Lee Mingwei has continually focused on themes of trust and self-awareness in projects that create a potential for active exchange. Intrigued by the parallels between art-making and prognostication—both of which draw on observation and intuition to reveal possibilities—Lee creates projects that test the limits of when and where such transformative experiences may take place, and has sensitively framed aspects of everyday life into experiences of potential discovery and renewal.
Lee Mingwei (b. 1964 Taiwan) lives and works in New York, NY. Lee received his MFA from Yale University in 1997. He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mori Art Museum, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work has been featured in the Biennales of Venice, Lyon, Liverpool, Taipei and Whitney and Triennials of Asian Contemporary Art, Echigo-Tsumari Triennial and Asia Pacific Triennial.