Young Joo Lee is a multimedia artist from South Korea, currently living and working in Cambridge, MA, and Los Angeles. Her work deals with personal narratives about her experiences of being an immigrant in Europe and the U.S., a woman, and a cultural nomad. In her recent moving image works, these personal narratives interweave with the current, historical, and speculative narratives in order to investigate the issues of discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, and economic status.
Lee currently is a Harvard Film Study Center Fellow, and a Visiting Lecturer in Animation and Immersive Media Art at the Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University. She was a College Fellow in Media Practice at Harvard University (2018-20), a Fulbright Scholar in Film & Digital Media (2015-18) and a recipient of DAAD scholarship (2010-12). Her work has been exhibited in national and international institutions and film/video festivals; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, The Drawing Center, Anthology Film Archive, Korean American Film Festival New York, Cairo Video Festival, Museum of Modern Art Zollamt – Frankfurt a.M., Seoul National University Museum of Art, Basis e.V. Frankfurt, Curitiba Biennial.
Lee’s work is represented by Ochi Projects in Los Angeles.
"How to eat a bar of milk chocolate," Photo: Young Joo Lee
"Black Snow," video still
"Paradise Limited," still image, installation view