Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee



Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee is an artist based between London and Singapore. Her work navigates the nuances and intricacies that arise out of history and memory. Meditating on fractured and lost traditions, themes of displacement and nostalgia weave in and out of her storytelling. Through visual and textual interventions, she attempts to undo constructs of knowledge production and retention. By negotiating the dynamic of the ‘near’ and ‘elsewhere’, her practice works to remap a singular history, steering narratives toward alternate and fluid territories.

Lee also runs XING, a domain of possibilities shedding light on the trailblazing lives of East and Southeast Asian women today. XING champions the vagabonds, challenges hegemony, and celebrates a oneness through image and prose. The inaugural volume of XING (2017) explores the current landscape of women in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.


2017—2018       First Class Honours MA Photography 

                            University of the Arts London

2014—2017       First Class Honours BA Creative Direction 

                            University of the Arts London 


2019 —

UNSEEN 2019 / A.I. Gallery / We've got the sun under our skin installation

UNSEEN 2019 / Panel discussion / LagosPhoto Presents: The Fluidity of Images: Globalised Aesthetics? 

Photo London 2019 / A.I. Gallery / Vessels & These hands shall carry you home installation

Art Hub / Uprooted Group Show / Were you a flower to tuck away? installation

The Koppel Project Central / Xhibit 2019 / Were you a flower to tuck away? installation

Royal College of Art / Panel discussion / Women Artists and a Brave New Art World 

59 Hackney Road / Deviations Group Show /  The unusual powers of disposing

2018 —

London College of Communication / UMBRA Group Show / Were you a flower to tuck away? installation

Enterprise House / ; Group Show / These hands shall carry you home installation

Hackney Showroom / Ladybeard Presents: The Beauty Issue / Panel discussion On Beauty

Guest Projects / Ladybeard Presents: Hysteria / Ultraviole(t)nce moving image installation, a XING takeover 

DIY Space For London / AWOMENfest / Prints display

2017 —               

V&A Museum / Friday Late Sino Flux / Jin site specific installation 

Hoxton Arches / Am I Making Sense Group Show / My voice will not be silent nor will it just be heard–it will be seen, lived and experienced site specific installation 

21Moonstone / XING Singapore Book Launch / Prints & moving image installation

Enterprise House / XING London Book Launch / Prints & moving image installation

Old Spitalfields Market / LCFBA17 External Show / XING Book Display

LCF Lime Grove / LCFBA17 Internal Show / XING Book Display

Tate Modern / Offprint London 2017 / XING Book Display represented by STAPLE Magazine

Rich Mix / DIY Cultures 2017 / XING Book Display represented by STAPLE Magazine

Selected Press

iGNANTUNSEEN PlatformAesthetica, It's Nice That, Dazed, i-D, The Guardian, Al Jazeera France, Huffington PostRiposte, Slate France, Crack

Using Format