Director: Jaewook Lee
Bio: Jaewook Lee skillfully weaves the worlds of AR, VR, 3D animation, video, and installations, embracing the vastness of creative exploration. Lee’s creations delve into the realm of environmental justice, weaving a tapestry of culture, nature, politics, and human emotion, harmoniously bound by the threads of empathy. Lee is a founder and director of Mindful Joint (www.mindfuljoint.com), a (bi)annual nomadic symposium founded in 2017, focusing on bridging contemporary Korean media art and other parts of the world, presenting artistic research and critical issues in identity and culture.
Lee is the recipient of awards such as the 4th SINAP (Sindoh Artist Support Program) and the SeMA Emerging Artists and Curators Supporting Program by the Seoul Museum of Art. Lee has participated in exhibitions, talks, performances, and screenings at such venues as Santa Fe Art Institute (2022), Museo de Antofagasta in Chile (2020), Hong-Gah Museum in Taiwan (2018), Art Sonje Center in Seoul (2017), the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2017), MEINBLAU Projektraum in Berlin (2016), NURTUREart in New York (2014), and the Museo Juan Manuel Blanes in Montevideo (2014), among others. Sculpture Magazine featured Lee’s work in May 2017. Lee’s work is in the permanent collections of several institutions, including the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art in Ansan, South Korea, and the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan.
Lee received MFAs from Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Visual Arts. Lee previously taught at the University of Chicago, the School of Visual Arts (SVA), and SUNY Old Westbury. Lee is an Associate Professor of New Media Art at Northern Arizona University.