Short bio
Yein Lee (b. 1988, S.Korea) lives and works in Vienna. After studying visual arts in Seoul, she continued her education in painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Her practice combines elements of technology, physical organisms, and fantastic conceptions to create hybrid visions of the bodily realm. Investigating relations of social dissonance in her extended surroundings, found objects are combined with casted pieces and painterly gestural liveness. Creating a field of discussion by targeting complexities of societal behavior. Her work has recently been presented in group exhibitions at the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin; Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna; Christine Mayer Gallery, Munich; The Pool, Istanbul; Loggia, Vienna; EXILE, Vienna, among others. ​​​​​​​
Portal, Final Hot Desert, Salt Lake City, Utah
Reel It Out Rule It In, Untere Augartenstraße 26, Vienna
Symbiotic Agencies, Gallery Körnerpark, Berlin, curated by Creamcake
Rejuvenate Body Order Now, Le Box, Toulouse, France (Solo)
Stormy Weather, Centre culturel suisse, Paris, curated by Katharina Brandl & Claire Hoffman
Stormy Weather, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, curated by Katharina Brandl & Claire Hoffman
A skeleton, just like the rest of us, Christine Meyer Gallery, Munich, curated by Franziska Lindhart
Stress Rehearsal, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, curated by Malou Solfjeld
The days are just packed, The Pool, Istanbul
Everything's going to hell in handbag, Haus Wien, Vienna
Mit Bergen den Blick reparieren, Kunstverein Kärnten, Klagenfurt
Crosspolination, Loggia, Vienna
In-Visible Realness, PS120, Berlin 
The Swamp of Lerna, Warehouse9, Copenhagen
The Chasm, Franz Josef Kai3, curated by Yves-Michel Sass, Vienna 
Fixing my gaze, Pferd, Vienna
Crust Flow, Starroom, Vienna
Vertical River, AK46, Vienna
Pat Pat Pat, Hfbk Gallery, Hamburg
Sapperlot, Bauerngasse42, Vienna
A sentient body, Spektakel Schauraum, Vienna
Work Together Stay Alive, Exile Gallery, curated by Tzvetnik, Vienna        
Das Jub Jub, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Hyper Again, MMIII Kunstverein, Mönchengladbach, Germany 
Fragmentation, Untitled Space Gallery, Shanghai, China
Salt and Pepper or not, Hinticonti, Hamburg, Germany  
Hyper Again, Semperdepot, Vienna, Austria
Painter, Plumber, Justice, Vienna, Austria
A cosmic encounter, Universitätsbibliothek, Vienna, Austria  
Ducks and drakes, NUU, Vienna, Austria (Solo)
Zerosign, Museum of Hongik, Seoul, South Korea ​​​​​​​
CURA 37. Portraits, YEIN LEE, Text by Johanna Thorell
Scholarships / Prize / Residency 
Forum culturel austrichien, Paris, France
Strabag Art Prize (1st selected)
Max Ernst Stipendium (1st selected), Bruhl, Germany
26 Telax Award (shortlisted), Reus, Spain
Untitled Space Residency, Shanghai, China
Austrian Cultural Forum Shanghai, China                      

2021 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 
2013 Bachelor of Fine Art at Hong-Ik University, Seoul
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