Artist

 

Lee Kit

 

Born in Hong Kong in 1978, Lee Kit currently lives and works in Hong Kong and Taipei. Shifting across a diverse range of media, Lee’s practice is deeply rooted in his personal surroundings and experience. Trained as a painter at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he soon began to move away from representational tendencies and the limitations of stretched canvas, reducing the act of painting to a network of repetitive lines and squares. His recent installations combine different objects, images and mediums to form sparse yet intimate settings that suggest traces of immaterialised relationships.

His recent solo exhibitions include ‘Every breath you take.’, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2012), ‘House M’, The Pavilion, Beijing, China (2012), ‘Henry (Have you ever been this low?)’, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada (2011), ‘1, 2, 3, 4…’, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, U.S.A. (2011), ‘Well, that’s just a chill.’, ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan (2010), ‘Someone singing and calling your name’, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2009), ‘Remains from several days’, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2008) and ‘¾ suggestions for a better living’, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong (2007). He has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions such as ‘What should I do to live in your life?’, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE (2012), ‘Trading Futures’, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan (2012), ‘Print/Out’, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2012), ‘The Ungovernables’, The New Museum, New York, USA (2012), ‘No Soul For Sale’, Tate Modern, London, UK (2010), ‘Platform in Kimusa’, Seoul, South Korea (2009), ‘Sprout from White Nights’, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2008), ‘Farewell to Post-Colonialism’, The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2008) and ‘Pearl River City’, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2007). Lee is the recipient of the Art Futures Award at ArtHK in 2012. His works are collected by a number of public and private collections worldwide, including Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst and the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

http://www.lee-kit.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Kit

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    ‘Men look good here, with their suits on. It befits them.’
    2008-2012
    Acrylic on fabric, sewing
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the Artist and ShugoArts
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    Scratching the table surface
    2006-2012
    Acrylic on plywood, readymade objects, 300 postcards
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space
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    Pears – You
    2012
    Acrylic, emulsion paint and inkjet ink on acid-free board, readymade objects
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space
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    1, 2, 3, 4
    2011
    Hand-painted cloth, readymade objects
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist and Lombard Freid Projects
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    ‘Every breath you take.’
    2012-2013
    Installation view
    Courtesy of the artist, Aike Dellarco and Minsheng Art Museum
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    ‘I can’t help falling in love.’
    2012
    Karaoke video, readymade objects
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist and Aike Dellarco
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    ‘It’s such a beautiful day.’
    2008
    Acrylic on fabric, re-designed sugar packs
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space
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    Avon – Completely Clean
    2013
    Acrylic, emulsion paint and inkjet ink on cardboard, readymade objects
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist and ShugoArts
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    3 / 4 suggestions for a better living
    2007
    Installation view
    Courtesy of the artist and Para/Site Art Space
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    How Long? Picnic with friends and hand-painted cloth at Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
    2006
    Acrylic on fabric, photo document
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist, Lombard Freid Projects and Vitamin Creative Space
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    Scratching the table surface and something more
    2006-2012
    Installation view
    Courtesy of the artist, Lombard Freid Projects and Vitamin Creative Space

‘You (you).’ - Lee Kit

Hong Kong

55th International Art Exhibition –
La Biennale di Venezia

Curated by

Lars Nittve with Yung Ma, M+

‘You (you).’ - Lee Kit, Hong Kong

55th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia

Curated by

Lars Nittve with Yung Ma, M+