Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee

About


About

Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee is an artist, researcher and writer. Her practice is guided by the iterations of slow violence and the dynamic between the ‘near’ and ‘elsewhere’. In attempting to disarm instruments of knowledge production, her practice shies away from reduction and completion. Steering away from essentialisms, she is interested in once-forgotten micro and muted narratives. By revisioning fractured traditions, she engages with visual and textual interventions to navigate the nuances of perception and retention. 

Lee also runs XING, a research platform centered on the poetics and politics of Southeast and East Asian art practices. Assuming form of a shapeshifter, it morphs between localities and temporalities; with(in)flux. A domain of not-yet possibilities, the platform attempts to dismantle matrices concerned with the region from non-dominant perspectives.


Exhibitions

Forthcoming

2021—

Bite the tongue / XING / An online programme co-curated with Jade Barget


2020—

Photo London 2020 / A.I. Gallery / Were you a flower to tuck away? online viewing room 

Power Play 2020 / The Arts House / The unusual powers of disposing installation

GEXTOPHOTO2020  / Phroom Magazine / We've got the sun under our skin in Zapping the Archive moving image

Nameless. echoes, spectres, hisses / XING / An online screening co-curated with Jade Barget

Undescribed #5 / DECK / The unusual powers of disposing installation


2019 —

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

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

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

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


Teaching

Associate Lecturer in BA Photography and Fashion Photography, University for the Creative Arts, November 2020

Visiting Lecturer in BA and MA Photography and Fashion Photography, University for the Creative Arts, March 2020 


Writing

CodaNameless. echoes, spectres, hisses, XING, A co-authored essay with Jade Barget, June 2020

When ghosts walked among menXING, Accompanying text on Russell Morton's Saudade, June 2020

How else to resist?XING, Accompanying text on Pathompon Mont Tesprateep's Song X, June 2020


Talks 

Photo London Lives / Artist talk / XING & Sriwhana Spong 

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

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

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


Interviews & Reviews

Photo London Digital Curated Picks - Week 2, Artsy, October 2020

This online film festival celebrates the work of South East Asian artists, Dazed, July 2020

是谁在为⼥性代⾔, NOWNESS CHINA, March 2020

Photographer Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee radically reframes hegemonic narratives, Freunde von Freunden, January 2020

Weekend Portfolio: Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee, Museé Magazine, March 2020

Triggered!: Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee, Museé Magazine, November 2019

The Ghosts Among Us, Unseen Magazine Issue 7, September 2019

Visual Interventions, Aesthetica, September 2019

A first look at the photographers to know at Unseen Amsterdam, SLEEK, August 2019

Art shows to leave the house for this month, Dazed, July 2019

Soumises, Massages, Objets sexuels, Al Jazeera France, Al Jazeera France, December 2018

Artists including Ruth Ossai and Ibrahim Kamara explore the power of the self, It's Nice That, November 2017

Swipe my raceThe Guardian, October 2017

These surreal portraits confront the fetishisation of Asian women, i-D, September 2017

Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee's Xing Undermines The Fetishisation of Asian WomeniGNANT, August 2017

This photo book address the fetishisation of Asian womenDazed, July 2017

Meet: Elizabeth Gabrielle LeeRiposte

Repenser la fétichisation de la femme asiatique, Slate France, August 2017

XING subverts the stereotypes of East Asian female sexuality, Crack, May 2017


Education

2017—2018 Distinction MA Photography

University of the Arts London

2014—2017 First Class Honours BA Creative Direction

University of the Arts London


Using Format