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. She creates a field of discussion by targeting the complexities of societal behavior. Her work has recently been presented in group exhibitions at the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin; Belvedere 21, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna; Christine Mayer Gallery, Munich; The Pool, Istanbul; Loggia, Vienna; among others. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Exhibitions
2022
Klammern aus denen Blätter Sprießen, Scherben, Berlin 
Embodied Structures, Belvedere 21, Vienna
Time Warp, UA26, Vienna
Portal, Final Hot Desert, Salt Lake City, Utah (Solo)
2021 
Rejuvenate Body Order Now, Le Box, Toulouse, France (Solo)
Stormy Weather, Centre culturel suisse, Paris, curated by Katharina Brandl & Claire Hoffman
Symbiotic Agencies, Gallery Körnerpark, Berlin, curated by Creamcake
Reel It Out Rule It In, UA26, Vienna
2020
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 (Duo with Ivan Pérard)
2019
In-Visible Realness, PS120, Berlin curated by Ben Livne Weitzman
The Swamp of Lerna, Warehouse9, Copenhagen
The Chasm, Franz Josef Kai3, curated by Yves-Michel Sass, Vienna 
Fixing my gaze, Pferd, Vienna
Work Together Stay Alive, Exile Gallery, Vienna        
2018
Das Jub Jub, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Hyper Again, MMIII Kunstverein, Mönchengladbach, Germany 
Painter, Plumber, Justice, Vienna, Austria
2013
Zerosign, Museum of Hongik, Seoul, South Korea 
Publication
2021
CURA 37. Portraits, YEIN LEE, Text by Johanna Thorell
NONFICTION 03, "STATEMENT"
Scholarships / Prize / Residency 
2021
Forum culturel austrichien, Paris, France
2019
Strabag Art Prize (1st selected)
2018
Max Ernst Stipendium (1st selected), Bruhl, Germany
26 Telax Award (shortlisted), Reus, Spain
Untitled Space Residency, Shanghai, China
Austrian Cultural Forum Shanghai, China                      

Press
2021
Education
06.2022 Magister, Prof.Julien Göthe, Academy of Fine Art Vienna
​​​​​​​2013 Bachelor of Fine Art at Hong-Ik University, Seoul
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