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1975
geboren in Seoul, Korea | born in Seoul, Korea
lebt und arbeitet in Vancouver | lives and works in Vancouver

1999
Bachelor of Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton

2002
Master of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia


Einzelausstellungen | Solo Exhibitions

2014
Jewish Museum, New York

2013
Asia Society, New York

2010
Streichquartett Op. 1, daadgalerie, Berlin
Solo Quintet (1897-1979), Lisson Gallery, London
Solo, Duo, Trio (1999-2009), M.1 Arthur Boskamp Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt

2009
Johnen + Schöttle, Köln
Hayward Gallery, London
Errors (2001-08), Goodwater Gallery, Toronto

2008
Klavierübung (Goldberg-Variationen), Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Tim Lee Artists Edition, Presentation House Gallery, New York
Perspectives 161: Tim Lee - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Tim Lee - Cohan and Leslie, New York
Passengers: 1.5 Tim Lee - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Remakes, Variations (1741-2049), Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary
Remakes, Variations (1741-2049), Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver

2007
Passengers, CCA Wattis Instiute for Contemporary Arts, Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries, San Francisco
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
Rüdiger Schöttle, München

2006
Lisson Gallery, London
Cohan and Leslie, New York

2005
Togetherness, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver

2004
Cohan & Leslie, New York
The Askance View, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver

2003
Sight Gags, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto

2002
Louie Louie, Or Gallery, Vancouver

2001
The Move, Western Front, Vancouver


Gruppenausstellung | Group Exhibitions

2013
The Biography of Images: Parallel Biographies, Audain Gallery Vancouver, Vancouver
The Piano, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit

2012
Shanghai Biennale
Klang and Stille, Haus der Kunst, München
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
The Devil's Fidelity, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
Marxism, 303 Gallery, New York
State of the Art Photography, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf
The Record, Miami Art Museum
Lo bueno y lo malo, Galeria Nara Roesler
Nuit Blanche, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto

2011
Untitled, 12th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Play Bach, Circuit Contemporary Art Center, Lausanne
Walking Forward-Running Past, Art in General, New York
Shore, Fores and Beyond, Vancouver Art Gallery
The Record, ICA Boston
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
Thank You, Haudrokshows, Berlin

2010
Conjuring Houdini, Jewish Museum, New York Der diskrete Charme des blinden Flecks, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
R for Replicant, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Prospect 1.5 Resounding, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans
Conjuring Houdini, Jewish Museum, New York
The Record, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham
Searching Songs, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
CUE: Artist's Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Conversation Pieces, Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Is it What It Is, Natonal Gallery of Canada
Broken Fall(Geometrics), Astuni Public Projects, Bologna
Scene Grammar, Parra & Romero, Madrid

2009
under construction: cargo manifest: Bayerische Staatsoper: under construction-Container auf dem Marstallplatz, Munich
Zeigen, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
Pete and Repeat, 176 Projects, London
No Visible Means of Escape, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich
Arena, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
Celebrities of the Self, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops

2008
Revolutions-Forms that Turn, Biennal of Sydney
Sobey Art Award, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Trust in Me, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
Jahresgaben 2008 - Kunstverein München
ARENA: The Art of Hockey - Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Unknown Pleasures - Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
E-flux Video Rental - Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lissabon
Don't come in, be merciful, Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Köln
I am never at home, Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Time Crevasse, Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama, Japan
It Is Not A Void, Galerie Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo
Exponential Future, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver

2007
For Sale, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lissabon
All About Laughter, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery
Sliding Doors: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Tate Modern, London

2006
Sliding Doors, Tate Modern, London
Sound and Vision, Musée des beaux-arts, Montréal
Equilibrium and Derivatives, Disto R, Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City
Wrong, Klosterfelde, Berlin
Portrait of a Citizen, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Make Believe, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Wrong, Klosterfelde, Berlin

2005
New Work/New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Intertidal, MuHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen
Appearances, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal
I Really Should…, Lisson Gallery, London
Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates
I Really Should...Lisson Gallery, London

2004
Anxiety of Influence, Stadtgalerie and Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Vancouver Art Gallery
Wattis Institute, San Francisco
Artist's Favourites, Insittute of Contemporary Arts, London
Confidence, Passagen Konsthall, Lindkoping, Sweden
Building the Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Perform, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
Soundtracks, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
Game Over, SAW Gallery, Ottawa
Video Heroes, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge

2003
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum
Video Heroes, Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal
First Prague Biennial, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Soundtracks, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
The Blackwood Gallery, Toronto
Vancouver Video, Folly Gallery, Lancaster UK

2002
Vancouver Video, Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy
Binocular Parallax, Consolidated Works, Seattle
Dogwood, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver
Suite, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver

2001
Documents, Para/Site ArtSpace, Hong Kong


Kuratorische Projekte | Curatorial Projects

2011
The Object of Observation(Changes by the Being Observed), Johnen Galerie, Berlin

2004
Artists' Favourites, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

2003
At Work, Clint Burnham, Western Front, Vancouver


Preise I Awards

2009
DAAD Artist-in-Residence, Berlin

2008
Sobey Art Prize
VIVA Art Award


Ausgewählte Literatur | Selected Bibliography

2006
Wilson, Michael. "Tim Lee", Artforum, Summer 2006.
Henderson, Lee. "Lee's Way; The Comic Art of Tim Lee", Border
Crossings, Summer 2006.

2005
Burnham, Clint. "Tim Lee". Flash Art. Jan./Feb. 2005.
Milroy, Sarah. "Not-so-stupid art tricks". The Globe and Mail. Jul. 5, 2005.
"100 Future Greats". Art Review. Dec. 2005.

2004
Baker, Kenneth. "Contemporary art through a Left Coast lens". San
Francisco Chronicle. Oct. 13, 2004.
Brayshaw, Christopher. "Changing Illusions of 'Reality'". The Globe
and Mail. Nov. 6, 2004.
Chasin, Noah. "Tim Lee". Art Review. June/July/August 2004.
Hellman, Michel. "Rever sa vie en vidéo". Le Devoir. Jan. 3-4, 2004.
Henderson, Lee. "Canadian artists". Vancouver Sun. May 19, 2004.
Jahn, Jeff. "Baja to Vancouver". Modern Painters. Jan. 2004. p. 132.
Johnson, Ken. "Tim Lee". The New York Times. Jun. 11, 2004.
Rosenberg, Karen. "Northern Lights". New York. May 31, 2004.
Scott, Michael. "Separating West Coast dream from reality". Vancouver
Sun. Jun. 5, 2004.
Turner, Michael. "Not so quiet on the Western front". The Globe and
Mail. Jul. 14, 2004.

2003
Bouchard, Gilbert A. "Visual art and music: Twain meet". Edmonton
Journal. Jun. 27, 2003.
Burnham, Clint. "Tim Lee is a Joke". YYZINE. Oct. 2003.
DeVuono, Frances. "Baja to Vancouver". ArtWeek. Dec. 2003/Jan. 04. p. 18.
Helfand, Glen. "Baja to Vancouver". Artforum. Dec. 2003. p. 150.
Hirschmann, Thomas. "Soundtracks". Now Magazine. Oct. 16-22, 2003.

2002
DeVuono, Frances. "Binocular Parallax at Consolidated Works". ArtWeek.
Dec. 2002. p. 37.
Hackett, Regina. "Binocular Parallax". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Sep. 20, 2002.

2001
Brayshaw, Christopher. "Hello Nasty". Last Call. Summer 2001. p. 7.


Publikationen | Publications

2005
Art Works: Perform, edited by Joan Jonas and Jens Hoffman, Thames & Hudson.

2004
"When the Serious is Tinted with Humour, it Makes a Nicer Colour",
Jens Hoffman, Spur04, Revolver Press.
"The Next Documenta Should Be Curated By An Artist", E-flux/Revolver
Press, edited by Jens Hoffman, Fall 2003.

2003
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, essays by Ralph
Rugoff, Matthew Coolidge, Douglas Coupland, the Office for Soft
Architecture and Matthew Stadler, 2003.
First Prague Biennale, essays by Jens Hoffman and Ken Lum, 2003.
d'Or, Or Gallery, essay by Melanie O'Brien, 2003.
"The Jerk", YYZINE, January 2003
"4 Photographs", Front, May/June 2003.

2002
Dogwood, Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, essay by Monika Szewczyk, 2002.
Vancouver Video, Nuova Icona, essay by Glenn Alteen, 2002.


Werke in öffentlichen Sammlungen | Works in public collections

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Collection de Arte Contemporanea Fundacion, Madrid
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Musee d'art contemporain, Montreal
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa
Tate Modern, London
Vancouver Art Gallery

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Tim Lee

Night of the Living Baseheads, Public Enemy, 1988, 2007
Vinyl, wood, black wire, monofilament in vitrine
167 x 86 x 86 cm

Tim Lee

Untitled (Steve Martin, 1987), 2007
Magazine in matted frame
56 x 56 cm
Edition 1/7

Tim Lee

Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black, Public Enemy, 1991, 2006 
Single-channel video installation
Edition 1/6 + 2 AP

Tim Lee

Untitled (Neil Young, 1969), 2006
C-Print
122 x 152.4 cm
Edition 4/5 + 2 AP

Tim Lee

Light-Space Module (Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 1928-30)
16 mm film projection
Edition 1/3 + 1 AP
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