. Lee is pursuing a Ph.D. program in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and he was awarded Master of Fine Arts from School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong in 2014. He performs artistic research on historiography, ideology, and time-transcendence of emotion. From his early explorations of archival systems for historiography, Lee has developed an archival methodology that extends to research-based creative practices - including publishing, spatial production, public engagement, and the archives-making. Through performance, moving images, installation and publication, Lee considers the individual gesture as a form of political and artistic transgression, which resonates with existing narratives of history. In 2017, Lee initiated a hexalogy of consecutive projects under the theme of Displacement \'96 to take a departure from the socio-historical implication under the Pan-Asia context, the series examines human conditions and their geopolitical relations arising from dispersion and material flows.

Lee is the recipient/finalist of numerous awards and artist residency programmes globally, including: Taoyuan International Art Award (Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, to be announced in Q1 2023), The Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography (Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, the US, 2022), Altius Fellowship (Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2020), LOOP Barcelona Video Art Production Award (Han Nefkens Foundation in collaboration with Fundaci\'f3 Joan Mir\'f3, Finalist, Spain, 2019), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong, 2018), WMA Commission Award (WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong, 2017), Artist Residency Aboard Funding Scheme (Hong Kong Gallery Association, Hong Kong, 2017), Changdong International Artist Residency (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul, 2017).

His recent and upcoming exhibitions include Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present (Sharjah, UAE, 2023), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Winterthur, Switzerland, 2021), Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018 (Seoul Museum of Art: Seoul, South Korea, 2018), 12th Shanghai Biennale: Proregress \'96 Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence (Power Station of Art: Shanghai, China, 2018) and Artist Making Movement - Asian Art Biennial 2015 (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts: Taichung, Taiwan, 2015).

His works are in the permanent collection of the M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Videotage (Hong Kong), Platespace (Beijing, China), and The University of Salford Art Collection (Salford, UK).