phone: 2124989780 

JaeWook Lee is an artist, writer, amateur scientist, semi-philosopher, and sometime curator. Lee stages an exhibition as a mode of artistic expression, articulating his thoughts through the exhibition process. His works speculate on the difference between the human mind and other-than-human consciousness. 




M.F.A. Fine Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

M.F.A. Art Practice, the School of Visual Arts, New York

B.F.A. Visual Arts, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul



2016 SeMA Emerging Artists & Curators Support Program, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2014 4th SINAP: Sindoh Artist Support Program (Jury: Beatrix Ruf, Dongyeon Koh)

2012 GuSH Grant: Research fund 

2012 GuSH Grant: Conference fund 

2011 Arts Council Korea, International Exhibition Grant 

2007 Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Exhibition Grant 


Solo Exhibitions

2015 Object Theory, O'newwall E'juheon, Seoul

2015 JaeWook Lee solo show, Sindoh Art Space (with curated curator Raimundas Malasauskas) , Seoul

2011 Big Seoul (1971), PYO gallery south, Seoul

2009 Beautiful, Project space Kunst-Doc, Seoul

2009 Golden Bomb at KIAF 09 (commissioned solo installation), Korea International Art Fair, COAX, Seoul

2007 At the Highest Point in Asia, Art space HUE, Seoul

2005 The 5th Art Wall Project, Coreana Museum, Seoul


Two-Person Exhibitions

2014 When All Things Evaporate We'll Talk About Minerals (a collaboration with Simone Couto), Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

2012 Building/Unbuilding (JaeWook Lee and Charlie Hahn), Space 53, Seoul

2009 Re*New, Gallery Art Link (JaeWook Lee and Bak Byung Il), Seoul

2008 A Look at the City – Disquieting Truths (JaeWook Lee and Hongsik Kim), SEO Gallery, Seoul

2005 SEO 2nd Wall-Painting Project (JaeWook Lee and Jin Joon Lee), SEO Gallery, Seoul


Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings


Station Moves, Zaha Museum, Seoul


Neue Empiriker-We Shape Clay into A Pot, Frappant e.V., Hamburg

Neue Empiriker-Your Memories Picture History II, ALTERNATIVE ART SPACE IPO, Seoul

NURTUREart Benefit, Boiler Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn

Singapore Open Media Art Festival, Gillman Barracks indoor & outdoor space, Singapore

(Six unknowable symbols), Miller gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh 

Time, Watered by Memories of the Other (curated by Yongdo Jeong), Gallery Kunst-Doc, Seoul

Neue Empiriker-Your Memories Picture History (curated by Yongdo Jeong), ZAHA Museum, Seoul


Videorover: Season 9 /// JaeWook Lee: LunarmagmaoceanLove, NURTUREart, Brooklyn

The Matricide (An Artificial Grammar for Nature), a collaboration with Ali Van (curated by Steven Henry Madoff), CP Projects Space, New York

Beyond Limits (in partnership with Mediations Biennale), San Diego Art Institute, San Diego

Community Board (curated by Jovana Stokic), Glasshouse, Brooklyn

Hotel de Inmigrates 04-Insight, Museo Juan Manuel Blanes, Montevideo, Uruguay


Salonukah, Recession Art, Brooklyn

Juan Media Festival (JuMF), Incheon Soccer Stadium, Incheon, South Korea

Dance of the Photons, Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics, Brooklyn

Ecstasy and Apocalypse(curated by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve), Visual Arts Gallery, New York 

Current Practice(curated by Hesse McGraw), The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn

5to.Festival Internacional De Videoarte De Camaguey 2013, Camaguey, Cuba

Animamus Art Salon: A Living Gallery, Culture Fix, New York

Now What, Microscope Gallery(curated by Elle Burchill), Brooklyn


American Daydream, Recession Art, New York

Neue Empiriker-The Memory Politic, ZAHA Museum, Seoul 

Prolonged Exposure (curated by Kaegan Sparks), Recession Art, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn

Manifesta 9 preview opening performance, Z33 Art Center, Hasselt, Belgium

Manifesta 9 parallel event, Hotel de Inmigrantes (curated by Tomasz Wendland), Hasselt, Belgium

Momenta Art Spring Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn


Innerscaping the city (curated by Denise Carvalho), Chelsea Art Museum, New York

Korean Contemporary: New Reasons, Elliott City MD

Neue Empiriker, ZAHA Museum, Seoul

Wassaic Project Exhibition, Wassaic NY

New Thinking New Possibilities (organized by PYO Gallery), Hyundai Motor Company Daechi-dong, Seoul 


SanctionedArray(screening), White Box, NewYork

Vitamin, Albro Siza Hall, Anyang, South Korea

The moment, 63 Sky Art Museum, Seoul

Insa Galleries Art Festival, Kimyoungseob Photo Gallery, Seoul

Oh! Masterpieces, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, An-San, South Korea


Seoul International Photo Festival, Garden 5, Seoul

CHRISTMAS, Urban Art Gallery, Seoul

Travel and Tourism (curated by Yongdo Jeong), Gallery Kunst-Doc, Seoul

Land Balance, SEO Gallery, Seoul

Heropia, SEO Gallery, Seoul


Design Made – Saving Design, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul

MOA Vision 1, MOA Seoul National University, Seoul

Museum Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

Kang-Ba Ram: New Breeze of Gangnam, PYO Gallery South, Seoul


Phocheon Aisa Biennale, Phocheon, South Korea

Borderless Horizon, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul

Diagnosis of Gangnam, Space Mass, Seoul


The Window for the Future-Art and Science, National Science Center, Daejeon, South Korea

Design Made – online, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul

Moving Beyond the Boundary of Painting, SPACE*C Coreana Museum, Seoul


SEO Art Project in DECOYA, DECOYA, Seoul


Curatorial Works

2014 Videorover: Season 9 /// JaeWook Lee: LunarmagmaoceanLove, NURTUREart, Brooklyn

2014 When All Things Evaporate We'll Talk About Minerals (in collaboration with Simone Couto), Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

2013 Dance of the Photons, Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics, Brooklyn

2012 Building/Unbuilding, Space 53, Seoul (in collaboration with Charlie Hahn)




TK-21, Thing Thinks, February 

TK-21, The Curatorial Innovation as Art, January 


TK-21, Accompanying Our Own Past, December

TK-21, The Hypnotic Show and Memoirs of a Hypnotist, November

TK-21, Efficiency of the Economical at the XII Baltic Triennial, October

TK-21, Nothing But A Symphony, February


When All Things Evaporate We'll Talk About Minerals, Blurb

INCIDENT Magazine, Performance Review, Becoming a Volcano: The Lithuania and Cyprus Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, oO and Maria Hassabi’s Intermission, April


Artist in Residency

2011 Aug-Sep, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guide, Woodstock NY, USA

2011 May-June, Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY, USA

2007 Jan-Feb, Vermont Studio Center(Freeman Fellowship, Honorable Mention),Johnson VT, USA

2007 April, Art Space Hue, Seoul, South Korea


Public Collections

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, South Korea

Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea


Teaching Experience

2015-present: Faculty at the School of Visual Arts, New York 

Courses include: Foundation I & II

2012-2015: Teaching Assistant at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,

Courses include: Installation, Art and the Brain, Advanced Drawing, 2D Drawing, Concept Studio III, Concept Studio I


Lectures and Events

2016 Lecture at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville

2015   Innovation in Exhibition Making: The Blurred Boundary Between Exhibition and The Rest of The World, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2015   Bushwick Open Studio, The English Kills Project roundtable discussion, Brooklyn

2015   Lecture at Texas State University, San Marcos

2014   Socially Engaged Art Student Summit, Open Engagement, Queens Museum, Queens

2013   A* Lab, Artist Talk, Building/Unbuilding, Art Space 53, Seoul

2012   OSHER Talk, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

2012   Lecture series, CAPA Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School, Pittsburgh

2011   Visiting crit, MICA-K-Arts summer program– prof. Charlie Hahn, Seoul

2010   Artist Talk, Gallery Bresson, Seoul

2009  Artist Talk, Seoul International Photography Festival 2009, Garden 5, Seoul

2007  Artist Talk, Temporary Technology 3, Art Space HUE, Seoul 



2015 Open Engagement, Pittsburgh




 Encounter with a visualized philosophy at a secluded alley of Seongbuk-dong of Seoul, Monthly Art Magazine MISULSEGAE, December

8 Artists to Watch from the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios,, June 8th


Art-Agenda, Jaewook Lee, Jeamin Cha, and Onejoon Che: 2014 Sindoh Artist Support Program (SINAP) participating artists, November

Videofocus, Stigmart 10 - 6th edition, JaeWook Lee, August


Juan Media Festival(JuMF) catalogue, Glocal. Glocation/Location/Alteration (by Denise Carvalho)November

2012, American Daydream Artist JaeWook Lee, December, Prolonged Exposure Artist JaeWook Lee, Novermber

Hotel de Inmgrantes-Cosmopolitan Stranger catalogue, Des-Identify yourself Please (by Denise Carvalho), June


Kyung Hyang Art Wave Magazine, History, Memory and the Poetic, February

PYO Gallery South catalogue, Big Seoul 1971, JaeWook Lee solo show, February

2010, Hyundai Motors opens their car showroom as a gallery space with JaeWook Lee’s art work, October 15

The Photo Magazine, JaeWook Lee (Lee, JW), January

Hankooki Magazine, Inviting the spectacle of a city – Artist JW Lee, October

Magazine Doo, Artist JaeWook Lee, June, Young Aritst <2> JaeWook Lee, an artist who creates cities, April

Good Health, A artwork open our mind, February

Wolganmisool Magazine, A brush stroke for whom?, May

63 Sky Art catalogue, The Moment, March


Architecture and Culture Magazine, Exhibition Land-Balance, June

Monthly Art Magazine, Land-Balance, May

PhotoNet Magazine, Brand New Artist JaeWook Lee, March

Neighbor Magazine, Fantastic Plastic World, February

PhotoNet Magazine, Heropia, February


Public Art Magazine, Exhibition Review, Two points of view of the way of looking at the city life, June

Artvent Magazine, 2008 SEO Gallery special exhibition: JaeWook Lee and Hong-sik Kim’s show, May 

Club Richie Magazine, JaeWook Lee and Hong-sik Kim’s show, May

Noblige Magazine, JaeWook Lee and Hong-sik Kim’s show, May

SEO gallery catalogue, A look at the City – Disquieting Truths (by Kim Mi-Jin), May


Art Space Hue catalogue, The Production of Organic Awareness (Unconscious Symbols and Images); the project of life-At The Highest Place in Asia – On JaeWook Lee’s Work (by Yong-do Jeong), May