Past Exhibition

Lee Kit: Resonance of a sad smile

March 1 – April 28, 2019

Lee Kit: Resonance of a sad smile

Art Sonje Center will be presenting Resonance of a sad smile, a solo exhibition by artist Lee Kit, from March 1 to April 28, 2019. Born in Hong Kong in 1978, Lee currently lives and works in Taipei. Trained in traditional painting, he has since been involved in installation work combining video, drawing, light, and popular music.

Originating in his interest in everyday experiences and emotions, Lee makes frequent use of ordinary daily items in his installations. His works appear serene and quiet at first glance, yet also presents a critical statement on the inherent tensions and contradictions of modern life. Lee Kit’s first solo exhibition in South Korea, Resonance of a sad smile, is based on his feelings experienced while visiting Seoul over the past several years. Expressing his ideas about the city’s lives, people, and history, it consists mostly of new works created specifically for the exhibition.

About the artist

Born in 1978, Hong Kong, Lee Kit is currently based in Taipei, but often resides and creates art in different places within Asia, America and Europe. His work is actively exhibited at museums, galleries and other art spaces. In 2013, he represented Hong Kong at the 55th Venice Biennale(2013), and had solo exhibitions at the Walker Art Center (2016, Minneapolis, USA), S.M.A.K. (2018, Ghent, Belgium), Hara Museum of Art (2018, Tokyo, Japan) and etc.

Opening reception 2019.2.28 (Thu), 6pm

March 1 – April 28, 2019
Lee Kit
Organized by
Art Sonje Center
Supported by
Isu group, Arts Council Korea